Events & Conferences

BSAS Annual Conference

14–15 April 2015
Science with Impact
University of Chester,
Parkgate Road, Chester

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In association with AVTRW, CFER, EBLEX and WPSA 


AVTRW  Spring symposium Tuesday 14 April 2015

  • Big data in veterinary research: applicaiton and intrepretation of advanced 'omic' technolgies - invited speaker Mick Watson, Roslin Institute
  • Practice-based veterinary research: forstering links between clicinicans and academics  - invited speaker Ian Nanjiani, Westport Veterinary Group

We also welcome submitted summaries on any aspect of veterinary science.


Chester

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes and shops set within its ancient walls, surrounded by architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races.

Chester is easy to get to by road or train and just 60 minutes from Manchester or Liverpool airports and is therefore a perfect venue for the 2015 conference.

The conference venue is at Chester University, a short 10 minute walk from the city centre, along side the Shropshire Union Canal.  Delegates will have access to university accommodation on site or nearby.  The Conference Dinner will be held at the Racecourse by the River Dee.

 

Main Conference

More than 500 delegates including researchers, scientists, vets, policymakers, farmers, students and industry representatives will gather at the two-day event.  Sessions over two days will include the latest research findings on pig production, welfare, dairying, animal genetics, meat quality, animal feeds and will include invited presentations and sessions on:

  • Precision agriculture
  • Suckling systems
  • knowledge transfer and education
  • Integrating research needs into government strategy
  • Animal health and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Veterinary research
  • Advances in equine science
  • Food safety and campylobacter
  • Sheep nutrition workshop
  • Bridging the gap between policy and research
  • The interface between animal science and policy development
  • BSAS and CFER 2015 outline programme
    Advances in equine science
    Equine performance and sports science
    Advances in equine reproduction (CFER)


 Students 

BSAS will be holding a dedicated student programme on the afternoon of Monday 13 April, which will cover generic and transferable skills for postgraduate students.  This will be followed on Monday evening by the traditional conference quiz night.