An advance date for your diaries- the BVRSMA is hosting a CPD day on 2nd October, to be followed by the AGM. The focus of the day will be on forelimb lameness, and we are delighted to welcome Noel Fitzpatrick among speakers from the orthopaedic and rehabilitation worlds.
The day will take place at BSAVA headquarters at Quedgeley in Gloucestershire and will count for 6 hours of extremely good value CPD at only £60 for members and £80 for non-members. Further information and registration forms are available on our downloads page!
Myself and several fellow BVRSMA members attended the University of Tennessee/ Schloss Seminar Neuro Rehab seminar held in Cardiff 0n 17-18th May alongside fellow veterinary surgeons and physiotherapists. It was a great weekend with very thought provoking presentations on a wide variety of different neurological presentations, including new and emerging syndromes characterised by stiffness and/or tremor, as well as more common problems such as intervertebral disc disease. Josie Buckman gave us a very valuable insight on current thoughts and techniques in the rehab of human neurological patients, and we had some fascinating lectures on the current scientific research on neurological plasticity and recovery with practical sessions based on these concepts. Even the sun shone on us, although we packed far too much into 2 long days to spend much time enjoying it! I for one am already incorporating much of what I have learned in my daily work, and looking forward to the next event.
This year’s VEPRA conference will take place May 31st-June 1st in Rimini, Italy. See the Courses page for more information and links!
We’ve added information about several new CPD opportunities to the Courses page, encluding an exciting opportunity to learn more about rehabilitating veterinary neurological patients from top speakers Dr. Laurent Garosi, President of the European College of Veterinary Neurology, and Lowri Davies, BVRSMA President in Cardiff in May in association with the University of Tennessee and Schloss-Seminar. Check it out while those New Year good intentions and plans are at the front of your mind!
With just a little over six weeks to go, there is still time to register for the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy biennial symposium 2012 in Vienna. A packed program includes lectures, wet labs, discussion forums and social activities with a welcome reception at Vienna city hall and a gala dinner. There will be a good BVRSMA presence with many members already signed up- we look forward to meeting you there!
Just a quick reminder to all our members- the BVRSMA AGM 2012 will take place on Friday 15th June at 5pm, following on from the CPD meeting on ‘Hip Dysplasia and Cruciate Disease: A Multidisciplinary Approach’ to be held at The Chase Hotel, Higham Lane, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV11 6AG. Please come along, get involved, and make your voice heard. Further information is available on the downloads page.
The deadline for early bird reduced rates for attendance at this year’s biennial International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Symposium has just been extended until May 15th. This year’s event will take place in Vienna, Austria from 15th-18th August and promises to be a great forum for all veterinary rehab professionals. Make the most of IAVRPT’s rare foray into Europe and sign up now! Further information is available on our downloads page.