Congress of European Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology

28-31 August 2024
University of Veterinary Medicine



Callout for Mystery Case Presentation Session

This is a call for cases for the Case Presentation session at the ESVCP/ECVCP 2024 Congress.

You are kindly invited to submit an abstract using the link above, "Online registration", and the template included in the link below.

The case session will be held on Saturday, 31st August 2024.

  • The deadline for case submission is 15.05.2024, but priority will be given to those submissions arriving first.
  • Please send two Word files by email to Marta Costa at
    • The first file should include the case as an unknown (mystery) case with enough information for the reader to make or suspect the diagnosis. There should be 2-3 questions with the case to guide the reader’s interpretation.
    • The second file should include additional information, providing the answers to the submitted questions, and including diagnosis, discussion and references.
  • Examples of previous cases (unknown and with diagnosis) may be seen on the ESVCP-ECVCP website. A template is also provided.
  • Reduce the size of any photos to 500-700 pixels so they do not take up too much space for the initial submission.
  • For selected cases, slides for haematology or cytology cases may be requested ahead of the session for digital scanning. This will be informed at the point of acceptance of the case.
  • The Scientific Committee will give early confirmation to cases excellent enough to certainly be included.
  • Cases do not need to be the first ever but should have a good ‘lesson to learn’ to share with colleagues attending the meeting or reading pdf files of the accepted cases on ESVCP website. This is always fun. Please send in an interesting case to be a part of the session.
  • Please email any questions regarding this session to Marta Costa at