Call for Scientific Committee members

For the development of the Scientific Programme for the congress, SAVA would like to invite members to serve on the Scientific Committee for the WVAC-2024.

The role of the WVAC-2024 Scientific Committee (SC) is to plan, direct, and supervise the Congress’ scientific programme, develop the overall Congress schedule, review and rate submitted oral and poster abstracts, the call for sessions and papers, proposed technical workshops and plenary sessions, and suggest and help implement ways to increase the Congress’ appeal .

The Committee will have a chair and 3 leaders of the following three tracks: Clinical Practice, Public Health and Academic track (the track themes may be changed). Preferably, the leaders of the 3 tracks will be veterinary scientists and/or veterinary clinicians – with a good local and international network and overview of important developments in these areas.

As a member of the SPC of a specific stream within the congress, you will be reviewing several abstracts, depending on the number of abstracts submitted for the stream you are involved in. The whole review process is double blind and works through a swift, easy-to-use digital platform. The system ensures you do not get to review abstracts from your colleagues, who work in the same institution/university, nor do you get to review your own abstracts.


  • Fully paid SAVA member
  • Doctoral level or equivalent*
  • Peer reviewed publications (advantageous)
  • Deadline: 28 February 2023

*if you have not yet obtained your PhD, please include a letter from your supervisor.


Candidates who meet the predefined criteria (see above) can send in their application via the application form from 17 January until 28 February 2023. The stream leaders of each stream, who will be appointed by the LOC, will decide on the composition of their Scientific Committee. Geographical spreading of SC members will be taken into account. All candidates will be notified of this decision by 13 March 2023 latest.