Why should you register for ISFM’s 2019 European Feline Congress?
There are many reasons, but we’ve narrowed it down to five main ones:
1) Advance your knowledge of feline medicine
With a comprehensive scientific programme, you will learn from international pioneering speakers, including two giants of feline medicine and infectious disease, Richard Malik from the Centre for Veterinary Education at the University of Sydney and Mike Lappin from Colorado State University. They will be joined by experts in their own fields, Jayne Sykes, Séverine Tasker, Donato Traversa and Francesca Mancianti who will together be sharing the latest research and knowledge covering a range of feline infectious diseases; providing practical advice on diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
For delegates wanting to gain an even greater level of understanding, three in-depth masterclasses – clinical decision making and heuristics in feline infectious diseases, case studies and an interactive case-based discussion about feline parasites – can be booked in addition to the main programme.
Several sponsor-led symposia, by IDEXX, Ceva, Hill’s, Bayer and Boehringer Ingelheim will also be hosted during the Congress. Covering a range of feline medicine topics, these talks will be delivered by some of the industry’s thought-leaders.
2) Network, connect and reconnect
Meeting like-minded people is one of the most valuable parts of the Congress experience. You will have the opportunity to build connections with cat-loving colleagues from around the world, network with industry professionals and global pharmaceutical and nutritional companies and share ideas with and ask questions of world-class speakers.
You may meet someone in the exhibition hall, the lecture theatre or at the evening reception and it could dramatically impact on your professional career or you could make a friend for life. Lifelong international friendships have grown from our Congress over the last 17 year’s, with the annual event offering a chance to reconnect and spend time together.
With the dedicated Congress app Whova, you can now connect with people before you have even arrived. Introduce yourself, explore attendee profiles, send messages, organise taxi shares and meet-ups – just a few of the ways you can engage and interact.
3) Discover the latest industry news and trends
Some of the world’s best-known brands will be demonstrating their products and services at the Congress. Visit the bustling exhibition hall with 15+ exhibitors and sponsors, including Hills, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ceva and Idexx and discover the latest industry news and trends.
4) Invest in yourself, your practice and the cats’ in your care
Perfect for your professional development, the Congress programme provides 25 hours of feline-focused CPD. You will return to practice with plenty of new knowledge to share with colleagues and apply to the cats in your care.
5) It’s not all work! Relax, refresh and recharge in stunning surroundings
With well-deserved time off, you will have the opportunity to explore Cavtat, take a trip to must-see medieval Dubrovnik, laze by the pool, or simply enjoy the sunshine.
And, with a lively social programme planned; including an ISFM/Hill’s welcome reception held at the hotel’s exclusive waterfront restaurant, you will return to work feeling re-energised and reinvigorated.
With all of this for only £475*, the ISFM European Feline Congress offers great value and even greater rewards.
To register visit: www.icatcare.org/isfm-congress
*ISFM member rate, non-member rate £605, masterclasses are each an additional £50