About Congress

BSAVA Congress, 5-8 April 2018

Birmingham, UK

April 2018 will see 4 packed days of quality CPD from international experts, a thriving exhibition showcasing the latest products, innovations and services alongside a series of stunning social events. 

Congress 2018 programme preview

We are delighted to announce the a preview of the 2018 Congress programme. Click here to take a look.

Registration for Congress 2018 will open in October 2017.

Opening Times

Opening Times

Arena Birmingham Registration Opening Times

Wednesday 4 April 10:00 – 19:00
Thursday 5 April 07:30 – 18:30
Friday 6 April 07:30 – 18:30
Saturday 7 April 07:30 – 18:30
Sunday 8 April 08:00 – 13:00

Exhibition opening times

Thursday 5 April: 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 6 April: 09:00 - 18:30
Saturday 7 April: 09:00 - 18:30
Please note the exhibition is closed on Sunday 8 April.

Venue Address

Venue Address

Lectures are held throughout the ICC - Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA, UK
The exhibition is held next door within Arena Birmingham (foremly the Barclaycard Arena) - King Edwards Rd, Birmingham B1 2AA, UK

Travel and Accommodation

Take a look at our pages here for the latest travel and accommodation information.

Where's my delegate pack?

Your delegate badge, lanyard and tickets will be sent out from February onwards. Your delegate bag and programme will be available to collect from various locations on arrival - more information on what to do on arrival will be available before Congress opens.

Download the Congress App

The development teams are busy preparing the 2018 Congress App which will be available to download in March 2018.

Accessibility Information

Both the ICC and Barclaycard Arena have facilities for disabled visitors, but there is also the option to book a manual wheelchair free of charge from the security control room, please call +44 (0)121 780 4949.

Please contact us if you need any assistance with your arrangements at Congress. For those with a hearing impairment, an induction loop system is available in all halls. Hearing loops are available to collect at any time from the information desk on the foyer of Hall 3. To make any of the aforementioned arrangements, or if you have any other special requirements, please contact a member of our team on 01452 726 720 or emailing congress@bsava.com.

What comes with my Congress registration?

All lecture passes include:

  • Complimentary access to the Congress Exhibition
  • 1 drinks voucher and 1 complimentary lunch for each day of registration
  • A downloadable copy of the proceedings and a printed copy available on request
  • A Congress rucksack with your programme along with exclusive exhibition vouchers and offers
  • BSAVA members also get access to the Congress Podcasts which are available to watch 2-3 weeks after Congress

How many CPD points can I get from attending?

Vets can claim a maximum of 31 hours and Veterinary nurses 30 hours from attending Congress.

We supply a self-certified certificate in each delegate bag that you can complete with the lectures you attended.

Future Congress Dates

BSAVA Congress 2018, 5-8 April
Birmingham, UK

BSAVA Scottish Congress 2018, 22-23 September
Glasgow, UK 

BSAVA Congress 2019, 4-7 April
Birmingham, UK

BSAVA Scottish Congress 2019, 7-8 September
Glasgow, UK 

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