Vets Now announces ECC congress line up

ECC, the emergency and critical care congress for the veterinary profession has announced its line-up for the annual event in Harrogate later this year (November 2018).

Congress organisers, Vets Now, are flying internationally-renowned speaker and authority on ECC, Dr Justine Lee ins from the United States. Known informally on her social media channels as VETGirl after the company she founded, it will be Dr Lee’s first time speaking at the event.

Amanda Boag of Vets Now and Marc Raffe, director at Veterinary Anesthesia and Critical Care Associates in Minneapolis are among the speakers joining Dr. Lee at the leading veterinary conference, which is expected to be attended by more than 600 delegates.

Highly-respected vet nurses Holly Witchell and Louise O’Dwyer who will also speak at the event. O’Dwyer has won numerous awards for her pioneering role within the profession.

The congress, which runs from 8 to 9 November 2018 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, was established by Vets Now in 2004 to provide innovative training to the veterinary profession.

Amanda Boag, clinical director at Vets Now and vice-president of the RCVS, said: “Congress aims to further the knowledge of everyone who attends by delivering impactful lectures from some of the world’s leading ECC Experts.

“This year’s list of speakers is very impressive and is the exciting and current programme promises to be inclusive and deliver across a range of streams. Emergency and critical care is always changing and evolving, and we’re committed to developing our programme to meet the needs of our growing audience.”

As well as traditional lectures, there will also be interactive workshops on topics ranging from ultrasound to anesthesia. These will be hosted by industry experts, including Jennifer Devey and Scott Kilpatrick.

Kilpatrick, a specialist vet in Vets Now’s emergency and specialty hospital in Glasgow, will be hosting a workshop on dealing with coagulation interpretation.

He said: “The practical sessions are what sets congress apart from other events. They provide delegates with the opportunity to see a problem in front of them and learn how to deal with it.”

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