Chamber of Veterinary Surgeons of the Czech Republic

Invites you to a conference

Feline Endocrinology


Aquapalace Hotel Prague, Prazska ul. 137, 251 01 Cestlice (Praha vychod), Czech Republic

GPS: 50°0'26.591"N, 14°34'16.827"E

Lectors: Federico Fracassi, DVM, Ph.D., DECVIM-CA (Italy)
MVDr. Mgr. Katerina Horackova, MANZCVS (Feline Medicine) (Czech Republic)
Guarantor: MVDr. Radka Vanousova

Federico Fracassi graduated in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) "cum laude" State University of Bologna. At the same Faculty he followed an internship. In 2005 he defended his PhD thesis. After the PhD he become a permanent staff member at the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences - University of Bologna where at present is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and head of the unit of Internal Medicine. He completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at the Clinic for Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland and gained his status of European Specialist in Internal Medicine in 2012 (Diplomate ECVIM-CA-internal medicine). Duties include patient care, education (to students, post graduate training and training of interns and residents) and research in internal medicine of companion animals, with special emphasis on endocrinology. He is the president of the European Society of Veterinary Endocrinology (ESVE), past-president of the Italian Society of Veterinary Internal Medicine (SIMIV), board member of the executive committee of the ECVIM-CA congress and editor of "Veterinaria", a peer review journal. His publication list consists of journal articles, research abstracts, case reports and book chapters. His main research focus is the field of small animal endocrinology.


Saturday 11.05.2019

08:30 - 09:00 Presentation of participants
09:10 - 09:55
Approach to the cat with polyuria/polydipsia from an endocrinologist´s point of view, Dr. F. Fracassi
09:55 - 10:55
Diabetes mellitus I., Dr. F. Fracassi
10:55 - 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 - 11:45
Drugs for therapy of diabetes mellitus available in CZ, Dr. K. Horackova
11:45 - 13:00
Diabetes mellitus II., Dr. F. Fracassi
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00
Hyperthyroidism in cats, Dr. F. Fracassi
15:00 - 15:45
Treatment of hyperthyroidism and approach to the cat with concurrent hyperthyroidism and CKD, Dr. F. Fracassi
15:45 - 16:15
Therapy of hyperthyroidism available in CZ, Dr. K. Horackova
16:15 - 16:35 Coffee break
16:35 - 17:20
Diabetic ketoacidosis - a life-threatening condition, Dr. F. Fracassi
17:20 - 18:00

Sunday 12.05.2019

08:30 - 09:00 Presentation of participants
09:00 - 09:30
Hypercalcemia in cats, Dr. F. Fracassi
09:30 - 10:15
Acromegaly in cats, Dr. F. Fracassi
10:15 - 10:45
Cushing´s syndrome in cats, Dr. F. Fracassi
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 13:00
Clinical cases, discussion, Dr. F. Fracassi


Veterinarians - non-members of Czech Vet. Chamber, Others
5 748 CZK
(4 750 CZK without VAT)

If you are interested in participating, you need to fill in an electronic application form (Payment only does not replace sign-in)

The fee includes costs associated with the organization of the conference, preparation of papers, proceedings and refreshments, including lunch. Each participant will receive participation certificate and proceedings.

Please note the attendance fee on the account of the Czech Vet. Chamber -UniCredit Bank CR, as;

Account number: 35897006/2700
IBAN: CZ7927000000000035897006, SWIFT: BACX CZ PP

Variable symbol:

any number
Specific symbol: 213

It is necessary to enter all payment information correctly! Otherwise, your payment will not be matched with the application form.

The subscription fee must be paid no later than 19.04.2019, ie credited to the Czech Vet. Chamber account..

Date of recommended reimbursement 12.04.2019

In case of cancellation, will be charged for cancellation:

14 days before the event 20%

7 days before the event 50%

48 hours before the event date 100%

After 20.04.2018 can also be logged in but payment requires immediately.


Warning: Conference capacity is 200 places. Order of applications, by date of delivery.

Possibility of 3-hours- or all-day-enter to the aquacenter.

Aquaworld 3 hours 415 CZK
Aqua and Saunaworld 3 hours 495 CZK
Aquaworld - whole day 607 CZK
Aqua and Saunaworld - whole day 687 CZK

Accommodation is ensured and paid individually by each participant.

In case of reservation it is necessary to indicate that you are the conference participant.

Accommodation pricelist:

Superior single-bed room 2 000 CZK
Superior single-bed room including 2-hours Aquacenter entry 2 300 CZK
Superior double-bed room 2 400 CZK
Superior double-bed room including 2-hours Aquacenter entry 3 000 CZK

Prices include:

  • Breakfast (buffet) in hotel restaurant

  • VAT and local taxes

  • Wi-Fi

  • Coffee and Tee cooking possibility

  • Rooms are available at arrival since 2 p.m., at departure until 12 a.m.

  • Aquacenter entry stated in room price list includes entry to Aquaworld and Saunaworld and all-day-entry to Fitness.


Parking in parkhouses at the hotel - 580 places 50 CZK / day
Parking in hotel garage - 126 places 270 CZK/place/day

Aquapalace Hotel Prague is part of the unique Aquapalace Praha sports and leisure complex, formerly known as Aquapark Čestlice. On an area of more than 9,000 m2 a large number of attractions are available offering fun, adrenaline, entertainment and relaxation in the 3 palaces of Water World - Palace of Adventures, Palace of Treasures and Palace of Relaxation.

Sauna World supports detoxification of the body, improvement of the circulation and boosts the body's immunity. The offer includes Finnish and outdoor saunas, Roman baths, an outdoor Scandinavian cabin and Russian style sauna. All types of saunas have their own unique ceremonies and essential oils which are prepared for visitors by experienced sauna masters.

The two floors of the Fitness Centre offer the best equipped and air-conditioned fitness centre in the Czech Republic. By using the exercise machines and training equipment, weight training and performing aerobic activities, visitors to the Fitness Centre contribute towards reducing the likelihood of various lifestyle diseases occurring.

Rehabilitation at the Aquapalace Spa in Prague is designed for convalescence after injury and operations and to remedy the consequences of lifestyle diseases. Diagnostics, reconditioning exercises, hydrotherapy, massage and special spa procedures are conducted by rehabilitation doctors and physiotherapists.

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