AHDA Conference 2019 Programme

The 2019 AHDA 34th Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th January 2019 at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, NEC, Birmingham.


Future Horizons

Subject to alteration

Wednesday 16th January

Session One: Sponsored by Elanco – 8 CPD Points
11.30 – 12.00 Chief Veterinary Officer Christine Middlemiss – Future Horizons, an overview
12.00 – 12.30 Veterinary Medicines Directorate – Paul Green – Future Horizons, work of the VMD
12.30 – 12.50 George Gunn – Stonehaven Consulting – Innovation in a changing world
12.50 – 13.00 Questions
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch & Exhibition Networking – Sponsored by MSD

Session Two: Sponsored by OvertheCounter – 8 CPD Points
14.30 – 15.00 The Moredun – Jacqui Mathews – Prescribing anthelmintics: getting it right
15.00 – 15.30 RUMA – Gwyn Jones – The work and focus of RUMA
15.30 – 16.00 AHDA – Bryan Lovegrove – An update of the role of AHDA

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

17.30 Exhibition Hall will close for the night

18.45 Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception in Kings Suite
Sponsored by Lanxess

19.15 Gala Dinner – Sponsored by Datamars in Kings Suite, to include: AMTRA Awards, Prize Draw in aid of Alzheimer’s Society
Guest speaker Patrick Monahan

Thursday 17th January – Farm Animal Workshop

Session Three: Sponsored by Zoetis – 10 CPD Points
09.00 – 09.30 Farm post Mortems Ben Strugnell – Valuable insights from farm post mortems
09.30 – 10.00 Jacqui Mathews – What have COWS been up to? Plus update from SCOPS
10.00 – 10.30 Zoetis Dave Armstrong – Season lung worm and fly control in cattle
10.30 – 11.15 Coffee and Tea Break

Session Four: Sponsored by Datamars – 6 CPD Points
11.15 – 11.45 Karen Froud-Murray – Vital Spark – ‘Close or Close’ Effective communication skills for SQPs
11.45 – 12.15 Karen Froud-Murray – Vital Spark – ‘Close or Close’ Effective communication skills for SQPs
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch & Exhibition Networking

Session Five: 10 CPD Points
13.15 – 13.45 Jackie Catterall – Veterinary Medicines
Directorate – It’s not the ice age! Fridge management, the storage of vaccines and monitoring cold chain products
13.45 – 14.05 Kate Hovers – Supremacy over worms – Best practice for preventing endoparasite resistance
14.05 – 14.30 Rachel Mallet and Lesley Stubbings – Bimeda – Taking the plunge, latest on OP Sheep dipping
14.30 – 15.00 Tea and Coffee Break – Sponsored by Norbrook

Session Six: Sponsored by Lanxess – 7 CPD Points
15.00 – 15.30 Simon Hack – Veterinary Medicines Directorate – Face to Face with Facebook. Working with Facebook to tackle the illegal sales of veterinary medicines
15.30 – 16.00 Rupert Broom – CRRU – I saw a mouse – Latest news on the sale of Rodenticides

Thursday 17th January – Mixed Animal Workshop

Session Three: 10 CPD Points
09.00 – 09.30 Simon Hack – Veterinary Medicines Directorate – Face to Face with Facebook. Working with Facebook to tackle the illegal sales of veterinary medicines
9.30 – 10.00 Karen Froud-Murray – Vital Spark – ‘Close or Close’ Effective communication skills for SQPs
10.00 – 10.30 Karen Froud-Murray – Vital Spark – ‘Close or Close’ Effective communication skills for SQPs
10.30 – 11.15 Coffee and Tea Break – Sponsored by Norbrook

Session Four: 7 CPD Points
11.15 – 11.45 Dr Marge Chandler – Obesity avoidance – Solutions to a large problem
11.45 – 12.15 Wendy Talbot – Zoetis – From Shetlands to Shires – The A to Z of equine worming
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch & Exhibition Networking

Session Five: 7 CPD Points
13.15 – 13.45 A Huggett – Baephar – Gnashers! – Tackling dental problems in dogs and cats
13.45 – 14.05 Speaker to be confirmed – The benefits of dry food feeding
14.05 – 14.30 Mel Sainsbury – Natures Menu – The benefits of raw food feeding
14.30 – 15.00 Tea and Coffee Break

Session Six: 6 CPD Points
15.00 – 15.30 Geoffrey Guyot – Boehringer Ingelheim – Ectoparasites in dogs and cats
15.00 – 16.00 Emma Wright – Ceva – Mind over matter – Behavior in dogs and cats