Thank you very much to all our delegates, speakers and exhibitors who helped to give us a fantastic day out on Saturday. We've had great feedback from you - our pilot lecture on air safety in particular seems to have gone down well. Watch this space - we are planning our next event at the moment!
Rabbits have one of the highest published anaesthetic death rates of any companion animal species. Rabbit anaesthesia is one of our most requested topics. We've invited some of the best speakers in the UK on rabbit medicine and anaesthesia to come and teach with us on our Rabbit Anaesthesia Conference Day on the 14th October 2017.
We are hosting the event at the historic New Hall Hotel to give you a great day of CPD - with free parking, non-stop refreshments, breakfast and lunch and a fantastic view ... hopefully with some wild rabbits. The New Hall Hotel is situated just to the North East of Birmingham with excellent access from the motorway and only 12 miles from Birmingham International airport.
Our external speakers for this event are Molly Varga BVetMed DZooMed MRCVS, Ian Self BVSc PGCert Vet Ed FHEA CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS and Mike Brampton. Jo Hinde RVN and Ivan Crotaz MRCVS from Lagolearn will be teaching our practical skills lab.
Molly Varga holds a Diploma in Zoological Medicine (Mammalian) and is a very well known referral clinician, speaker and author. Ian Self holds a European Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia and is the Associate Professor of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia at the Nottingham Vet School. Mike Brampton is experienced both in human and veterinary anaesthesia. He lectures on anaesthesia and monitoring at many veterinary schools and CPD events and has a particular interest in the development of anaesthetic monitors.
We will be teaching with our normal mix of lectures, practical training and case based problem solving. Group sizes will be kept down to allow more contact with your teachers (although there's space to lurk at the back if you're not feeling brave!). You will receive full lecture notes after the event.
Amongst other things we will be covering:
- Understanding rabbits to get them in the best possible health for anaesthesia.
- Hospital care before and after anaesthesia.
- Manual and electronic anaesthesia monitoring - how to use and interpret monitors to help your patients.
- How to apply high quality companion animal anaesthesia and analgesia to rabbits.
- Drug combinations for different situations including a section on Alfaxan - which will soon be the licenced drug for rabbit anaesthesia.
- Practical anaesthetic techniques: v-gel placement, safe endotracheal intubation, intravenous cannulation, blood pressure measurement
- Case studies to discuss protocols for vet and nurse teams for different case presentations