Interested in research? Get essential advice from the JSAP / PetSavers stream at BSAVA Congress

12 February 2016

The BSAVA supports clinical research through awarding PetSavers grants and publication in the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP) and other BSAVA material. This Congress stream, held on Saturday 9th April in the Kingston Theatre, Austin Court, aims to nurture and inform budding and experienced clinical researchers whether they are in academia or in practice.

Topics include:

Obtaining ethical approval

Writing and submitting for publications

How to present your work

Learn about the latest PetSavers research projects

Hear from – and ask questions of – those who have carried out research projects

Advice on grant applications and project set-up

The stream starts with talks from Jo Murrell, Mark Maltman and Clare Rusbridge, all recipients of funding (PetSavers Masters Degree by Research, Clinical Research Project and Student Research Project respectively). Come along to get an update on their work, plus practical hints and tips to overcome various hurdles in the process of setting up, carrying out and reporting clinical research.

Great entertainment is in store after the coffee break, as Iain Grant and Gerry Polton reprise their famous double act and tell us how to ‘talk our way to the top’ with hints and tips on giving presentations.

The afternoon sees Professor Nick Jeffery of Iowa State University – the new editor-in-chief of JSAP – address the role of the journal in fostering progress in veterinary medicine. This is followed by a discussion on how to obtain ethical approval outside a university setting, with the RCVS detailing their plans for a year-long trial of an ethical review panel for veterinarians and veterinary nurses undertaking practice-based research.

The day will be rounded off with an expert panel, chaired by Julian Hoad, addressing all the thorny questions about clinical research.

For full details. click here to see the latest Congress programme :

Not able to attend? If you’re not able to attend the session but would like to put a question to the panel or any of the speakers, please email by Tuesday 5th April.