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 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’.
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.
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.
|Wednesday 18th January|
|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|
|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|
Sheep animal health, the national picture
Phil Stocker NSA CEO
Liver Fluke – The right product, timing and environment
Philip Skuce, Principal Scientist, Moredun Research Institute
VMD Inspections – premises, prescribing and supply (farm animal focus)
Christine Paine BSc Hons, Head of Inspections and Investigations
|SESSION FIVE Companion|
Legal and professional duties of SQPs
Stephen Dawson, Secretary General AMTRA
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.
|SESSION SIX Farm|
A Practical Approach to Sheep Lameness
Kate Hovers BVSc CertSHP MRCVS Sheep Vet
Effective control of cattle Ectoparasites
David Armstrong Zoetis
|SESSION SIX Companion|
Quality nutrition for companion animals
Dr. Jo Gale BVetMed CertLAS MRCVS Science Engagement and Communication Manager WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition Mars Petcare
VMD Inspections – premises, prescribing and supply (equine and pet focus)
Christine Paine BSc Hons, Head of Inspections and Investigations
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.
|Agrihealth||Deosan||Noble Futures Recruitment||Trouw Nutrition GB|
|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|