BVNA Congress cancelled
The 47th BVNA Congress will not go ahead this year amid the current crisis around the spread of Covid-19.
The event had been due to take place in October, but due to social distancing regulations and concerns among exhibitors, speakers and delegates, the decision to cancel was taken in June.
Organisers are instead planning a virtual event aimed at celebrating the work of the veterinary nursing profession. This will include everything from keynote speakers and interactive workshops to evening social quizzes.
BVNA president Jo Hinde pointed out that this was the first time that the Association had ever been forced to cancel its conference event. Describing it as ‘an exceptionally sad decision’, she added:
“However, we cannot let the occasion pass without marking it, hence offering a weekend that celebrates all things vet nurse. Our congress has always been about more than just high-quality CPD: it is where the BVNA family get together with friends – old and new.
‘We understand just how isolated and exhausted the veterinary community is feeling right now, and how this has negatively affected individuals’ mental health.
‘As such, we want to provide an online space to facilitate those catch ups, hear from inspiring speakers and most of all, have fun.’