Practical learning and practice management take centre stage at 2011 SEVC
An increased focus on wet lab practical learning and on strategies for effective practice management will help ensure that this year’s Southern European Veterinary Conference (SEVC) builds on the huge success of the 2010 event, which was attended by a record 4,700 veterinary delegates from 47 countries, say the organisers. Now entering its fifth year, the 2011 SEVC will take place from Thursday 29 September to Sunday 2 October 2011 in Barcelona.
With its workshops and wet labs consistently one of its most popular features, the SEVC’s organisers have increased the range of subject areas to be covered at this year’s conference and, once again, recruited many leading global names to deliver them, including cardiologist Professor John Bonagura and cytologist Professor Guillermo Couto. Both teach at Ohio State University and are widely published in their fields.
Mr Mark Opperman, founder and president of VMC Inc, a US-based veterinary practice management firm, has also been unveiled as a keynote speaker in the two and a half day practice management programme. A globally respected author and speaker, Mark Opperman will cover topics including emerging trends in the effective management of veterinary practices, client fee setting and team motivation and delegation.
The SEVC aims to present the latest advances in animal care to the veterinary community from Europe and beyond in a professional but relaxed environment. Organised jointly between the Spanish veterinary association AVEPA and the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC), it offers the largest scientific programme outside the USA, as well as workshops and wet labs, which are unique outside the USA. A major trade exhibition runs alongside the event.
Commenting on plans for the SEVC 2011, Joaquin Aragones, Vet Med and Executive Director of the event, said: “Each year we set the bar higher in terms of the quality and quantity of learning opportunities available at the SEVC. This year we’re offering more than 200 lectures delivered by 100 experts – many of whom are renowned at a global level. They will share their knowledge and experience with delegates through the extensive Scientific Programme, in a range of pre-conference symposia and in our workshops.
These practical sessions always prove attractive to delegates as they provide a rare opportunity to enhance their practice skills and learn new techniques in a hands-on environment. As they were so popular last year, we’ve added four more to this year’s conference.
The veterinary profession is facing major changes, driven partly by the economic climate in many countries and the demands of increasingly well informed and selective clients. There are major opportunities out there for those for those in the profession who are prepared to embrace these changes in a positive way and to invest in improving both their clinical and practice management skills.
This year’s SEVC will help delegates stay one step ahead in a fast-changing veterinary world, providing a unique opportunity to learn new approaches and discuss the latest thinking in key areas with thought leaders and peers from around the world.”
All lectures at SEVC are provided in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation. Some rooms will also offer translation into Italian, Polish and Russian.
For further information or to register, visit http://www.sevc.info.