Know before you go

Take a look below for some final tips to ensure you have the best Congress experience possible.

Opening Times

Barclaycard Arena Registration Opening Times

Wednesday 5 April 10:00 – 19:00
Thursday 6 April 07:30 – 18:30
Friday 7 April 07:30 – 18:30
Saturday 8 April 07:30 – 18:30
Sunday 9 April 08:00 – 13:00

Bag Collection at the ICC

Thursday 6 April 08:00 – 11:00

Exhibition opening times

Thursday 6 April: 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 7 April: 09:00 - 18:30
Saturday 8 April: 09:00 - 18:30
Sunday 9 April: 09:00 - 14:00

Contact Us

The Congress phoneline has now closed until 2pm on Tuesday 4th April. Please email with your query and we will get back to you as quickly as we can. 

When you arrive

Do you have your registration documents already?

You don't need to go to registration. Follow signs for the bag collection point, located at the Barclaycard Arena entrance 'E' by the Malthouse Bridge, collect your bag (which includes your programme, exhibition guide and exhibition vouchers) and enjoy yourself at Congress! Bag collection is also available at the ICC on Thursday only, between 8am - 11am. 

Did you register after 29th March?

Your delegate pack will be available to collect from the document collection area next to registration in the Barclaycard Arena. Just enter the Barclaycard Arena via entrance E, head up the stairs and follow signs to document collection. 


Congress 2017 programme

A printed copy will be available when you pick up your delegate bag, but why not start planning which of our first-class lectures you will attend with this digital version.

Take a look


Changes to the printed programme

Please be aware of the following lecture changes:

Change of Room

Practice Standards Scheme: how can the new awards work for you
Thursday, 17:45 - 19:15 – now in Hall 6

Change of speaker and lecture title

Thursday – Exec Room 2, 09.00-09.45, 10.00-10.45, 11.00-11.45
Leverage your PMS for better business outcomes
Kevin Sparks, Director of Customer Facing Solutions

Friday – Exec Room 8, 14.30-17.30
Culture is Cash: Understanding the connection between your culture and your bottom line.
Mike Clare and Rory Berry

Saturday - Exec Room 7, 09.00-09.45, 10.00-10.45, 11.00-11.45
Leverage your PMS for better business outcomes
Kevin Sparks, Director of Customer Facing Solutions

Change of schedule

Celebrating Science, Saturday
Lodges, Austin Court
11:05 - The scientific shop window: what are journals for? - Nick Jeffery, Vicki Adams and Andy Sparks
12:00 - Evidence-based medicine in practice – and how SAVSNET can help: risk factors for Pseudomonasotitis -  Sue Paterson
14:05 - How to run a successful Journal Club - and make it interesting! – Rachel Dean, Nick Jeffery, Adrian Boswood, Faye Swinbourne and Aoife O’Sullivan

Congress 2017 Proceedings

Delve deeper into our programme with the digital version of the proceedings. This detailed document contains speaker biographies, lecture introductions and key learning points for the veterinary, nursing, management and open to all streams.

Hard copies will be available to request throughout BSAVA Congress from the bag collection points in the Barclaycard Arena and from the information desk on Thursday morning in the ICC.

Take a look

The Veterinary Information Network have also made the 2017 Proceedings available online - click here to take a look. 

Plan your trip to the exhibition

Choose from over 200 companies all focused on the small animal vet. Take a look at the complete exhibitor directory along with our exhibitor news and plan which companies to visit at Congress.





Download the Congress app

The new 2017 Congress app is available now! Ensure you make the most of your time at Congress by downloading this essential app from the Google Play Store for Android devices and Apple App Store for iPhone/iPad.

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Getting to Congress

Take a look at our travel page and start planning your journey to Birmingham. 

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BSAVA Scottish Congress 2017

The 2–3 September will see Scottish Congress return to  Glasgow for 2 days of first-class lectures and networking. You can find out more via the link below, or head to the BSAVA Balcony at Congress to pick up a copy of the programme and registration form. Don't forget BSAVA Congress delegates get a unique discount on registration.

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