Events & Conferences

71st AVTRW Annual Conference

12th-13th September 2017

School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey

 

The 2017 AVTRW Conference will be held at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey on 12th and 13th September this year.  Keynote speakers include and Prof Roberto La Ragione, University of Surrey, and Dr Bryan Charleston, The Pirbright Institute. We encourage students and early career researchers to present their work at the meeting.

AVTRW_Conference_2017_Draft_Outline_Programme.pdf

Registration

To register for conference, please click on the link below:

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/71st-avtrw-annual-conference-tickets-35145044775

Abstracts

We are now accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations. We particularly encourage students and early career researchers to submit abstracts. To submit an abstract, please complete the abstract submission form (AVTRW2017AbstractSubmission.doc) and email to: avtrwconference2017@gmail.com. The closing date for abstract submissions is Friday 5th August 2017. You will be informed by email whether you have been accepted for an oral or poster presentation by 11th August 2017. Instructions on poster format will be sent out to applicants selected for poster presentations. 

Student travel bursaries

We are offering a number of travel bursaries of £250 for students who are presenting at the conference. If you would like to be considered for a student bursary, please indicate this on the abstract submission form. 

Location of conference

School of Veterinary Medicine

Richard Meyjes Road

University of Surrey

Guildford

GU2 7AL

UK

Contact

Dr Martha Betson

Tel: 01483 689821

Email: m.betson@surrey.ac.uk

Travel

We encourage conference attendees to travel by public transport where possible as parking is somewhat limited and will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

Air via London Heathrow Airport

The rail-air link coaches leave Terminal 2 for Woking railway station from 6.30am to 10.50pm, picking up from Terminals 3, 1 and 4. Between 6.35am and 8.30pm coaches run approximately every half an hour, otherwise it is an hourly service. Journey time to Woking is one hour. There are frequent trains from Woking to Guildford (8 minutes).

Air via London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick railway station is positioned in the South Terminal of the airport and provides direct rail-air link trains to Guildford hourly between approximately 5.15am (6am on Sundays) and 11pm.

Train

Guildford is on the main line between London Waterloo and Portsmouth. Trains run from London Waterloo every 15 minutes, with journey times of 40 minutes.

From Guildford railway station to the School of Veterinary Medicine

Bus: Leave station by footbridge and rear exit and cross main road to bus stop. ARRIVA bus 27 operates a regular service to the Manor Park campus. Exit the bus at the Surrey Sports Park stop and the School of Veterinary Medicine will be visible across the road and to your left.

Taxi: From the main (eastern) exit of the railway station. The School of Veterinary Medicine is on the University’s Manor Park campus.

Car

Guildford is 30 miles south-west of London, on the A3 London-Portsmouth road. If approaching from London or the M25 (Junction 10), remain on the bypass (A3) until you reach the exit signed to the Cathedral and University. At the roundabout take the fourth exit towards the Royal Surrey Hospital. Continue straight across the next roundabout. At the next junction, turn left. After ~200 m take the first left to enter the University carpark by the campus nursery.

If entering Guildford from Horsham (A281) or Godalming (A3100), leave the central gyratory system at the exit signed for Farnham (A31). After approximately 200 yards, at the mini-roundabout, take the first turning right into Guildford Park Road, and continue along Madrid Road and The Chase for a mile. At the next roundabout, the fourth exit towards the Royal Surrey Hospital. Continue straight across the next roundabout. At the next junction, turn left. After ~200 m take the first left to enter the University carpark by the campus nursery.

Parking

Parking is available in the University car park on the Manor Park campus. Please contact the conference organiser (Martha Betson, m.betson@surrey.ac.uk) to receive a parking permit if you plan on parking in the University car park.

Accommodation options

Hotels in Guildford

Holiday Inn

http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/gb/en/guildford/guisu/hoteldetail 

This hotel is a short walk from the conference venue.

Travel Lodge

 http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/287/Guildford-hotel/

Premier Inn

http://www.premierinn.com/en/hotel/GUIPAR/guildford-central

Guildford Harbour Hotel

http://www.guildford-harbour-hotel.co.uk/