Now available to watch On Demand
Amar Latif, blind adventurer and TV presenter, delivered our special keynote speech on the first day of BSAVA’s Congress 2022
Stream the session in the virtual platform, for an uplifting and life affirming session; where Amar will be sharing his own stories and experiences of challenges overcome, showing us all how to use setbacks as a springboard for success, and how we can change our perspectives on life and happiness.
I’ve been told I ‘can’t’ throughout my life... But limitations are usually in our heads. Recognising that, and making decisions for what we want not what we think we can do, is very powerful and can propel us to do the seemingly unachievable.
I’m really excited to be presenting the keynote at Manchester Central. The veterinary profession has faced some incredibly difficult challenges with the pandemic. I understand some of that frustration and hope I can bring a little inspiration to see the world from a unique point of view.
Amar Latif is a blind traveller, entrepreneur and TV personality with an astonishing track record of facing up to major challenges. Due to an incurable eye condition, Amar lost 95% of his sight by the age of 18. Through sheer determination, he has managed to turn an unpromising tale of loss, into one of truly inspirational achievement.
Amar became known to millions through the groundbreaking BBC2 reality series, Beyond Boundaries (series 1), a jungle endurance expedition across Central America. Screened worldwide, this was a gruelling 220-mile trek on foot across the rugged interior of Nicaragua, from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast. Amar had to ford swollen rivers, cut through dense jungle, cross waterfalls, climb a 5,000 ft. active volcano and navigate the second largest lake in Latin America.
In 2004, Amar founded Traveleyes, the world’s first commercial tour operator to specialise in holidays for blind as well as sighted travellers. Traveleyes has opened the holiday travel industry to millions of blind and partially sighted people around the world, giving them the opportunity to walk with lions in Africa, sail the Ionian Sea and ski down Europe’s highest mountains. Amar continues to lead many of these group explorations himself; uncovering the countless wonders that world travel offers the senses.
With thanks to our keynote sponsor,
Amar Latif’s determination and unrivalled positivity is an excellent example to us all.BSAVA’s Congress 2022 has an incredible line-up of speakers and sessions, offering unrivalled high-quality CPD, as well as being one of the first opportunities for the veterinary community to come together since the start of the pandemic.
Laura Jenkins Zoetis