Registration is limited to 100 people. This year's conference will include an optional lab on that Saturday morning. 

JUST ANNOUNCED: All registrants will received a signed copy of Dr. Bussadori's new book, Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine in Dogs and Cats!


Bucharest is a very safe city, and our hosts, Alice and Adrian Radulescu, are experienced conference organizers.

The Conference sessions will be offered On-Demand after the meeting's conclusion for those who cannot attend in-person. 


Featured Speakers:

Dr. Claudio Bussadori

Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, ECVIM ca (Cardiology) Diplomate, Medical Doctor, PhD in Cardiovascular pathophysiology, Cardiology Specialist, National Scientific Qualification as full professor in Veterinary Internal Medicine and Pharmacology. 

230 papers published in Medical and Veterinary journals including original articles, and book chapters.

Hospital Director and Director of the ECVIM (Cardiology) Residency program at the “Clinica Veterinaria Gran Sasso” Milano Italy, President of the Committee for cardiovascular diseases of FSA (Fondazione Salute Animale) Foundation of Animal Healthcare dedicated to cardiac breed screening.

Fields of Research:  Diagnosis, epidemiology, and interventional treatment of congenital heart diseases in dogs Echocardiography and pathophysiology of congenital cardiac diseases in humans; Application of new echocardiographic technologies (2D Strain and 3D echocardiography) in human and veterinary cardiology; Phylogeny of the cardiovascular system.

Dr. Bussadori's Lecture Topics--All are Resident Level:
  • The Mitral Patient in 2 parts
  • Congenital Heart Disease in 3 parts
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography and 3D Echo in 2 parts
  • Mystery Cases

Dr. Susanne Stieger-Vanegas, Mag. med. vet., Dr. med. vet., Ph.D., Dipl. ECVDI

Dr. Stieger-Vanegas received her veterinary degree from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria in 1995, then worked part time as a practitioner in a small animal clinic in Vienna before completing a gallbladder disease in dogs doctoral thesis. She then completed a combined diagnostic imaging residency at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria and the Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland in 2001. Following her residency, she worked as a lecturer at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden. From 2003 to 2007 she completed a PhD focused on ultrasound imaging of tumor angiogenesis using ultrasound to enhance the vascular permeability in tumors at the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine and in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Stieger-Vanegas is a Full Professor of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging at the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University in Corvallis, USA. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, written several book chapters focused on imaging, and lectured both nationally and internationally. She trains residents, performs clinical research, and teaches veterinary students. She is the recipient of the Camden endowed Professor in Radiology. Her clinical research interests include cancer imaging, thoracic and abdominal CT imaging in small animals and New World camelids. Outside of the veterinary world, Susanne enjoys spending time outside, especially in the mountains, including skiing and hiking. 

Dr. Stieger-Vanegas' Lecture Topics--All are Resident Level:
  • Gastrointestinal mural lesions - to aspirate or not to aspirate
  • Challenges in ultrasound of urinary tract disorders
  • Management of the Lame Dog--How Can Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Help in Managing the Case?
  • Adrenal Glands--What Ultrasound Can Tell You
  • Ultrasound of the pancreas – anything new and do we dare to poke
  • Mystery Cases and Discussion



  • 16 hours of excellent ultrasound CE (18 hours with the optional lab) 
  • Welcome Reception for the conference attendee
  • Two lunches, morning and afternoon snacks, all-day coffee/tea/water
  • Free post-conference on-demand online access
  • Limited to 100 registrants
  Through June 15 June 16 - Sept 3
Member rate $950 $1,150
Non-Member rate $1,150 $1,350




Optional Events:
  • Saturday Morning Lab:  A two-hour long session where each person receives 20 minutes of one-on-one instruction time on the organ or organs of your choice. Observing others is also a great way to learn. $130
  • Gala Dinner: Our yearly semi-formal, end-of-meeting banquet, awards ceremony, and farewell until next year dinner and dance. $140, limit of 100 people.
  • Welcome Reception Guest: cost is $40 per person

  • View the lectures from your home or office, or while driving your Tesla (just kidding).
  • Lectures available from about two weeks after the conference until December 31, 2023. The last date to register is December 26th.
  Through Aug. 31 Sep. 1 - Dec. 26
Member rate $450 $550
Non-Member rate $550 $650



Schedule: Please note that Sunday will be the short day due to many museums not being open on Monday! 


New Cancellation Policy Effective April 16, 2023:
  • All cancellations must be submitted by email to IVUSS at [email protected]
  • Cancellation within 5 days of registration will receive 97% refund (our credit card company now charges us for refunds).
  • Cancellations received on or before July 1, 2023 will receive an 80% refund.  
  • Cancellation on or before September 3, 2023 will receive a 50% refund. 
  • Cancellation after September 3, 2023 will receive a 20% refund.
  • Registration fees will be 100% refunded in the event you have a commercially confirmed positive covid test within 7 days of the conference.
  • Registration fees will be 100% refunded in the unlikely event of meeting cancellation.


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