Schedule


Day 1

12 October

Friday

1:00pm - 2.00pm

Registration and tea & coffee
(Viewing of Abstracts)

2.00pm - 2.05pm

Conference Commences - Opening Address
Conor Geraghty
Chairman, CAVI Committee


2.05pm – 2.30pm

The Climate Change Challenge
Bill Callanan

Chief Inspector, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine


2.30pm – 3.00pm

A vet’s role in sustainable agriculture and AMR
Conor Geraghty
Chairman, CAVI, Geraghty & Neary Veterinary and Director XL Vets


3.00pm – 3.30pm

Sustainability
Michael Maloney
Director of Origin Green, Bord Bia


3.30pm – 3.45pm

Tea & Coffee


3.45pm – 4.15pm

Antibiotic Resistance, holding back the tide
Prof. Martin Cormican MB BCh BAO
National Clinical Lead for HCAI and AMR. Professor of Bacteriology at NUI Galway. Consultant Microbiologist


4.15pm – 5.15pm

Panel discussion with all four speakers:
Bill Callanan
Conor Geraghty
Michael Maloney
Professor Martin Cormican


5.15pm – 5.45pm

Drinks reception


5.45pm – 7.30pm

Free time


7.30pm – late

Dinner and Social event

Day 2

13 October

Saturday

9.30am – 11.00am

Calf Health
 
Factors affecting early growth in dairy calves and its longer-term impact on performance
Professor Claire Wathes BSc PhD Dsc FRASE FRSB
Professor of Veterinary Reproduction, The Royal Veterinary College

Getting through bottlenecks in intensive calf rearing with limited access to antibiotics
Martin Kavanagh MVB MRCVS Cert. DHH

Animal Health Consultant

Calf Health, the good, the bad and the ugly - case scenarios from a young vet in practice
Hazell Mullins BVM BVS
Veterinary Practitioner


11.00am – 11.15am

Tea & coffee


11.15am-12.45pm

Problem Solving Nutrition

Approaching a case of poor performance in beef finishing cattle
Richard Dudgeon
Alltech

Trouble shooting transition/dry cows diets
Des Cronin
Inform Nutrition


12.45 – 2.00pm

Lunch


2.00pm – 5.00pm

Veterinary Mini MBA

Corporate practice - panel discussion and debate
Chris Bainton FIoD FCMI
Vetcel

Dr.Tim Potter BVetMed PhD MRCVS
Westpoint Farm Vets

Declan Gahan
Veterinary Ireland Financial Services

Antibiotic usage and AMR session
Donal Lynch, MVB Cert DHH
Donal Lynch Veterinary Practice and XL Vets

IBR session
Maria Guelbenzu PhD MRCVS
Programme Manager BVD/IBR, Animal Health Ireland

Leadership
Jim Gavin
Dublin Football Manager


5.00pm -  7.30pm

Free time


7.30pm – late

Gala dinner and casino night

Day 3

14 October

Sunday

10.00am - 1.00pm

Surgery

Fundamentals of surgery; Liver biopsy and CSF collection; Exploratory laparotomy; and,  On-farm fluid therapy
Karin Mueller MVSc DCHP DECBHM MRCVS
Senior Lecturer in Animal Husbandry & Reproduction, University of Liverpool

Step-by-step approach to your post mortem technique
Ben Strugnell BVM&S Cert PM MRCVS
Farm Post Mortems


1.00pm

Conference closes


1.00pm - 2.00pm

Lunch


2.00pm – 5.00pm

AGM

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