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More variety for BVNA Congress 2018!

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Jane Davidson Registered Vet Nurse, Head Nurse, Deputy Head Nurse...

More variety for BVNA Congress 2018!

As the nights draw in and you stock up on Sileo (other noise phobia treatments available) its also at this time of year we vet nurses turn to BVNA Congress thoughts.

Almost at the end of the Congress year it’s a 3 day event of CPD lectures, social events and workshops held roughly in the middle of the UK just north of Birmingham. This year there is also the BAVNS (student vet nurse network) social event with a Harry Potter themed quiz. 

Dressing up seems obligatory for Congress so be prepared with a Harry Potter costume and also something for the Masked Ball on the Saturday night.

There is much more variety in the learning opportunities this year and that’s great to see!

Congress fringe

This year at BVNA there are congress fringe events happening where the congress programme has been expanded to include debates and discussions on topics such as wound care, and the issue of rehoming dogs from overseas to the UK.

The ever popular workshops are getting booked up but there are still spaces on the great COR workshop with Louise O’Dwyer and AJ Erne – a fab contributor to #planetrvn – but get booking now!

Learning in lectures  

Lecture wise I’m looking forward to Charlotte Pace and ECG interpretation, Welfare minded blood sampling and euthanasia in exotics with Matthew Rendle and I’m be making an appearance too! 

I’m really pleased to be speaking about how to use social media to promote the vet nurse role. We are all equal voices in promoting our role and we can use the many tools available to us – but how do you do it without infringing copyright, getting consent where needed and staying safe online.  Head to the Coalport Suite after lunch on Saturday and find out more!

Science Café

This year the poster presentations are in the Science Café and although the posters being presented have not yet been confirmed do keep an eye on the website for updates and head over for refreshments and a chance to see the latest original vet nurse research.

Networking   

As well as the formal learning opportunities its also a great chance to see people you haven’t seen for a while and catch up on news and views and more. Never under estimate the power of a group of vet nurses together!

Next year could you be heading onto council, presenting a poster or hosting a discussion? The opportunities are there for you!

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