ISFM Feline Symposium – nursing programme


Regrettably our nursing programme at the ISFM Feline Symposia is now fully booked.
We do however, still have places available for our World Feline Congress nursing stream in Brighton, UK. To find out more and to book your place, click here.

Nursing programme 

Wednesday 5 April – Hall 6, ICC Birmingham, UK

Brand new for 2017, ISFM is running a programme for vet nurses. Split into manageable sessions, the talks will be full of practical hints and tips to take back to practice.
10.00–10.45Contentment with confinement – coping with carriers and crates
Sarah Ellis, International Cat Care
10.45–11.30Cats under stress – clinical significance and importance
Martha Cannon, Oxford Cat Clinic
11.30–12.00Coffee break
12.00–12.45Implementing Cat Friendly Clinic principles in practice
Martha Cannon, Oxford Cat Clinic
12.45–13.30Pain scoring in cats - new tools and practical implications
Louise Clark, Davies Veterinary Specialists
14.30–15.15Analgesics and analgesic therapy – what you need to know
Louise Clark, Davies Veterinary Specialists
15.15–16.00Causes, management and monitoring of cats with seizures
Mark Lowrie, Dovecote Veterinary Hospital
16.00–16.30 Tea break
16.30–17.00Choices and management of long-term urinary and IV catheters
Holly Witchell, University of Bristol
17.00–17.30The role of the nurse in managing the feline diabetic
Stijn Niessen, Royal Veterinary College

What's included?

  • A takeaway sandwich lunch bag (includes 1 x sandwich, 1 x packet of crisps, piece of fresh fruit, chocolate bar and carton of juice)
  • CPD certificate of attendance
  • Access to the online downloadable proceedings 2 weeks before the symposium*
  • Free BSAVA exhibition pass for Thursday 6 April

*Delegate proceedings

Proceedings will ONLY be available as a downloadable file. Printed copies will not be supplied. 

Benefits of downloadable proceedings:

  • Allow delegates to read the speakers' notes beforehand, allowing more time to plan questions.
  • There will be no more wasted paper, so we are being much more environmentally friendly.
  • Proceedings will be available to view as PDFs on smartphones, tablets, iPads and laptops - so it will be easier to carry them with you. This also allows delegates to zoom in on text, images and tables for clearer views.

The proceedings will be available online at least 2 weeks before the congress so you can view them ahead of the lectures. Please check back here for more details nearer the time.



Hall 6, The ICC
Broad Street
B1 2EA

Tel: +44 (0) 121 200 2000

The ICC stages more than 400 conferences and related events each year and has earned a reputation of being one of the UK's leading conference venues. Having 11 halls and 10 executive meeting rooms with dedicated registration and foyer areas, the ICC offers one of the UK's largest selection of facilities under one roof.

Getting there

By road: Birmingham is at the hub of a comprehensive motorway network that connects you to every corner of the country via the M5, M6, M40 and M42. Furthermore, you benefit from over 2,000 parking spaces for The ICC and a further 5,000 spaces within walking distance.

By rail: Nothing could be easier than reaching The ICC by train. It is minutes away from Birmingham New Street Station, the UK's largest interchange station. Regular services connect you to London (100 minutes away), Edinburgh (4hrs 30mins), Cardiff (2hrs) and most other regional towns and cities throughout the UK.

By air: More than 22 scheduled airlines serve Birmingham's International Airport linking it to over 60 business destinations throughout the UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East. Conveniently located next to The NEC and adjacent to Birmingham International Rail Station.

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