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ISFM World Feline Congress 2021 Programme

Three days of stimulating and engaging talks as we take an in-depth look at the path to diagnosis of the cat. A mixture of live and on-demand talks given by over twenty renowned feline experts. It’s a learning experience like no other!

Can’t attend the congress? Everything is recorded and will be available for six months of continued learning after the congress ends.

Please note: our programme is evolving and there are more talks to be announced

Live Lectures:

Find out what time the congress starts for you in your country, click here

Friday 25th June 
08:00- 09:00 GMT+1 An introduction to Cat Friendly Principles. Why being Cat Friendly helps cats, clients and staff. Claire Bessant, Sarah Ellis, Sam Taylor, Vicky Halls, Linda Ryan, Sarah Collins & Nathalie Dowgray
09:00 – 10:00 GMT+1 Feline diabetes; Can you achieve remission?

Carmel Mooney

10:00 – 11:00 GMT+1 Boehringer-Ingelheim: Complex cat cases in daily practice – how to take the pressure off Dr. Angelika Drensler
11:00- 14:00 GMT+1 Lunch / on-demand content released
14:00- 15:30 GMT+1 Interactive discussions: What is going on with this cats pancreas?
Marge Chandler, Sally Griffin & Peter Kook
15:30- 16:30 GMT+1 Zoetis: Behavior as a tool for assessment and management of cat arthritis Margaret Gruen
16:30-17:30 GMT+1

Logical clinical reasoning; why it is the feline vets best friend

Jill Maddison

Saturday 26th June
08:00- 09:00 GMT+1 Feline Pancreatitis: Where are we now? Kenneth Simpson
09:00 – 10:00 GMT+1 Case studies using logical clinical reasoning; An interactive session Jill Maddison
10:00 – 10:45 GMT+1 Elanco: Relocated cats and gifts they bring along Ian Wright, Mike Lappin, Ricardo Maggi, Severine Tasker, Vicky Halls
10:45- 11:00 GMT+1 Elanco: Relocated cats and gifts they bring along  Q&A Ian Wright, Mike Lappin, Ricardo Maggi , Severine Tasker, Vicky Halls
11:00- 14:00 GMT+1 Lunch / on-demand content released
14:00- 15:30 GMT+1 Interactive discussions: GI biopsies; Scope to surgery? And what does the pathologist say?

Kenneth Simpson, Tony Ryan & Melanie Dobromylskj

15:30- 16:00 GMT+1 Purina Institute: Human allergy to cats – Essential information for veterinarians Andy Sparks
16:00- 16:30 GMT+1 Purina Pro Plan: How to help cats hydration in health & disease Jessica Quimby
16:30-17:30 GMT+1 State of the art: Role of Bacterial in GI/Liver and pancreatic disease in Cats Kenneth Simpson
17:30-18:30 GMT+1 Hills: Feline Obesity – and Client Communication Marge Chandler
Sunday 27th June
08:00- 09:00 GMT+1 The future of GI disease Kenneth Simpson
09:00 – 10:00 GMT+1 Feline Liver Disease Danielle Gunn Moore
10:00 – 10:30 GMT+1 Royal Canin: Senior consultation service Diego Esteban
10:30- 11:00 GMT+1 Royal Canin: Early detection of CKD Jonathan Elliott
11:00- 14:00 GMT+1 Lunch / on-demand content released
14:00- 15:30 GMT+1 Interactive discussions: The Liver enzymes are up, what do I do next? Kenneth Simpson, Sally Griffin, Melanie Dobromylskj & Peter Kook
15:30- 15:45 GMT+1 Ceva: Life in a pandemic: Cat owner perspectives on feline behaviour and wellbeing Sarah Caney
15:45- 15:50 GMT+1 Ceva: Life in a pandemic Q&A Sarah Caney
15:50 – 16:05 GMT+1 Ceva: Cat Friendly Clinics are good for cats, owners and the clinic team. Is it good for business?  Alison Lambert
16:05- 16:10 GMT+1 Ceva: Cat Friendly Clinics are good for cats Q&A Alison Lambert
16:10-16:25 GMT+1 Ceva: The Mercury Challenge: Measuring Feline SBP in primary practice in more than 10 000 cats Andy Sparkes
16:25 – 16:30 GMT+1 Ceva: The Mercury Challenge Q&A Andy Sparkes
16:30-17:30 GMT+1 Panel discussion: Renal disease; What does the future hold?
Natalie Finch, Jessica Quimby & Rosanne Jespon
17:30-17:45 GMT+1 Closing congress/ awards Claire Bessant & Nathalie Dowgray

On-demand Lectures:                                                                   

Friday 25th June 

Imaging the pancreas

Sally Griffin

I think this cat had pancreatitis; What blood tests should I do?

Peter Kook

Is obesity a disease and what are our responsibilities as vets?

Alex German

Feline middle age spread; preventing and managing obesity in the ageing cat

Kelly Eyre and Georgia Woods-Lee

Practical pancreatitis; pancreatitis cases

Katherine Brisco

Boehringer Ingelheim: The ever-complex parasitism of cats: Expert insights Professor Donato Traversa
Boehringer Ingelheim: Introducing NexGard COMBO: A simple way to turn every cat into a beast against parasites! Marielle Servonnet
Boehringer Ingelheim: Visits, Vaccines, and Parasiticides: Top Tips to Improve Compliance. Eric Garcia


Saturday 26th June

Feline therapeutics: what makes cats different?

Jill Maddison

Safe GIT surgery; how to cut safely and optimise recovery

Tony Ryan

Management of chronic inflammatory enteropathy in cats

Kenneth Simpson

Therapeutics for GI disease in cats; fact Vs fiction

Kenneth Simpson

Troublesome guts: Gastrointestinal cases

Lara Boland

Purina Institute: Keep the cat, change the care pathway  “a transformational approach to managing Fel d 1, the major cat allergen” E. Satyaraj


Purina Institute: Testimonials on managing cats’ allergens  
Purina Pro Plan: Practical uses of probiotics in cats Silke Salavati
Elanco: Feline CKD: Don’t wait for weight loss Audrey Cook


Sunday 27th June

Avoid these silent but deadly anaesthetic mistakes: Passing gas for the GI diseased patient and more!

Bradley Simon

Let’s get visceral, visceral…pain management under control!

Bradley Simon

FIP; what’s new?

Severine Tasker

Management of hepatic lipidosis

Myles McKenna

Yellow Cats: Liver disease case studies

Rachel Korman

Routine Health screening: Insight from the feline healthy ageing clinic

Nathalie Dowgray

Royal Canin: Managing nutritional challenges in the CKD patient

Esther Bijsmans

Royal Canin: Soluble Phosphorus in cat food

Jen Coltherd & Anne Marie Bakke