World Veterinary Organization to Meet in Moscow in 2008

The 10th International Congress of the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) will be held in Moscow, Russia, on Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2008. The event is hosted by the Russian Equine Veterinary Association (REVA). This exciting and important event expects up to 800 participants and numerous commercial exhibitors from around the world.

The central scientific and continuing education themes are imaging diagnosis, lameness, medicine and surgery, colic management, dermatology, reproduction, neurology, respiratory disease, developing and running equine hospital, and international equine issues.

This is your chance to visit the exciting city of Moscow in winter and meet colleagues from East Europe. Don’t miss it. Bring along your companions and friends. By air travel, Moscow is an easy destination from Europe, America, and Near-East.

For those who wish to contribute to the scientific program, we advise you that the deadline date for abstracts submission is July 15, 2007. Further information can be found at  www.weva2008.ru.

What is WEVA

The World Equine Veterinary Association was established to promote international cooperation in equine clinical practice and to advance the state of knowledge to enhance the welfare of horses. One specific purpose of WEVA is to hold and promote international congresses concerning all aspects of the health, breeding, and welfare of the horse. These meetings are to be held in a bi-annual basis in conjunction with those of a national equine veterinary association.

The WEVA Executive Committee is responsible for overseeing the organization of these international meetings every two years. It has a scientific program sub-committee that works with the program committee of the host national association to develop the educational program for the conference.

The following Congresses have been held:
1989 - Essen, Germany
1991 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1993 - Geneva, Switzerland
1995 - Yokohama, Japan
1997 - Padova, Italy
1999 - Paris, France
2001 - Sorrento, Italy
2003 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
2006 - Marrakesh, Morocco

The Congresses are run in association with a national equine veterinary association. The format is one whereby keynote papers are presented, but as many international original contributions as possible are encouraged in the format of oral and poster communications.

The following organizational details have been decided upon by the WEVA Executive:

1. The WEVA Congress is a collaborative effort between the national equine veterinary association and the WEVA Executive. This requires a close relationship to be maintained between the national association and the WEVA Executive.

2. Decisions about major Congress themes and invited speakers are made in consultations between the WEVA Scientific Program Committee and the host national equine veterinary association. The Scientific Program Committee is made up of representatives from the host association and the WEVA Executive.

3. The national equine veterinary association is responsible for all financial aspects of the Congress and collecting the funds which will be used in the year following the Congress to hold meetings for veterinarians and horse owners on basic topics related to equine health in one or more developing countries.

4. IVIS website is an official link for the WEVA. All the abstracts and any papers will be published on the IVIS website.

5. WEVA is headed by the Board.

The Russian Equine Veterinary Assocation contact information is:
Tashkentskiy per., 9-2-76, Moscow, 109444, Russia
tel: +7 495 740 28 74, fax: +7 495 638 50 92
e-mail: efzabegina@reva.ru, Internet: www.reva.ru

Ekaterina F.Zabegina, DVM, DBSc, PhD, is director of the 10th WEVA Congress. She is president of Russian Equine Veterinary Association, REVA FEI Veterinary Delegate,  and a WEVA Board Member. She can be reached at Equicentre EZ Ltd., Office 29, 2nd floor, House 32, Building 2, Skakovaya Street, 125040, Moscow, Russia; mobile: +7 495 740 28 74; office: +7 495 945 63 86, 741 82 84, 730 90 85; fax: +7 495 638 50 92; e-mail: efzabegina@reva.ru; www.reva.ru.

The Russian Equine Veterinary Association is a social organization that was legally established in Moscow in 2001. At present it involves 167 equine veterinary specialists. Since 2000, REVA organized more than 50 conferences in Russia and CIS. The main tasks of REVA activity are to run post graduate education for veterinary doctors and spread new veterinary knowledge.

REVA takes part in different beneficent actions, collaborates with state organizations, state and regional press, and media. Members of REVA service many international and national equestrian events, and participate in Russian and international educational programs.
REVA Board consists of 12 Members. REVA is represented by 5 affiliations: in Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnoyarsk and Barnaul. In 2003, the Guild of Farriers was founded as a Department within the REVA.

REVA is the main organization in Russia providing knowledge in the field of equine veterinary medicine during the last seven years. Officers are: President, Ekaterina Zabegina, PhD, DBSc, DVM; Vice-President, Marina Savitskaya, DVM; Vice-President, Sergey Shapovalov, DVM.

Scientific Program of the 10th WEVA Congress

Topics include:

Lameness Session: Anatomy of forelimbs, hindlimbs back and pelvis; Clinical examination including diagnostic nerve blocks; The use of radiography in lameness; Diagnostic ultrasound in lameness; Other imaging modalities (eg scintigraphy, thermography, MRI, and CT); Non surgical management of lameness in the racehorse; Non surgical management of lameness in the competition and pleasure horse; Surgical farriery for the lame horse; The management of laminitis.

Orthopaedic Surgery Session: Equipment and techniques of arthroscopy; Arthroscopy for chip fractures and other acute joint injuries; Arthroscopy for OCD; Tenoscopy and bursoscopy; Conservative management of fractures; Surgical management of common fractures; The management of angular limb deformities in foals; The management of flexural deformities in foals; Surgery for stringhalt, fibrosing myositis, neurectomy/fasciotomy etc.; Current management of flexor tendonitis including the use of stem cells;

Managing Patients with Colic Session: Functional anatomy of the gastrointestinal tract and clinical examination; Medical management of non-surgical colic cases and the correct use of pharmaceutical agents in; colic patients; Preparing patients for surgery and the anaesthetic management of colic patients; Surgery of the small intestine, indications and techniques; Surgery of the large intestine, indications and techniques; Critical care of the postoperative patient, complications and their management; The long term prognosis for colic patients and the cost of treatment; Current attitudes to parasite management in equidae; The management of bacterial and viral intestinal diseases.

Reproduction in Equidae Session: Management of the breeding mare; Management of the stallion; Artificial insemination; Embryo transfer; Problems in late preganancy; The management of abortion; Dystocia and its management; Postpartum problems; Investigation of the barren mare; Neonatal maladjustment syndrome, critical care and ventilation.

Equine Neurology Session: Basic neurological anatomy; Clinical assessment of the neurological patient; Managing the severely ataxic or collapsed horse; Imaging the CNS (radiography, myelography, MRI, CT); Managing the horse with cervical canal stenosis; Other neurological diseases (EMND, protozoal myelitis, herpes, West Nile. etc.).

Eye Session: Examining the equine eye and its role in a pre-purchase examination; Medical management of ocular disease. Ocular surgery.

Dermatology Session: Examining the dermatological patient; scrapings, biopsies, skin; tests; The management of common skin diseases in practice; More uncommon skin diseases including the immune problems; Dealing with equine sarcoids; The management of other skin tumors.

Developing and Running an Equine Hospital; Designing the building; Staffing the building; Equipment required to deliver state of the art diagnoses and treatments; The costs and funding the development of the hospital.

Respiratory Diseases: Diagnosis and treatment of nasal discharge; Diagnosis and treatment of epistaxis; Diagnosis and treatment of respiratory noises at exercise; Diagnosis and treatment of chronic coughing; Diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia; The management of pneumonia and pleurisy; The management of “strangles” infection; International Equine Issues; Current threat of exotic diseases and disease control.

Other: The recent EIA outbreak in Ireland; Flying horses across the world; Practical implications of the new EU transport regulations; Preparations for the equine events at the Beijing Olympics; FEI regulations and current doping control methods and outcomes; International equine identification;The value of the equine genome project.

Sponsorship Overview

The WEVA Congress is firmly established as the most international equine veterinary meeting in the world. In its short life span, the Congress has surpassed all expectations, and has set new precedents in the standards of excellence offered throughout. From the top-class speakers to the superb hospitality and entertainment facilities extended to guests and participants, every detail in scientific as well as social program is meticulously planned and co-ordinated. The event stands at pole position as the main attraction in an array of equine professional and social occasions hosted by WEVA, attended by an impressive list of professionals, celebrities, dignitaries,and visitors from around the globe. The atmosphere on the Congress and at the preceding events is unrivalled, and attendance will reach more than 1,500 people.

The planning and co-ordination processes extend to a full 12 months of the year, and the loyal support and services provided by a number of key sponsors and associates is a huge attribute to the successes achieved. WEVA values existing partners, and welcomes the opportunity to create new associates to further enhance the value and status of the event.

WEVA welcomes discussions on the benefits for each category, and, subject to approval, will endeavour to meet individual requirements and tailor packages accordingly. Full sponsor support and assistance will be provided by the 10th WEVA Congress Directorate Equicentre EZ Ltd. Once a final agreement has been reached, each sponsor will be issued with a legal contract to fully document terms of their participation. In addition, a Planning Manual will be provided which will give even greater detail for the implementation of each benefit, to include dates, deadlines and any instructions or advice to attain the best possible exposure for the sponsor. This will be supported by regular correspondence from the Congress Directorate to ensure that all requirements are met for both parties.

For further information on sponsorship opportunities with the 10th WEVA Congress Directorate, please contact Ekaterina Zabegina, Director of the event, by e-mail: congress@weva2008.ru; Equicentre EZ Ltd., Office 29, 2nd floor, House 32, Building 2, Skakovaya Street, Moscow, 125040, Russia; tel : +7 (495) 740 28 74, 945 63 86, fax : +7 (495) 638 50 92; http://www.weva2008.ru.

Title Sponsor

Sponsor’s Fee – 100,000 Euro

Sponsorship Package of the Title Sponsor includes:
· Status of the Title Sponsor;
· One Membership in the Congress Organising Committee;
· Three Memberships in the Congress Honorary Committee;
· Disposal of the Sponsor’s Logo with notification of the sponsorship’s category in all the advertising and informational materials of the Congress, press-releases, media plans before, during, and after the Congress;
· Disposal of the Sponsor’s banner with notification of the sponsorship’s category at the homepage of the Congress official web-site;
· Disposal of the Sponsor’s Logo with notification of the sponsorship’s category at the advertising pillar at the entrance to the main Hall of the Congress venue;
· Disposal of the Sponsor’s flags and/or banners in all the conference-rooms of the Congress;
· Title Sponsor is entitled to found its own Sponsor’s prizes for awarding at the events of the Congress;
· Disposal of the Sponsor’s Logo with notification of the sponsorship’s category on the first cover page of the Congress Proceedings hand-book;
· Disposal of the Sponsor’s company advertising module on the first two inside pages of the Congress Proceedings hand-book (two pages of A4 size);
· Participation of five representatives of the Title Sponsor in the Opening Ceremony of the Congress;
· Placement free of charge 24 m2 exhibition stand at the Title Sponsor’s disposal at the Congress Official Exhibition area;
· Broadcast of advertising jingles provided by the Title Sponsor on the plasma panel at the Congress registration area;
· Broadcast of advertising slide provided by the Title Sponsor on the screens in all the Congress rooms after closing each the session;
· Oral presentations by the Title Sponsor in the frames of Scientific Program (quantity and time of presentations are coordinated when finishing the Program);
· Three post presentations by the Title Sponsor in the frames of Post Presentation Session
· Enclosure of information given by the Title Sponsor into the information package of the Congress and press-kit for journalists;
· Printing of the Sponsor’s Logo on the registration bags of participants;
· Fifteen5 free invitations to the Official Welcome Party of the Congress;
· Rights to use symbolism of the Congress within one year after the Congress;
· Status of the Title Sponsor of Russian Equine Veterinary Association within two years since the 10th WEVA Congress sponsorship contract is signed;
· Disposal of the Sponsor’s banner with notification of the sponsorship’s category at the home page of the REVA official Web-site within two years since the 10th WEVA Congress sponsorship contract is signed.

General Sponsor
Sponsor’s Fee 20,000 Euro
Sponsorship Package of the General Sponsor includes:
· Status of the General Sponsor;
· Three Memberships in the Congress Honorary Committee;
· Disposal of the Sponsor’s Logo with notification of the sponsorship’s category in all the advertising and informational materials of the Congress, press-releases, media plans before, during ,and after the Congress;
· Disposal of the Sponsor’s banner with notification of t,he sponsorship’s category at the home page of the Congress official Web-site;
· Disposal of the Sponsor’s Logo with notification of the sponsorship’s category at the advertising pillar at the entrance to the main Hall of the Congress venue;
· Disposal of the Sponsor’s flags and/or banners in all the conference-rooms of the Congress;
· General Sponsor is entitled for foundation of its own Sponsor’s prizes for awarding at the events of the Congress;
· Disposal of the Sponsor’s Logo with notification of the sponsorship’s category on the first cover page of the Congress Proceedings hand-book;
· Disposal of the Sponsor’s company advertising module on some first inside pages of the Congress Proceedings hand-book (one page of A4 size);
· Participation of 2 representatives of the General Sponsor in the Opening Ceremony of the Congress;
· Placement free of charge 9 m2 exhibition stand at General Sponsor’s disposal at the Congress Official Exhibition area;
· Broadcast of advertising jingles provided by the General Sponsor on the plasma panel at the Congress registration area;
· Three oral presentations by the General Sponsor in the frames of Scientific Program (quantity and time of presentations are coordinated when finishing the Program);
· Three post presentations by the General Sponsor in the frames of Post Presentation Session
· Enclosure of information given by the General Sponsor into the information package of the Congress and press-kit for journalists;
· Six invitations to the Official Welcome Party of the Congress.

Official Sponsor
Sponsor’s Fee 6,000 Euro
Sponsorship Package of the Official Sponsor includes:
· Status of the Official Sponsor;
· Disposal of the Sponsor’s Logo with notification of the sponsorship’s category in all the advertising and informational materials of the Congress, press-releases, media plans before, during, and after the Congress;
· Disposal of the Sponsor’s banner with notification of the sponsorship’s category at the home page of the Congress official Web-site;
· Disposal of the Sponsor’s Logo with notification of the sponsorship’s category at the advertising pillar at the entrance to the main Hall of the Congress venue;
· Disposal of the Sponsor’s flag and/or banner in one conference-room of the Congress;
· Disposal of the Sponsor’s Logo with notification of the sponsorship’s category on the last cover page of the Congress Proceedings hand-book;
· Disposal of the Sponsor’s company advertising module on some last inside pages of the Congress Proceedings hand-book (one-half page of A4 size);
· One post presentation by the Official Sponsor in the frames of Scientific Program (time of presentation are coordinated when finishing the Program);
· Enclosure of information given by the Official Sponsor into the information package of the Congress and press-kit for journalists;
· Two invitations to the Official Welcome Party of the Congress.

Partner of the Congress
Status of the Congress Partner is given to the companies when they provide or pay the following services (at the moment they can be given with the titles notified here):
· Sponsor of the Congress Official Welcome Party;
· Sponsor of the Congress Concert Program;
· Official Transport Agent of the Congress;
· Official Travel Agent of the Congress;
· Official Florist of the Congress;
· Official Sponsor of the Congress Commercial Exhibition;
· Official Builder of the Congress Commercial Exhibition;
· Official Hotel of the Congress;
· Official Advertising Agency of the Congress;
· Official Press-Agent of the Congress;
· Official Press-Agent of the Congress at any region of the world/country/city;
· Media Sponsor of the Congress;
· TV Sponsor of the Congress.

WEVA representatives are ready to welcome proposals on possible collaboration concerning creation of individual sponsorship package provided by various companies. For proposals contact congress@weva2008.ru; Ekaterina Zabegina, Director of the 10th WEVA Congress, Equicentre EZ . Ltd., Office 29, 2nd floor, House 32, Building 2, Skakovaya Street, Moscow, 125040, Russia; tel : +7 (495) 740 28 74, 945 63 86; fax : +7; (495) 638 50 92; http://www.weva2008.ru; or Eugenia de la Haye, Secretary of the 10th WEVA Congress, Tel: +971 50 45 45 705, +33 67 19 35 384.

About the Author

Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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