The first edition of CoVet in Prague was an excellent opportunity to bring together veterinarians and scientists interested in animal health to focus on topical and unresolved issues in veterinary medicine. The meeting used CongressMed's tried and tested debate and consensus model. CongressMed has been developing concept congresses in various fields of medicine, enhancing the conventional approach to biomedical research and education. However, this was the FIRST TIME that this model was applied to veterinary medicine. It is hoped that colleagues will see the benefits of openly discussing controversial issues in order to facilitate the pace of new discoveries that can advance animal health and welfare.
Prof. Ali Mobasheri, UK
The congress was very well organized, stimulating with a friendly atmosphere and interesting papers. I think it is the start of something much bigger...
Prof. Carole P. McArthur, USA
The Congress was well organized and the topic of interest. It was a new approach with the aim of stimulating the discussion of the attendants.
Prof. Claudio Genchi, Italy
Many thanks again for all of your hard work in organising this conference, which I have thoroughly enjoyed. It is really useful to have such a diverse array of presentations and I will return to my lab with a lot of new ideas and having made several new contacts, which I am confident will lead to exciting new work. I have really enjoyed being in Prague, an excellent venue and look forward to attending the next CoVet.
Prof. Andrew Waller, UK
I really enjoyed the CoVet meeting and thank you for inviting me to speak at the conference. I am sure that future meetings will be even more successful…
Prof. Roberto Marcello La Ragione, UK
Prof. Roberto Marcello La Ragione, UK
An excellent, thought-provoking multidisciplinary meeting, a must for any health professional with an enquiring mind.
Prof. Ann Cullinane, Ireland
To Covet Congress in Prague was an unique experience for sharing information on controversial arguments both in humans and veterinary medicine from scientists of all over the world. An exceptional input for clearing dark side and improving in our daily practice. I'm looking forward the next editions
Prof. Luigi Venco, Italy
I enjoyed the congress very much, it was organized well, the contents were interesting and at a high scientific level. I hope you keep up the tradition and have in the future larger Controversies in Veterinary Medicine meetings.
Prof. Daniel Elad, Israel
I think the first CoVet meeting in Prague (Oct 2014) was great and hope there are many others to come in the future. It is the ONLY meeting in veterinary medicine that I am aware of which utilizes a "controversies" format to discuss the various issues that veterinarians face in clinical practice. It allows a significant amount of integral information to be presented in a short period of time with subsequent debate by key opinion leaders in the area followed by further discussion & debate with the audience in the Q&A period. I believe CongressMed is a pioneer in bringing this new format of CE to veterinary medicine and am very thankful to them.
Prof. Philip J. Bergman, USA
As announced, Covet Congress 2014 was a thought-provoking multidisciplinary meeting motivated by topical controversies. Though the crowd was intimate, the debate and discussions were intense. Presenting for a diverse audience was challenging but it was a pleasure to answer a wide range of questions from practitioners and students as well as from renowned specialists with a wide range of expertise. It was also a great opportunity for networking with participants from other fields. Thank you for the perfect organization and welcome.
Dr. Caroline Boulocher, France
The "World Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Veterinary Medicine" held in Prague was a unique opportunity for veterinarians from different disciplines to voice their opinions on subjects that are not often aired. The organizers managed to prepare a scientific program with a scope which had a wide appeal and interest to all the participants. The subjects were debated freely between the participants adding to the learning experience generated by the meeting. The idea of discussing controversies adds a new and interesting dimension to the field of veterinary science. I look forward to attending more meeting of this nature. To the organizing committee: A task well done.
Dr. Trevor Waner, Israel