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 Trust is indebted to its membership and to pharmaceutical companies’ support to continue its work.

The Programme

Companion Animal Programme - Tuesday 11th June 2019

Sessions

Topic

Speaker (s)

9.30 -10.30

Plenary: Antimicrobial stewardship in Humans and Animals – where are we and where are we going?

Tim Nuttall and William Malcolm

11.00 –12.00

12.00 – 1.00

Wildlife Medicine in First Opinion Practice

Radiography – tricky cases in Practice

Romain Pizzi

Caroline Gordon

2.00 – 3.00

Approach to the diagnosis of weight loss: what to do when the clinical exam gives you no clues?

Sarah Caney

3.30 – 4.20

4.30 – 5.10

Canine & feline behaviour in practice – a whistle-stop tour

Arthritis: The canine chronic pain epidemic.    Essentials in management.

Kevin McPeake

Hannah Capon

 

 

Companion Animal Programme - Wednesday 12th June 2019

Sessions

Topic

Speaker (s)

9.30 -10.30

Plenary: Imagine a World without Antibiotics and Practical Antimicrobial stewardship

Tim Nuttall and William Malcolm

11.00 –12.00

12.00 – 13.00

Dealing with difficult wounds

Small Animal Zoonosis – Healthy pets, healthy people

Richard Coe

Susana Ramos

2.00 – 3.00

ECG interpretation for dummies like me

Geoff Culshaw

3.30 – 4.15

4.15 – 5.00

The brachycephalic anaesthetic

Neurotoxicities

Andrew Bell

Efa Llewellyn

 

 

Equine Programme - Tuesday 11th June 2019

Sessions

Topic

Speaker (s)

9.30 -10.30

Plenary: Antimicrobial stewardship in Humans and Animals – where are we and where are we going?

Tim Nuttall and William Malcolm

11.00 –12.00

12.00 – 1.00

PPE disasters, a case-based discussion

Update on Skin Tumours

Malcolm Morley

Derek Knottenbelt

2.00 – 3.00

Management of acute colic in the field: when to refer

Malcolm Morley

3.30 – 4.20

4.20 – 5.10

The non-weight bearing horse

Euthanasia options

Jamie Christie

Derek Knottenbelt

 

 

Production Animal Programme - Wednesday 12th June 2019

Sessions

Topic

Speaker (s)

9.30 -10.30

Plenary: Imagine a World without Antibiotics and Practical Antimicrobial stewardship

Tim Nuttall and William Malcolm

11.00 –12.00

12.00 – 1.00

Help there’s a chicken in the waiting room!

Where are we now with Johne’s disease control?

Barbara Watson

Karen Stevenson

2.00 – 3.00

Getting the best out of farm animal vaccines

Alex Corbishley

3.30 – 4.30

4.15 – 5.00

Unpleasant surprises – why farm vets should never forget notifiable disease

Panel discussion – where have all the farm vets gone?

Sheila Voas

Graham Baird

 

 

Nursing Programme - Tuesday 11th June 2019

Sessions

Topic

Speaker (s)

9.30 -10.30

Plenary: Antimicrobial stewardship in Humans and Animals – where are we and where are we going?

Tim Nuttall and William Malcolm

11.00 –12.00

12.00 – 1.00

Preventative healthcare in older cats

Geriatric anaesthesia

Sarah Caney

Claire Roberts

2.00 – 3.00

Optimising geriatric patient care through nutritional support

Susan Campbell

3.30 – 4.30

4.30 – 5.15

Canine and feline behaviour in practice –  a whistle- stop tour

Arthritis: The canine chronic pain epidemic.    Essentials in management.

Kevin McPeake

Hannah Capon

 

 

Business Management Programme - Wednesday 12th June 2019

Sessions

Topic

Speaker (s)

9.30 -10.30

Introduction to the customer journey, understanding key touch points

Alison Lambert

11.00 –12.00

12.00 – 13.00

The Digital touch point and the role of digital engagement. Introducing web chat.

Delivering #FirstCallResolution – top tips to making the phone count

Susie Samuel

 

Alison Lambert

2.00 – 3.00

Delivering #FirstCallResolution – defining a good consult

Alison Lambert

3.30 – 4.30

4.30 – 5.00

The Vital Role of word of mouth – reputation management and Net Promoter Scores

Practical action planning for each Customer Journey quadrant

Susie Samuel

Alison Lambert and Susie Samuel

 

 

AGM - 5.15pm Tuesday 11th June 2019

Conference Dinner - Tuesday 11th June 2019
Pre-dinner drinks 7.00-8.00 pm; Dinner 8.00 pm (Partners Welcome)
After-dinner speaker -

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