Affiliate CPD


Here you can find upcoming CPD from BSAVA affiliates.

BVRSMA: The Shoulder Conundrum – from the pet to the elite sport dog - 17th October

The British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association (BVRSMA) invite you to attend their online CPD: The Shoulder Conundrum – from the pet to the elite sport dog. The session will consider the diagnosis, treatment and recovery of patients, focusing on supraspinatus and biceps tendinopathies. Speakers include Dr Giliola Spattini, Darryl Millis, Amanda Morgan and Lowri Davies.

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EAVDI-BID Autumn Meeting - 1st and 2nd November

Have you ever wondered if radiologists are providing their colleagues with the information they need to effectively manage their urogenital cases? Our programme this year contains a surgical and medical panel discussion where our radiologists will find out if there is anything else we can do to help with tricky urogenital cases. We also have a fabulous film reading session, scientific abstracts, a urogenital case series and our AGM to look forward to. EAVDI-BID is also delighted to announce that Dr Ronny Sandu will join us on Monday November 1st to present a general overview of hybrid imaging, particularly PET and SPECT CT. Dr. Sandu is a consultant radiologist who’s areas of expertise are trauma, oncology and hybrid imaging. Please click the link below to view the full programme. 

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SAMSoc Autumn 2021 poster competition - 3rd November

We are looking for interesting case reports or research presentations for our online pre-BSAVA Congress meeting, to be held during our online event on Wednesday 3rd November 2021. Our goal is to allow more people an opportunity to share experiences with colleagues.

Successful submissions will count towards a poster presentation for ECVIM credentials. 

We would request all candidates record a three-minute poster pitch presentation and a digital poster.

Shortlisted candidates will be eligible for free registration for the whole day.

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SAMSoc Autumn conference 2021 - 3rd November

Veterinary surgeons are invited to attend the SAMSoc Autumn 2021 meeting on Wednesday, 3rd November. 

Topics covered include an updates on Brucellosis and the feline pancytopenia investigation in addition to chronic pain in medicine cases.

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BVDSG Meeting - 6th November 2021

The British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group (BVDSG) would like to welcome you to their Autumn Meeting entitled “Cutaneous Oncology”. This meeting will again be a VIRTUAL meeting hosted by ELearning.Vet ( and will take place on Saturday 6th November 2021 as a single day meeting.

The meeting will take on a slightly different format this year, following valuable feedback from our members, and will consist of shorter, bite-sized 20-minute lectures from renowned expert speakers Ana Lara Garcia, Chiara Penzo, Gerry Polton, Benito de la Puerta, Sarah Danson and Audrey Petite.

The programme is fabulous and will cover pathogenesis, principles of therapy, mast cell tumours, lymphoma, melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and novel diagnostics and therapeutics.

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VCS Autumn Meeting - 12th and 13th November

We are delighted to announce our upcoming autumn meeting. This will be a hybrid meeting, which will be hosted at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth and we are looking forward to welcoming those who wish to attend face-to-face. We will also be streaming the meeting live for those delegates who are unable to attend in person. 

The programme is varied this year, covering endocarditis and myocarditis (with particular reference to SARS CoV-2 infection), with a range of other cardiac topics. We are excited to welcome back Professor John Bonagura from North Carolina State University, who will lead interactive discussion around cases of acquired heart disease and echocardiographic techniques. 

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BVOA Autumn Meeting - 18th-20th November

The last few years have seen a shift in pet demographics: French Bulldogs have all but replaced Labradors as the UK’s favourite breed, Dachshund numbers are on the rise, and UK dog numbers have increased by up to 3 million in the last year (refs: kennel club, Statista). Our clinical caseloads have reflected, or are likely to reflect, these changes, and we want the BVOA membership to be informed and prepared!

The BVOA Autumn Meeting will explore the impact of breed in Small Animal Orthopaedics. We will hear from Mr. Ian Seath, a change-management consultant who also happens to be Director of the Kennel Club and Chairman of the Dachshund Breed Council, amongst other roles. Ian will educate us on the structures and activities of the Kennel Club and breed health societies. We’ll also be joined by Dr. Ian Varley, an exercise physiology expert who will talk to us about genetic factors in human performance and susceptibility to stress fractures. Dr. Dan O’Neill, from the RVC and VetCompass, will help us explore breed and other risk factors for canine joint disease, as well as highlight the value of epidemiology to the veterinary orthopaedic surgeon.

Of course, we will also be joined an impressive array of clinical and clinical-research speakers including Prof. Sorrel Langley-Hobbs, Prof. Eithne Comerford, Prof. Gail Smith (via video link), Dr Ulrike Strohmeier and Mr Mark Lowrie, to explore the impact of breed in susceptibility to orthopaedic diseases, clinical decision-making and our role, as experts in the musculoskeletal health of veterinary patients, in breeding and public education. All the usual conditions will be covered: CCL disease, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, HIF, inherited feline conditions, IVDD…etc!

Ample time will be allowed for discussion, and delegates should arrive armed with their most pressing and probing questions relating to “Unnatural Selection: the Clinical Impact of Breed in Small Animal Orthopaedics"

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