• David Lloyd

A word from our Congress Scientific Committee Chair...

Updated: Apr 29

BEVA Congress 2022, Liverpool Conference Centre, 8-10 September.

We are very much hoping for a return to what we can all consider a “normal” congress! One that combines a diverse range of topical presentations with the buzz of packed lecture theatres, demonstrations, trade stands and social events to match!

Liverpool Exhibition Centre /ACC offers a fantastic venue for the 60th BEVA Congress, and to match a profession that has evolved since the first congress in 1963, the programme this year brings together a host of national and international speakers to champion evolution, innovation and adaptation with a look towards what the future holds. As well as delivering practical skills, latest updates and clinical research the theme running through congress this year is to celebrate the diverse opportunities our profession offers, and to address some of the non-clinical challenges that face us, such as recruitment, retention and work-life balance.

This year’s program includes 5 live streams running in parallel throughout the conference with clinical research presentations also returning. We are also honoured to announce our plenary lecture this year will be presented by Dr Pat McCue who will entertain us with a review of the events that have shaped current practice in equine reproduction and what the future holds. In a year where our current president, Huw Griffiths, believes it is time we championed the equine vet, it could not be more befitting that one of the greatest mentors in equine veterinary science, Dr Peter Rossdale will be honoured with a memorial lecture, presented by Dr Celia Marr.

Whilst we hope most delegates can attend the lectures and discussions in Liverpool in person, the program also includes a virtual stream available live online, with a session from one of the streams available throughout each day. Also, an important feature this year, to help reduce our carbon footprint, we are holding one virtual session concurrently across all lecture theatres. Global leaders in the field of infectious disease, imaging, nursing, reproduction and sports medicine and rehabilitation, will present virtually to the lecture hall rather than travelling to the congress. This session will have 25 of the “best of the best” speakers, presenting and discussing topics that challenge us in practice.

David Lloyd

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