Programme |

Saturday 27 March 2021

Module Summaries | Agenda


Each of these modules contain a whole host of content that will be available through the online event platform!

With live presentations, interactive sessions and Q&A discussions, plus an On-Demand Stream filled with webinars to compliment the live programme.

Click each panel to learn more & view the day's agenda below

Orthopaedics

Saturday 27 March - Live Stream 1 | On-Demand Stream


Module Summary

Lameness is one of the most common presentations seen in general practice. This series will be both practical and interactive, with top tips on getting the most from your lameness examination, how to decide if it is orthopaedic or neurological, and a look at favourite orthopaedic myths.

Pre-recorded resources will cover a pragmatic approach to elbow dysplasia, hip replacement considerations and post cruciate repair lameness.


Live Programme Sessions

10:00 - 10:50    Getting the most from your orthopaedic exam in the lame dog

Orthopaedic exam review - Ben Walton

Visual gait analysis and how to be objective - Miranda Aiken


11:20 - 12:10    Is this lameness orthopaedic or neurological?

Live Session and Q&A - Ben Walton & Miranda Aiken


12:20 - 13:10    My favourite orthopaedic mythsBianca Hettlich & Miranda Aiken


On-Demand Sessions

Webinar    Why is my dog still lame after cruciate repair? Miranda Aiken

Webinar    My pragmatic approach to elbow dysplasia Bianca Hettlich

Webinar    Does my patient need a hip replacement? Ben Walton

Chronic Pain

Saturday 27 March - Live Stream 1 | On-Demand Stream


Module Summary

Chronic pain is widespread in veterinary patients, especially as our patients live longer and are more likely to suffer from degenerative joint disease among other conditions that cause pain. In this stream we will discuss how to assess pain and quality of life, how to build a plan with the owners and the role that nurses can play in managing a patient's pain and supporting owners.


Key Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to approach the pain consultation
  • Improve your pain management plans and QOL assessments
  • Learn how to use current therapies and new therapies in pain management plans


Live Programme Sessions

14:30 - 15:20 What can be achieved in a ten minute consult

Establishing pain through owner questioning - Matt Gurney

What can be achieved in a 10 minute consult - Samantha Lindley


15:30 - 16:20 Owner engagement in chronic pain

Managing expectations: client education - Samantha Lindley

Monitoring pain therapies - Matt Gurney


16:50 - 17:40 Building a pain management plan: where to start

Drug free management - Samantha Lindley

Foundations of drug therapy: Into building the plan and an overview of NSAIDS

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17:50 - 18:40 Drug management in chronic pain: when basics are not enough

Older Dugs: discussion on the use of paracetamol, gabapentin/pregabalin/ amantidine/memabtine - Matt Gurney

New Approaches: Galliprant, cannaboids (evidence), Ketamine


On-Demand Sessions

Webinar Teaching owners to recognise pain: cow: how can we help owners to recognise pain - Vicky Ford-Fennah

Webinar Pain windup and why it should matter to you and your patients

Webinar Analgesia in oncology: what makes it different and what can we do about it?

Webinar Basics of acupuncture: how acupuncture works and how veterinary staff can get training to start providing this service

Cytology for Vets and Nurses

Saturday 27 March - Live Stream 2 | On-Demand Stream


Module Summary

Improve your cytology in a blended module that starts with a few pre-recorded lectures covering the theory and practice of cytology and then moves on to live discussions about how to improve our cytology in practice and some of the challenges that we might face in diagnosing (or excluding) cancer and an interactive session.

Additional resources will be provided to take back to your practice laboratory to help you deliver better cytology for your patients

It is recommended that delegates view the related On-Demand webinars for this module, prior to attending the Live Sessions.


Live Programme Sessions

10:00 - 10:50    Improving your practice's skills in cytology 

Common mistakes in sampling - Paola Monti

Common mistakes in interpreting - Butty Villiers


11:20 - 12:10    Is it cancer?

How does the cytologist do it - Butty Villiers

What else does the oncologist need to know (TNM) - Laura Blackwood


12:20 - 13:10    Interactive cytology

Interactive Live Session - Paola Monti & Butty Villiers


On-Demand Sessions

Webinar    Cytology 1.01: The first steps (getting good samples and basic interpretation of diagnosis quality) Butty Villiers

Webinar    Cytology 1.02: Inflammatory lesions Butty Villiers

Webinar    Cytology 1.03: Inflammatory lesions  Butty Villiers

Oncology Myths and Legends

Saturday 27 March - Live Stream 2 | On-Demand Stream


Module Summary

There are many misconceptions amongst owners and vets about the treatment of cancer. In this module a team of the UK’s leading oncologists from referral hospitals will come together and identify the commoner misunderstandings. They will suggest how owners can be helped through the prejudice and misinformation (particularly from Dr Google) that surround cancer in pets. They will also show how you can do a lot of oncology in practice without referring for everything. Guidance on the most up to date thinking on incidental tumours, mast cell tumours and feline abdominal neoplasia will also be covered.


Live Programme Sessions

14:30 - 15:20    Chemotherapy: common myths debunked

Giving chemotherapy is too dangerous to the cat - Owen Davies

Giving chemotherapy is too dangerous to the dog - Sarah Mason


15:30 - 16:20    How to deal with the incidental mass

Can we ever assume a mass is a lipoma?

Incidental abdominal masses in dogs - Sarah Mason


16:50 - 17:40    The miracle cures: how to deal with Dr Google

Will changing my pet's diet help to cure the cancer? - Owen Davies 

I have read on the internet about… Using EBM to combat miracle cures - Sarah Mason


17:50 - 18:40    Client communication: it's a two way street!

Top tips for getting the message across without losing the patient - Linda Ryan


On-Demand Sessions

Webinar    Are all feline abdominal masses lymphoma? - Sarah Mason

Webinar    Giving chemotherapy in practice is not too difficult! - Sarah Mason

Webinar    Mast cell tumours: what to do when

Current Topics

Saturday 27 March - Live Stream 3 | On-Demand Stream


Module Summary

The speed of change within the profession and wider society has been profound in the last 12 months. Join a select group of experts as they reflect on where we are today and what the future may hold.


Live Programme Sessions

10:00 - 10:50    Mastering uncertainty: communicating to inspire confidence 

Overview of psychology of uncertainty - Carolyne Crowe

Application of this from COVID lockdown perspective in practice - Alan Robinson


11:20 - 12:10    Lessons from lockdown: telemedicine is here to stay

Insights into maintaining relationships and changing dynamics with remote consults, communication challenges and opportunities - Brian Faulkner

Practice perspective - how have we used it, what have we learned? - Matt Flann


12:20 - 13:10    Today's VUCA world: opportunity or threat?

Overview of VUCA - Richard Casey

Key themes of change - Liz Somerville


On-Demand Sessions

Webinar    The true value of a high performing team - Carolyne Crowe

Webinar    Conflict resolution strategies for reception: top tips and tactics for the conflict front line Brian Faulkner

Webinar    BREXIT: how has it changed the recruitment landscape? - Andreia Villiers

The Profession Today: Recruitment and Retention

Saturday 27 March - Live Stream 3 | On-Demand Stream


Module Summary

Attracting, recruiting and retaining great vets and nurses is a critical part of building a successful team, and with the cost of a poor hire estimated to be £25-35,000, you want to get it right first time. This series of lectures will uncover some of the key factors to be aware of, and why it may be time to rethink the traditional approach


Live Programme Sessions

14:30 - 15:20    Build it and they will come: creating a vet and nurse friendly practice

Team perspective - Alan Robinson

Owner perspective - Ernie Ward


15:30 - 16:20    Desperately seeking vets and nurses: how do I make my practice stand out?   

Putting it up to Tinder - how to use social media in recruitment

Writing a compelling advert - Brian Faulkner


16:50 - 17:40    Good team players are found not made: how to choose wisely

Review of different tools and criteria for selection - Carolyne Crowe

How does this work in practice, how do you use the tools - Ernie Ward


17:50 - 18:40    I’ve got ‘em, now how do I keep 'em? The keys to retention   

Why culture matters - Ernie Ward

Intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation - Alan Robinson


On-Demand Sessions

Webinar    Beware the toxi achiever: successful teams are about we not me Carolyne Crowe

Webinar    The recruitment conundrum: we need you - do you need us? - Dave Nicol

Webinar    On fire or burning out? Why self care really matters Ernie Ward

Urogenital Tract Surgery

Saturday 27 March - Live Stream 4 | On-Demand Stream


Module Summary

Are kidneys keeping you up at night? This module delivers the answers to some key questions, with a focus on ensuring the basics are in place to achieve a comprehensive diagnosis, and allowing the development of the right management strategy for the patient. The module covers key biochemistry and urinalysis, acute kidney injury and nephrolithiasis.


Live Programme Sessions

10:00 - 10:50    The broken tap: when do we need a plumber?

Critical history, blood tests and urinalysis

Imaging the urogenital tract: what test when?


11:20 - 12:10    The leaking tap: what's new?

Identifying ectopic ureters: tips and tricks

USMI when medicine fails: what next? - Laura Owen


12:20 - 13:10    The burst pipe under the floorboards: how to spot urinary trauma?

Spotting urinary tract trauma    Ed Friend

Assessment of patient

Live panel discussion - Ed Friend & Laura Owen


On-Demand Sessions

Webinar    The blocked dog: what are the surgical options?

Webinar    Urinary tract trauma: working through case examples - Alasdair Hotston-Moore

Acute Abdomen

Saturday 27 March - Live Stream 4 | On-Demand Stream


Module Summary

Having a patient present with an acute abdominal problem is one of those situations where the entire veterinary team must spring into action. This module is designed to enable the veterinary team to develop a rational approach to the acute abdomen from initial presentation and triage, through to stabilisation and surgical management. Surgical techniques and equipment will be discussed, together with common pitfalls. Post-surgical complications can be devastating and require rapid and intensive intervention. Leaders in the soft tissue surgery field will outline the most current and effective methods for treating these - and avoiding them.

Prerecorded content includes useful tips for diagnosing gastrointestinal foreign bodies, laparoscopic techniques and best ways of obtaining abdominal organ biopsy.


Live Programme Sessions

14:30 - 15:20    Help! Acute abdomen: what do I do?

Presentation and triage of acute abdomen - Alison Moores

What is the immediate management, in terms of bloods, drugs and tests? - Jackie Demetriou


15:30 - 16:20    Stabilising the acute abdomen

Fluid therapy in acute abdomen - Jessica Herley

Anaesthetic considerations for the acute abdomen - Ian Self


16:50 - 17:40    Optimising surgical management of the acute abdomen

Surgical management of the acute abdomen - Jackie Demetriou

Otomies and ectomies in the acute abdomen: how to improve outcomes - Rob White 


17:50 - 18:40    How to deal with abdominal surgical complications

Post surgical complications: overview

Dealing with post operative peritonitis - Jane Ladlow


On-Demand Sessions

Webinar    Making the most of your exploratory laparotomy: how to avoid the peek and shriek

Webinar    Use of nursing care plans for acute abdomen

Webinar    How to be sure of GIT foreign bodies - Jane Ladlow

Webinar    Minimally invasive abdominal surgery: laparoscopy - Phil Lhermette

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Keynote

Speaker

Dr Ranj

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Orthopaedics


10:00 - 10:50

Getting the most from your orthopaedic exam in the lame dog

Presentation & live discussion - Ben Walton & Miranda Aiken


11:20 - 12:10

Is this lameness orthopaedic or neurological?

Live case based interactive session - Ben Walton & Miranda Aiken


12:20 - 13:10

My favourite orthopaedic myths

Presentation & live discussion - Bianca Hettlich & Miranda Aiken

Speakers
Ben Walton
Miranda Aiken
Bianca Hettlich
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Lunch & Exhibition
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Chronic Pain


14:30 - 15:20

What can be achieved in a ten minute consult

Presentations & live discussion - Matt Gurney & Samantha Lindley


15:30 - 16:20

Owner engagement in chronic pain

Presentations & live discussion - Matt Gurney & Samantha Lindley


16:50 - 17:40

Building a pain management plan: where to start

Presentation & live discussion - Samantha Lindley

Sponsored by



17:50 - 18:40

Drug management in chronic pain: when basics are not enough

Presentation & live discussion - Matt Gurney

Speakers
Matt Gurney
Samantha Lindley
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Re-run of Keynote

Speaker

Dr Ranj

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Keynote

Speaker

Dr Ranj

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Cytology for Vets and Nurses


10:00 - 10:50

Improving your practice's skills in cytology

Presentations & live discussion - Paola Monti & Butty Villiers


11:20 - 12:10

Is it cancer?

Presentations & live discussion - Laura Blackwood & Butty Villiers


12:20 - 13:10

Interactive cytology

Live case based interactive session - Paola Monti & Butty Villiers

Speakers
Paola Monti
Butty Villiers
Laura Blackwood
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Lunch & Exhibition
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Oncology Myths and Legends


14:30 - 15:20

Chemotherapy: common myths debunked

Presentations & live discussion - Owen Davies & Sarah Mason


15:30 - 16:20

How to deal with the incidental mass

Presentation & live discussion - Sarah Mason


16:50 - 17:40

The miracle cures: how to deal with Dr Google

Presentations & live discussion - Owen Davies & Sarah Mason


17:50 - 18:40

Client communication: it's a two way street!

Presentation & live discussion - Linda Ryan

Speakers
Sarah Mason
Owen Davies
Linda Ryan
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Re-run of Keynote

Speaker

Dr Ranj

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Keynote

Speaker

Dr Ranj

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Current Topics


10:00 - 10:50

Mastering uncertainty: communicating to inspire confidence

Presentations & live discussion - Carolyne Crowe & Alan Robinson


11:20 - 12:10

Lessons from lockdown: telemedicine is here to stay

Presentations & live discussion - Brian Faulkner & Matt Flann


12:20 - 13:10

Today's VUCA world: opportunity or threat?

Presentations & live discussion - Richard Casey & Liz Somerville

Speakers
Carolyne Crowe
Alan Robinson
Brian Faulkner
Matthew Flann
Richard Casey
Liz Somerville
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Lunch & Exhibition
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The Profession Today: Recruitment and Retention


14:30 - 15:20

Build it and they will come: creating a vet and nurse friendly practice

Presentations & live discussion - Alan Robinson & Ernie Ward


15:30 - 16:20

Desperately seeking vets and nurses: how do I make my practice stand out?

Presentation & live discussion - Brian Faulkner


16:50 - 17:40

Good team players are found not made: how to choose wisely

Presentations & live discussion - Carolyne Crowe & Ernie Ward


17:50 - 18:40

I’ve got ‘em, now how do I keep ‘em? The keys to retention

Presentations & live discussion - Alan Robinson & Ernie Ward

Speakers
Alan Robinson
Ernie Ward
Brian Faulkner
Carolyne Crowe
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Re-run of Keynote

Speaker

Dr Ranj

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Keynote

Speaker

Dr Ranj

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Urogenital Tract Surgery


10:00 - 10:50

The broken tap: when do we need a plumber?

Presentations & live discussion


11:20 - 12:10

The leaking tap: what's new?

Presentation & live discussion - Laura Owen


12:20 - 13:10

The burst pipe under the floorboards: how to spot urinary trauma?

Presentations & live discussion - Laura Owen & Ed Friend

Speakers
Laura Owen
Ed Friend
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Lunch & Exhibition
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Acute Abdomen


14:30 - 15:20

Help! Acute abdomen: what do I do?

Presentations & live discussion - Alison Moores & Jackie Demetriou


15:30 - 16:20

Stabilising the acute abdomen

Presentations & live discussion - Jessica Herley & Ian Self


16:50 - 17:40

Optimising surgical management of the acute abdomen

Presentations & live discussion - Rob White & Jackie Demetriou


17:50 - 18:40

How to deal with abdominal surgical complications

Presentation & live discussion - Jane Ladlow

Speakers
Alison Moores
Jackie Demetriou
Jessica Herley
Ian Self
Rob White
Jane Ladlow
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Re-run of Keynote

Speaker

Dr Ranj

Coming soon!