Come together for great CPD!

Our programme of world-class CPD embodies all that is small animal veterinary medicine. With 33 different topics, intertwined with our short format lectures, debates, interactive sessions, and Day in the Life of Dramas — back by popular demand! — you can't help but be inspired.

Never miss out! With so much scientific content to choose from it can be hard to pick a session without the worry of missing out on another great topic. That's why we will be recording our main live lectures for you to enjoy from the comfort of home or the practice after the main event has ended. A full 3-day ticket holder will have full access to all recordings, and for day tickets you can catch up on the sessions that were running on that day!

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Programme at a glance... Modules

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Friday 24 March

Saturday 25 March

Abdominal imaging techniques
Challenges in the diabetic cat
The collapsing dog: a neurology/ cardiology conundrum
Association charity vets
Important dentistry tools
Preventative healthcare: behaviour, nutrition & obesity
Geriatric care in veterinary patients
Rehabilitation: soft tissue injuries
Day in Life of: geriatric healthcare
Advanced anaesthesia
The RVN's role in the care of exotic species
Urinary surgery: uroliths & incontinence
The dyspnoeic cat: views from cardiology, medicine & ECC
Ophthalmology: brachycephalic ocular problems and solutions
Anaesthesia: exploring the role of the nurse in veterinary anaesthesia
Orthopaedics: hips, knees & fractures
Oncology: round cell tumours
Day in Life of: end of life care
Neurodiversity in the veterinary profession: raising awareness
Time management

...Learning Styles

Everybody learns differently and we all need a bit of variation in the day to keep us alert and learning at our best. That's why the scientific programme is made up of different learning styles

Lectures | The concept is simple: two speakers, two short presentations on a specific aspect or perspective on a topic, followed by a Q&A session! 

Interactive | Your opportunity to engage and vote on cases, images, results and personal experiences. These can be excellent opportunities to apply knowledge learnt elsewhere in the day in a practical way.

Discussion | One of our novel areas! Using a debate/discussion forum to explore different view points on ethical challenges we face as vets.  

Day in the Life of | In the “real world” of veterinary medicine things don’t happen like a lecture! There are so many other influences over the outcome of cases and decision making. Through a combination of live acting, clinical CPD, paraprofessional skills and interactive discussions these sessions will give you the opportunity to explore how to deal with real-life every day events to support yourself and your team. 

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Programme FAQs

To access the main scientific programme you will need a delegate lecture pass. For 2023, we have day tickets as well as full 3-day ticket options.

Day ticket holders can only attend the lectures on the day of the ticket. Exhibition Ticket holders are not able to attend the main programme, however there are a number of free CPD sessions in the Exhibition Theatre, Wellbeing Zone and Practical Village that are open to all!


Choose to attend the full conference — aka the best Congress experience! Or, if you just want to network and do business, opt for the Exhibition Only ticket. Whichever you choose, we can't wait to welcome you!

Delegate Lecture 1-Day & 3-Day Passes include:

  • The full conference experience — access all areas of the event on your ticket day(s)
  • Entry into the Exhibition Hall to meet industry reps and enjoy the feature areas, the Wellbeing Zone and visit the Exhibition Theatre for extra free CPD
  • Access to all Main Programme CPD : lectures, discussions, interactive sessions and free drop-in practical CPD, on the ticket day(s)
  • Access to the Exhibitor Theatre CPD — with sessions run by our exhibitors and non-clinical streams
  • Access to the Practical Village CPD — drop in for a free hands-on practical workshop. No need to book!
  • Access to the Wellbeing Zone — offering a range of workshops, lectures, and resources focussed on wellbeing. Plus a quiet room hosted by EventWell.
  • Complimentary Lunch and refreshments on the ticket day(s)
  • Post-event access to the lecture recordings , that will be available to stream on demand via the BSAVA Library. Day pass holders will have access to the lecture content from the day attended and full passes include all recorded content.

Exhibition Only 1-Day Tickets include:

  • Entry into the Exhibition Hall on the ticket day(s) to meet with industry reps and colleagues, or enjoy one of the feature areas
  • Access to the Exhibitor Theatre CPD — with sessions run by our exhibitors and non-clinical streams
  • Access to the Practical Village CPD — drop in for a free hands-on practical workshop. No need to book!
  • Access to the Wellbeing Zone — offering a range of workshops, lectures, and resources focussed on wellbeing. Plus a quiet room hosted by EventWell.
  • NB : Lunch is not included with exhibition only tickets. Refreshments can be purchased from a dedicated Catering Point.

Don't forget, a Lecture Pass will give you full access to the exhibition hall whilst you are there, so you don't need to book an extra separate exhibition only ticket for the same day.

With 22 modules, there are over 132 hours of available CPD at BSAVA Congress 2023!

Each lecture and practical workshop equals: 20-30 minutes = 0.5 CPD Point or 40-60 minutes = 1 CPD Point.

Available by attending sessions within the main programme, practical workshops, Abstracts and the Exhibition Theatre, you can collect a total of 6 hours of CPD per day.

Additional CPD can be obtained each day by attending our practical drop in sessions or the lectures taking place in the exhibition theatre.

Keep an eye on your inbox after the event as we will be sending all delegates a self-completing CPD certificate by email, for you to record your attendance.

 The programme and the exhibition will take place under one roof, at Manchester Central!

The main programme is delivered in the following rooms within Manchester Central.

  • Central 5,6,7
  • Charter 1
  • Chart 2&3
  • Cobden 3&4
  • Exchange 8,9,10
  • Exchange Auditorium
  • Exchange Hall

The Exhibition and Exhibitor CPD (Exhibition Theatre) will take place in Central Hall.

CLUBvet is taking place at Revolutions Deansgate on the Friday evening.

During the breaks, all attendees are welcome to enjoy complimentary refreshments and lunch, served at the catering points located in Central Hall.

A floorplan of the venue is included in the event Guide, available in your delegate bag!

Sessions will be Open to All in 2023!

The scientific programme offers a number of sessions that are aimed at the Veterinary Nurse! 

However, you will see that we no longer divide the programme by "vet", "nurse" or "practice manager" streams. This is because we want our content to be available to everyone in the practice.

Some of the module titles directly refer to the RVN's role, and we will be adding lecture summaries to the programme very soon, so you can see if the content that will be delivered is suitable for you.

Registration Opening Times:

Wednesday, 22 March 2023 12:00 — 20:00
Thursday, 23 March 2023 07:00 — 19:20
Friday, 24 March 2023 07:30 — 18:00
Saturday, 25 March 2023 07:30 — 18:00

Exhibition Opening Times:

Thursday, 23 March 2023 08:00 — 19:20
Friday, 24 March 2023 08:30 — 17:50
Saturday, 25 March 2023 08:30 — 15:50

Lecture Opening Times:

Thursday, 22 March 2023 09:00 — 17:50
Friday, 24 March 2023 08:30 — 17:35
Saturday, 25 March 2023 08:30 — 17:35

Whilst Congress 2023 is back to full in-person learning, we will be recording the majority of our scientific programme so delegates can catch up on any missed session(s) after the event!

Delegates with a full 3-day lecture pass will have access to all the on-demand content! Those with a 1-day lecture pass, will have access to the recorded lectures of that day only.

On-demand content will be available via the BSAVA Library after the live event has ended. Instructions on how to access the content will be sent out by the team when the content is ready to view!

There is no additional cost to view the on-demand content if a full or day lecture pass is purchased to attend Congress 2023 in Manchester.

Exhibition Ticket holders will not be able to access the on-demand recordings.

View the  #BSAVA23 Scientific Programme!

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