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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

There has been a recent re-emergence of feline strains of parvovirus in Australia. Parvovirus expert and feline specialist Dr Vanessa Barrs says vaccination for the highly contagious viral illness is a serious consideration for animal shelters and requires further legislative action.

The 2017 FASAVA Congress will feature an impressive array of veterinary experts from around the world speaking on a range of fascinating topics, as well as a packed social calendar of events that offer an exclusive opportunity to network and make valuable contacts. We spoke to a few delegates about what they were most looking forward to: 

Jill’s veterinary career began in Sydney. She earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney in the 1980s, then completed an internship at the university, and landed her first job in full-time private practice at Haberfield Veterinary Hospital in the inner west of Sydney.

Since establishing the Boongary Veterinary Service in 1993, Dr Annabelle Olsson has had a diverse career working with an array of taxa present in far-north Queensland. And while the difficulties of treating exotic animals and wildlife are many, Annabelle says one of the key challenges is managing rehabilitation.

Dr David Neck, Director of Cottesloe Vet, spends most of his time treating humankind’s favourite furry companions. But he believes it’s important to be prepared for anything. Here he shares his research on the mythological beast Medusa so that, when the time comes, you’ll know what to do.

Professor David Maggs reveals how the seven corneal colours in both cats and dogs can help vets reach a diagnosis.

Dr David Maggs discusses corneal pathology, a topic he will speak on at FASAVA Congress 2017 August 11-14.

Hepatobiliary disease comes with a raft of unique considerations and concerns, particularly when it comes to surgical intervention. SASH co-founder and surgeon Dr Andrew Marchevsky says hepatobiliary surgery, depending on the patient’s condition and anatomy, can be a very difficult procedure.

Dr Lynelle Johnson discusses canine respiratory disease, a topic she will speak on at FASAVA Congress 2017 August 11-14.

Until recently, strokes in dogs were considered extremely rare.

Dr Richard LeCouteur, professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, explains how Magnetic Resonance Imaging is helping diagnose stroke in pets more often.

After the 2017 FASAVA Congress: 5 ways to unwind on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is internationally acclaimed for its theme parks and the glitz and glamour of Surfers Paradise. Queensland-based travel writer Christine Retschlag presents 5 other options to allow you to relax and rejuvenate following the 2017 FASAVA Congress.

5 ways to get the most out of the 2017 FASAVA Congress

Reach out in advance

The FASAVA Congress is a unique opportunity to meet world-leading experts from a range of veterinary specialties. Many delegates will be travelling to the Gold Coast for the first time, so reach out to anyone you’d like to meet in advance. Download the 2017 FASAVA Congress app to schedule sessions and share events.

One of the highlights of the FASAVA Congress 2017 on the Gold Coast this year is sure to be the lectures by eminent veterinary ophthalmologist, award-winning teacher and expat, Professor David Maggs.

Each year The Australian Veterinary Association in conjunction with our University partners offers a small number of selected student volunteers the opportunity to attend and be part of the ASAVA Annual Conference. In 2017 the AVA and ASAVA are delighted to be hosting the Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress.

Submissions required by Monday 20 February 2017

Across a packed program, FASAVA Congress 2017 is privileged to host a number of Australian speakers who are leaders in their fields.

We hear from Dr Phil Brain, FASAVA Congress 2017 Scientific Convener...

''Rarely does a congress come to our shores that provides veterinarians with such a plethora of choice.

With registrations set to open Monday 7 November 2016, get all the updates as they happen and follow the FASAVA Congress 2017 on social media.

jo ann siew 0001The winner of the FASAVA Free Registration and AUD $1,000 towards travel expenses has been drawn and we are excited to announce the winner is:

Jo-Ann Siew from Paw Veterinary Centre, Singapore.

We look forward to meeting Jo-Ann face-to-face in August 2017 for the biggest veterinary event in the Asia-Pacific region... and, of course, you too!

FASAVA 2017 exhibitor bookings are now open for companies that have exhibited at three or more consecutive ASAVA Annual Conferences

Applications for exhibition space will be allocated in the following order: