Registration opens for BSAVA Congress 2021
Registration is now open for BSAVA Virtual Congress 25th – 27th March 2021 , Europe’s largest event for the small animal veterinary sector.
The event, to be held online this year, will deliver more than 130 hours of CPD, including a programme of five simultaneous live streams each day. Delegates will also have opportunities to network and socialise - with peers, colleagues and experts in chat rooms and breakout sessions, and with industry partners, such as event sponsor Hill’s Pet Nutrition, in the online exhibition hall.
“We are proud to support BSAVA Congress 2021,” said Dr Michael Unsworth, Vet Affairs Manager UK & IRE at Hill’s Pet Nutrition. “In light of the pandemic, opportunities to engage with colleagues, peers and the wider industry are even more important, not just for the development of the professions, but for the personal wellbeing of individuals too.”
Live content will be delivered via 24 content modules and a library of 100 on-demand webinars will support the 80 hours of live programming, providing a well-rounded learning experience. Scientific content will be available on the platform for 30 days and then available to attendees via the BSAVA library.
Global perspectives from international speakers, combined with the knowledge and experience of professionals working closer to home, will enable topics to be covered from all angles. For the first time nursing, clinical and business topics will be blended into modules from which delegates can select the content they need.
“On the clinical side, we’re covering everything from chronic pain and neurology to cardiology and orthopaedics – whatever your interests, there will be something for you,” said Professor Ian Ramsey, President of the BSAVA.
“Most sessions in the live programme will feature two speakers, each delivering short presentations followed by a live, audience-led conversation. This new approach means delegates can explore the multi-faceted disciplines of the small animal veterinary world and see the clinical challenges from different points of view and, most importantly, join in.
“Pre-recorded webinars support the live programme, enabling delegates to dip in at their leisure. We’ve also swapped traditional lengthy notes or MCQs, with practical resources such as client handouts or flowcharts for delegates to take back to their clinics”.
Congress will also be covering an update on sustainability issues through the module titled, ‘can the profession go green?’ On the practical business front, recruitment and retention will be discussed and keynote speaker Jenny Campbell, a former Dragon on BBC’s Dragon’s Den, will be sharing her experiences as an entrepreneur and business leader.
Dr. Krista Arnold Chair of BSAVA’s Event Working Group, which comprises 21 volunteer vets and vet nurses plus the BSAVA congress team, said: “Now more than ever, our profession needs a safe, effective space within which we can meet, learn and engage with each other. I’m proud to be a part of the team which will deliver just that, in a highly accessible format, offering outstanding value for individuals and the whole practice.”