The 2023 Veterinary Wound Management Conference is to be held at Doncaster Racecourse on Tuesday and Wednesday 11th and 12th July.
After the highly successful inaugural event held in Derby last year, the event is merging with the new northern VETcpd Congress, giving attendees an even wider range of subjects in their quest for 14 hours of CPD.
The wound management streams are for both veterinary surgeons and nurses – and anyone else interested – to learn about the latest wound management techniques. In addition to seven talks each day, the Bandaging Angels, led by Shelly Jefferies, will run a series of workshops on the following topics: ‘Wound preparation for optimum healing’; ‘Wound dressing selection’; and ‘Building a better bandage’. These will be limited to 18 delegates at a time and will be repeated each day to ensure everyone can benefit from them.
There’s a brilliant line-up of speakers in the lecture programme which on the first day will feature three presentations by Samantha Bell, looking at various different aspects and considerations for wound management through all stages, from initial presentation and assessment of the traumatic wound patient, including lavage and debridement techniques, to selection of dressings for open wound management, to surgical closure.
Other speakers in the wound management stream will include: Professor Jon Hall, a European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery; Dr Molly Varga, an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine; the inimitable Dr David Williams; Dr Bob Partridge, a European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Dentistry; and Dr Samantha Lane, an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery. They will be covering troublesome topics from acute wound management to wounds in rabbits and other exotic species, coping with eye problems and what to do and what not to do after oral surgery to allow healing.
Alongside the wound management programme will be two streams for veterinary surgeons – open to nurses as well – with Dr David Williams (ophthalmology), Dr Bob Partridge (dentistry), Dr Molly Varga (rabbits and exotics), Dr Fergus Allerton (antibiotics and immune-mediated diseases), Professor John Innes (orthopaedics), Professor Jon Hall (small animal surgery), Dr Joanne Harris (cardiology), Dr Alison Hayes (oncology), Dr Samantha Lane (small animal surgery), Dr Anita Patel (dermatology) and Angie Lloyd-Jones (ultrasound).
As well as sessions on ophthalmology, Dr Williams will on day two conduct an interactive session on ethics in which he will present a series of cases and ask the audience to discuss what they would do in each.
As if that isn’t enough, Angie Lloyd-Jones and Julie Burnage of Aspire UCS will run a series of workshops on ultrasound, covering basic system controls and image optimisation, abdominal ultrasound assessment techniques, and other aspects, answering queries in an “agony aunt” format throughout each session.
In addition, as the event is in the splendid surroundings of Doncaster Racecourse, there will be a stream specifically for equine practitioners featuring eminent speakers such as Professor Michael Schramme of the University of Lyon, Dr Alison Talbot of the University of Liverpool, Dr Lesley Young from Newmarket, Dr Gemma Pearson from Edinburgh, David Green from the VDS and Philip Cramp of Hambleton Equine Clinic.
The cost of this feast of CPD is at the early-bird rate of:
£285 for a two-day pass for veterinary surgeons (£170 for one day)
£195 for veterinary nurses for the full event (£110 for one day)
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VAT at 20% must be added.
The prices will rise in June!
Accommodation is available in the Hilton Garden Inn on-site at £105 per night or £125 per night for double occupancy of a room. This special rate is available by emailing HGIreservations@doncaster-racecourse.co.uk, quoting VETcpd.
There are plenty of other hotels and guest houses in Doncaster for those requiring something a little less expensive.
The event is being organised by Teamwork Professionals Ltd, publisher of The Veterinary Edge, in association with Simon Guiton of VETcpd.