18.03.2021 | 08:03

Countdown to BSAVA Virtual Congress 2021

On your marks, get set…
With less than ten days to BSAVA Virtual Congress (25-27 March), we’re starting our countdown with a quick roundup: 150 speakers and a new format blending clinical, practical and interactive content across 24 modules covering 84 live sessions and 100 webinars with a total worth of 130 CPD hours available for 60 days after the event – and the thumbs-up from four major accrediting bodies*.

Top tips from an Olympian vet

Enough to keep you occupied! And to give your brain a bit of a break and boost your energy levels between sessions, the congress offers yoga & fitness class videos, while Olympic athlete Laura Muir will help get you ready for the Congress Virtual Run. As well as being a qualified veterinarian, Laura is the British record holder over the 1500m and a five-time European Champion. She competed at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and aims to claim her first Olympic medal at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

She will be encouraging Congress delegates to put their best running feet forward during the three days of Congress. Laura has made three illuminating videos to show how she has successfully balanced running with her veterinary studies, revealing the low points as well as the high points and how the key is to focus on the positives.

In the videos, Laura is interviewed by vet and runner Brian Faulkner who achieved the extraordinary feat of running 31 marathons in 31 days. Brian will also be speaking at Congress in the Lessons from Lockdown session on the Saturday.


Only one week left…

Participants can support each other by posting details of the time and distance of one or more runs on the Congress platform in the health and wellbeing chat room. There are no set times or distance, delegates are encouraged to take part at a pace, time and location that suits them. Prizes will be awarded for the best selfies taken and posted on Twitter or Instagram tagged #BSAVAVirtualRun.

‘Whether you are a seasoned runner or have never broken out of a walk we are encouraging everyone to participate,’ said BSAVA President Professor Ian Ramsey. ‘Becoming more active is beneficial to health and wellbeing in so many ways and we are hoping to inspire delegates to lace up their trainers, clock up some miles and feel the difference.’

There is only one week left to congress – but there’s ample time to register! To register now visit: http://bsava.org/3bSl3Ru. Discounted rates apply to BSAVA**, FECAVA*** and WSAVA members****.

Congress starts on 25 March but the platform will be open on 24 March from 09:00 am GMT to allow delegates familiarising themselves with the platform.

* RACE, Veterinary Council Ireland, the New Zealand Veterinary Association and SVK/ASMPA (Switzerland). For details, see under Accreditation here: http://bsava.org/3bSl3Ru

** For information on how to become a BSAVA member visit: http://bsava.org/3vDuOuH

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