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BEVA Congress announces ‘one medicine’ theme
The theme was devised by BEVA president Roger Smith.
The congress will highlight links between human and equine medicine.

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has announced that the theme of this year’s congress will be ‘one medicine’.

The event will explore the One Health capabilities of equine medicine, exploring how knowledge sharing between professions could benefit both human and equine medicine.

The theme was devised by BEVA president Roger Smith, whose work as a research specialist in equine orthopaedics has benefitted from those in the human medicine field.

A one medicine thread will run through multiple streams, including the medicine and orthopaedics and sports medicine streams. It will also feature in the Peter Rossdale Plenary Lecture.

This year’s Peter Rossdale Memorial Lecture will be presented by Prof Andy Carr, a research-active orthopaedic surgeon at Oxford University. He will be discussing the evidence-base for tendinopathy treatment.

The three-day event will also include an orthopaedics and sports medicine stream overseen by Peter Clegg and BEVA vice-president Bruce Bladon, an internal medicine stream led by Derek Knottenbelt, and an expanded nursing stream led by Marie Rippingale.

The John Hickman Memorial Lecture will be given by Dean Richardson, a professor of equine surgery from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, who will fly in from the USA to share his knowledge of equine fracture management.

As well as the lectures and seven streams, the BEVA Congress will also host an exhibition hall filled with suppliers, referral practices and associations. This will allow attendees the opportunity to network directly with the major players in the equine industry.

Dr Smith said: “There is much to learn from the human side as well as from what we do as vets,

“We have invited five human medical experts to make some comparative links with human medicine in their presentations. Bringing a different angle in this way will help predict what the future holds and advance what we do in the equine veterinary sphere.”

The event is being held from 11-14 September 2024 at the ACC in Liverpool. The full programme, including 90 hours of live and on-demand CPD, is available now.

Super early bird tickets became available on 4 March.

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