BVZS Conference 2019

Dates: Friday, 1st November 2019 - Sunday, 3rd November 2019




Dates:  1-3 November, 2019

Venue: Manchester Conference Centre

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Due to the huge success of the second 3-day meeting at Conference Aston, Birmingham in 2018, with over 220 delegates attending, the British Veterinary Zoological Society will be holding its third annual 3-day conference in November 2019.  We received great feedback about holding the conference at a dedicated conference centre and delegates preferred the separate lecture streams, so in 2019 we will be continuing with this plan. Separate lecture streams will be offered, with Friday being a full day of zoo health and wildlife/exotic pet nursing. Saturday will be half a day of zoo health and half a day of exotic pet health, and the second stream will be a full day of wildlife presentations. Sunday will be a full day of exotic pet health presentations, and the second stream will be aimed at students and recent graduates with presentations on dealing with common cases seen in exotics in general practice and also a session by Carolyne Crowe on not only coping, but thriving, with the first few years in practice. 

Talk and poster submissions are welcome on all aspects of nursing, exotic pet, wildlife and zoo animal health.  Please submit abstracts along with the title.  The deadline to submit this is Monday 24th June 2019.

We look forward to welcoming you at the conference which will include:

·       Separate lecture streams over the three-day conference.

Presentations by guest speakers for all streams. Those already confirmed include:

Discounted on-site conference accommodation at The Pendulum Hotel, Manchester Conference Centre.
Discounted accommodation at near-by Ibis hotels.
Evening social events including a dinner at Bouzouki By Night. This will be a fun evening with a Meze banquet being served and live music. There will be Greek dancing and then a disco. The restaurant is 1-2-minute walk from the conference centre.  


Keynote speakers for Wildlife stream to be announced later.


Please submit your talk or poster title, and abstract via email by Monday 24th June 2019

For the nursing stream please send to Donna Brown

For exotic pets please send to Sarah Pellett

For wildlife please send to Liz Mullineaux

For zoo health please send to Natalie Wissink


The Meetings Committee will be reviewing submitted talk/poster abstracts, and speakers will be informed if their talk has been selected for the programme by Monday 8th July 2019. Biographies for accepted talks and posters will be due in by Monday 29th July 2019.  Please click on Biography and abstract guidelines, Speaker guidelines and Poster guidelines.   

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