BCVA 2020 Congress cancelled
The British Cattle Veterinary Association's (BCVA) Annual Congress, which was due to take place in Telford this October, has been cancelled owing to COVID-19 concerns.
BCVA president Nikki Hopkins said in a statement: “With the health and wellbeing of delegates, speakers, and our industry colleagues a clear priority, this sad decision has come after exploring all available options.
“For many in our profession, including me, this event is a highlight in the farm vet calendar, so it has been a hard decision to make, yet we know it is the right course of action.”
Offering a packed scientific and social programme, the BCVA Congress usually takes place over four days. BCVA says that it will continue to offer 'timely and relevant' resources to its members and has already expanded its 2020 CPD programme through webinars and podcasts.
Nikki added: “Our members have driven the way we’ve responded to the difficulties we’ve all faced this year, and as a vet in farm practice I’ve benefited from many of the resources my fellow BCVA Board members have produced.
“I’d like to thank the team and all our members for the support they’ve shown this year. We will work hard to make sure the BCVA Congress taking place 12-16 October 2021 in Celtic Manor will be one to remember.”