Physiotherapy Conference







Evolutions in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation: From diagnosis to Top-level sports



Dear Colleagues,

What a year it has been…

Ever since 2009, VEPRA has joined all people throughout Europe interested in animal rehabilitation and physical therapy and offered the opportunity to improve their skills. With every following year, more and more people followed. Earlier this year, all of these efforts and enthusiasm resulted in the ultimate reward one can achieve: the start of a very own EBVS® recognized European college of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation!
So let me start by saying “Thank you”, especially to the VEPRA Board for their efforts, but also to all VEPRA members who kept supporting this idea.

In 2019, September 19th – 21st, the VEPRA conference will take place in Ghent and we’ll make  it a special edition… To celebrate the creation of the ECVSMR College, this year’s VEPRA conference will join hands with the college and will be the very first VEPRA/ECVSMR conference, offering lectures and workshops given by renowned international speakers on Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in both Small Animal AND Equine medicine.

I therefor gladly invite you to come over and celebrate this special event together with us in Ghent and enjoy the practical hands-on part during the pre-congress,  the scientific novelties during our 2-day meeting and of course taste some of that good Belgian way of life…

Both speakers and sponsors are ready to make this the best Veterinary Sport Medicine, Rehab and Physiotherapeutic meeting of the year.
If you are only half as excited as I am, we’re going to have a fantastic meeting!

Warm regards and see you all in Ghent!

Dr. Yves Samoy, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVSMR

President of the Organizing Committee




VEPRA / ECVSMR conference


Where:                GHENT, Belgium

When:                 19 – 21 September 2019

What:   1 day pre-congress with several workshops covering Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

   Faculty of veterinary medicine, Ghent University Belgium

2 days conference on rehabilitation and sports medicine in Small and Large Animals with international guest speakers

   Thagaste Monastery


Keep an eye on this webpage for any updates in the coming weeks!

Registration:      coming soon

Price:                   coming soon

Program:             coming soon