ISFM Feline Symposium – veterinary programme

Veterinary programme

Wednesday 5 April – Hall 5, ICC Birmingham, UK

ISFM's popular day for practitioners returns for 2017 with a topical, practical and thought-provoking feline programme.

10.00–10.45Investigation and diagnosis of feline liver disease
Penny Watson, University of Cambridge
10.45–11.30Acute kidney injury: investigation and diagnosis
Sophie Adamantos, University of Bristol
11.30–12.00Coffee break
12.00–12.45Clinical management of feline liver disease
Penny Watson, University of Cambridge
12.45–13.30Acute kidney injury: clinical management
Sophie Adamantos, University of Bristol
14.30–15.15Acromegaly in cats – where are we now?
Stijn Niessen, Royal Veterinary College
15.15–16.00Practical ways to make your clinic more cat friendly
Martha Cannon, Oxford Cat Clinic
16.00–16.30 Tea break
16.30–17.00Advances in perioperative feline analgesia
Louise Clark, Davies Veterinary Specialists
17.00–17.30Audiogenic seizures in cats – more common than you think!
Mark Lowrie, Dovecote Veterinary Hospital

Registration rates

  • ISFM members: £120.00
  • Non-members: £200.00


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 5, 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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