Small animal gastroenterology congress

We would like to welcome you to the Versavet Small Animal Gastrointestinal Congress, that will take place February 29th - March 1st 2024 at Kinepolis Gent Belgium! 
The congress plans to share updated knowledge on different topics pertaining gastrointestinal tract pathologies. The focus of the meeting is to propagate new insights on pathophysiology, educate on new diagnostic techniques, update current treatment plans, and introduce less-invasive treatment methods where possible.   
This 2-day congress for veterinarians is preceded by 2 full day of masterclasses at Orsi training centre  Melle. 
During the masterclasses short lectures are followed by hands-on  training. There will be two different streams, including endoscopic/interventional training and open surgery training.

For the two days of lectures international specialists in their field will cover the different facets of gastrointestinal tract pathologies. The meeting aims to appeal to practicing veterinarians that want to improve their general knowledge, but also those that want to specifically acquire new skills.  
The working language for both the masterclasses and the lectures is English.  

This year we are also hosting a parallel one day congress specifically dedicated to veterinary technicians on Thursday February 29  Nurses congress progam

Learning Objectives

On February 27-28th 3 masterclasses are organized.

On 27 feb the flexible endoscopy masterclass consists of a morning program with practical lectures, while the afternoon is reserved for hands-on  practice. Participants will be trained in instrument requirements, flexible endoscope care, esophageal foreign body removal, gastroscopy, and colonoscopy.

On 28 feb the interventional endoscopy masterclass consist of a morning program with practical lectures, while the afternoon is reserved for hands-on practice. Participants will be trained in feeding tube placement, esofageal and colonic strictures, Be tube, feeding tube placement, management of esophageal tears, submucosal injections and polyp snare extraction.

on 27-28feb the gastrointestinal open surgery masterclass, a 2 day course  follows the same build. Participants are trained in a variety of open surgery techniques. 

On February 29th a first full day of lectures is planned focusing on the upper gastrointestinal tract. Topics cover imaging techniques, anesthesia, peritonitis, portosystemic shunt, esophageal pathologies, and gastric dilatation volvulus.

A congress dinner is organized at 18.30 in the Fantasia room at Kinepolis. 

On March 1st a second full day of lectures is planned focusing on the lower gastrointestinal tract. Topics cover liver and gallbladder disease, hepatopathies, protein losing enteropathy, fecal transplantation, laparoscopic icg surgery, and intestinal neoplasia. 

An international team of specialist in their field is attracted to host the hands-on workshop and main program lectures.

For more information Vet congress program 

                                Nurses congress program



Travel and hotel

Please book your own travel and accommodation. The preferred partner hotel is Yalo Urban Boutique hotel Ghent. Yalo hotel is located at 1.2km walking distance from Kinepolis congress centre. You can make a reservation with 10 percent discount by using this code GICONGRESS2024 via the website Yalo hotel

Address: Yalo Urban Boutique Hotel Ghent, Brabantdam 33, 9000 Gent

On 27 and 28 feb we will arrange transport form Yalo hotel to Orsi and back for the masterclasses. This service is included in your regsitration fee, but needs to be booked seperately.


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Course Fee

A two-day 29 feb- 1 march non AniCurian veterinarian ticket is 650 eur.

A two-day 29 feb- 1 march AniCurian veterinarian ticket is 210 eur.

One day congress experience 29 feb 350 eur.

One day congress experience 1march 350 eur.

One day 29 feb Nurse program ticket is 150 eur. REDUCED RATE!

Dinner 29 feb including drinks 75 eur.

Masterclass flexible endoscopy 27 feb 800 eur.

Masterclass interventional endoscopy 28 feb 800 eur.

When combining both endoscopy masterclasses a 100 euro discount will be provided.

Masterclass GI tract surgery in depth 27-28 feb 1600 eur.

All above prices are excluding VAT

About this course

Ter Platen 12, 9000, Gent


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