Welcome to 43rd International Congress - Bergen, Norway 

Dear colleagues

On behalf of the Norwegian Society for the History of Veterinary Medicine it is a pleasure to invite you to the 43 International Congress of World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine (WAHVM) in Bergen. The congress brings together veterinarians interested in history and historians working on the health and welfare of animals. Papers that address these topics in any period or place are welcome.
The congress in 2001 was held in Oslo. Now we have chosen Bergen, the second largest town of Norway, as venue for the congress.
Bergen is an international city packed with history, tradition and attractions. It is a  city filled with small-town charm and atmosphere. It is also the gateway to the fjords and mountains of Norway.
You can reach Bergen by plane, train, ferry, bus and car. Downtown Bergen there is a Tourist Information Center where visitors can get information and buy tickets for attractions, accommodation and transport.



The congress will be held at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel (https://www.radissonblu.com/no/royalhotell-bergen)


The subjects for the conference will be:

- The impact of the veterinary profession on human health, welfare and society
- The history of diseases and welfare in aquatic animals
- Free topics



Bergen has a several attractions (http://www.visitbergen.com). One of these is the 700 years old Håkonshallen (Haakon’s Hall) where the welcome reception will be held.

Bergen is Norway`s second largest city, and lies clambering up the mountain sides, overlooking the sea, embracing you. Founded more than 900 years ago, Bergen has roots to the Viking Age and beyond. As one of the main offices of the Hanseatic League, Bergen was for several hundred years the centre of prosperous trade between Norway and the rest of Europe. Bryggen, ("The Hanseatic Wharf") is the most obvious remnant from this time, and is today home to many of the city’s restaurants, pubs, craft shops and historical museums.

Enjoy a film about Bergen here

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