Event FAQs |

REGISTRATION |

Registration is open to all UK and International Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses.

We welcome BSAVA Members and Non-Members to participate in the event.

If you are not a BSAVA member, but are a member of the veterinary associations* listed below you are eligible to attend at a reduced rate. Please see our Registration page for further details on prices and packages available.

* FECAVA, BEVA, ASAVA, WSAVA

Registering for Congress is simple!

The quickest way to purchase single passes is to click Book Now and register online*. 

* Please note, that when booking online you will be redirected to our main BSAVA website where you will be asked to log in to your account. If you have have not previously registered you will be prompted to do so. If you have forgotten your website username please contact our Membership Services Team at administration@bsava.com / Tel 01452 726700

Your On Demand ticket to Virtual Congress 2021 will include access to:

  • Over 130 hours of CPD - including over 80 recorded sessions from the live-phase and 100 on-demand webinars. Plus content in the Exhibitor Stream
  • The interactive virtual exhibition hall
  • All content for 60 days via the platform (until 22 May 2021), and the BSAVA Library thereafter

Tickets purchased via the online booking journey* will require a card payment to secure your place. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express card payments.

All payments must be made in GDP £ sterling.


*In the event that the delegate has selected the incorrect registration fee, BSAVA reserves the right to change this after submission. Any outstanding balance will be notified to the delegate by email with instructions on how to resubmit payment to settle any outstanding balance. BSAVA reserves the right to refuse access for incorrect payment of registration fees.

Please see our full Terms and Conditions for more information.

The rate for tickets for On Demand access of BSAVA Virtual Congress, remains the same for all BSAVA membership categories.

Member rate is £125 + VAT (effective 7:00pm 27 March 2021)

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME |

There will be over 130 hours of CPD available on the event platform. Including the recordings of the live-phase stream sessions, the exhibitor stream and on demand stream.

'Modules' refer to the clinical topics that will be covered across the live & on-demand programme.

In total there are 24 module topics, including:

  • Patient Safety is Not Optional
  • Anaesthesia
  • Dermatology
  • Liver Disease
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Cardiology
  • Feline Medicine and Nursing
  • The Surgical Team: Practices and Principles
  • Can The Profession Go Green?
  • The Exotic Hideaway
  • Ophthalmology
  • Kidney Medicine and Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Neurology on a Shoestring
  • Brachycephalics
  • Nursing: The Cornerstone of Care 
  • Orthopaedics
  • Cytology for Vets and Nurses
  • Current Topics
  • Urogenital Tract Surgery
  • Chronic Pain
  • Oncology Myths and Legends
  • The Profession Today: Recruitment abd Retention
  • Acute Abdomen

Within each module you can expect to find live broadcast presentations, interactive discussions, additional resources such has handouts (subject to speaker); as well as on-demand webinars to compliment the live content.

Streams are the concurrent tracks within the online event platform.

With so many sessions on offer each day, there were four live streams broadcasting high quality CPD at the same time! 

Post-live phase, all the live sessions within the four streams have been recorded and are now available to play on demand. Visit the same stream they would have been shown live, to find the recordings.

Between 25-27 March 2021 we will be running a programme of sessions broadcast to you live through our online event platform.

We have developed a NEW format for these sessions - exclusively for Congress 2021!

Typically each session will consist of two speakers, each giving a short 15 minute presentation. This will then be followed by a 20 minute live discussion/ Q&A between delegates and the speakers.

There will also be some fully live & interactive sessions! With one or two speakers sharing a case-based presentation/ discussion for the full 50 minutes.

See our daily agendas to find out what sessions you will join!

We have developed a NEW format for these sessions - exclusively for Congress 2021! Typically each session consists of two speakers, each giving a short 15 minute presentation. During the live phase this may have been followed by a live Q+A session.

There were also some fully live & interactive sessions! With one or two speakers sharing a case-based presentation/ discussion for the full 50 minutes. 

Sessions in the main programme were recorded and are now available to watch on demand via their stream on the platform. Please note there will be no live elements after the 27th March.

Each module includes on demand content.

These 30-60 minute webinars can be viewed at any time via the On Demand Stream accessed through the auditorium on the online event platform, and are intended to compliment the sessions from the live-phase (now available as on demand recordings in each stream).

There are no live Q&A elements to the on demand content.

See our module and on demand stream pages for more information.

Yes, we have applied for accreditation outside the UK. Please see below for further details:

Veterinary Council of Ireland

Accreditation is approved by the Veterinary Council of Ireland for the live content - content within the on-demand stream, exhibitor stream or hosted by our affiliate groups are excluded. A maximum of 25 CVE Credits can be awarded per person over the three days. Accreditation is valid for Vets and Veterinary Nurses, for the live event days only (25 - 27 March 2021).


RACE 

The live programme has been approved for 84 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. An individual attendee can claim up to 25 hours. Accreditation is valid for the live content during the event and for 2 months after when it is available on the congress platform to review. This applies to both veterinarians and veterinary technicians.


New Zealand

Accreditation has been approved by the New Zealand Veterinary Association for all live and on-demand content from the clinical programme - content within the exhibitor stream or hosted by our affiliate groups are excluded. Accreditation is valid for the duration of the live event and for the 60-days continued access to content via the event platform.


The Society of Swiss Veterinarians (GST)

This programme has been accredited by The Society of Swiss Veterinarians (GST) for Vets for a total of 6 SVK-BP. This is valid for the live and on-demand content for the 2 month duration of the platform.

Content will be available for 60 days via the online event platform - until 22 May 2021.

Content will then be uploaded to the BSAVA Library, where ticket holders will have ongoing access to the recorded sessions.

Those who register for BSAVA Virtual Congress will have access to the lecture recordings for 60 days via the virtual congress platform and thereafter will have ongoing access via the BSAVA Library.

New delegates are welcome to Register for the event to catch up on all the amazing content on offer!

Register Now for £125 +VAT (BSAVA Members) or £175 +VAT (Non Members)

For Congress 2021, the full programme is open to all - to promote inclusivity within the whole practice.

All content may be accessed by any veterinary professional.

We encourage all delegates to read through the module summaries and join in with any session of interest to them!

Within many of these modules you will find content - both live & on-demand - that is suitable for VN's. These include:

Thursday agenda
Friday agenda
Saturday agenda
  • Patient Safety is Not Optional
  • Cardiology
  • Feline Medicine and Nursing 
  • Neurology on a Shoestring
  • Brachycephalics
  • Kidney Medicine and Nursing
  • Nursing: The Cornerstone of Care
  • Cytology for Vets and Nurses 
  • Acute Abdomen

    EXHIBITION |

    We are aware of a number of companies contacting exhibitors to offer misleading directories or event services. For example Streampro leads, Modzsol, Search booths, Ecospace solutions & B2B clients lead. These companies are NOT affiliated with BSAVA. This is unfortunately quite a common scam within the industry when events have online exhibitor listings that include company contact details.

    Within the platform, delegates will have access to our virtual exhibition where you can visit 50 booths.

    Within the booth, exhibitors have included links, videos and documents about their latest products/services and offers. Documents can be added to your virtual delegate bag and downloaded when required.

    During the On Demand phase (after 27 March), the live chat will not be available, but you can still contact booth reps through the Leave a Message function - fill out the enquiry form and a rep will be in touch directly!

    Yes. Instead of the usual Congress bag you would receive at our face to face event, each delegate will receive a virtual swag bag!

    You can add documents and handouts provided by each exhibitor to your swag bag, and then email them to yourself at your convenience.

    GENERAL & TECHNICAL SUPPORT|

    The live phase of BSAVA Virtual Congress ran from 25th to 27th March 2021.

    The On Demand phase runs from the 27th March to 22nd May 2021 - during this time new and existing delegates can continue to access all of the scientific content and virtual exhibition on the event platform!

    New to 2021, BSAVA Congress is coming to you virtually!

    As an on line event, you will not have to travel to a specific conference venue. Delegates may join the live event from anywhere you have good Internet access.

    No. You will not be required to download or install any software in order to participate in BSAVA Virtual Congress 2021.

    All you will need is a reliable Internet connection to access the platform on your computer or device.

    You can access the event via computer, tablet or smartphone.

    We don’t have the facility for a jobs board within the virtual platform of BSAVA Congress however we shall be looking at incorporating this into Congress 2022. We do have chat/networking rooms available for general / subject discussions where jobs/careers could be discussed but nothing specifically aimed at job posting.

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