Annual Veterinary Congress

The Finnish Veterinary Association organises the Annual Veterinary Congress in the Helsinki Fair Centre each autumn. The 2020 Congress runs from the 16th to 18th of September, completely online due to the global COVID-19 situation.

The three-day program includes lectures in general, business and working life, meat hygiene, food hygiene and environmental health, production animals, small animals, horses and research sessions. Most of the lectures are being held in Finnish, but these we have in English:

Wednesday Sept 16, 2020

BVetMed (Hons), BSc (Hons), MSc, DipCoaching, Dip Stress Management and Wellbeing, MRCVS Carolyne Crowe, VDSTraining, UK
Resilience in working life

Thursday Sept 17, 2020

Professor of equine reproduction, European veterinary specialist in animal reproduction Tom Stout, University of Utrecht, Netherlands Equine reproduction, advanced techniques

Friday Sept 18, 2020

PhD, FWCF, HonAssocRCVS, Simon Curtis, O A Curtis & Sons Farriers
Assessment and farriery treatment for mediolateral and flexural deformities in foals

Clinical teacher Stefan Björkman, University of Helsinki
Post-weaning return to estrus in sows

PhD Candidate Taehee Han, University of Helsinki
Improving piglet birthweight and litter uniformity

Trade show

In addition to the virtual lectures, there will be a virtual trade show representing fields of medicine, health care, instruments and pharmacology. The Congress trade show is the largest for products related to veterinary medicine in Finland.


Members of Nordic and Estonian veterinary associations are granted the same fees as members of the Finnish association.

Registration to attend the lectures >>

Virtual platform

Please check the instructions and visit the virtual platform well before the start of the lectures. The platform will open as early as on Monday Sept 14.

Instruction leaflet available here >>

Technical support

If your question is related to the platform and its functions, please contact +358 40 450 3502 (Wed 8.30 am - 4.00 pm, Thu 7.30 am - 4.00 pm, Fri 7.30 am - 3.00 pm).

If your question is related to the login credentials or the contents of the Congress, please contact +358 9 7745 4819 or elp [@]

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