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  1. Learn from the best international speakers, as well as a variety of Australian speakers, all experts in their fields - Cardiorespiratory: Lynelle Johnson, Fiona Meyers-Campbell, Niek Beijerink  Clinical pathology and principles of medicine: Jill Maddison, Sue Foster, Graham Swinney  Dentistry: Curt Coffman, Loic Legendre, Ruth Barthel, Anthony Caiafa  Dermatology: Sonya Bettenay, Ralf Mueller, Linda Vogelnest  Emergency: Sarah Haldane, Dez Hughes, Terry King  Endocrinology: Dennis Chew, David Church, Darren Merrett  Feline Medicine: Andrea Harvey, Vanessa Barrs, Carolyn O’Brien  Gastroenterology: Caroline Mansfield, Stanley Marks, David Twedt  Imaging: Cathy Beck, Zoe Lenard  Infectious Disease: Michael Lappin, Vanessa Barrs, Julia Beatty, Jill Maddison  Neurology: Richard LeCouteur, Georgina Child, Sam Long  Oncology: Peter Bennett, Tony Moore, Rod Straw  Ophthalmology: Mark Billson, Anna Deykin, David Maggs, Robin Stanley  Surgery: Daniel Brockman, Catriona MacPhail, Jason Beck, Stephen Fearnside, Andrew Marchevsky, Phil Moses  Urogenital: David Senior, Dennis Chew  Unusual pets and avian: Hamish Baron, Brendan Carmel, Bob Doneley, Anne Fawcett, David Neck, Annabelle Olsson, Lizzie Selby, Gerry Skinner, Tegan Stephens, Alex Rosenwax, Shangzhe Xie  Nursing: Trish Farry, Tinika Gillespie, Philip Judge, Terry King, Patricia Newton, Anita Parkin, Lisa Partel, Rebekah Scotney, Rod Straw, Robert Webster, Layla Wilkinson

8 veterinary streams providing leading edge content for small animal practitioners over four days covering 16 key areas: cardiorespiratory, clinical pathology/principles of medicine, dentistry, dermatology, emergency, endocrinology, exotics, feline medicine, gastroenterology, imaging, infectious disease, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, surgery, urogenital and 1 veterinary nursing stream providing advanced content in the areas of surgery, emergency and critical care.

World class continuing education for small animal practitioners at a world famous location!

On behalf of FASAVA, AVA and ASAVA it is our pleasure to invite you to join us at the FASAVA Congress 2017, 11-14 August in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

The Gold Coast is a city that enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine every year. Located on the sub-tropical east coast of Australia, it has pristine waterways, unspoilt islands, and more than 70 kilometres of crystal white sand beaches framed by 100,000 hectares of World Heritage-listed rainforest.

You will network with colleagues from all corners of the globe and after each day of leading-edge learning, wind down at the amazing social events, including international and Australiana dinners, a quiz night, recent graduate dinner, and the not-to-be-missed gala awards dinner. And you will have the opportunity to visit one of the largest trade exhibitions in the region.

Before and after the Congress, take some time to relax on the Gold Coast’s famous beaches or get away from the crowds in the beautiful mountains of the Gold Coast hinterland.

We look forward to welcoming you to FASAVA Congress 2017.

Dr Geeta Saini, ASAVA President
Dr Deborah Osborne, Congress Chair


“FASAVA 2017 - you cannot afford to miss it!”


Welcome from the Congress Scientific Convenors

As scientific convenors of FASAVA 2017, we would like to extend a warm welcome to all delegates. We are very proud of the Congress’ scientific program. Rarely does a congress arise that provides veterinarians with such a plethora of choice.

FASAVA 2017 offers a smorgasbord of opportunities to improve your skills and knowledge and return to your veterinary practice with a new-found enthusiasm for your work.

Whether your interest is good, thoughtful medicine, the latest in surgical techniques, the complexities of skin disease, the fine skills of dental disease, the art of imaging or even the challenge of exotic medicine or all of those topics, this congress provides an opportunity that you cannot afford to miss. With over 16 topics, 7 streams and 3 stand-alone parallel congresses, you can create your tailored program that best suits your needs and the needs of your practice.

The speakers are all hand-picked and represent the cream of both international and local speakers that are not only experts in their fields but are engaging and entertaining. We look forward to meeting you at FASAVA 2017 where you can create memories of the best conference of your life.

Dr Phil Brain and Dr Graham Swinney, Scientific Congress Convenors

Congress Committee

Dr Debbie Osborne, Congress Chair
Dr Geeta Saini, ASAVA President
Dr Matthew Retchford, ASAVA representative to FASAVA
Dr Phil Brain, Scientific Convenor
Dr Graham Swinney, Scientific Convenor
Dr Rodney Salter, WVDC representative
Dr Brendan Carmel, UPAV President
Helen Power, VNCA representative
Linda Skauge, ASAVA Executive Officer
Kandy Musgrave, AVA National Events Manager