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BSAVA Congress 2021 moves online
BSAVA 2021 will be an online-only event.
Face-to-face event cancelled in light of rising coronavirus cases.

BSAVA Congress is officially moving online for 2021 owing to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.

It was hoped that a face-to-face event could take place in Manchester next year (25 -28 March 2021), but with coronavirus cases rising once again, organisers have decided to deliver the Congress virtually.

The interactive event will now take place from Thursday 25th – Saturday 27th March 2021, offering delegates an exciting programme of webinars, face-to-face chat rooms and an online exhibition.

“A rich programme of content that makes full use of technology means attendees can still expect an event that brings together the veterinary professions for world-class CPD and the opportunity to network with delegates,” said Amanda Stranack, chief executive of the BSAVA.

“We have made significant educational and financial investments in the online platform, to give us the tools to take the work we’ve been doing to deliver online CPD to the profession to a different level, we intend to make the most of that opportunity and provide a personalised experience, satisfy scientific curiosity and broaden horizons for all attendees.”

Professor Ian Ramsey, President of the BSAVA added: “I was looking forward to meeting friends at the 2021 Congress at Manchester. Sadly, this is not to be, however BSAVA is going to be investing heavily in this project and I will be excited to welcome colleagues from the widest possible audience to what I think will be the best virtual small animal veterinary conference in the world."

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AWF Student Grant Scheme opens for applications

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 The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) is inviting applications to its 2021 Student Grant Scheme for innovative projects designed to impact animal welfare. The scheme welcomes proposals from undergraduates studying veterinary and animal welfare degrees, but students from other disciplines are also welcome to apply.

Grants will fund projects on animal welfare topics that are relevant to the veterinary profession and help develop the student's skills as a researcher. This year, the AWF is also accepting projects which are carried out alongside EMS so long as they are supervised. For more information and to apply, visit 

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Their study entitled 'Keeping Cow with Calf: bringing innovation to dairying in Scotland' aims to find out the motivations and reservations about operating a cow-with-calf dairy system.

The survey will help researchers build an evidence base and gauge what support farmers need to move to this practice. For more information, or to complete the survey, visit