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Exhibitor Stream & Sponsor Symposia

Visit the Exhibitor Stream in the Auditorium of our virtual event platform to watch lectures & live Q&A sessions hosted by our exhibitors.

Don't miss our Sponsor Symposia from Idexx, Zoetis and Hill's Pet Nutrition. Lectures will be broadcast in the Live Stream programme as well as the Exhibitor Stream (read more below).

Delegates will require a ticket to the Virtual Congress to view exhibitor content.

CPD with industry representatives

In a new virtual form, we are pleased to be running an Exhibitor Stream and Sponsor Symposia over all three live event days, in addition to our main clinical programme.

Click to open each panel and learn more about the sessions.

Exhibitor Stream Sessions

Cats Protection

Thursday 25 March | Exhibitor Stream


Live Programme Session | Lecture Summary

Exhibitor Stream | 11:20 - 12:10      Pragmatic purrls (of wisdom) for the pandemic 

Presentation and Live Q+A - Lauren Kirk (UK)

Veterinary Client Mediation Service

Thursday 25 March | Exhibitor Stream


Live Phase Recordings | Lecture Summary

Recordings of the live programme sessions are now available to watch - Visit the Exhibitor Stream in the platform auditorium to view


Exhibitor Stream | The VCMS, complaints in COVID-19: what can we learn to support practice-client relationships for the future 

Jennie Jones

This session will highlight trends in veterinary practice complaints over the past 12 months, and how these can provide insight and inform client care quality improvement within practice. As we look forward beyond 2020/21, the VCMS will look at how complaints during the pandemic highlight the causes and triggers for complaints, and more importantly guidance on what we can do within teams to prevent these scenarios and to de-escalate when they arise.

    Clarius

    Thursday 25 March | Exhibitor Stream


    Live Programme Session | Lecture Summary

    Exhibitor Stream | 13:10 - 14:00    Practical small animal ultrasound: diagnosing pathology with intestinal, gallbladder & spleen exams 

    Presentation and Live Q&A - with Camilla Edwards

    Join ultrasonography educator Dr. Camilla Edwards, DVM, CertAVP, MRCVS as she teaches how to perform common ultrasound scanning techniques and pathology interpretation. You'll discover how easy and affordable it is to add wireless ultrasound to your veterinary clinic or animal hospital.

    We'll explore:

    • How to improve care with first opinion ultrasound on the first visit
    • Performing ultrasound exams to rapidly identify the presence of abnormalities
    • Ultrasound techniques for characterizing masses, sludge and free fluid
    • Honing interpretation, taking measurements and building quality reports

    BSAVA

    Exhibitor Stream


    Live Phase Recordings | Lecture Summaries

    Recordings of the live programme sessions are now available to watch - Visit the relevant Stream to view

    Thursday 25 March | Exhibitor Stream | Canine and feline endoscopy: Q+A with Phil Lhermette 


    Friday 26 March | Exhibitor Stream | Infection control and prevention: Q+A with Emma Gerrard 


    Saturday 27 March | Exhibitor Stream | Practical veterinary welfare: Q+A with Matthew Rendle 

    NationWide Laboratories

    Thursday 25 March | Exhibitor Stream


    Live Programme Session | Lecture Summary

    Exhibitor Stream | 15:30 - 16:20      Histiocytic diseases in dogs and cats: an overview of clinical presentation and diagnosis

    Presentation - Alison Lee

    Histiocytic proliferative disorders are the source of some confusion, given their complex nomenclature and nonspecific clinical presentations. These diseases occur in both dogs and cats and derive from Langerhans cells, dendritic cells and macrophages. This presentation provides an overview of histiocytic diseases in dogs (histiocytoma, cutaneous Langerhans cell histiocytosis, cutaneous histiocytosis, systemic histiocytosis, histiocytic sarcoma and dendritic cell leukaemia) and in cats (progressive histiocytosis, histiocytic sarcoma and pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis), including their cellular origins and clinical presentation. An overview of their diagnosis, including the use of cytology, histopathology and immunohistochemistry is also provided.

    Objectives

    • Recognise the various histiocytic disorders that occur in dogs and cats, including their origins and clinical presentation
    • Know the key differences and similarities between these conditions
    • Gain an understanding of the diagnostic approach to these diseases
    • Appreciate how immunohistochemistry may be used in the diagnosis of histiocytic diseases and the limitations of this technique in practice

    Aimed at

    • Veterinary surgeons
    • Veterinary students
    • Veterinarians with an interest in pathology

    Vetlife

    Friday 26 March | Exhibitor Stream


    Live Phase Recordings | Lecture Summary

    Recordings of the live programme sessions are now available to watch - Visit the Exhibitor Stream in the platform auditorium to view


    Exhibitor Stream | Vetlife: support for the veterinary community 

    Adrian Nelson Pratt & Danny Chambers

    Dechra

    Friday 26 March  | Exhibitor Stream


    Live Programme Session | Lecture Summary

    Exhibitor Stream | 12:20 - 13:10    With feline unintended weight loss, you can't afford to wait: an introduction to Mirataz®

    Presentation - Geoff Duncan (UK)

    With the release of Mirataz veterinary practices have more choices in the management of the feline weight loss patient. In this session we will discuss the pathology of inappetence, the consequences of weight loss and how Mirataz can help optimise management of our feline weight loss patient.

    KARL STORZ

    Saturday 27 March | Exhibitor Stream


    Live Programme Session | Lecture Summary

    Exhibitor Stream | 11:20 - 12:10    Bilateral laparoscopic adrenalectomy for canine pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism

    Presentation and Live Q&A - with Karla Lee 

    Canine hyperadrenocorticism is the third most common canine endocrinopathy in the UK, affecting an estimated 1 in 400 dogs. 85% of dogs with hyperadrenocorticism have a pituitary tumour, resulting in high circulating adrenocorticotropic hormone that stimulates excessive cortisol production by the adrenal gland. The reported treatment of choice for pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism is hypophysectomy, but the availability of this technique is limited. Medical treatment with Trilostane is the most common treatment. Trilostane treatment aims to reduce cortisol production in the adrenal gland, but it is associated with a 16% rate of adverse effects and requires lifelong treatment and ongoing hormone testing.

    Bilateral laparoscopic adrenalectomy is presented as a safe and valid, alternative treatment option for pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism, with case examples and surgical videos.

    TVM UK Animal Health

    Saturday 27 March  | Exhibitor Stream


    Live Programme Session | Lecture Summary

    Exhibitor Stream | 11:20 - 12:10    Coprophagia: breaking a dirty habit   

    Presentation - Helen Harrison

    Coprophagia (the eating of faeces) is a common and unpleasant habit exhibited in dogs, yet it is likely underdiagnosed as owners find it an embarrassing topic to talk about. Whilst it can be caused by underlying medical conditions, it is often a manifestation of a underlying behavioural problem. This short webinar will cover what these underlying medical and behavioural causes can be and how to tackle them, to help your clients resolve this problematic behaviour in their dogs.

    Mount International United Services

    Saturday 27 March | Exhibitor Stream


    Live Programme Session | Lecture Summary

    Exhibitor Stream | 14:30 - 15:20      Benefits of CT and MRI in veterinary practices 

    Presentation and Live Q&A - Denise Newsom

    The CPD video will give an overview CT and MRI, including the advantages of each imaging modality. Through discussion of two case studies with Stuart Cooke BVetMed CertSAS MRCVS, RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner and Director of Swift Referrals. This video aims to demonstrate the impact of advanced imagery on veterinary practice. Also why CT and MRI is so valuable and will be an essential part of the future of veterinary diagnostic imaging.

    CT case study: A canine trauma case

    MRI case study: MRI cervical/thoracic spine in a feline acute case

    Denise Newsom, a CT/MRI experienced radiographer will be available for clinical and technical questions after the video.

    Sponsor Symposia

    Zoetis Symposium


    Live Phase Recordings | Lecture Summaries

    Recordings of the live programme sessions are now available to watch - Visit the relevant Stream in the platform auditorium to view

    Friday 26 March | Stream 1 | Sponsor Symposium: Understanding pain in the arthritic synovial joint 

    John Innes

    In this webinar, John Innes BVSc PhD DSAS(orth) FRCVS RCVS Specialist in small animal orthopaedics, will touch on the disease of osteoarthritis (OA), inciting factors for OA pain and the role of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in the pain pathway.


    Friday 26 March | Stream 1 | Sponsor Symposium: The development of monoclonal antibodies to block the action of NGF 

    John Innes

    In this webinar, John Innes BVSc PhD DSAS(orth) FRCVS RCVS Specialist in small animal orthopaedics, will review the role of NGF in joint pain, provide an overview of the medications that have been available for OA Pain over the last 30 years and finish with the introduction of anti-NGF monoclonal antibody as a new therapeutic class for the management of OA Pain.


    Saturday 27 March | Exhibitor Stream | Understanding pain in the arthritic synovial joint / The development of monoclonal antibodies to block the action

    Repeated broadcast of presentations - with John Innes

    IDEXX Symposium


    Lecture Summaries

    Thursday 25 March | Live Stream 1 | 13:10 - 14:10    Sponsor Symposium | Bacterial cystitis …how the lab can help with decision making 

    Presentation and Live Q+A - Susana Silva & Marta Costa

    Urinalysis and uroculture are an integral part of investigating urinary tract signs, but it’s important to get the right samples and interpret results in light of the clinical presentation.

    Urinalysis with sediment and urine culture are a cornerstone of the investigation of lower urinary tract signs. To maximise their value it is important to get the right samples and only test patient with appropriate clinical signs. Additionally, interpreting results of urinalysis is impacted by the collection method and storage of the sample, and for culture cystocentesis samples are preferred. Ideally, while awaiting the results, antibiotic treatment should be withheld to reduce the likelihood of choosing an inappropriate antibiotic, which can lead to bacterial resistance. Bacterial cystitis should always be treated with first line antibiotics provided the sensitivity results support it. The use of newer generation antibiotics should be avoided unless there is no suitable alternative. In recurrent cystitis it is paramount to identify and correct the underlying cause to have a successful treatment.

    Key learning points for presentation:

    • The presence of lower urinary tract signs is not pathognomonic of bacterial cystitis
    • Bacterial cystitis is not a very common cause of feline lower urinary tract signs
    • Urine is not necessarily sterile and subclinical bacteriuria should not be treated
    • In general, patients without lower urinary tract signs do not need a urine culture
    • Urine for urine culture should ideally be collected by cystocentesis
    • Always aim to choose first-line antibiotics when treating bacterial cystitis if the bacterial sensitivity allows it
    • Identification of underlying causes should be priority for recurrent cystitis and feline bacterial cystitis


    Friday 26 March | Exhibitor Stream | 14:30 - 15:30    Bacterial cystitis …how the lab can help with decision making 

    Repeated broadcast of presentation - Susana Silva & Marta Costa

    Hill's Pet Nutrition Symposium


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    Lecture Summaries

    Thursday 25 March | Live Stream 2 | 13:10 - 14:10      Sponsor Symposium | Canine allergic skin disease 

    Presentation - with Ronald Corbee & Becky Mullis


    Friday 26 March | Exhibitor Stream | 15:30 - 14:30      Canine allergic skin disease

    Repeated broadcast of presentation - with Ronald Corbee & Becky Mullis

    Exhibitor Stream & Symposia Speakers

    Consultant
    EMERGE Veterinary project
    Anatomic Pathologist
    Associate Manager, Scientific Insights
    Hill's Pet Nutrition
    Managing Director
    First Opinion Veterinary Ultrasound
    Founder
    Veterinary Voices UK
    Veterinary Technical Advisor
    Dechra Veterinary Products
    Veterinary Advisor
    TVM-UK
    Head of VCMS
    Lead for Postgraduate Education
    RCVS
    Chief Veterinary Officer
    CVS
    Associate Professor
    Royal Veterinary College
    Veterinary Surgeon
    Cats Protection
    Director of Education
    RCVS
    Clinical Pathologist and UK Deputy Head of Microbiology
    IDEXX Laboratories
    Principal & Founder
    Elands Veterinary Clinic
    Assistant Professor
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University
    Veterinary Director
    Veterinary Dermatological Ltd and Virtual Vet Derms
    Internal Medicine Consultant
    IDEXX Laboratories

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