BSAVA Northern Ireland Conference 2013
- Radiation therapy
- Palliative care
Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June 2013
Armagh City Hotel
Rachel Burrow BVetMed CertSAS CertVR DiplECVS MRCVS
Jessica Lawrence DVM DACVIM (Oncology) DACVR (Radiation Oncology) MRCVS
Mary Marrington MA VetMB CertSAM DipECVIM-CA (Onc) MRCVS
Samantha Fontaine BSc DipAVN (Medical) RVN
Why is oncology important?
Cancer is one of the most commonly encountered diseases in small animal practice. It is estimated that at least one in four dogs and one in six cats will develop a malignant tumour during their lifetime. Many of these neoplastic conditions are manageable within the practice setting. Veterinary clients are increasingly well-informed and want the highest available level of care for their pets. As such oncology is one of the most rapidly expanding fields in veterinary medicine with many recent advances over the last few years.
Widely accepted as one of the most friendly and sociable opportunities for CPD, and never known to skimp on the quality of lectures, the Northern Ireland Companion Animal Weekend for vets and nurses has once again produced an outstanding programme.
Our lecturers have provided us with a broad spectrum of topics centred on oncology but encompassing the wider aspects of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and palliative care. We all see oncology cases every week so this conference is ideal for you to update your knowledge. There will be something for everyone as, for the first time, we are holding a general practitioner and an advanced stream for vets on the Saturday as well as a full programme for nurses.
NI Conference regulars will note that we have kept the 2012 format for our weekend. Those of you that register early for the whole weekend will get the maximum amount of CPD for considerably less than it cost last year and still have a day of your weekend free to relax!
Also new to our conference this year is "Party Night". We hope you'll join us for this - it's shaping up to be a fun night! After an excellent meal, the BVNA Nurse of the Year Awards will be announced followed by dancing to Freefall with late bar and DJ.
Day delegates are most welcome but we hope that many of you will take advantage of Armagh City Hotel's competitive pricing and treat yourself to an overnight stay after experiencing our new Party Night.
Online registration is now open (please note prior registration with the website is required)
Missed the early bird discount?
Never fear, we can help with our "Bring a friend" offer.
Vets & Nurses get 20% off brochure registration price if you name a friend who is already registered for the event.
20% off registrations for two vets/nurses or combination of the two registering and paying at the same time
This offer ends on Friday 24 May
To take up this Bring a Friend offer, Vets must telephone BSAVA HQ on 01452 726700 (Nurses, please contact VetNI direct)
please note this offer is not available online