CONFERENCE PROGRAMME & EVENT DETAILS

 

Conference information

There will be a packed exhibition hall with 50 Exhibitor stands, with some of the leading animal health companies as well as the VMD, AMTRA, COWS and SCOPS

Again, for this Conference – Day one will start with a keynote speaker, who we are delighted to announce is Abi Seager, the CEO of the VMD. All delegates will then be able to attend a range of workshops (all earning CPD points) which will include relevant thought-provoking topics.

On Day two, we focus on a range of topics relevant to today’s world in animal health and welfare. For the 2024 event, these sessions will be split into “Farm Animal” and “Companion Animal & Equine” delegates can of course move between the two topics

As soon as the programme is finalised, we will confirm the title of the session, the name of the speaker and the number of CPD points available. We expect there will be around 55 points available to SQPs, over the course of the two days.

Two day programme as at end of October 2023 – Subject to change and more detail to follow.

Monday 22nd January – Jointly sponsored by Boehringer – Elanco – Zoetis

10.00 – 10.30 Conference and Exhibition Opens

Tea and Coffee available – Sponsored by Norbrook

Session One: 12 CPD Points
10.30 – 11.00 Abi Seager CEO Veterinary Medicine Directorate

11.00 – 12.30 Choice of two workshops

Morning sessions a choice of the following

  • George Aspey, Harper Adams University – “Changes and Opportunities” Helping employers to guide their staff in taking the SQP exam and become qualified with the AMTRA qualification.
  • Industry leaders panel, background, current issues, what’s in the future, plus question time. Abi Seager VMD, Dawn Howard NOAH, Cat McLaughlin RUMA, Jonathan Statham AHWBE

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch & Exhibition Networking
Tea and Coffee available – Sponsored by Norbrook

14.00 – 15.30 Choice of two workshops

  • Workshop to cover FEC and evidence-based prescribing and include Rob Howe to cover integrated parasite control. With support from SCOPS and COWS (12 CPD points)
  • Alison Lambert Onswitch – “People buy from people – Be more human, connect and influence your customers” (10 CPD points)

16.00 – 17.00 Happy Hour Drinks Reception – Free bar* offering Wine & Bottled Beer within the Exhibition area in the Palace Suite (*Upper limit applies) Sponsored by Chanelle

17.30 Exhibition Hall will close for the night

18.45 – 19.15 Complimentary AHDA Champagne reception Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception in Kings Suite. Sponsored by Lodi

19.15 Gala Dinner – Sponsored by Datamars Kings Suite, to include: The Chris Hamilton memorial award, AMTRA Awards, Prize Draw in aid of ‘Mind your head’ part of Yellow Wellies.
Guest speaker Alfie Moore.

Tuesday 23rd January

Tuesday 23rd January – Farm Animal Workshop

Session Three: Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim (11 CPD points)
09.00 – 09.30 Sioned Timothy Boehringer Ingelheim “Practical Parasite Planning”
09.30 – 10.00 Lesley Stubbings & Stephen Dawson – SCOPS – “The latest on the OP Sheep dip Code of Practice”
10.00 – 10.30 Jonathan Moore, Veterinary Technical Services Manager Chanelle – “What are generic medicines?”
10.30 – 11.15 Coffee and Tea Break – Sponsored by Norbrook

Session Four: Sponsored by Elanco (7 CPD points)
11.15 – 11.45 Matt Colston Elanco – “Looking after the worms – Why should farmers pick up more shhhhhh!”
11.45 – 12.15 Peter Stoker Datamars – “Why weigh and treat correctly?”

12.15 – 13.15 Lunch & Exhibition Networking

Session Five: Sponsored by Zoetis (9 CPD points)
13.15 – 14.00 Patricia van Veen Zoetis – “Multiple-active anthelmintics”
14.00 – 14.30 Dan Griffiths Norbrook – “Pain Management in Youngstock”
14.30 – 15.00 Tea and Coffee Break – Sponsored by Norbrook

Session Six: Joint session in Kings Sponsored by Datamars (8 CPD points)
15.00 – 15.30 John Millward VMD Head of Inspections & Enforcement Division – What to expect from your next inspection
15.30 – 16.00 AHDA Implementation of Enhancing Responsible Prescribing

Tuesday 23rd January – Companion and Equine – Sponsored by Pets at Home

Session Three: Sponsored by Boehringer (11 CPD points)
09.00 – 09.30 Esther Rawlinson Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health UK – “Sustainable equine worming”
09.30 – 10.00 Alison Pyatt, VMD –“Anthelmintic resistance in horse parasites”
10.00 – 10.30 Emily Hall, Net-Tex – “Health and welfare of backyard poultry”

10.30 – 11.15 Coffee and Tea Break– Sponsored by Norbrook

Session Four: Sponsored by Elanco (7 CPD points)
11.15 – 11.45 Ian Wright Elanco – “Responsible and effective flea and tick control”
11.45 – 12.15 Jonathan Moore, Veterinary Technical Services Manager Chanelle – “What are generic medicines?”
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch & Exhibition Networking

Session Five: Sponsored by Zoetis (8 CPD points)
13.15 – 13.45 Wendy Talbot National Veterinary Manager Equine Zoetis – “Best practice use of anthelmintics”
13.45 – 14.05 Sarah Hormozi UK Pet Food – “What’s new from UK Pet Food”
14.05 – 14.30 Simon Freear – The Complete Pet Company – “Supplements for dogs, cats and horses”

14.30 – 15.00 Tea and Coffee Break– Sponsored by Norbrook

Session Six: Joint session in Kings – (8 CPD points)
15.00 – 15.30 John Millward VMD Head of Inspections & Enforcement Division – “What to expect from your next inspection”
15.30 – 16.00 AHDA – “Implementation of Enhancing Responsible Prescribing”