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Eavdi Newsletter Spring 2024

‍Dear EAVDI members,

Welcome to the spring edition of the EAVDI newsletter (although it really hasn’t felt nor looked like spring here in Ireland where I am based!!) with a few updates for you.

EVDI congress

The organisation for the EVDI congress in Athens from the 18th to the 21st of September is well underway. Early bird registration and abstract submission are now open. Please see further details here and here.

Alongside the remarkable scientific programme of the main congress, on Friday the 20th of September we will run an exciting Exotics EAVDI stream. I had promised an excellent line-up of expert speakers for the day and I am now very happy to announce their names: Michaela Gumpenberger, Federico Vilaplana Grosso, Stamos Tahas and Panayiotis Azmanis. These specialists will alternate in presenting lectures during the morning and will test your knowledge on all sorts of snakes, chelonians, birds and small furries in the afternoon interactive session. Please read their impressive CV.

Just a reminder that residents/interns/PhD students planning to present a scientific abstract or a poster at the congress, can apply for the EAVDI Travel Award, which will cover the cost of an early bird registration fee. Find out more details on how to apply.

Technician’s association

For some time now the will and motivation have been there to create an association/ society under the umbrella of EAVDI and ECVDI to group and represent the large, heterogeneous and vibrant community of technicians, nurses and radiographers responsible of obtaining radiographs, CT, MR and in some cases US at our institutions. On the 5th of March I co-chaired with the ECVDI President Susanne Boroffka, the first unofficial meeting of a group of nine between technicians, nurses and radiographers from different parts of Europe and very different work backgrounds/training; since then, many more have expressed their interest in becoming members of the future society/association and have been added to the growing mailing list. The participants were enthusiastic about the idea of being part of a more defined community to represent them and give them a voice; they were very keen to get involved in its development and a few have already volunteered for the roles of Chair/President, Secretary and Treasurer. The demand for proper animal imaging training for those with a human radiography training, the need for a mentoring system and for specifically aimed CPD and the lack of a CPD allowance for this diverse group of workers in the veterinary diagnostic imaging field, were only some of the many suggested topics that the society could focus on in the immediate future. The plan going forward is to designate the members of the board, establish the terms of reference and the goals of the association, define membership fees and hopefully organise the first dedicated day/half CPD day at the EVDI Congress in Barcelona in 2025.

Since this group embraces radiographers, nurses and technicians, we are currently trying to find an inclusive name for the Association/Society, which is proving difficult!! If you have a brilliant possible name/acronym, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I would also kindly ask all EAVDI members to mention this initiative to their “technical” colleagues and ask them, if interested, to contact Catherine Barklay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be included in the mailing list.


EAVDI-BID are looking forward to another packed autumn meeting on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th November 2024. This year's meeting will be held at Winchester Hotel and Spa in the beautiful city of Winchester, Hampshire. The Friday will be a day specifically for first opinion vets, interns, and 1st and 2nd year residents, with a focus on radiographic cases, ultrasound and more. The Saturday will be open to all and will feature some great lectures around a theme of 'Head and Neck Imaging' as well as plenty of cutting-edge abstracts.

So put the dates in your diary, get prepping any abstracts you may want to present, and look out for registration information in your emails later on in the year. We hope to see you there!

Mark Plested

IVRA Educational Scholarship 2024

We would like to draw your attention to the Educational Scholarship of the International Veterinary Radiology Association (IVRA), which is open for 2024 applications with a closing date of 31 st May. This scholarship provides funding for training externships in veterinary diagnostic imaging, kindly sponsored by VET.CT, Antech Imaging Services and IDEXX. Applicants must hold a degree in veterinary medicine, be a member of staff of a veterinary faculty, have a special interest in veterinary diagnostic imaging and teach the imaging course at their institution but not have access to specialist training in clinical veterinary diagnostic imaging at their own faculty.

Please check the IVRA website for further information:

Ruth Dennis
IVRA Vice President


Although work is still ongoing on fully updating the EAVDI webpage, we have given a face lift to some areas; please have a look at the new first page. I am especially happy about the new section dedicated to wellbeing, where you will be able to find suggestions and links to podcasts and other websites on the vital topic of how to maintain a healthy work/life balance in our beloved, rewarding, fulfilling, but also highly demanding and stressful job.

Looking at the near future, we are working on a page dedicated to DI courses/CPD organised by the main diagnostic imaging societies/groups in Europe. If you have suggestions on topics that you would like to be included in the webpage, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Memberships and fees

The number of EAVDI members is constantly growing and the new registration system without the need for a seconder is proving functional. Unfortunately there are still many outstanding membership fees for the current year. I would once again kindly ask you to please check in the member area of the website whether you have an outstanding balance and clear it as soon as possible. Alternatively, should you no longer be interested in being a member of EAVDI, please contact Helen Dirrig at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to cancel your membership.

Yours Sincerely

Antonella Puggioni
EAVDI President

First Published: 07 May 2024

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