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First ISFM UK feline congress a success
The weekend featured lectures from experts on a wide range of topics.

CPD weekend receives positive feedback from delegates

The first International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) UK Congress, which took place from 13 -14 March, was well attended by delegates and received high praise from veterinary professionals looking to make the most of their annual CPD.

ISFM UK Congress took place at the Heythrop Park Resort in the Cotswolds. It aimed to cover several important subjects that are frequently encountered by veterinary surgeons and nurses working in practice.

The congress included both veterinary and nursing streams, with talks on cytology, dentistry, behaviour, nutrition and respiratory disease, as well as two practical demonstrations of dental radiography. The exhibitor space covered two full rooms, showcasing the latest products and services.

Delegates also enjoyed the events on offer, which focused on socialisation and relaxation. A 1920s themed dinner party with live music marked the end of the first day of lectures, and on Saturday morning delegates took part in a calming yoga session.

The congress received a great deal of positive feedback from delegates. Many commented on the wide range of topics available and felt that the weekend had provided them with excellent practical advice to use in clinics.

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BEVA gives vets access to free membership for three months

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 BEVA has announced that it is cutting membership renewal charges for the next three months in order to support all veterinary professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Memberships for all existing BEVA members will be extended until 30 June 2020. Veterinary professionals who are not members of BEVA will also be able to sign up for a free membership until 30 June 2020.

BEVA president Tim Mair said: "In this extraordinary time of global crisis our profession, as with many industries, is under immense pressure. By offering free membership we are giving equine vets easy access to a wealth of supportive resources and online CPD."

To sign up please visit the BEVA website.

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BSAVA rolls out CPD resources and benefits in absence of Congress

A package of CPD resources and benefits are set to be rolled out on BSAVA's social media channels over the coming days in a bid to fill the gap left by the cancellation of BSAVA Congress.

The package includes a 10 discount voucher on all printed manuals and access to the BSAVA Library. BSAVA said that it will also be recording more than 100 hours of planned Congress lectures over the following weeks so that vets don't completely miss out on the Congress experience.

The resource, titled Congress on Demand will be ready in early May.