The Conference

The conference aims to provide topical and useful education targeted at Veterinary Surgeons in practice in a setting where there is ample opportunity to meet informally with speakers, colleagues, pharmaceutical and equipment representatives.  Bookings may be made for the full conference, one day or a half day.  Practices may opt to mix and match, by paying the full conference fee and sending delegates on different days or half days.  Partners are welcome to join delegates at the conference dinner on Tuesday evening.

The Venue

Stirling Court Hotel is set in 300 acres of parkland with the spectacular backdrop of wooded hillsides and the Wallace Monument. The centre is a member of the Conference Centres of Excellence Consortium, providing high quality service and delivery.   With the National Swimming Academy’s 50m swimming pool, a state of the art fitness suite and 9-hole golf course all located within the spacious grounds of ‘the most picturesque university campus in Europe’, delegates can exercise their bodies as well as their minds during their stay.

Stirling is within easy reach of Glasgow and Edinburgh.  The town has been at the centre of Scotland’s history for 1,000 years and is known as the “Gateway to the Highlands”.  For more details visit the website: www.explore-stirling.com.  

The main aims of this charitable organisation are to:

  • organise the annual CPD Conference in Stirling
  • award grants to vets to allow CPD attendance
  • support local CPD initiatives

 

The Programme

Companion Animal Programme - Tuesday 12th June 2018

Sessions

Topic

Speaker (s)

9.30 -10.30

The Recruitment Revolution:
Your Values, Your Career

Ebony Escalona, Danny Chambers & Ben Sweeney

11.00 –12.00

12.00 – 1.00

New treatments for atopy (what’s changed?)

Why should you use physiotherapy?

Donald MacTaggart

Mirjam Coert

2.00 – 3.00

Case based interactive session on wound management

Georgie Hollis

3.30 – 4.30

4.30 – 5.15

Diff Quik, – your hopes and expectations!

Thoracic Trauma – tips for success

Ronnie Barron

Emily Thomas

 

 

Companion Animal Programme - Wednesday 13th June 2018

Sessions

Topic

Speaker (s)

9.30 -10.30

Vets: Stay, Go or Diversify Panel
It’s your career: take charge of it!

Ebony Escalona, Danny Chambers & Ben Sweeney

11.00 –12.00

12.00 – 13.00

Echocardiography in practice – what can I do?

Common Diseases in Birds and Reptiles

Craig Devine

Kevin Eatwell

2.00 – 3.00

Interactive cases in neurology

Kate Stalin

3.30 – 4.15

4.15 – 5.00

Feline heart disease – diagnosis and treatment

Pugs & Persians: managing those difficult corneas

Craig Devine

Vikki Halliday

 

 

Equine Programme - Tuesday 12th June 2018

Sessions

Topic

Speaker (s)

9.30 -10.30

The Recruitment Revolution:
Your Values, Your Career

Ebony Escalona, Danny Chambers & Ben Sweeney

11.00 –12.00

12.00 – 1.00

Equine foot balance for performance and soundness

Has 15 years of MRI changed our understanding and treatment of equine foot conditions?

Stewart Armstrong

Sarah Taylor

2.00 – 3.00

An update in modern equine dentistry

Richard Reardon

3.30 – 4.30

4.30 – 5.15

Update on Oestrus Suppression Techniques

Management of mares for Chilled Artificial Insemination

James Crabtree

James Crabtree

 

 

Production Animal Programme - Wednesday 13th June 2018

Sessions

Topic

Speaker (s)

9.30 -10.30

Vets: Stay, Go or Diversify Panel
It’s your career: take charge of it!

Ebony Escalona, Danny Chambers & Ben Sweeney

11.00 –12.00

12.00 – 1.00

Care and Treatment of the Recumbent Cow

Pain Management in Farm Animals

Paul Wood

Kathryn Ellis

2.00 – 3.00

Improving veterinary engagement with sheep clients

Phillipa Page

3.30 – 4.15

4.15 – 5.00

Experiences of Assisting Dairy Farmers with
Selective Dry Cow Therapy

An Overview of animal and human health in Malawi:
a veterinary perspective

Mark Crawshaw

Eithne Leahy

 

 

Nursing Programme - Tuesday 12th June 2018

Sessions

Topic

Speaker (s)

9.30 -10.30

The Recruitment Revolution:
Your Values, Your Career

Ebony Escalona, Danny Chambers & Ben Sweeney

11.00 –12.00

12.00 – 1.00

Match that scratch- a guide to in house cytology

The Emergency Database: What is it, and why do we love it?

Tori Robinson

Emily Thomas

2.00 – 3.00

Physiotherapy tips for nurses

Mirjam Coert

3.30 – 4.30

4.30 – 5.15

Wounds

Nursing neurological patients

Georgie Hollis

Zoe Hatfield

 

 

Business Management Programme - Wednesday 13th June 2018

Sessions

Topic

Speaker (s)

9.30 -10.30

Vets: Stay, Go or Diversify Panel
It’s your career: take charge of it!

Ebony Escalona, Danny Chambers & Ben Sweeney

11.00 –1.00

     Front of House focus:
“You had me at hello!”
“You still had my goodbye!”

Brian Faulkner

2.00 – 3.00

What does the world think of your practice?
Social Media workshop- Part 1

Nick Steele

3.30 – 5.00

What does the world think of your practice?
Social Media workshop- Part 2

Nick Steele

 

 

AGM - 5.15pm Tuesday 12th June 2018

Conference Dinner - Tuesday 12th June 2018
Pre-dinner drinks 7.00-8.00 pm; Dinner 8.00 pm (Partners Welcome)
After-dinner speaker - Niall Connell

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