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 6th June 2017

Sessions

Topic

Speaker (s)

9.30 -10.30

Diagnosing and managing Canine Hyperadrenocorticism

Yvonne McGrotty

11.00 –12.00

12.00 – 1.00

2.00 – 3.00

How do we manage epileptic patients?

VHD2

Laser Therapy and Regenerative Medicine

Pablo Amengual

Jenna Richardson

Stephen Barabas

3.30 – 4.30

4.30 – 5.15

Update on Canine Addison’s Disease

Welfare cases: are we failing to deliver adequate veterinary attention?

Yvonne McGrotty

Mike Radford & Harry Haworth

 

 

Companion Animal Programme - Wednesday 7th June 2017

Sessions

Topic

Speaker (s)

9.30 -10.30

Shades of Violence: does the vet have a role in tackling abuse in animals and humans?

Freda Scott-Park

11.00 –12.00

12.00 – 1.00

2.00 – 3.00

Managing the respiratory consequences of brachycephaly: a practical guide

Difficult extractions made easy

IMHA/IMTP Bleeding Disorders

Liz Welsh


Norman Johnston

Craig Breheny

3.30 – 4.15

4.15 – 5.00

Common Cancers in Cats

Small animal cardiac cases – Interpretation of thoracic radiographs and ECGs

Juan Carlos Serra

Anne French

 

 

Equine Programme - Tuesday 6th June 2017

Sessions

Topic

Speaker (s)

9.30 -10.30

Headshaking: where are we now?

Dave Rendle

11.00 –12.00

12.00 – 1.00

2.00 – 3.00

Neurology: how to perform a confident clinical examination

Neurology: common cases in practice

Penetrating wounds:decision making down a black hole

Caroline Hahn

Caroline Hahn

Yvonne Elce

3.30 – 4.30

4.30 – 5.15

Degloving wounds: how to promote effective healing

Welfare cases: are we failing to deliver adequate veterinary attention?

Yvonne Elce

Mike Radford & Harry Haworth

 

 

Production Animal Programme - Wednesday 7th June 2017

Sessions

Topic

Speaker (s)

9.30 -10.30

Shades of Violence: does the vet have a role in tackling abuse in animals and humans?

Freda Scott-Park

11.00 –12.00

12.00 – 1.00

2.00 – 3.00

Prevention of calf diarrhoea

Ticks and the diseases they carry-what is the research telling us?

Fluid therapy in calf diarrhoea

Dai Grove-White

Nick Jonsson

Dai Grove-White

3.30 – 4.15

4.30 – 5.00

Recent trends in liver fluke disease in the UK

Infectious abortion in sheep-is it still a serious problem?

Phil Skuce

Heather Stevenson

 

 

Nursing Programme - Tuesday 6th June 2017

Sessions

Topic

Speaker (s)

9.30 -10.30

Rabbit and Guinea Pig Anaesthesia

Madonna Livingstone

11.00 –12.00

12.00 – 1.00

2.00 – 3.00

Life through a Lens – Blood and Urine Microscopy

VHD2

General Anaesthesia – Understanding ECG/CO2

Yvonne McGrotty

Jenna Richardson

Laura Parker

3.30 – 4.30

4.30 – 5.15

Nursing the Oncology Patient and Palliative Care

Welfare cases: are we failing to deliver adequate veterinary attention?

Sam Fontaine

Mike Radford & Harry Haworth

 

 

Business Management Programme - Wednesday 7th June 2017

Sessions

Topic

Speaker (s)

9.30 -10.30

Shades of Violence: does the vet have a role in tackling abuse in animals and humans?

Freda Scott-Park

11.00 –1.00

2.00 – 3.00

      Handling difficult client and colleague situations

How times have changed! Why marketing in veterinary practice is a must

Nick Steele

Darren Mackintosh

3.30 – 4.15

4.15 – 5.00

Getting the best out of your team – A simple yet important approach to managing your team

The importance of training and development in a veterinary practice

Darren Mackintosh

Sally Clarke

 

 

AGM - 5.15pm Tuesday 6th June 2017

Conference Dinner - Tuesday 6th June 2017
Pre-dinner drinks 7.00-8.00 pm; Dinner 8.00 pm
After-dinner speaker