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BSAVA Congress 2024: Your Journey to Veterinary Excellence

Buckle up for a program packed with veterinary knowledge, inspiration, and practical skills that will empower you to take your career to the next level.

Feeling unsure if you've missed a stop? Don't worry we've got you covered!  Here you can access the BSAVA Express map, with all the stops and details so you can chart your course to veterinary excellence with confidence!

First Stop, the Programme of BSAVA Congress 2024!

Programme

 

Welcome to the first stop on our exciting journey through the BSAVA Congress 2024 Programme!

Get ready to dive into a world of veterinary knowledge and inspiration that will leave you feeling empowered and ready to tackle any challenge.

Main Programme

Explore diverse topics like Canine & Feline, Exotics, Diabetes, Drug Stewardship, and Emergency & Critical Care through interactive lectures, engaging case studies, and insightful panel discussions.

Day in the Life of

Witness medical specialists tackle real-time emergency and critical situations, gaining invaluable insights into their decision-making process. Watch the video for a taste of learning adventure. 

 

Practicals

Hone your skills in ultrasound, cytology, surgical techniques, and more under the guidance of expert instructors in our interactive Practical Village.

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Clinical Abstracts

Be at the forefront of veterinary science with captivating oral and poster presentations, and discover cutting-edge research shaping the future of animal care.

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Wellbeing Zone

Recharge and reconnect with dedicated sessions on managing moral stress, fostering psychological safety, and embracing happiness in the profession.

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Exhibition Theatre

Explore the latest innovations, connect with leading companies, and gain practical insights through live demonstrations.

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Expanding your Knowledge

Enhance your learning with CPD offerings directly from exhibitors, maximising your time and gathering product knowledge while networking with industry leaders.

Don’t have a full pass? Upgrade your pass now to get access to:

  • Interactive lectures, insightful panel discussions, and engaging case studies tailored to your interests and learning style.
  • Day in the Life of sessions, which bring everyday scenarios to life. See medical specialists manage emergency and critical situations in real-time.
  • And more

Upgrade Today to Secure Your Spot

 

Second Stop, the Exhibition!

Exhibition

 

Exhibition & Exhibitors: Explore, Connect, and Learn within our exhibition.  Visit our diverse array of exhibitors to learn about the latest developments and innovations – see the latest lineup of exhibitors to help you plan your visit.

Meet Exhibitors

Make time to engage with the activities taking place during Congress.

Connect & Collaborate: Trade stuffy networking for beachy vibes! Connect, and collaborate, at Hill's sponsored Beachside - the fun zone with relaxed lounge vibes. Unwind and share Congress stories with your peers! ️

Hands-On Learning: Step into the Practical Village where theory meets practice! Explore interactive sessions and skill-enhancing workshops. Refine your techniques, gain confidence, and leave feeling empowered to face any challenge.

Recharge & Reflect: Need a moment of zen and a chance to explore your personal and professional development? The Wellbeing Zone awaits! Unwind in the Peaceful Quiet Zone and recharge your batteries for another action-packed day, while exploring our diverse program of CPD-accredited activities, including yoga! Remember, taking care of yourself is key to fulfilling the BSAVA Congress experience.

Explore our Wellbeing Programme and elevate your team's holistic wellbeing.

Inspiration on Stage: Grab a front-row seat at the Exhibition Theatre. Witness compelling talks and presentations from industry experts and thought leaders. Be inspired, gain fresh insights, and stay at the forefront of veterinary best practices.

Clinical Abstracts: Be at the forefront of veterinary science with captivating oral and poster presentations. Witness groundbreaking research and discover the future of animal care.

Fun & Games: Want a break? Immerse yourself in the Arcade! Challenge colleagues, laugh, and unwind. It's the perfect spot to lighten the mood and reconnect with your playful side. The legendary BSAVA Treasure Trail is back, bigger and better than ever. Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, hidden clues are scattered throughout the exhibition to test your mettle and steer your course towards the chance of winning our grand prize - a £2,000 shopping spree! 

Savour the Flavours: Refuel and mingle in our inviting catering areas. Discover a variety of delicious options to keep you energised throughout the day. Good food + good company = unforgettable memories!

Stay Charged: Never miss a beat! Top up your devices at our convenient Power Bar. Stay connected, capture your learnings, and document every inspiring moment of Congress 2024.

Exclusive Comfort & More:

BSAVA Lounge: Enjoy meaningful conversations and a comfortable break in the BSAVA Lounge.

PetSavers: Visit the PetSavers stand to learn how their vital research and funding efforts are enhancing the lives of pets, and explore unique fundraising opportunities to contribute to this worthwhile cause.

BSAVA Publications Stand: Expand your professional library with cutting-edge veterinary literature.
 
BSAVA Volunteers Lounge: A dedicated space to appreciate and connect with our incredible volunteers.

 

Third Stop, Social Events

Socials

 

Your VIP ticket aboard the night train to the Congress Social Events! 

Congress is a great place to meet others from the small animal veterinary community in a relaxed setting at the exhibition welcome drinks on Thursday and party night on Friday.

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Thursday 21 March – Exhibition Welcome Drinks

Immerse yourself in a post-lecture celebration at our drinks reception, hosted on the buzzing exhibition floor.

  • Unwind after a busy day of learning.
  • Reconnect with pals, mingle with colleagues, and network with industry insiders – all while sipping on a complimentary drink (make that two)!
  • Be sure to visit our Partner Elanco and all other exhibitors on their stands, as they may offer extra special happy hour goodies!  

All registered attendees are invited to join us at this free event, entry is included with your Congress pass. Share the fun, guests are welcome! 

The Welcome Drinks are complimentary to all attendees but please ensure you have reserved a place during your booking journey – refer to your registration confirmation email to check. If you wish to book your place contact congress@bsava.com

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Friday 22nd March -  CLUBVet isn't just your average party

Get ready to leave the conference room behind and join our partner, VetPlus, the leading name in veterinary nutraceuticals, for an unforgettable after-hours experience.

  • An energetic atmosphere with top-notch music.
  • Capturing hilarious memories in our fun photo booth.
  • Cheersing with four (yes, four!) complimentary drinks at the bar.
  • Connecting with colleagues in a relaxed, upbeat atmosphere.

This isn't just a party; it's a unique blend of fun and professional enrichment. Mingle with industry leaders, discuss insights from the day's sessions, and celebrate your passion for veterinary medicine in a dynamic environment.

Tickets are selling fast with only a limited number now available.  If you can’t buy a ticket due to popular demand, check availability by emailing congress@bsava.com – we will be holding a waitlist.


See you on the dance floor!

Next Stop, the Programme of BSAVA Congress 2024!

Programme

 

Your BSAVA Express journey continues, and the next stop: is a treasure trove of learning.

The excitement of BSAVA Congress 2024 is buzzing, and we understand the sheer volume of information can be overwhelming. That's why we're circling back to the "Programme" stop, bursting with opportunities to enhance your veterinary expertise.

Ignite Your Learning Appetite:

With over 140 hours of CPD across three action-packed days, the BSAVA Congress programme caters to everyone in the veterinary profession. Here's a taste of what awaits:

  • Advances in Diabetes: Unravel the mysteries of feline SGLT-2 inhibitors, master tricky cases, and explore future advancements in both canine and feline diabetes.
  • Drug Stewardship: Join forces with industry experts to tackle antimicrobial resistance, learn responsible prescribing practices, and safeguard the environment.
  • Advanced Nursing: Unleash your potential as a registered veterinary nurse with practical techniques like aural examinations, ultrasound, and dental anesthesia. 🩺
  • Cardiology: Become a master of echocardiography, explore cutting-edge treatment options, and even peek into the future of AI-powered heart care. 🫀

And so much more! Dermatology, Culture, Exotics, Leadership for All, and more await your exploration.

The Learning Doesn't Stop There!

Practical Village: 

One of the most popular features returns – the Practical Village! Experience valuable, hands-on learning at no extra cost. Explore "stores" offering:

  • Dentistry: Get your hands on an iM3 dental setup and find out how to get the best images by ensuring your patient is in the best position for their dental x-ray.
  • Tailors Suturing: Come along and practice your suturing technique with Ethicon. Try new materials and knots with our experts on hand to guide you through it.
  • Medical Centre: Find out the “what, why and when” of the basic ultrasound controls at the medical centre. Try out your abdominal or PoCUS techniques and ultrasound-guided techniques on dedicated phantoms.
  • Supermarket: Prep Room Dash - Go head-to-head with a friend or colleague to see who can get their prep room table ready the quickest.

Plus, explore A&E, the Bistro, the Cinema, the Opticians, and much more!

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Immerse Yourself in Real-Life Scenarios:

Witness real-time veterinary action with "Day in the Life of":

  • Manage an RTA dog: Respond to trauma, manage client emotions, and make crucial decisions.
  • The Primary Care Nurse: Navigate diverse cases, from chemo patients to critical surgeries, alongside a dedicated nurse.
  • And more!

Enhance your learning with CPD offerings directly from exhibitors, maximising your time and gathering product knowledge while networking with industry leaders.

Don’t have a full pass? Upgrade your pass now to get access to:

  • Interactive lectures, insightful panel discussions, and engaging case studies tailored to your interests and learning style.
  • Day in the Life of sessions, which bring everyday scenarios to life. See medical specialists manage emergency and critical situations in real-time.
  • And more

Upgrade Today to Secure Your Spot

This is just a glimpse into the vast knowledge waiting to be explored! So, get ready to choose your learning adventure, and fill your bags with valuable insights and skills!

Fourth Stop, Manchester!

Manchester

Get ready to immerse yourself in this vibrant city's rich history, cultural landmarks, and unforgettable veterinary experiences.

Our BSAVA Express is pulling into its next exciting stop: Manchester! Get ready to explore a city brimming with rich history, captivating cultural gems, and, of course, the unforgettable veterinary experiences awaiting you at the BSAVA Congress 2024.

Beyond the world-class presentations and workshops, Manchester welcomes you with open arms. Craving charming market towns and traditional pubs? Venture beyond the city and discover the diverse boroughs of Greater Manchester. Whether you seek historical echoes or modern thrills, Manchester is your canvas to paint your own unforgettable experience.

To truly unlock the secrets of Manchester, delve into the Visit Manchester Insider’s Handbook. With its curated recommendations, you'll be navigating the city like a local in no time!

Whether you are visiting for one day, the duration of Congress, or extending your stay take a look at our destination page where we also have links to your Meet in Manchester Delegate Welcome (for special offers around the city), and to the Visitor Pass for sightseeing in and around Manchester.

Don't forget the after-hours fun and Manchester nightlife! 

Looking for somewhere good to eat out in the evenings of Congress?

Do you want to book a meal with friends before CLUBVet on Friday? Check out the vast array of venues with something for everyone no matter what atmosphere or cuisine takes your fancy.

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Manchester – Where Accessibility Reigns:

Rest assured, getting to and around Manchester is a breeze! Thanks to its integrated transport network, it's easily accessible from across the UK and beyond.

Whether you're arriving from:

  • London: Just a 2-hour train ride away, putting you in the heart of the action in no time.
  • Edinburgh: A scenic 3-hour journey connects you to this northern gem.
  • International destinations: Over 200 non-stop routes make Manchester your global gateway.

Choosing Your Travel Mode:

  • By Road: Hit the open road with ease through well-maintained motorways and highways.
  • By Air: Manchester Airport (MAN) boasts excellent connections to major cities worldwide.
  • By Rail: Numerous mainline stations, including Manchester Piccadilly, offer convenient arrival points.

Manchester awaits with its blend of tradition, innovation, and warm hospitality. So, pack your bags, grab your curiosity, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the UK!


 

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