Having explored every single possible option, BCVA has made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020 annual Congress, which was due to take place this October in Telford.
“With the health and wellbeing of delegates, speakers, and our industry colleagues a clear priority, this sad decision has come after exploring all available options” said BCVA President, Nikki Hopkins.
“For many in our profession, including me, this event is a highlight in the farm vet calendar, so it has been a hard decision to make, yet we know it is the right course of action.”
The event normally takes place over three days and offers an unrivalled scientific programme, as well as a popular social schedule that is going to be very much missed in a year that has delivered so many challenges.
BCVA will be continuing to offer relevant and timely resources to members in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and has already expanded its 2020 CPD programme through webinars and podcasts.
“Our members have driven the way we’ve responded to the difficulties we’ve all faced this year,” added Nikki Hopkins, “and as a vet in farm practice I’ve benefitted from many of the resources my fellow BCVA Board members have produced. I’d like to thank the team and all our members for the support they’ve shown this year. We will work hard to make sure that BCVA Congress 2021 in Celtic Manor will be one to remember.”
Speakers, exhibitors, and anyone who has submitted papers, have been contacted and BCVA will explore ways in which we can continue to support each other and work with congress contributors.
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