CEP congress

The 5th Cutting Edge Pathology Congress will take place from August 28th to 31st, 2024, in San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid). This congress is very singular as the conference will be a joint venture among the European Society of Veterinary Pathology (ESVP), the European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP), the European Society of Toxicologic Pathology (ESTP) and the Spanish Society of Veterinary Pathology (Sociedad Española de Anatomía Patológica Veterinaria, SEAPV). The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is composed of members from the Histology and Pathology Unit/Veterinary Pathology Service of the Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Veterinary Faculty of Madrid and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).

The congress will host an extensive program of great interest to veterinary pathologists, toxicologic pathologists, residents, postgraduate students and scientists interested in veterinary pathology or toxicopathology. The main aim of this Cutting Edge Pathology Congress is to provide a forum for colleagues working in toxicology and veterinary pathology in Europe and around the world, to exchange their expertise and future visions. So, in addition to interesting ESVP/ECVP/ESTP joint plenary lectures, the congress will offer a wide range of updated veterinary pathology and toxicopathology topic sessions, covering diseases in both domestic and non-domestic animals, with special attention to neuropathology. Engaging interactive workshops and educational sessions will be held, along with poster presentations and oral communications, during which your outstanding work will be shared among all the gathered scientists.

The chosen location for the congress, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, situated in the heart of the Sierra de Guadarrama, is just 50 kilometers from Madrid and is well connected by public transportation to downtown Madrid and to the airport. This town boasts a unique architectural heritage declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, where the Royal Monastery and Royal Sites (Prince's Little House, Infante's Little House, Houses of Crafts, Historic Gardens, etc.) are located, as well as a privileged natural environment, highlighted by the Abantos Pine Forest and La Herrería Area, a protected natural area located about 2.5 kilometers from the urban core of San Lorenzo. Likewise, San Lorenzo de El Escorial has an enormous gastronomic and cultural offering, with numerous tapas bars and restaurants where you can savor the world-renowned Spanish cuisine as well as Madrid-style and Castilian dishes. Additionally, there are charming and cozy terraces to rest and enjoy the sunset over the Madrid mountains. It's a must to visit the Royal Monastery; if you're a member of the teaching staff, bring your ID, the visit will be free!

The congress venue is the Real Centro Universitario María Cristina (RCU María Cristina), a private University associated with the Complutense University of Madrid, located in “La Casa de la Compaña”, which is part of the Royal Monastery complex. The construction of “La Casa de la Compaña” took place between 1590 and 1597 to accommodate, in a single structure, all the storage, services, and animals of the religious order entrusted with the care and maintenance of the Royal Monastery. The important and internationally renowned Summer School of the UCM (Cursos de Verano de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid), took place in this building for decades.

Hence, we believe this congress will provide an excellent opportunity to meet and exchange science and knowledge with pathologist colleagues from across Europe and abroad. And, of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to interact with colleagues and friends, both formally and informally, because the congress also includes a very engaging social program during which you will enjoy a very special welcome reception and a formal congress dinner, followed by a “less formal” dancing party.

We strongly encourage you to attend this great scientific and cultural event held in such an emblematic town, and to book your accommodation as soon as possible, since San Lorenzo de El Escorial, as we have mentioned, is a highly sought-after tourist destination. We look forward to enjoying this event together with you!!!

Best regards,

The Local Organizing Committee

Click here for more information about the European Society of Toxicologic Pathology (ESTP) 
Click here for more information about the European Society of Veterinary Pathology (ESVP)
Click here for more information about the European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP)