Events & Conferences

69thAVTRW Annual Conference

2–3 September 2015
Royal Veterinary College

The 2015 AVTRW Conference was held at the Camden campus of the Royal Veterinary College in September this year. The conference followed a revised format from previous years, with a greater emphasis on those at an early stage of their careers.

The conference was well attended, with an encouraging number of young researchers attending. At the conference, the Selborne Award, which recognises contributions to veterinary research, was awarded to Duncan Maskell, from the University of Cambridge. Esther Bijsmans from the RVC won the award for the best presentation, entitled ‘Assessment of plasma VEGF as a potential biomarker of target organ damage associated with feline hypertension’. An award for best poster went to Serena Harris, from the RVC, for ‘Longitudinal monitoring of locomotor symmetry in 11 lame horses undergoing aqua treadmill therapy’. Further details can be found in the Veterinary Record.

We thank all those who attended and contributed to the organisation of the conference, and look forward to seeing you at the 70th AVTRW Annual Conference which will be held at theUniversity of Nottingham Veterinary School in September (dates to be confirmed).