Veterinary Alumni Celebration Weekend 2020 - Friday

12:00pm - 5:00pm / Friday 6th March 2020
Type: Reunion / Category: Department / Series: Alumni
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The University of Liverpool Veterinary Alumni Association are holding their annual alumni weekend in Liverpool on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 March 2020.

Veterinary alumni are invited to attend for two days of activity, including CPD sessions, a keynote speaker and finishing with a dinner dance reception on the Saturday evening.

If you are organising a veterinary reunion this is a great opportunity to incorporate your planned event with wider veterinary alumni activity.

Tickets sold separately and are as follows:
Friday 6 March: £45pp lunch and CPD sessions (free for students)
Saturday 7 March: There is no charge for the Saturday daytime activities. The celebration dinner on Saturday evening is £45pp and includes a welcome drink, three course meal, half a bottle of wine and evening entertainment

Thanks to kind sponsorship there are a limited number of reduced price £15pp tickets available for students on a first come first serve basis.

The provisional timetable of activities is as follows:
Friday 6 March
12pm - Arrival and lunch on campus in Liverpool
1.30pm - Join us for three hours of CPD, including a discussion entitled 'Independent and Corporate practice, a constructive future'. This session will explore the current debate around corporate vs independent practice, and look at how those in the different sectors see a constructive and healthy future for a veterinary profession where there is room for a spectrum of business models. Chaired by ULVAA Chair Robin Hargreaes, MRCVS (BVSc 1985) and including two pivotal panel figures, Jo Malone CEO of Vet Partners and Andrew Curwen CEO of XL Vets to discuss the positive ways forward. This will be followed by 'Protecting patients, clients and clinicians from professional errors' by Catherine Oxtoby, Vetsafe (kindly supported by Veterinary Defence Society)
5pm - Free time with an optional pub crawl for those interested

Saturday 7 March
Free time in the morning. Optional tours of the University of Liverpool campus can be booked upon request.
12.30pm - Tea, coffee and biscuits at The Liner Hotel
1.30pm - Research Round-up; a chance to hear about some of the exciting research taking place at the University including 'The obesity epidemic: an equine perspective' by Harry Carslake, Senior Lecturer in Equine Medicine and a talk by Dr Nicola Beesley (2009), researcher in veterinary parasitology entitled 'The ‘omics revolution: an example from veterinary parasitology'.
3.30pm - The Barrie Edwards Memorial Lecture, delivered by UoL alumna Ebony Escalona (BVSc 2009), founder of Vets: Stay, Go, Diversify.
4.30pm - University of Liverpool Veterinary Alumni Association (ULVAA) Annual General Meeting
7pm - Pre-dinner drinks reception
7:30pm - Celebration dinner with entertainment from The Definite Article

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We look forward to seeing you in Liverpool!