The Rabbit Welfare Fund 2010 Conference will be held at the Village Hotel, Bury,Manchester – on Saturday 22nd May 2010.
To book your place, go to our shop site: www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/catalog
Once again the conference will comprise two series of lectures. One series will be for veterinary professionals (veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and students) and the other for rabbit owners, rescue workers, animal care assistants, and is open to anyone with an interest in rabbits.
Rabbit owners/rescuers and veterinary professionals need to be aware of different information relating to the medical care of rabbits. Dividing delegates into veterinary and non-veterinary streams ensures that the lectures are tailored to meet the special requirements of each group.
A distinguished panel of veterinary surgeons and experts will deliver the lectures to each group in the morning and afternoon sessions, so each group will be able to listen to all six speakers. There will be an opportunity for questions.
Registration will begin at 8.30am with lectures beginning at 9.30am and ending at 5pm.
A full delegate pack, refreshments throughout the day and a buffet lunch are included in the price of the conference. Please specify on the booking form if you require a vegetarian or vegan meal. If you require a more specialised diet we recommend that you bring your own.
Please also advise if you are a vet/ vet nurse/rabbit owner/rescue so that you can be put in the correct stream.
Accommodation – Those wishing to stay at the Village Hotel must arrange this directly with the hotel. 0161 7626014. Reduced rates are available by quoting reference DE00712125 when making your reservation.
Accommodation costs are not included in the delegate ticket price.
The delegate rates for the conference will be
RWA member booking up to & including 20th March 2010 =£80.00
RWA member booking after 20 March 2010 = £90.00
Non RWA member booking up to & including 20th March 2010 £95.00
Non RWA member booking after 20 March 2010 £105.00
The RWA members discount applies only to the named RWA member or for a Veterinary Surgery membership, to those working at the practice. Partners/friends of RWA members must pay the non RWA members rate.
It is recommended that bookings should be made as soon as possible, to take advantage of the of the reduced ‘early bird’ rates.
Speakers and topics will be:
Brigitte Reusch BVetMed (Hons) CertZooMed MRCVS
First Dedicated Lecturer in Rabbit Medicine & Surgery in Europe.
Royal (Dick)School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh University
Advances in rabbit anaesthesia - How can we make it safer ?
Kevin Eatwell BVSc (Hons) DZooMed (Reptilian) Dip ECZM(Herp)RCVS MRCVS
Recognised Veterinary Veterinary Specialist In Zoological Medicine ( herpetological) Royal (Dick)School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh University
The use of diagnostic endoscopy in rabbit medicine..
Sharon Redrobe BSc(Hons)BVetMed CertLAS DZooMed MRCVS.,RCVS Diplomate in Zoological Medicine, RCVS. Recongnised Specialist in Zoological Medicine.
Head of Veterinary Services, Bristol Zoo Gardens.
Safe and Deadly Medicines for rabbits
Molly Varga BVet Med DZoo Med MRCVS
Examiner of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons ZoologicalMedicine Board & External Examiner for the Modular Zoological Medicine Certificate for the University of Edinburgh
Adrenal disease in rabbits.
Richard Saunders BSc(Hons) BVSC CertZooMed CBiol MiBiol MRCVS
RWA/F Veterinary Resident/Bristol Zoo Gardens. Senior Clinical training Scholar in Rabbit & Zoological Medicine.
Liver lobe torsion A Deadly Twist
Anna Meredith MA VetMB CertLAS DZooMed MRCVS
Head of Exotic Animal Services, University of Edinburgh
RCVS Diplomate in Zoological Medicine. RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.
The rabbit GI tract – on a knife edge “
Matt Brash BVetMed MRCVS
TV Zoo Vet & Small Animal Veterinary Advisor to Burgess Pet Care
RWF Patron, TV Personality & Author
Conditions of booking
1 Full payment must be made at the time of booking.
2 Cancellations by delegates: All cancellations must be notified in writing. The RWF regrets that it cannot offer refunds for cancelled places unless it is able to re-sell the ticket. If the conference sells out , the ticket price less a cancellation fee of 25% will be refunded.
3 Cancellation by the organisers, in the unlikely event of cancellation of the event by the RWF, the ticket price paid will be refunded in full. However the RWF cannot be responsible for consequent expenses incurred by the delegates.
4 The organisers reserve the right to amend the programme or speakers without prior notice.
5 A surcharge of £5 will be levied for any changes to delegates details once an application has been processed (unless an error is made by the organisers)
6 Only the named individual for whom the ticket is purchased will be permitted to attend the conference
7 The RWF reserves the right to validate veterinary professionals’ employment to ensure eligibility to attend the veterinary professionals lectures.
8 If bookings are delayed or lost in the post and arrive after 20 March 2010, delegates will be required to pay the additional charge for their place.
9 Bookings must be received by the 14th May 2010
For further information
Contact Anne Mitchell by telephone 0844 3246090 or by e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
To book a place, please fill in the form and send it together with your cheque(payable to The Rabbit Welfare Fund) or your debit/credit card details. and an A5 large letter SAE (for confirmation of your booking, accommodation and travel details) to:
Conference Bookings, PO Box 603, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5WL
Bookings may also be made on line at www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/catalog/
Please ensure you have read and accept the booking conditions.
Delegates will be sent confirmation of their booking. If this has not been received within two weeks of application, please contact Anne Mitchell.