The 'best feline-based medicine you can get' heads to Malta for the 2016 ISFM Congress

For 2016 the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) is holding its European Feline Congress on the idyllic island of Malta, where delegates will be treated to five days of feline-specific CPD. 

Taking place from 29th June to 3rd July, the main scientific programme will focus on the latest developments in feline orthopaedics and feline GI disease. Keynote speaker Professor David Bennett from the University of Glasgow, will review where we are with bone disease, present the latest findings in the interpretation of joint radiographs and look at surgical management of joint disease. He will be joined by Professor Peirone from the Univeristy of Turin, who will look at fracture management and discuss the relevance to cats of orthopaedic implants. The feline GI disease sessions will be led by Dr Alex German from the University of Liverpool and Professor Karin Allenspach from the Royal Veterinary College, London, who between them will look in depth at the causes and management of GI conditions, including sessions on critical care nutrition, triaditis and pancreatitis.

Also taking place at Congress is a pre-Congress day on feline anaesthesia and analgesia, five mini-symposiums (brought to you by Congress sponsors Merial, Ceva, Hill’s, Boehringer Ingelhein and Bayer), two masterclasses for those seeking a more in-depth look at GI disease and orthopaedics, plus a lively commercial exhibition. 

One of the Congress’s unique selling points is its friendly, informal approach, enhanced by a fun social programme, including a free ‘sunset BBQ party’ (brought to you by Hill’s and ISFM) and free time on Saturday afternoon and evening allowing delegates the opportunity to explore Malta’s sights or to simply relax and drink in the island’s unique and friendly atmosphere. 

Last year’s Congress attracted nearly 500 attendees, and received some terrific feedback, which described the Congress as ‘the best feline medicine you can get’ and as ‘not just a learning experience but also a great life experience’. For many delegates this is a regular event; if you haven’t been before, Malta would be a great venue for a trial run!

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ISFM Congress

ISFM European Congress, Malta 2016 

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About the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM)
ISFM is the veterinary division of International Cat Care. ISFM aims to provide a worldwide resource for veterinarians on feline medicine and surgery.

About International Cat Care (iCatCare)
A charity dedicated to the health and welfare of cats.
The International Cat Care vision: All cats, owned and unowned, are treated with care, compassion and understanding.
The International Cat Care mission: To engage, educate and empower people throughout the world to improve the health and welfare of cats by sharing advice, training and passion.

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