Congress 2019 Programme

After 2 years in development we are delighted to announce a packed programme of over 450 hours of lectures, brand new streams and over 100 international experts planned for April 2019.

Designed by volunteer vets and nurses to address the current needs of the profession, April 2019 features a unique blend of the latest science with clinically and practically relevant content.

Among many highlights, next year will feature an Advanced Practitioner stream, content delivery in accessible formats, and a lecture theatre within the exhibition floor meaning access to latest industry insight and relevant CPD from leading companies. Due to popular demand the ophthalmology stream makes a return in 2019, and well-received cardiology sessions will have an increased capacity, while an interview format will be available in immunology. 

Our new stream of non-clinical CPD, Beyond the Clinics, received a fantastic reception in 2018 and we continue to provide this holistic support with lectures including how to drive day-to-day efficiencies, looking after physical health and how to build a career by design.

Changes to the printed programme

Please be aware of the following amendments to the printed version of the Congress Programme:

  • Rosa Da Costa will now be presenting the following Clinical Abstract 'Effect of dog ownership experience on the uptake of preventative health care practices reported by puppy owners'
  • Each lecture by Matt McMillan will now be presented by Liz Leece
  • Emergency thoracic and abdominal radiology – Thursday 14:00 has now been relocated to Boulton and Faraday Rooms at Austin Court.
  • Endocrinology Clinical Abstracts – Thursday 14.05 – 15.35 has now been relocated to Exec Room 1 of The ICC.


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Congress 2019 Proceedings

Delve deeper into our programme with the digital version of the proceedings. It contains speaker biographies, lecture introductions and key learning objectives for all streams.

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Get hands on at Congress

Extend your Congress experience by practicing essential techniques with dedicated experts. Each wetlab, practical or small group session is designed to give you confidence in key areas so you can return home inspired to use new skills in practice.

Book your place when you register for Congress - or give us a call on 01452 726720.

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Our speakers 

In April, our hand-picked selection of over 100 international experts will deliver 450 hours worth of the latest scientific developments and clinically relevant techniques. Take a look at who's speaking at BSAVA Congress below.

Our speaker directory