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Posted: 20th March 2024

BVNA releases programme for 2024 congress
The congress will take place from 11 October - 13 October.
The theme of the event will be ‘progression’.

The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) has released the programme for its three-day congress, due to take place in October this year.

The theme for the event will be ‘progression’, reflecting on how the veterinary nursing profession has developed and considering how it could change in the future.

This year’s congress will feature twenty different lecture streams, including brand new content for 2024. There will also be practical workshops, product demonstrations and interactive sessions exploring ‘challenging communications’, which will be led by VNFutures.

New streams for 2024 will discuss referral nursing, veterinary care assistants, advanced nursing for the general practitioner and primary care and first opinion nursing.

There will also be a stream called ‘In Conversation’, which will feature a series of debates on current welfare and legislative issues.

Alongside the newer content will be regular streams, including One Health, clinical nutrition, student, and nursing the equine patient.

In line with the ‘progression’ theme there will be a headline stream each morning, with the goal of inspiring veterinary nurses to recognise their value and promote longevity in the profession. Each morning will have a different topic: making veterinary nursing a sustainable and progressive career, leadership, and finance and business.

The keynote speaker at the congress will be Marie Rippingale, chair of the recently formed BEVA Equine Nurses Committee. She will be delivering a speech on the topic of ‘progression’ on Saturday, 12 October.

Alongside the educational content will be the presentation of various BVNA bursaries and awards. The nominations are due to open later on in the year.

The event’s programme includes over 120 hours of CPD, based on delegate and member feedback.

Lyndsay Hughes, BVNA president, said: “BVNA are so excited to open the doors of Telford International Centre to the veterinary nursing profession once again this October.
“The scientific programme provides a great variety of lectures and workshops – one of our real strengths is that we always ensure there really is something for everyone.”

The congress will take place from Friday, 11 October 2024 - Sunday, 13 October 2024 at Telford International Centre. Tickets are currently on sale, with early bird tickets available until Wednesday, 31 July 2024.

Image © BVNA

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