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BSAVA hails success of Clinical Abstracts Programme
"BSAVA is delighted that so many young clinical researchers were able to present their findings to such a large, international audience" - Ian Ramsey, incoming BSAVA president.

Digital sessions attract participants from across the globe.

The BSAVA is celebrating the success of its 2020 Clinical Abstracts Programme, which achieved the largest audience for clinical abstracts in the Congress' history.

Chaired by BSAVA's incoming president Professor Ian Ramsey, the digital sessions involved 47 presenters from across the globe presenting topics including surgery, neurology, internal medicine and oncology.

Some 160 veterinary professionals attended each of the four sessions, generating interaction and participation from people both in the UK and worldwide.

Professor Ian Ramsey commented: “BSAVA Congress: The Abstract Sessions were an innovation in the interactive presentation of Clinical Research Abstracts that firmly combined BSAVA’s clinical science and education at the forefront of our response to the pandemic," said Ian Ramsey, incoming BSAVA president.

“BSAVA is delighted that so many young clinical researchers were able to present their findings to such a large and international audience. This was probably the largest audience for clinical research abstracts that any veterinary conference has ever achieved and feedback has been very positive.

“We will use this experience in future BSAVA congresses to enhance our offering in clinical research to audiences around the world.”

If you missed the sessions, don't worry! The abstract videos can be watched via Congress on Demand, an online resource containing all of the lectures that would have taken place at this year's BSAVA Congress.

The full abstracts programme can be found here.

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Kennel Club appoints new chief executive

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 The Kennel Club has announced the appointment of Mark Beazley, who was previously Cats Protection's director of operations, as chief executive. Mark replaces Rosemary Smart, who stepped down from the role in April after 18 years.

Mark has held several senior strategic and executive roles, including executive director at Dogs Trust Ireland and chair of the Companion Animal Working Group at Eurogroup for Animals. He was also heavily involved in the establishment of the Eu Cat and Dog Alliance.

Mark will take up his new role in October. 

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International Cat Care appoints new head of veterinary division

International Cat Care (ICC) has announced the appointment of Nathalie Dowgray as head of the charity's veterinary division.

Nathalie, who is an RCVS advanced practitioner in feline medicine, will lead the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) and a play key role in advancing knowledge and research in feline medicine.

Claire Bessant, iCatCare's chief executive said: "We're absolutely delighted to be welcoming Nathalie to the charity. She brings a depth and breadth of feline expertise and understanding which fits perfectly with the charity's work and development, and her enthusiasm for cats is infectious."