Participant Information

Participant Information

Welcome to the 48th World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress and the 28th FECAVA Eurocongress (WSAVA 2023)

Date Registration Hours Speaker Ready Room Executive Lounge Hours Exhibition Hours
Wednesday, September 27th 08:30 – 19:30 08:30 – 19:30 08:30 – 19:30 09:30 – End of Welcome Reception
Thursday, September 28th 08:30 – 17:45 08:30 – 18:15 08:30 – 18:15 09:00-17:00
Friday, September 29th 08:30 – 18:45 08:30 – 18:45 08:30 – 18:45 09:00 – 16:45


  • A confirmation letter with a barcode will be sent to all non-Faculty participants a few days prior to the Conference.
  • Please bring your confirmation letter with you to the Conference to enable you to collect your registration materials from the prepaid registration stations located in the Registration Area of the venue.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation letter and barcode, do not worry, you will still be able to use the self-service machines by typing your full name into the machine. Hostesses will be in the Registration Area to assist you.


If you are a Board, Committee Member or Faculty Member, you do not need a barcode letter, instead we shall wait for you at the VIP Faculty Desk to provide you with your name badge.


Upon registration, you will receive your name badge. You are kindly requested to wear your badge during all Conference sessions and events.

Information Useful to All Attendees

The congress will be primarily in English with 4 daily streams that will have simultaneous translation into Spanish and a dedicated Portuguese stream for Veterinary Nurses on the last day of the congress.

Please find below quick links to the WSAVA 2023 scientific program:


All accepted abstracts for the upcoming conference are currently under embargo, which will be lifted on September 27th at 9:00 am Lisbon, Portugal time, at which point the abstracts will be publicly available for viewing via the interactive program and the mobile app.

The 48th World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) is approved by the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) to provide the following CE activity for medical specialists and has also been accredited by VetCEE as a level 7 post-graduate training course.

Click here to Find out more about receiving your CE Credits.

Get all the up-to-date information from The WSAVA 2023 App

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Embracing Sustainability

WSAVA 2023 is committed to integrating sustainable congress practices and initiatives that go beyond slogans and result in useful achievements.

We firmly believe that we all have a part to play in preserving our future for generations to come, both locally and across the globe.

Therefore, we are organizing our WSAVA 2023 World Congress with sustainability in mind – for our planet and environment, as well as for everyone involved with the meeting: from the organizing team and committees, through our partner chain, all the way to the delegates we welcome.

If you have any questions, please be sure to visit the Contact Us page and ask us anything.

Lisbon Congress Centre

Praça das Indústrias 1

1300-307 Lisbon, Portugal

Getting to the venue

Name: WSAVA2023
Password: wsava2023

Connection issues?

  • Upon arrival at the Lisbon Conference Centre, you can connect to the local Wi-Fi network using the access mentioned above.
  • If you notice excessive slowness due to potential network overload, please use your mobile data plan.

People from most countries in the Americas and Western Europe do not need a tourist visa to enter Portugal. We suggest you contact your local Portuguese Embassy to confirm whether you need a visa. It is the responsibility of the WSAVA 2023 participant to obtain a visa if required.

An official personalized letter of invitation will be provided to registered participants as part of the registration procedure. This invitation is prepared solely for the purpose of visa applications and is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support or confirmation of inclusion in the Scientific Program. Invitation letters can be provided electronically (PDF) or as a hard copy if required. Hard copies will be mailed via regular post free of charge. In case of special delivery (courier) request, the participant will be responsible for all charges.

During the entire Congress, the attire will be casual and informal.

All event activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibition hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in any of the event areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

Please do not leave bags or suitcases unattended at any time, whether inside or outside the session halls. Hotels strongly recommend that you use their safety deposit boxes for your valuables.
The Congress Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants, either during or indirectly arising from the WSAVA 2023. Congress Participants are advised to take out their own personal health and travel insurance for their trip.

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Conference Organizers

Kenes Group
Rue Francois-Versonnex 7, 1207 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 908 0488   |    Fax: +41 22 906 9140