ASAVA conference returns with stellar speaker line-up


The Australian Veterinary Association’s annual pet health conference, the country’s largest, begins on Sunday on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Organised by ASAVA, a special interest group of the AVA with a focus on companion animals, the conference will bring together hundreds from the veterinary profession for a fulsome five days of presentations and workshops.

This year’s ASAVA conference is situated around the theme Problem Patients in Practice, drawing particular attention to health conditions that are often challenging to diagnose, treat and manage. It’s a topic of discussion that spans numerous areas of interest, such as emergencies, surgery, endocrinology, neurology, oncology, cardiology and medical imaging.

President of the ASAVA, Dr Adrian Choi, said that the conference’s drawcard is its roster of internationally respected speakers, each leaders in their respective field. These include Dr Daniel Chan, head of emergency and critical care, Royal Veterinary College London, and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care; Professor Mary Barton, a former Professor of microbiology and active researcher of antimicrobial resistance; and Dr Georgina Child, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Neurology and specialist at Small Animal Specialist Hospital.

Beyond the conference’s series of lectures, the industry-focused exhibition will showcase the latest products and services to help support your daily practice, with vendors on-site to assist in demonstrations and to provide more information. These include VetQuip, Bayer, BOQ Specialist and Ausrichter Animal Health. Further networking activities and awards and scholarships form the conference in its 42nd year.

Visit Vet Practice magazine at stand 73 for subscription details and to be in the chance to win one of two vet product packs valued at $500 each.


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