International Conference on Avian, Herpetological and Exotic Mammal Medicine” (ICARE)
Call for Conference Host Proposals

In preparation for the 5th upcoming ICARE in 2021, the ICARE Steering Committee seeks your proposals! If interested in organising ICARE 2021 please send your proposal before 31.12.2016 via email to
After two successful and exciting “International Conferences on Avian, Herpetological and Exotic Mammal Medicine” (ICARE) in Wiesbaden, Germany and in Paris, France, all participating organisations have agreed that this veterinary symposium should continue every two years, touring throughout European locations. The collaborative steering committee is formed by the European Association of Avian Veterinarians (EAAV), the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV), the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) and the European College of Zoological Medicine. This Steering Committee selects suitable locations from submitted proposals, and supports the local organising committees for future conferences. The 3rd ICARE will be held in 2017 in Venice, Italy (March 25-31, 2017) and the 4th in 2019 in London, UK (April 28 – May 2, 2019).
Your group’s proposal should include a complete concept, including the following:
1.) Organising team and responsible persons (qualifications, past experience,...)
2.) Dedication to exotic animal medicine
3.) Brief sketch of the conference (duration, sessions, local characteristics,...)
4.) Setup of conference venue including traffic connections/transport options, logistics, place for the lectures/talks (number and size of lecture rooms/halls,...) and place for practical labs (number and size of lab rooms/examination rooms,...)
5.) Accommodation options close to the conference location
6.) Food options close to the conference location (gastronomy, catering, food service industry)
7.) Options for a social program
8.) Options for field trips and excursions
9.) A sketch of your financial plan (projected costs of all conference aspects,...)
10.) Preliminary list of sponsors, partners from industry etc.
The proposal should be a unique document and include pictures and maps for a better understanding of the conference location and facilities.
The organising team is kindly invited to present their application (20-25 minutes presentation) in front of the ICARE Steering Committee during ICARE 2017 in Venice, Italy.
On behalf of the ICARE Steering Committee Dominik Fischer


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