Annual Conference 2017

AHDA 2017 Conference

We are now days away from the AHDA Conference for 2017.
There is a packed programme over the two days with a wide range of speakers which should prove to be both informative and useful for all delegates. I am looking forward to meeting all those of you who have booked in for the event.

If you have not booked onto the AHDA Conference yet, we do have a limited number of places available on a first come first served basis. So please book on www.ahda.co.uk or contact the AHDA office as soon as possible to book your place.

The Conference and Exhibition

The 2017 AHDA 32nd Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th January 2017 at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, NEC, Birmingham. The AHDA conference is the ‘must attend’ event for all animal health distributors, manufacturers, SQPs, wholesalers, regulators, EU Colleagues, independents and allied industry businesses.

The AHDA conference and exhibition is the recognised industry showcase. With sell-out attendance from the past years this event meets the demands of the industry on all fronts. A unique chance to network with a varied fully accredited CPD programme, attracting up to 47 CPD points, reflects the latest views, trends and innovation. The gala dinner, after dinner speaker and a charity prize draw ensure a full and varied evening’s entertainment’.

Who attends?

The Annual AHDA Conference is attended by over 500 delegates featuring the major UK animal health distributors and their key management, procurement and commercial staff. AHDA members represent 92% of the POM-VPS industry, employ over 3,900 SQPs and operate over 1,200 retail stores.

What’s new in the programme?

For Thursday 19th January we will be running separate workshops to cover both Farm Animal topics and Companion Animal topics. We anticipate this change will increase attendance so it will be advisable to book early. The focus on the programme will be around enhancing the professional standards within animal health and particularly for SQP’s. There will be a range of speakers that will cover a wide range of subjects in both the farm animal workshop and companion animal workshop that will include a range of subject areas. We are also including the AMTRA compulsory CPD element for both the farm animal and companion animal workshops. All delegates on the Thursday will again have audience responders to participate in answering questions from presenters and encourage interaction. The last conference session on Wednesday 18th January will again be the very popular prime networking time in the exhibition hall with 50+ stands taken and a free bar (limits apply). Tea and coffee breaks are taken here as well as the majority of buffet lunch seating. Our keynote speaker is Paul Green from VMD highlighting the animal health industry for the UK outside of Europe. We also have Den Leonard and Bruce Barker as speakers who will address the subject of Vets and SQPs working in partnership.

For SQPs a maximum of 47 CPD points from attending all sessions certified by electronic badge tagging system.

The AHDA conference and exhibition is a unique chance to network with a varied fully accredited CPD programme, attracting up to 47 CPD points, reflects the latest views, trends and innovation.

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THE SPEAKERS

Wednesday 18th January
SESSION ONE Subject Speaker
11.30-12.00 The UK Animal Health Industry Post Brexit Paul Green VMD
12.00-12.30 AHDA The Latest Developments Bryan Lovegrove and Ian Scott AHDA
12.30-12.50 The Future Role of the SQP Philip Sketchley BSc (Hons), Hon Assoc. RCVS Chairman AMTRA
12.50 – 13.00 Questions
SESSION TWO Subject Speaker
14.30-15.00 Customer behavior and how to engage customers Alison Lambert BVSc CMRS MRCVS Managing Director Onswitch
15.00-15.30 Effective use of your retail space James Lowman, Chief Executive, Association of Convenience Stores
15.30-16.00 Vets and SQPs working in partnership Den Leonard BVSc DBR MRCVS Commercial Director of XL Vets/BBS Ltd
Thursday 19th January
SESSION THREE Farm Subject Speaker
09.00-09.30 Engaging with sheep farmers – getting the resistance issue across Lesley Stubbings OBE Independent consultant, SCOPS
09.30-10.00 Legal and professional duties of SQPs Stephen Dawson, Secretary General AMTRA
10.00-10.30 Biosecurity for protection against disease and zoonosis Andy Hughes Sales Manager Chemours
SESSION THREE Companion Subject Speaker
09.00-09.30 Canine & Feline behavior and pheromones Emma Wright BSc(Hons) E-SQP Retail Trainer and SQP Adviser Ceva
09.30-10.00 Promoting effective worm control to owners Joy Howell RVN Dip AVN (surgical) C-SQPSenior Practice Support Advisor ( North) Bayer Animal Health
10.00-10.30 Flea control – overcoming owner compliance issues Joy Howell RVN Dip AVN (surgical) C-SQPSenior Practice Support Advisor ( North) Bayer Animal Health
SESSION FOUR Farm Subject Speaker
11.15-11.45 Marketing to your agricultural customers John Giles Director of Promar & Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Food, Drink and Agriculture Group
11.45-12.15 Strategic worming of dairy cows Kythé Mackenzie BVSc MRCVS Ruminant Veterinary Manager Ceva Animal Health
SESSION FOUR Companion Subject Speaker
11.15-11.45 Vets and SQPs working in partnership Bruce Barker BVMS MRCVS Commercial Director, Central Hub CVS (UK) Ltd
11.45-12.15 Identifying and resolving common poultry problems Clare Hitchman Bsc Hons Area Business Manager Net-Tex
SESSION FIVE Farm
13.15-13.45

Sheep animal health, the national picture

Phil Stocker NSA CEO

13.45-14.05

Liver Fluke – The right product, timing and environment

Philip Skuce, Principal Scientist, Moredun Research Institute

 14.05-14.30

VMD Inspections – premises, prescribing and supply (farm animal focus)

Christine Paine BSc Hons, Head of Inspections and Investigations

SESSION FIVE Companion
13.15-13.50

Legal and professional duties of SQPs

Stephen Dawson, Secretary General AMTRA

13.50-14.25

Duty of all pet owners under the Animal Welfare act

Tim Wass MBE Independent Animal Welfare Consultant. Former Chief Officer and head of Inspectorate, RSPCA.

 14.25-14.30

Questions

SESSION SIX Farm
15.00-15.30

A Practical Approach to Sheep Lameness

Kate Hovers BVSc CertSHP MRCVS Sheep Vet

15.30-15.55

Effective control of cattle Ectoparasites

David Armstrong Zoetis

15.55-16.00 Closing Remarks

Geoff Hubbuck

SESSION SIX Companion
15.00-15.30

Quality nutrition for companion animals

Dr. Jo Gale BVetMed CertLAS MRCVS Science Engagement and Communication Manager WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition Mars Petcare

15.30-15.55

VMD Inspections – premises, prescribing and supply (equine and pet focus)

Christine Paine BSc Hons, Head of Inspections and Investigations

15.55-16.00 Closing Remarks

Dave Taylor

 

This sold out exhibition of over 55 spaces sold has grown into a major feature and provides vital contacts and latest information for managers, buyers, marketing, SQPs and retail staff.

THE EXHIBITION

Agrihealth Deosan Noble Futures Recruitment Trouw Nutrition GB
Agrimin Dunlop Hevea Norbrook Univet
Animax Elanco OvertheCounter Verm-X
Battle Hayward & Bower Genesis Manufacturing PelGar Vetoquinol UK
Bekina Greencoat Farm Pre-Treatment Solutions Veterinary Medicines Directorate
Bimeda Henry Schein Provita Westgate Laboratories Virbac
BPI.MINSTER FILMS Kilco Quicktag Zoetis UK Ltd Volac International
Ceva Lodi UK SCOPS/COWS SQP Webinars Westgate Laboratories
Chanelle Merial SQP Webinars Killgerm Zoetis UK
Chemours – Dupont MSD Strathclyde Nutrition
Cox & Ritchey Agri Nettex/ Rumenco Trilanco Ltd

OUR SPONSORS

Title Sponsors

  • Cox
  • Elanco
  • OvertheCounter magazine
  • Merial
  • MSD
  • Norbrook
  • Elanco
  • Trilanco

Session Sponsors

  • Merial
  • Cox
  • Elanco
  • Bayer
  • Ceva
  • Nettex
  • Bimeda
  • Zoetis
  • MSD
  • Mars Petcare

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