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Useful Conference 2020 Information

Bookings are now being taken through the AHDA web site www.ahda.co.uk for the Early Bird Two Day Package. Initially, to meet demand, only the two day package is available, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.

There will be a packed exhibition hall with 50 Exhibitor stands, with some of the leading animal health companies as well as the VMD, AMTRA, COWS and SCOPS

NEW For This Year – Day One will start with a key note speaker. All delegates will then be able to attend a range of workshops (all earning CPD points) which will include relevant thought provoking topics. On Day Two, we focus on a range of topics relevant to today’s world in animal health and welfare. For the 2020 event, these sessions will be split into “Farm Animal” and “Companion Animal & Equine” delegates can of course move between the two topics. As soon as the programme is finalised we will confirm the title of the session, the name of the speaker and the number of CPD points available. We expect there will be around 48 points available to SQPs, over the course of the two days.

AHDA Conference 2020 Programme
(Programme subject to alteration)

Wednesday 15th January
Session One:
10.30 – 11.00 Chief Veterinary Officer Christine Middlemiss
11.00 – 12.30 Choice of two workshops
• Changing the role and identity of SQPs – Looking at the role of SQPs in a new light and how their professional role is recognised, including charging for SQP services
• Tackling Anthelmintic resistance through responsible use – Resistance is here to stay. What practical steps can we all put in place to slow down the causes of resistance
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch & Exhibition Networking
Session Two:
14.00 – 15.30 Choice of two workshops
• The future of retailing – There are increased business pressures all round but what can retailers do to keep their customers coming back?
• Communicating with customers – What are the challenges and how different techniques can be used to engage with customers and not just make a sale.

Thursday 16th January – Farm Animal Workshop
Session Three:
09.00 – 09.30 The development of farm medicines tracking
09.30 – 10.00 An update from the VMD
10.00 – 10.30 Tackling the spring rise
10.30 – 11.15 Coffee and Tea Break
Session Four:
11.15 – 11.45 Trace elements
11.45 – 12.15 Coccidiosis
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch & Exhibition Networking
Session Five:
13.15 – 13.45 Red meat production
13.45 – 14.05 Presentation by Elanco
14.05 – 14.30 OP Sheep dipping
14.30 – 15.00 Tea and Coffee Break
Session Six:
15.00 – 15.30 Animal health & Safety
15.30 – 16.00 Bio Security


Thursday 16th January – Companion Animal and Equine Workshop
Session Three:
09.00 – 09.30 Pet grooming
09.30 – 10.00 Correct feeding for dogs and cats
10.00 – 10.30 Health and Welfare for pet rabbits
10.30 – 11.15 Coffee and Tea Break
Session Four:
11.15 – 11.45 Back yard poultry
11.45 – 12.15 Avoiding the overweight horse
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch & Exhibition Networking
Session Five:
13.15 – 13.45 Correct horse worming
13.45 – 14.05 Ectoparasite control
14.05 – 14.30 An update from the VMD
14.30 – 15.00 Tea and Coffee Break
Session Six:
15.00 – 15.30 What it says on the label
15.00 – 16.00 Preparation for puppies and kittens

Conference Timings

The AHDA Conference and Exhibition starts at 10.30am on Wednesday 15th January with speaker sessions followed by workshops. On the Thursday 16th the exhibition hall opens and speaker sessions start at 9.00am.

Parking
All delegates at the AHDA Conference have car parking as part of the conference package, subject to availability. Each delegate will need to register their vehicle, and instructions will be provided after you have booked.

Conference Arrangements
Registration will be by entering the Hotel by the main reception. The AHDA registration desk will be facing the main doors.

Accomodation
All bookings must be made through AHDA as rooms have been pre booked. The rooms will not be available until late afternoon. Provision has been made to store luggage prior to this. The hotel staff will assist with room bookings from 5pm onwards when luggage can be collected along with a room key.

Lanyards
Lanyards will be issued and must be worn at all times during the day.

Dress Code
During the conference – smart casual. Gala Dinner – Lounge suits

Speaker/Workshops
All speaker/workshop rooms are easily accessible from the main exhibition hall. Delegates are able to switch between the different speaker rooms.

CPD Points
On booking SQPs need to quote their SQP number. We will record which sessions each delegate attends, and AHDA Conference will inform AMTRA of the points each SQP has earned.

Wi–Fi
Wi-Fi will be available at the Hotel during the two days of the AHDA Conference. A complimentary code will be set-up for all public areas and in the conference room and the password issued to you after booking.

Member Rates
Fully paid up members of AHDA qualify for member rates.

Conference Package
Priority will be given to 2-day delegates. If space permits, single day tickets will be offered nearer the time.

SPA
Delegates staying overnight have the full use of the LivingWell gym, pool and sauna

TICKET OPTIONS
Due to anticipated demand, we are currently only offering the Two-Day conference package. Subject to availability we may offer one day tickets later in the year. You can be added to a waiting list if you prefer this option.

2 Day Delegate Package
Members rate £299 + vat
Non Members £369 +vat

Tickets Include
Conference notes and delegate pack

Full access to speaker programme/workshops on both days
Full access to AHDA Exhibition Hall with 50 exhibition stands
Complimentary tea and coffee both days
Hot buffet Lunch Wednesday 15th January
Happy hour drinks voucher
AHDA Conference Gala Dinner 15th January – Champagne reception, 4 courses with complimentary wine
AMTRA Awards for top SQPs
Overnight Accomodation15th January
Full Hilton Breakfast 16th January
Hot buffet lunch Thursday 16th January.
Networking with industry colleagues
Complimentary multi access parking
Digital recording of CPD points obtained
Approx 48 SQP points available
Full use of the LivingWell Gym, pool and sauna

2 Day Delegate Package Including Pre Conference Accommodation (£120 extra)
As above with:
Ahead of the conference we have availability for overnight accommodation on the Tuesday 14th January. This includes a full Hilton Breakfast Wednesday 15th January.


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