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Posted: 8th October 2019

Chief Army nursing officer to deliver keynote speech
Colonel McCourt was awarded an OBE in the 2015 Operational Honours and Awards List.

Alison McCourt OBE will share her experiences of leadership in challenging situations

Chief Army nursing officer Colonel Alison McCourt OBE has been announced as a keynote speaker for the BSAVA Summit (16-17 December 2019).

Colonel McCourt was awarded an OBE in the 2015 Operational Honours and Awards List for her contribution to the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone. Kickstarting day two of the event, McCourt will be one of several high-profile speakers aiming to tackle some of the contentious and non-clinical issues facing the veterinary profession today, including workforce issues, telemedicine and over-diagnosis.

‘’BSAVA Summit has been designed to challenge mindsets and stimulate discussion on the profession’s achievements,” said BSAVA president, Sue Paterson.

“To commence discussions on day two, ‘The Profession Tomorrow’, we are excited that Alison will be sharing her experiences of leadership in very challenging situations where medical and humanitarian care were thrown into a political and media spotlight. The care delivered in the treatment centre she led, changed global protocols and improved care in Africa and Alison and her team pushed the boundaries to deliver it.’’

Other industry speakers who will be taking part in the event include GP and medical journalist Graham Easton, RCVS CEO Lizzie Lockett and Veterinary Defence Society risk manager Catherine Oxtoby. All sessions will be held in a workshop format to enable delegates to collectively lead and shape the discussions.

For more information about the event visit www.bsavasummit.com 

Image (C) BSAVA.

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