More than 600 veterinary professionals travelling from 61 countries recently came together to explore \u2018Feline Medicine in the 21st Century\u2019 at ROYAL CANIN\u2019s latest Vet Symposium.\n\nHosted near ROYAL CANIN\u2019s head office in Montpellier, France, the two-day convention allowed delegates to attend both clinical and practice management lectures, take part in networking events and take a tour of the ROYAL CANIN campus, including its production facility and central R&D centre, responsible for food quality and safety standards across the company\u2019s wide network.\n\nScientific talks were based on feline medicine, including CKD, constipation, chronic D+, cat ethogram, soiling and multicat households. Delegates also attended practice management talks, where they learned about cat friendly practice strategies, vet clinic business models, how to deal with tricky customers and digital media. All of these lectures are available to view on https:\/\/vetsympo.fr\/2017\/.\n\nLee Danks MRCVS, ROYAL CANIN\u2019s Scientific Affairs Manager, said: \u201cThese events are made special not only due to the combined clinical and management lecture streams, but more so because of the networking opportunities they offer. The UK and Irish attendees were able to compare notes and \u2018best practice\u2019 with vets from all corners of the globe, as well as rub shoulders with internationally renowned experts. I took part in a couple of workshops myself, which made us all think twice about how to approach clinical cases and refine our senior cat offering here in the UK.\u2019\n\n\u201cThe feedback we\u2019ve received has been fantastic, with a lot of guests expressing that they\u2019ve gained ideas on how to implement positive changes in their clinics. It is generally a great opportunity to share new concepts and ideas, as well as make new friends.\u201d\n\nDelegates speak about their experience at the Vet Symposium in the following post-event video: https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=L8RIm9d8CDs&feature=youtu.be.