BEVA Congress is an annual event, usually held in September, with three days of science and an industry based trade show. The event has grown enormously over the years and is now a main event in the Equine Veterinary World.
The 2011 BEVA Congress promises to be an especially exciting Congress as 2011 is both the British Equine Veterinary Association's 50th anniversary year and also the last Congress before the UK hosts the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The scientific programme will reflect some of the challenges that the London Olympics will bring and will feature major themes such as: Treating the Competition Horse, Emerging Diseases, The Foot, and The Back. The programme will also cover specific topics including: Reproduction and Neonatology, Clinical Pathology, Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Standing Surgery, and much more. One highlight will be the 2011 Plenary Lecture "Evolution of the horse, and its skeletal adaptation from browser to grazer and, finally, to elite athlete" which will be given by the world renowned Professor Leo Jeffcott, official vet to the last 5 Olympics.
The science is spread over 3 full days, with 5 programmes running concurrently to ensure that there is always something to benefit every delegate. The sessions are presented in a range of formats from traditional lectures through to panel discussions, interactive round table forums, and "how to" sessions. In addition to the science there is large equine veterinary tradeshow where delegates can browse a plethora of new products and services and a popular social programme culminating in the Annual Dinner & Dance.
The 2011 Congress will be held at the state of the art Liverpool Arena Convention Centre (ACC) which is situated close to the city centre on the bank of the river Mersey, a UNESCO World Heritage waterfront.