WAHVM 2018

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The 44th International Congress of the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, South Africa.


On behalf of the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine (WAHVM), the South African Veterinary Association (SAVA) and the Veterinary History Society (VHS) of South Africa it is a great pleasure to invite you to the 44th International Congress of the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine (WAHVM).


WAHVM 2020 will be hosted from 27-29 February 2020, in the southernmost tip of the African continent in sunny South Africa.  Known for its long sunny days throughout the year South Africa is also the home of the Big 5 (African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Lion, Black Rhino, & Leopard).


From city life to adventure, wildlife to culture, breath-taking scenery to sun-soaked coasts – join us in 2020 and discover South Africa.


The Congress will be held at the Farm Inn Hotel & Conference Centre, where you can enjoy the magic of a wildlife sanctuary with 23 indigenous species, including lion, leopard and cheetah.

Full details can now be found by downloading the provisional programme available through the following link. 


For more information, visit our website at https://savetcon.co.za/WAHVM2020/

Call for abstracts

We are pleased to announce that abstract submissions are open for WAHVM 2020.


The themes for this year's congress are “The Vet Histories of International Cooperation” and “Tropical Diseases”.  However, papers on other subjects are welcome and will be considered.  All contributions should be based on historical methodology and should originate from unpublished work or provide an historical and not a technical review in respect of a component of the congress themes or the other subjects.

Abstract Submission Format Guidelines:

  • Abstracts must be limited to 350 words max.

  • A minimum 2cm margin should be applied to the entire page.

  • Use Arial font size 12 throughout the abstract.

  • All of the abstract should be fully justified.

  • Leave a blank line between each section if sections are used (Title, Authors, Contact details, Abstract, References (if applicable).

  • Abstract to be accompanied by a one(1) page curriculum vitae (CV) of the presenting author

  • Oral presentations will be allocated 25 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion.

  • Please ensure that the email addresses as submitted are correct as these addresses will be used in all correspondence and acceptance notifications.

  • Late submissions will not be considered.

Please submit your abstracts using this Abstract Template.


Once complete send to the 44th WAHVM Congress Organisers through email to Corné Engelbrecht at corne@savetcon.co.za . Kindly indicate the category your submission falls within in the subject line.


The deadline for abstract submission is 30 November 2019.