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ISFM UK Feline Congress for Vets and Nurses

Start:

Friday 13th March 2020
10.00 am

End:

Saturday 14th March 2020
5.00 pm

Location:

Heythrop Park Resort, Enstone, Oxfordshire, OX7 5UE

Cost:

Non-members: £450 for vets / £250 for nurses / £250 for student vets / £220 for student nurses
ISFM members: £350 for ISFM vet members / £250 for nurses / £250 for student vets / £220 for student nurses

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New for 2020, we are holding a two-day UK Feline Conference for both veterinarians and veterinary nurses.

The congress will cover several important subjects that the vet or nurse working in practice will meet daily. Using expert speakers and with a highly practical theme, we will cover orthopaedics, wound management, dentistry, cytology and behaviour.

And for everybody’s wellbeing, we’re holding the conference at beautiful Heythrop Park. Set amid stunning scenery on the edge of the Cotswolds, Heythrop Park Resort is one of the most impressive hotels in the Oxford area with both age-old decadence and contemporary style. And to get you relaxed and ready for a full day of stimulating lectures, we’ll be starting the Saturday with an optional yoga session.

Scientific Programme

Friday 13th March

VET STREAM
NURSE STREAM
10.00 Welcome
10.15 I understand you; do you understand me? Feline communication and implications for human-cat interaction
Sarah Ellis
Just send it off? What can we learn from feline in-house blood smears?
Tim Williams
11.00 Why does my cat and how do I stop it? What vets should be telling clients about behaviour
Vicky Halls
Are you taking the pee? What nurses should know about in-house urinalysis
Tim Williams
11.45 Break
12.15 The dental diagnosis you dread and how to handle it: feline chronic gingivitis-stomatitis
Matthew Oxford
Aspirates and biopsies: what should be sampled and how: cytology for nurses
Tim Williams
13.00 The two ‘r’s: resorptive lesions and radiography: tips and tricks
Matthew Oxford
Dentistry without the ouch! Anaesthesia and analgesia for dental patients
Vicky Ford-Fennah
13.45 Lunch
14.45 It broke down! Wound complications
Laura Owen
The flat cat: triage of the RTA cat
Sorrel Langley-Hobbs
15.30 To flap or not to flap: choosing wound closure techniques
Laura Owen
Gently does it! Nursing the cat with a fracture
Sorrel Langley-Hobbs
16.00 Break
16.30 Wire it, plate it, leave it? Approach to jaw fractures
Matthew Oxford
To close or to bandage? How to approach feline wounds
Laura Owen
17.15 Dentistry without the ouch! Anaesthesia and analgesia for dental patients
Vicky Ford-Fennah
Dressings – what, where and how do we get it to stay on!
Georgie Hollis
18.00 End
19.30 Congress Party

 

Saturday 14th March

08.00

Yoga session from 08.00-08.45

VET STREAM
NURSE STREAM
09.30 What about the white cells? Leukocyte and platelet abnormalities in cats
Tim Williams
Coughs and sneezes and maybe some wheezes: common respiratory diseases in cats
Clarisse D’Aout
10.15 More than just PCV: the red cells and what they can tell us
Tim Williams
All hail the inhaler! How do we teach cats to tolerate inhaled medication?
Sarah Ellis
10.45 Break
11.15 The flat cat: triage of the RTA cat
Sorrel Langley-Hobbs
I understand you; do you understand me? Feline communication and implications for human-cat interaction
Sarah Ellis
12.15 What can we do and when should we refer? Approach to common feline fractures
Sorrel Langley-Hobbs
Nutrition for hospitalised cats: tempting or tubes?
Sarah Collins
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Are you taking the pee? Why we should look at urine in-house
Tim Williams
“I’m not bad, I just do bad things!”: Reframing our thoughts on aggressive cats
Vicky Halls
14.45 The good, the bad, the metastatic: lymph nodes and skin lump cytology
Tim Williams
Just a scale and polish? Common dental conditions in cats
Matthew Oxford
15.30 Break
15.45 The tail pull and the pelvic fracture: what is the prognosis?
Sorrel Langley-Hobbs
Don’t dread the dental! Tips and tricks for nursing dental cases
Matthew Oxford
16.15 Dressings – what, where and how do we get it to stay on!
Georgie Hollis
Why does my cat and how do I stop it? What nurses should be telling clients about behaviour
Vicky Halls
17.00 End

In addition to the main programme, there will be two dental radiography workshops which will be open to both vets and veterinary nurses.

Dental Radiology Practical

Friday 13th March 10.00-12.00
Saturday 14th March 11.00-13.00
Maximum of 8 people per session; cost £95.00 per session

Prices

ISFM Vet Member – Early Bird* £300.00
Non-member – Early Bird* £400.00
ISFM Vet Member £350.00
Non-member £450.00
Student Vet** £250.00
Nurse £250.00
Student Nurse** £220.00

* Early bird rate until 31/12/19
** Student discount accessed by promo code (proof of student status will need to be provided)

Congress Party

As previous delegates will testify, no ISFM conference is complete without a party!

For this event – which is taking place on the Friday evening – we are taking inspiration from the 20s (now that we are in the 2020s) and bringing it back to the most stylish of eras, the 1920s. Delegates will be treated to an evening of drinks, dinner and live music at the glorious Heythrop Park and all guests are encouraged to get out their 1920s themed glad rags. The evening provides a wonderful opportunity to relax after a great day of lectures, catch up with old friends and relax with this fun feline group of like-minded professionals.

The evening is ticketed, so book your place when you register and join us for a roaring good time!

(If you have already booked your congress place, you can add dinner tickets here.)

Dress code: Black-tie and flappers are essential. For inspiration think Great Gatsby!

 

 

Venue

Heythrop Park Resort
Enstone
Oxfordshire
OX7 5UE

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The conference is being held at beautiful Heythrop Park. Set amid stunning scenery on the edge of the Cotswolds, it is one of the most impressive hotels in the Oxford area with both age-old decadence and contemporary style.

Heythrop Park is also offering a special delegate rate to stay at the hotel. Bed and breakfast is from £119 for single occupancy or £139 for a double. Instructions on how to book accommodation will be sent with registration confirmation.

The hotel promises traditional charm, historic hospitality and no shortage of the ‘wow factor’. With a spa on-site and an 18-hole golf course with beautiful views over the Oxfordshire countryside, why not make a weekend of it?

 

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Heythrop Park Resort
Enstone
Oxfordshire
OX7 5UE