The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) will complete its 2022 congress series with a day of learning for all the veterinary team in the UK’s vibrant cultural capital. Taking place on 26 November 2022, the event is an opportunity for veterinary surgeons, nurses and receptionists to participate in gold standard feline learning, plus a chance to network and experience London during the enchanting Christmas season.
This ISFM congress will replace the previously planned Hong Kong congress, which has been postponed due to ongoing travel restrictions caused by the global pandemic. The London event continues this year’s congress theme of “Feline Fine” and will focus on putting the Cat-Friendly Principles into action within the veterinary clinic.
Designed to follow all aspects of a cat’s journey through a Cat-Friendly Clinic, in recognition of the groundbreaking programme’s 10th anniversary, the ISFM congress will also explore working with cats in challenging situations, including the role of appropriate handling techniques and the use of anxiolytics and sedation.
An engaging learning programme will provide delegates with five hours of practical feline-focused CPD in the form of short lectures and interactive panel discussions with leading feline experts, including Dr Sarah Heath (veterinary specialist in behavioural medicine), Dr Matt Gurney (veterinary specialist in anaesthesia and analgesia), Linda Ryan (veterinary technician specialist in oncology and behaviour) and Kelly Eyre (RVN). ISFM’s own experts will also be out in force, including Dr Sam Taylor (feline medicine specialist and ISFM academy lead), Dr Sarah Ellis (head of cat advocacy), Sarah Collins (ISFM programme manager) and Laura Watson (ISFM/cat advocacy assistant).
Head of ISFM Dr Nathalie Dowgray said: “This has been a really exciting programme to put together. Some cats can be challenging in the veterinary clinic even when the team has made every effort to be cat friendly. We wanted to recognise that and include in our panel discussion real-life scenarios to equip vets and nurses with the tools they need for when things don’t go according to plan.”
The Feline Fine London congress event is open to all veterinary professionals, including nurses and receptionists. Learning content is designed to ensure that all team members have the confidence to play their part in creating a cat-friendly environment within their clinic. The ISFM congress will finish with an opportunity to network and mingle at a festive drinks reception.
To find out more and register, visit the ISFM website.
For those unable to attend in person, the learning content from London will be available to watch on-demand as part of the virtual ISFM congress event (open until 31 May 2023). For more information visit the website.