ESVOT and BVOA announce programme for joint 2016 conference

27 April 2016

The European Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and Traumatology (ESVOT) and the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association (BVOA) have just announced the programme for the upcoming collaborative conference in London arranged for 8-10 September 2016.

Open to any veterinarian or member interested in orthopaedics and traumatology, the conference, which comprises a joint meeting between ESVOT and BVOA , is the largest gathering of veterinary orthopaedic experts and practitioners in the world, and aims to share research and best practice on the latest cutting-edge developments in orthopaedics and traumatology.

The conference, to be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEII CC) in Westminster, includes a large faculty of the highest quality international speakers and authorities in orthopaedics from USA, UK, Australia and Europe. There is a keynote lecture from Dr Ben Goldacre, medic, academic, blogger and author of bestselling book, ‘Bad Science’ amongst others.

Pre-congress activities include wetlabs, drylabs and seminars on ‘Osteoarthritis and Chronic Pain’ and ‘Canine Sports Medicine’, to be held at the University of Surrey and QEII CC respectively with a chance to learn new surgical techniques from the international experts at the Surrey labs.

On Thursday 8th September, there’s a complimentary one day symposium for final year veterinary students and first-year graduates on ‘getting started in orthopaedics’ which is designed to provide an insight into the world of orthopaedic surgery and to inspire aspiring students and new graduates to take up the mantle. On Saturday 10th September there is a one day symposium for veterinary nurses on ‘advanced veterinary orthopaedic nursing’.

Throughout the conference, there will be a commercial exhibition where delegates can meet with companies providing products and services to support orthopaedic and mobility issues in dogs and cats.

ESVOT President, Professor John Innes, who is also chairing the ‘student and new graduate symposium’, commented: “This conference is a unique opportunity to learn about the latest orthopaedic advances and techniques and to benefit from the experience of some of the leaders in this field. It covers cutting edge techniques for specialists and advanced practitioners, as well as providing continuing education – the networking opportunities are second to none for this area of veterinary medicine.&”

Dr Gareth Arthurs, Chairman of BVOA, added “We are delighted to team up with ESVOT for this meeting in the global city of London. Orthopaedics is extremely important in small animal practice and this conference will bring the best international experts and speakers to our doorstep in a once-in-a-generation opportunity for vets in the UK – this is an event not to miss.&”

“The conference will be beneficial to all veterinarians with an interest in mobility issues in dogs and cats: from young, aspiring students to established veterinary surgeons – the conference aims to educate and inspire, and all in the fantastic setting of Westminster in the heart of London.&”

The venue – the QEII CC in Westminster – is situated close to Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster with accommodation close by to suit a range of budgets.

The event also includes a varied social programme with welcome reception and party night – FestVOT – live music from Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford of the hit band ‘Squeeze’, as well as Comedy Store comedian, John Moloney.

For more information and full details of the itinerary visit: Book early to avoid disappointment.