The ICRAV 2018 Conference will be held at the iconic Meydan Hotel, Dubai, UAE. from 3rd to 10th March 2018. Attending delegates are typically analytical chemists/laboratory managers representing the Association of Official Racing Chemists; regulatory veterinarians from the world’s racing bodies representing the International Group of Specialist Racing Veterinarians; and other persons nominated by international, national or state authorities controlling an equine sport or animal racing involving pari-mutuel wagering and approved by the Management Committee. Scientists and veterinarians from outside the racing industry, with an interest in control of drugs in sport or veterinary and welfare matters associated with the horse, may attend by invitation from the Management Committee.
Horse and greyhound racing is a multi-billion dollar industry taking place in more than 70 countries throughout the world. Analysts, veterinarians, and administrators associated with the racing industry world-wide have common goals: to maintain the integrity of racing and to ensure the welfare of the equine and canine athletes involved in the industry. ICRAV provides a platform for all interested parties to share knowledge and ideas relating to veterinary matters, rules, scientific development and technical advances to achieve these goals.