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Royal Canin Weight Management Virtual Congress now open for registrations

Event will take place on 24 February and includes sessions from top UK and international speakers

Veterinary professionals are invited to a free one-day virtual event that will provide new perspectives from experts around the world to help them navigate the challenge of pet obesity.

The Royal Canin Weight Management Virtual Congress will take place on Wednesday 24th February and includes sessions from top UK and international speakers on range of topics including:

  • Obesity prevention – tools you can use in practice to help promote a healthy weight and practical advice you can pass to owners.
  • Risk factors – insights from recent studies
  • How to approach conversations with owners of overweight pets who feed or prefer unconventional diets
  • Why tackling obesity makes business sense
  • Peri-anaesthetic management of obese patients

Among the presentations, Alex German, Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Liverpool will discuss whether prevention is better than cure for obesity, award-winning US veterinarian and speaker Ernie Ward will explain how to talk about pet food and obesity without sounding like a salesperson, and Gwen Covey-Crump, Senior Clinician in Anaesthesia at Langford Vets will explore the impact of obesity on chronic pain.

There will also be an interactive workshop to apply the knowledge gained in the congress to a practical real-life case, which will be run by Georgia-Woods Lee, Weight Management Clinic Nurse at the University of Liverpool Small Animal Teaching Hospital and event organiser Lindsay Calcraft.

Lindsay Calcraft, Weight Management Specialist, Royal Canin said, “We all know that obesity reduces pets’ life spans and puts them at risk of developing a number of health concerns. Together, we can battle this disease. We’ve organised this congress to help you to manage the weight and health of pets throughout their lives.”

The Royal Canin Weight Management Virtual Congress is being hosted on the company’s new Virtual Event Centre which brings all the engagement and delegate participation of a real-life event. With games, social networking and access to product displays and information during and after the event, delegates can learn, share and interact from their home.

A further 10 hours of on-demand sessions will be released during the event, focusing on the science of obesity, feline behaviour, obesity and osteoarthritis, approach to nutrients for obesity and the evolution of weight management diets.

View the full agenda at the dedicated website and register now.

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