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Virtual Congress 2022

Over 10,000 veterinary professionals signed up for VC2022

The Webinar Vet’s Virtual Congress has quickly gained its reputation as THE place to go for online CPD/CE for vets globally.

It’s the world’s largest and longest running online veterinary congress, with some of the best speakers on the most relevant veterinary topics. Over 10,000 veterinary professionals from over 150 countries registered to attend the live event this year, and enjoyed a range of sessions delivered by over 30 expert speakers over 6 days.

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Expert Speakers

Hear from expert speakers sharing their knowledge and insights with you! Some of our speakers at VC2022 are…

Which webinars will you have access to?

The RCVS Mind Matters Symposium

From the RCVS Mind Matters Initiative. Approximately a third of vets have experienced depression at some point in their career. In this webinar we are going to look at the most up to date research on how we can support our mental health. We will explore the evidence for using exercise, diet, mindfulness, breathwork, talking therapies and even anti depressants. It’s definitely not all in your mind and most of the recent research is focused more on lifestyle changes than on medications and talking therapies.

From the RCVS Mind Matters Initiative. This talk will cover some of the difficult thoughts and feelings associated with living at a time of climate and nature crisis, in a non-pathologizing way, as well as what we can do for ourselves and each other to feel more resilient and optimistic. We will discuss various areas of support available. We will cover recent research in two fields that are rapidly growing: what young people are thinking and feeling about the climate crisis (Eco anxiety, climate grief, eco distress etc. – which is relevant to many of us whatever age we are) as well as Nature Connectedness. The latter refers to the human relationship with the natural environment that goes beyond simply spending time in, or passing through, green and blue spaces. It refers to an interaction with the natural world that offers people meaning, emotional support and enhances a sense of compassion, including for the natural world itself. We will consider how these issues are interrelated and what implications this has on an individual, community and larger scale: we will explore how collective actions of Nature’s care (nature friendly gardening, tree planting, greening school playgrounds, regenerating blue and green spaces in urban and rural settings etc.) would offer individual and collective benefits to health, mental health and wellbeing (including on eco anxiety) as well as reducing the impacts of the climate crisis.

The Royal Canin Symposium

This Q&A session will highlight the main differences and similarities between cats and dogs suffering from cognitive dysfunction. Prevalence, diagnosis, management and prevention will be discussed, with a focus on their application in the clinical setting.

This session will look at how we can detect, in just one visit, cats at risk of developing chronic kidney disease using artificial intelligence.

The VC2022 Sustainability Summit & Veterinary Green Awards

This session will give ideas to vets in practice as to how to become more sustainable in practical and straightforward ways, using the template and examples in the Greener Veterinary Practice Checklist (https://vetsustain.org/resources/vet-practice-checklist).

April from Investors in the Environment will present how using core environmental management principles will help your practice reduce its environmental impact and enjoy a range of benefits to the business too. She will show several veterinary case studies to inspire your busy practice to take its own steps to improve.

We will discuss the key elements of IVC Evidensia’s Positive Pawprint strategy, covering the three pillars of People, Planet and Pets, and outlining IVC Evidensia’s commitments and initiatives in each of these areas.

  • Mitigating the environmental impact of surgery in veterinary practice
  • Techniques to reduce the environmental impact of veterinary anaesthesia
  • RCVS sustainability project overview

The first ever veterinary green awards ceremony. Hosted by Anthony Chadwick, showcasing the practices and individuals who are sustainable in the profession. Includes a conversation with Richard Scott, Director of the National Wildflower Centre, and a roundtable discussion hosted by Gudrun Ravetz with Ellie West, Laura Higham and Helen Gould. Congratulations to all of the award winners!

The NationWide Laboratories Symposium

Hypercalcaemia is a common finding in both dogs and cats. In the dog common presentation is PUPD and hypercalcaemia is a differential that must be excluded when PUPD is the presenting clinical sign. In the cat, clinical signs are often vague with anorexia as the most common clinical sign. The webinar will focus on pathogenesis and discuss parathyroid dependent as well as parathyroid independent hypercalcaemia. The difference between total calcium and ionised calcium will be discussed and its use in diagnosis along with the parathyroid hormone as well as the use of parathyroid related hormone, vitamin D and calcitriol. Sample management and submission will also be covered. Treatment will be mentioned at the end but will not be extensively discussed.

This is aimed at veterinary surgeons and vet nurses who have started or wish to start preparing and interpreting their cytology in-house. It will not be fully comprehensive but will cover the most common situations encountered in practice where cytology may be useful for diagnosis. The aim is to enable you to interpret about 70% of cytology that you will see in practice.

The WikiVet Student Evening

A panel discussion with a range of veterinary professionals in diverse roles, providing graduates with a more in-depth understanding of potential career opportunities.

Diagnostic Imaging

These two sessions will introduce a range of clinical cases with their imaging findings. The cases will be chosen to fulfil the learning objectives, which are principally to get the most out of your imaging modalities and to recognise the advantages and limitations of these techniques and when advanced imaging is required to make a diagnosis.

Additional Sessions

A clinical perspective of foot and mouth disease. The aim of this talk is to share my interest in FMD control as a component of animal health management in endemically infected regions; as well as the critical message of early detection in the UK.

This webinar will cover the many causes of lower respiratory tract disease in cats. Included in the discussion will be consideration of the common and less common causes, from asthma to potassium bromide administration. We will highlight many infectious causes that are now being recognised with increasing frequency, e.g. Mycoplasma species, Bordetella bronchiseptica, lungworm, mycobacterial infections, Toxoplasmosis and cowpox virus, to name but a few.

We will review the importance of the physical examination, and discuss in detail the many different diagnostic options available when investigating these cases. We will also include tips on investigation without using expensive equipment.

This webinar will be a very case orientated and practical approach to the treatment or management of cats with lower respiratory tract disease.

We will discuss the practical management of many different conditions, including asthma and chronic bronchopulmonary disease, with the how and why of using inhaled medications. The treatment of a number of primary and secondary infectious causes of lower respiratory tract disease in cats will also be discussed, including Mycoplasma species, Mycobacterial infections, Cowpox virus, Toxoplasmosis, Aelurostrongylus abstrusus, and Eucoleus aerophilous (aka Capillaria aerophila), among others.

This webinar will discuss getting nutrition, hygiene and colostrum management right. Kate will also talk about the appropriate use of antibiotics and engaging with farmers and the approach to the investigation of neonatal ill health.

A recent survey showed over 50% of lambs were given antibiotics at birth as part of management and disease control. Many farmers have relied on antibiotic use to prevent disease and losses, and have thought it was the right thing to do.

We need to encourage a move away from this approach and the webinar will outline a practical approach to neonatal lamb health including Getting nutrition, hygiene and colostrum management right.

With the current feed prices, the cost of production on farms is rising and many farmers may be forced out of business. As feed is 65-70% of costs and many farms ‘waste’ 10% of the feed, anything the vet can do to reduce feed wastage will significantly impact the farm’s sustainability.
The presentation would be useful for all population animal veterinarians.

A summary of why antimicrobial resistance on farms is of interest and what threat this poses to people as well as an overview of the evidence of risk factors for antimicrobial resistance presence and development on farms.

This webinar covers how to obtain useful ultrasonographic images of the equine abdomen. It also covers the normal ultrasonographic appearance of the abdomen and looks at both common and less common abnormalities.

Successfully rearing puppies is a complex process and while there is a lot of veterinary advice available for puppy caregivers in relation to promoting the physical health of their new family member, there is often less information available about their emotional health. This presentation will explore the importance of emotional and cognitive health in canine patients and explain the role of the veterinary practice in safeguarding these at the same time as ensuring good physical health.

This webinar is aimed at helping people working in the veterinarian profession to understand more about sleep, to worry less about sleep and to feel less tired and bothered about the effect that sleep problems have on their lives. By the end of the course, most people will be experiencing improved functioning and will be more relaxed and content. The course is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy principles. ACT has a very good evidence base for helping people with sleep pre-occupation disorders and insomnia.

This lecture focuses on the two most common approaches for cryptorchidectomy, the standing laparoscopic approach and the recumbent inguinal approach. The surgical technique will be discussed, along with considerations such as testicular size and location, presence of adhesions due to previous surgical attempts, instrumentation, patient behaviour, etc.

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Enjoy our Sustainability Summit

We are proud to have hosted our Sustainability Summit during VC2022, including the first ever Veterinary Green Awards.

Helping to combat climate change is incredibly important to us, and we wanted to showcase what industry leaders are doing to promote sustainability both personally and professionally. 

We also hosted the first ever veterinary green awards ceremony in the evening, where the Green Award for Most Green Veterinary Practice and Most Green Veterinary Individual were also announced. Congratulations to the wonderful and inspiring winners! 

 

Our Sustainability summit green partners

NationWide Laboratories

NationWide Laboratories are committed to delivering a positive difference to animal health through high quality service and products.

They offer innovative products, technology and laboratory services needed to operate an efficient veterinary practice.

Visit their website here.

IVC Evidensia

Building the world’s best veterinary group.

IVC Evidensia is Europe’s largest veterinary care provider comprising an expansive network of clinics, hospitals and out-of-hour centres based across 17 countries. We invest in our people, premises and processes to provide clinical excellence.

DAily breakdown

Virtual Congress 2022

Programme

RCVS – Mind Matters Initiative
Understanding the mind body link and how we can learn from it – Dr Claire Gillvray

RCVS – Mind Matters Initiative
Living with the climate crisis: what do we need to know about eco anxiety, nature, wellbeing and resilience? – Catriona Mellor

Royal Canin Conversation Series: Cognitive dysfunction in the ageing pet – differences and similarities between cats and dogs – Florence Vessieres and Nathalie Dowgray

ROYAL CANIN® Vet Services: Renal Detect – Early Detection of Cats at Risk of CKD – Marie Anne Hours

Sustainability Summit:

Sustainability in Practice – using the Greener Veterinary Practice Checklist and making your pledge! – Justine Shotton and Becky Sedman 

Upskilling your practice – April Sotomayor

IVC Evidensia Positive Pawprint Strategy – Sarah Heath and Alistair Cliff

Vet Futures – Sustainability in practice: how to reduce the environmental impact of veterinary surgery – Zoe Halfacree, Ellie West & Susan Paterson

Sustainability Summit Evening: 

The Veterinary Green Awards – Hosted by  Anthony Chadwick. With Richard Scott, Gudrun Ravetz, and finalists of the veterinary green awards. | Sponsored by Nationwide and IVC Evidensia

NationWide LaboratoriesHypercalcaemia in Dogs & Cats – Dr Stacey Newton

NationWide Laboratories –  Basic Cytology – Trevor Whitbread

WikiVet – 101 Ways to Use Your Vet Degree! – A Panel event.

Interactive case studies in diagnostic imaging (2 hours) – Professor Mike Herrtage

A clinical perspective of foot and mouth disease – Neil Sargison

Feline Lower Respiratory Tract disease – practical case-based treatment options – Danielle Gunn-Moore

Feline Lower Respiratory Tract Disease – a practical look at the causes and diagnosis, including the increasingly prevalent infectious causes – Danielle Gunn-Moore 

Practical approach to neonatal lamb health – Kate Hovers 

Reducing feed wastage – keeping your clients in business – John Carr 

Developing emotional intelligence in puppies – Sarah Heath

A Practical guide to Equine abdominal ultrasonography – Zoe Gratwick

Cryptorchid surgery – which approach to take? – Carolyn E. Arnold

The Webinar Vet’s Virtual Congress has quickly gained its reputation as THE place to go for online CPD/CE for vets globally.

It’s the world’s largest and longest running online veterinary congress, with some of the best speakers on the most relevant veterinary topics. Over 10,000 veterinary professionals from over 150 countries registered to attend the live event this year, and enjoyed a range of sessions delivered by over 30 expert speakers over 6 days.

Date Time (GMT) Topic Speaker
Mon 17th Jan 19:00-20:00 RCVS - Mind Matters Initiative
Understanding the mind body link and how we can learn from it.
Dr Claire Gillvray
20:00-21:00 RCVS - Mind Matters Initiative
Living with the climate crisis: what do we need to know about eco anxiety, nature, wellbeing and resilience?
Catriona Mellor
Tue 18th Jan 19:00-20:00 Royal Canin Conversation Series: Cognitive dysfunction in the ageing pet – differences and similarities between cats and dogs Florence Vessieres and Nathalie Dowgrey
20:00-21:00 ROYAL CANIN® Vet Services: Renal Detect - Early Detection of Cats at Risk of CKD Marie Anne Hours
Wed 19th Jan
Sustainability Summit
14:00-17:00 Sustainability in Practice – using the Greener Veterinary Practice Checklist and making your pledge!

Upskilling your practice

IVC Evidensia Positive Pawprint Strategy

Vet Futures - Sustainability in practice: how to reduce the environmental impact of veterinary surgery

Justine Shotton and Becky Sedman

April Sotomayor

Sarah Heath & Alastair Cliff
Zoe Halfacree, Ellie West & Susan Paterson
19:00-21:00 The Green Awards Anthony Chadwick Sponsored by Nationwide and IVC Evidensia
Thu 20th Jan 19:00-20:00 Hypercalcaemia in Dogs & Cats Dr Stacey Newton Sponsored by Nationwide
20:00-21:00 Basic Cytology Trevor Whitbread Sponsored by Nationwide
Fri 21st Jan 19:00-20:30 WikiVet - 101 Ways to Use Your Vet Degree! Various
Sat 22nd Jan 10:00-12:00 Interactive case studies in diagnostic imaging Mike Herrtage
Available from 10:00 to Sunday 23rd Jan A clinical perspective of foot and mouth disease. Neil Sargison
Available from 10:00 to Sunday 23rd Jan Feline Lower Respiratory Tract Disease – a practical look at the causes and diagnosis, including the increasingly prevalent infectious causes Danielle Gunn-Moore BSc(Hon), BVM&S, PhD, MANZCVS, FHEA, FRSB, FRCVS, RCVS Specialist
Available from 10:00 to Sunday 23rd Jan Feline Lower Respiratory Tract disease – practical case-based treatment options Danielle Gunn-Moore BSc(Hon), BVM&S, PhD, MANZCVS, FHEA, FRSB, FRCVS, RCVS Specialist
Available from 10:00 to Sunday 23rd Jan Practical approach to neonatal lamb health. Kate Hovers BVSc CertSHP MRCVS
Available from 10:00 to Sunday 23rd Jan Developing emotional intelligence in puppies Sarah Heath
Available from 10:00 to Sunday 23rd Jan Reducing feed wastage – keeping your clients in business John Carr BVSc PhD DPM DiplECPHM MRCVS
Mark Howells M.A., Vet.M.B., D.B.R. (Dist.), M.R.C.V.S., Director
Available from 10:00 to Sunday 23rd Jan A Practical guide to Equine abdominal ultrasonography Zoe Gratwick
Available from 10:00 Cryptorchid surgery – which approach to take? Carolyn E. Arnold 
Available from 10:00 to Sunday 23rd Jan The paradoxical sleep effect Mike Scanlan
Available from 10:00 to Sunday 23rd Jan Antimicrobial resistance on farms; What do we know so far? Andrea Turner

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