Prizes will be awarded to the best submissions in various categories which range from practitioner, student and veterinary nurse, to medicine, surgery and best poster.
“These abstracts will contribute greatly to clinicians’ ability to practice evidence-based medicine, with highly relevant topics such as the antimicrobial resistance of bacterial cultures taken from raw meat diets, and the prevalence and outcome of respiratory compromise in French bulldogs presenting with intervertebral disc extrusion,” says Duncan Barnes, clinical director of Eastcott Veterinary Referrals and BSAVA Congress Programme Committee member.
Grouped by subject area, the presentations in the Abstract Sessions will not clash with the CPD programme, allowing delegates who are following a module to get a deeper dive into some of those topics being discussed.
“We’re embracing the hybridisation of the event with both face-to-face submissions as well as online presentations. With all the abstracts available on the virtual platform, nobody misses out,” explains Duncan.
This flexibility has further diversified entries too. It’s an important differentiator for Duncan who says: “BSAVA Abstracts are unusual. They provide an opportunity for both those working within referral and general practice to present their fantastic clinical research, something which is of tremendous value for the whole profession.
“The result is a great range of interesting content across many disciplines. This year that includes newly described diseases as well as practical tools for the diagnosis of common diseases like hyperadrenocorticism.”
On Thursday Abstract Sessions presentations will include studies from the fields of neurology, nephrology/urology, endocrinology, dermatology, oncology, critical care, immunology and general practice.
On Friday it is the turn of orthopaedics, infectious diseases, diagnostic imaging, gastroenterology, therapeutics, soft tissue surgery and those in receipt of PetSavers Grants.
Saturday’s Abstract Sessions will see presentations of veterinary nurse case reports, feline general practice and recipients of PetSavers student grants.
Poster submissions also include entries looking at exotics, ethics and communication, respiratory, hepatology, as well as burn-out and wellbeing in the professions.
For a full list of the presentations and posters, please visit the Abstract Sessions page on the BSAVA Congress website. https://www.bsavaevents.com/bsavacongress2022/en/page/clinical-abstracts
For your chance to see the Abstract Sessions, register for BSAVA Congress 2022.