Clare Rusbridge and Julia Palm receive 2014 FECAVA award

Clare Rusbridge (UK) and Julia Palm (Germany) received the 2014 FECAVA awards, for best original and best reprint paper, respectively. The awards were presented during the opening ceremony of the 20th congress of the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA), held in Munich earlier this month.*

 

Clare Rusbridge received her award for her paper “Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia”, published in the special issue on hereditary diseases of the European Journal of Companion Animal Practice (Volume 23(3) 2013, pp 70-89). Clare has published extensively on syringomyelia and continues her clinical research into the genetics, management and pathogenesis of the condition. She is a European diplomate in veterinary neurology and currently divides her time between the positions of Chief of Neurology at a large referral hospital (Fitzpatrick Referrals) in Godalming and Reader in Veterinary Neurology at the University of Surrey.

 Julia Palm received the award for her paper “The clinical use of deslorelin acetate (Suprelorin®) in companion animal medicine”, also on behalf of her co-authors Orsolya Balogh and Iris Reichler (University of Zurich). The paper was published in the summer issue of the European Journal of Companion Animal Practice (Volume 23(2) 2013, pp 28-32), and originally appeared in the Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde. A graduate of the Freie Universität Berlin, Julia defended her thesis on the use of deslorelin acetate at the Vetsuisse faculty of the University of Zurich. She currently works at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (Germany) as a researcher in veterinary medical ethics.

 Both papers can be accessed via the FECAVA website, for an interactive presentation as well as a pdf download.

 Captions of photographs:

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Julia Palm (at right), recipient of the 2014 FECAVA award for best reprint paper, flanked by Monique Megens (FECAVA president) and Karin de Lange (EJCAP Editor). ©VetiPrax MEDIA 2014/ Heep

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Clare Rusbridge (at right), recipient of the 2014 FECAVA award for best original paper, flanked by Monique Megens (FECAVA president) and Karin de Lange (EJCAP Editor). ©VetiPrax MEDIA 2014/ Heep

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Clare Rusbridge, recipient of the 2014 FECAVA award for best original paper. ©VetiPrax MEDIA 2014/ Heep

 

Notes for Editors

 The Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA) is the platform to promote the professional development and representation of companion animal veterinarians in Europe. Founded in 1990, it currently has 39 national member associations and 13 associate member associations. FECAVA represents over 30,000 companion animal practitioners throughout Europe. (www.fecava.org)

 • The European Journal of Companion Animal Practice (EJCAP) is the official publication of FECAVA. It is an online-only journal with many interactive features. Published (in English and Russian) four times a year, it is an open-access publication for all veterinarians, students and staff, world-wide. Hill’s Pet Nutrition is EJCAP’s prime partner (www.fecava.org/ejcap)

 • The FECAVA awards are presented once a year for the best original and best reprint paper published in EJCAP

 • For more information, please contact info@fecava.org

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