AHDA Conference 2018 Programme

The 2018 AHDA 33rd Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th January 2018 at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, NEC, Birmingham.


Wednesday 17th January

Session One: CPD 9
11.30 – 12.00 Charles Sercombe – NFU Livestock Chairman and sheep farmer. Sheep animal health in the UK
An insight into the challenges of modern sheep farming and the main health issues that are being faced

12.00 – 12.30 Dr Maeve Moorcroft – Head of Pets, Pets at Home
We live by the value ‘Pets before profits’

12.30 – 12.50 Lesley Stubbings OBE – SCOPS and Independent Consultant
Looking forward to the challenges of 2018 and tackling the itchy subject of effective scab control

12.50 – 13.00 Questions

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch & Exhibition Networking


Session Two: CPD 8
14.30 – 15.00 Bryan Lovegrove and Ian Scott – AHDA – The Latest Developments
A review of recent achievements by AHDA and the latest information regarding AHDA’s work in Europe

15.00 – 15.30 Giles Davies – Veterinary Medicines Directorate
The VMDs expectations of animal medicine professionals

15.30 – 16.00 Blake Gladman – Research and Insight Director at HIM
Putting customers at the heart of everything we do

16.00 – 17.00 Trilanco Happy Hour Drinks Reception
Free bar* offering Wine & Bottled Beer within the Exhibition area in the Palace Suite (*Upper limit applies)

17.30 Exhibition Hall will close for the night

18.45 Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception in Kings Suite
AHDA Bar champagne reception

19.15 Gala Dinner in Kings Suite, to include: AMTRA Awards, Prize Draw in aid of RABI
Guest speaker David Gunson – David is a brilliantly funny, former air traffic controller at Birmingham Airport. He speaks on the general theme of ‘What goes up doesn’t necessarily come down’


Thursday 18th January – Farm Animal Workshop

Session Three: CPD 9
9.00 – 10.30 Alison Lambert – Onswitch and Alison Pyatt – Harper Adams University
Top up your SkillsBOX: effective customer interactions/ communications

10.30 – 11.15 Coffee and Tea Break


Session Four: CPD 6
11.15 – 12.15 Alison Lambert- Onswitch and Alison Pyatt – Harper Adams University
Top up your SkillsBOX: effective customer interactions/ communications

12.15 – 13.15 Lunch & Exhibition Networking


Session Five: CPD 8
13.15 – 13.45 Katie Waine BVSc MRCVS – AHDB Beef & Lamb/MSD Animal Health Senior Clinical Training Scholar (Resident) in Farm Animal Pathology
A focus on farm animal pathology and what lessons we might learn.

13.45 – 14.05 Simon Hack – Veterinary Medicines Directorate
Enforcement – I Think We Need a Bigger Boat?

14.05 – 14.30 Dr Elizabeth Berry, Veterinary Director Animax Ltd
Common trace element deficiencies in ruminants
Why trace element deficiencies occur, the impact on animals and how to supplement

14.30 – 15.00 Tea and Coffee Break


Session Six: CPD 6
15.00 – 15.30 Dave Armstrong BVM&S CertSHP MRCVS RCVS National Veterinary Manager – Zoetis
Those parasites and the spring rise

15.30 – 15.55 Paul Williams BVSc, MRCVS MSD’s Fridge Project
An insight of the use fridges for veterinary medicines


Thursday 18th January – Mixed Animal Workshop

Session Three: CPD 9
9.00 – 9.30 Judi Allsopp – WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition, Mars Petcare
Down in the mouth – tooth and gum problems in dogs and cats

9.30 – 10.00 Geoffrey Guyot DVM MRCVS Retail Technical Adviser Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
Protecting Pets and Your Business

10.00 – 10.30 Simon Hack – Veterinary Medicines Directorate
Enforcement – I think we need a bigger boat?

10.30 – 11.15 Coffee and Tea Break


Session Four: CPD 5
11.15 – 11.45 Gary Rutland RVN DipAVN (Surgical) ISFM CertFN – Bayer Animal Health
The latest information on feline welfare and behavior

11.45 – 12.15 Emma Wright – Ceva Animal Health
Pheromones update – Part two of the important role of SQPs when discussing Pheromones in canine and feline behavior

12.15 – 13.15 Lunch & Exhibition Networking


Session Five: CPD 8
13.15 – 14.30 Alison Lambert – Onswitch and Alison Pyatt – Harper Adams University
Top up your SkillsBOX: effective customer interactions/ communications

14.30 – 15.00 Tea and Coffee Break


Session Six: CPD 5
15.00 – 15.55 Alison Lambert – Onswitch and Alison Pyatt – Harper Adams University
Top up your SkillsBOX: effective customer interactions/ communications


Extra workshop – Compulsory Farm Animal CPD Modules CPD 32

Thursday 18th January

At this training morning we will be going through all four of the compulsory farm animal CPD modules. This will be run as a workshop and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and for clarification if needed. The CPD workshop will be run by Lesley Stubbings, Independent Consultant, Dave Armstrong, Zoetis and Fiona Hutchings, Elanco. Once you have successfully completed the workshop you will gain the 32 CPD required by AMTRA.

9.00 – 10.30 Workshop to run the AMTRA compulsory farm animal CPD modules one and two

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee and Tea Break

11.00 – 12.30 Workshop to run the AMTRA compulsory farm animal CPD modules three and four

To attend this workshop register on-line as a Day Delegate for Thursday 18th January.

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