The Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) and The Association of Government Veterinarians (AGV) have released details of their upcoming Spring conference on 23rdMarch 2019. Entitled A new world: breaking down barriers and building resilient vets it is, as always, expected to be a relaxed, friendly conference that will not be scared to discuss critical issues of the day.
Confirmed speakers include Keith Sumption from FAO discussing how the skills needed to deliver good veterinary services in the developing world is the same as those in the developed world. Niall Connell and Lizzie Lockett from RCVS will be discussing working through adversity and practical tips for vets working for or on behalf of the government. Carolyne Crowe will talk about practical tips to thrive at work and Alan Wight from APHA will pose the question: who is more resilient vets or zoonotic diseases?
The weekend kicks off on Friday evening with an informal dinner. Saturday daytime is filled with lectures and discussion, culminating with the conference dinner on Saturday evening. As always the Twitter Hashtag competition is back! Why not start now with #ResilientVets.
The undergraduate poster session returns. The VPHA is sponsoring students from the vet schools of the UK and Ireland to attend so that they can present their posters in person. More details are available from the VPH teachers at each school or on the VPHA website.
A full programme of lectures and a booking form is available on both the VPHA and AGV websites: www.vpha.co.uk and www.agv.org.uk. There is a prize draw for early birds. If you require any more details feel free to contact Peter Moore, the conference co-organiser on firstname.lastname@example.org