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BVNA invites clinical abstracts for congress 2017
Submissions are encouraged ifrom veterinary nurses in practice as well as those undertaking research as part of their academic studies.
Online abstract submission now open

Veterinary nurses working across the profession are being invited to submit clinical abstracts for presentation at BVNA Congress 2017.

Submissions are encouraged in the following categories from veterinary nurses in practice, as well as those undertaking research as part of their academic studies:

    •    Clinical review in practice: What have you been doing in practice to improve protocols or compliance?  What made you undertake a review; did you complete an audit, what were your findings? How did you go about implementing change? Did you implement or enhance any SOP’s, what challenges did you face and what was the outcome?

    •    Clinical developments relevant to veterinary nursing: Have you undertaken a study that considers small animal, exotic or equine-related veterinary nursing practice from academic research?  Emphasis should be given to evaluation and improvement of clinical practice and clinical decision making. The aims should be to celebrate innovative practice, investigate good nursing practice and introduce future developments.

    •    Educational Innovations, Excellence and Research: Have you undertaken any research or investigations into teaching strategies, assessment or innovation in the modern veterinary nursing curriculum?  Emphasis should be given to innovations, excellence and research in veterinary nursing education and inter professional education (IPE).

Successful applicants will receive access to congress for one day where they will be able to attend lectures and visit the commercial exhibition.

Submissions must be sent via theTaylor and Francis website and further instructions can be found at bvna.org.uk. The closing date for submission is 30 June 2017. All abstracts will be peer reviewed. 

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Blue Dog Programme wins WSAVA One Health award

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 An educational initiative to help children interact safely with dogs has been awarded the WSAVA’s 2017 Global One Health Award.

The Blue Dog Programme offers an array of educational resources for children, parents and school teachers, including an engaging website, fact sheets, DVD and an accompany book for parents.

The award will be accepted by Professor Tiny de Keuster, a European veterinary specialist in behavioural medicine and founder of the programme, during WSAVA World Congress 2017.  

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VMD stakeholder workshops to discuss Brexit implications

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has announced that it is to hold stakeholder group workshops to discuss the implications of EU exit.

The workshops will be held during Autumn 2017 and will discuss topics such as the prescribing cascade, pharmacovigilance and inspection of non-UK based manufacturers.

To register your interest, send an email to events@vmd.defra.gsi.gov.uk, including any topics, in order of preference, that you would like to be discussed.