The International Society of Feline Medicine has announced the world's first virtual feline congress for veterinary nurses, which will run over three days from Saturday August 8th and is free of charge.

The event offers over 30 hours of CPD, covering topics which have been chosen to represent the current areas of practical interest for veterinary professionals, from ethics and behaviour to critical care and pain assessment.

The online event was developed after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of ISFM's annual European Congress. 

There will be two separate lecture streams, one for vets and one for veterinary nurses and technicians, alongside several sponsor-led symposiums, live question and answer sessions, and a virtual exhibition hall.

In recognition of attendance, CPD certificates will be available to download from the platform.

In the veterinary nurse and technician stream, lectures will cover pain assessment and anaesthesia, geriatric cats, ethical dilemmas, specific to veterinary nurses and techs. Additionally, there will be two emergency and critical care lectures. All of this is complimented by a variety of other speakers, who will give talks on behaviour, dentistry, neurology, endocrinology plus many more topics to reflect the diverse and important role vet nurses have in clinics. 

The ISFM is at pains to recognise the generosity of Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ceva, Hill’s, Purina, Idexx and Royal Canin, which has made it possible to provide the congress free of charge. 

Registration opens today. For more information and to register, visit:

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