Annual Veterinary Congress

The Finnish Veterinary Association organises the Annual Veterinary Congress in the Helsinki Fair Centre each autumn. In 2020 the Congress runs from the 16th to 18th of September.

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 flexuraldeformities in foals

International Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health Expert, DVM Andreas Wunsch, Training and Consultancy
Food safety management

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

Professor Adam Ziecik, Institute of Animal Reproduction and FoodResearch, Olsztyn, Poland
Spontaneous embryonic loss in sows

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

Trade show

In addition to the lectures, there is a trade show representing fields of medicine, health care, instruments and pharmacology as well as a scientific poster exhibition. The Congress trade show is the largest for products related to veterinary medicine in Finland. Exhibition space is available for industry. For additional information about the trade show, please contact Ms Tiina Karenius, tiina.karenius(at), tel. +358 40 745 6457.


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

Please note that in case of restrictions imposed by the Finnish Government concerning COVID-19 pandemic, all the fees paid will be returned.

Registration to attend the lectures >>

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How to reach the Helsinki Fair Centre

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