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    Must-know latest research, the future of evidence-based veterinary medicine and real-life examples of quality improvement will be explored at VET19 on Thursday, 27th and Friday, 28th June at the Kia Oval, London.

    The two-day conference, organised by RCVS Knowledge, will bring together voices from across the veterinary profession and allied industries, delivering world-class clinical lectures, networking opportunities and a celebration of inspiring teams and individuals.

    “VET19 will be a great opportunity to keep up to date with the latest clinical developments, contribute to the future of veterinary care and gain an understanding of how quality improvement can enhance practice,” said Chris Gush, Executive Director of RCVS Knowledge.

    “We are very pleased to be holding the conference at the historic Oval cricket ground, where delegates will get a chance to see the latest offerings from our exhibition partners, develop their CPD and catch up with friends and colleagues.”

    Among the confirmed speakers at VET19 is Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Awarded an OBE for Services to Medicine, Prof Greenhalgh is an internationally renowned expert in the field and holds particular interests in the evaluation and improvement of clinical services, and the connections between research, policy and practice.

    Confirmed speakers include:

    Professor Trish Greenhalgh – Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

    Professor Peter Cockcroft – Head of Veterinary Education, University of Surrey and Editor-in-chief, Veterinary Evidence

    Dr Rachel Dean – Director of Clinical Research and Excellence in Practice, Vet Partners

    Jacqui Molyneux – Chair, RCVS Knowledge

    Mark Morton – RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Orthopaedics, ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists

    Dr Sally Everitt – Chair, inFOCUS (RCVS Knowledge journal watch)

    Carol Gray – Doctoral researcher, Birmingham Law School and member of RCVS Ethics Review Panel

    Pam Mosedale – Vice Chair, RCVS Knowledge Quality Improvement Advisory Board

    Professor David Morton – Chair, RCVS Ethics Review Panel

    Lizzie Lockett – CEO, RCVS

    Amanda Boag – Clinical Director, Vets Now and President, RCVS

    On day one of the conference, an awards ceremony and drinks reception will celebrate the winners of the Knowledge Awards for quality improvement, as well as students from across the country who have produced outstanding research in the Veterinary Evidence Student Awards.

    Tickets are on sale now, with one-day options and separate social event tickets available, alongside full conference passes. Limited early bird tickets can be purchased until 2nd May.

    Those wishing to speak or present a poster at the conference can submit an abstract themed around clinical research, quality improvement or the future and development of evidence-based veterinary medicine. Abstract submissions are open until 4th April.

    The event website contains all the information about VET19, including how to purchase tickets, travel and accommodation options, and even a guide with suggestions on how to make a case to management for approval and funding to attend the conference.

    To keep up to date with VET19 updates and speaker announcements, sign up to the conference mailing list. Session titles and a full programme will be announced soon.

    Join the conference conversation on Twitter before, during and after the event using the hashtag #VET19.
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