A comprehensive programme of virtual regional CPD will be launched by the BSAVA next month. Regions Now, a series of 12 online events which have been organised by the BSAVA’s regional committees will run from September 2020 until March 2021. Each event will begin with a pre-recorded 1-hour introductory lecture, available up to a week before the main live session.
The BSAVA’s mission to provide its members with a range of opportunities for high quality CPD has been challenged by the Covid-19 pandemic; however, BSAVA staff and volunteers have been working hard to create a new virtual platform of events so the regions can continue to receive an outstanding CPD provision.
The main attraction of Regions Now will be a 90-minute session involving a live lecture delivered via the Zoom app, and a question and answer session with the main speaker. For a week after that session, there will be an online discussion forum, allowing participants to offer observations about the lessons learned and describe their own experience in handling cases with relevant disease conditions.
Beckie Smith, who has helped create the programme of online training in her role as BSAVA’s Chair of Regions said: “One of the main attractions of the Association‘s regional CPD activities is the sense of community that has built up around the local groups, which gather the various regional meetings. This is something we are keen to maintain as we adopt new approaches to CPD provision in the virtual world.”
The programme will begin with a focus on feline infections organised by the East Midlands Committee, which includes a lecture by BSAVA President, Professor Ian Ramsey. The online content for this session will be available from the week beginning 7 September, ahead of the main event on the following Monday.
The sessions are free for BSAVA members and £50.00 (incl. VAT) for non-members. Members of the particular region hosting the event will be given priority booking for that event although the events are open to members around the country.
You can now book the event of your choice for Regions Now in September here.
To become a BSAVA member, visit the member categories page here. To find out more about the BSAVA regions, visit the regional page here.