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SAMSoc Spring Meeting 2023

Wednesday 22nd March

Veterinary surgeons are invited to attend the SAMSoc Spring 2023 meeting on Wednesday 22 March, our annual pre-BSAVA Congress event.

We are still working to bring you informative and interesting sessions on a range of subjects, and will continue to add to this programme of confirmed speakers over the coming weeks.

Spring 2023 case report / research presentation Competition
We are welcoming case report / research presentation entries describing interesting or unusual cases or research projects for our Spring 2023 meeting. The oral presentations will be 12 minutes and should describe conditions affecting either cats or dogs. 

To be eligible for competition you must submit a written abstract which is less than 250 words to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please submit using a Microsoft Word document or a pdf document. The closure date and time is 1st March 2023 at 23:59 GMT. Applications after this will not be considered.
Successful candidates will be informed by 23:59 GMT on 8th March 2023.

The SamSoc committee will select the best abstracts to be delivered to meeting delegates. The primary author must attend the meeting to present and reply to any questions during the 2023 Spring meeting.

Successful candidates will be invited to present a 12 minute oral presentation. Use of Microsoft PowerPoint using the SamSoc template is encouraged. Please include a title page to present the title and author(s), and a disclosure page to present any conflict of interest and details of funding.

On the day of the Spring meeting, the winning entry / entries will be selected using a voting system by delegates. We look forward to receiving your entry.

Once again, we are delighted to host a parallel meeting for veterinary nurses - this time at the same venue

  • 09:00

    Chair's Address

    Welcome and introduction
  • 09:05

    Companion Animal Mycobacterial Disease: What do I need to know?

    Conor O'Halloran BVSc MSc PhD MRCVS ~ Internal Medicine Resident
  • 09:55

    FIP in 2023: what have we learnt from studying 300+ cats treated with remdesivir/GS-441524

    Sam Taylor BVetMed(Hons) CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MANZCVS FRCVS ~ ISFM Veterinary Specialist Lead
  • 10:40

    Coffee Break

  • 11:00

    Updates on feline retroviruses in 2023

    Sam Taylor BVetMed(Hons) CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MANZCVS FRCVS ~ ISFM Veterinary Specialist Lead
  • 11:45

    SAMSoc Case Report Competition Presentations

    Hosted by Dr Chris Scudder
  • 12:40

    Sponsor messages

  • 13:00

    LUNCH and SAMSoc AGM

  • 14:00

    Deliberating difficult diabetes in cats, a discussion

    Dr Simon Hagley BVSc DipACVECC DipECVECC MRCVS ~ Vets-Now Manchester & Dr Chris Scudder
  • 15:00

    Case Report Competition Results

    Dr Chris Scudder
  • 15:10

    Sponsor messages

  • 15:20

    Tea Break

  • 15:45

    SAMSoc Achievement Award: Cases that have taught me the most

    Ian Ramsey BVSc PhD DSAM DipECVIM-CA FHEA FRCVS ~ Professor of Small Animal Medicine
  • 16:45

    Ongoing Projects and Closing Remarks

    SAMSoc Committee


Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill St, Petersfield, Manchester M2 3GX

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Bring £5 to enter a prize draw - you could win a BSAVA Canine and Feline Endocrinology Manual!

2023 Delegate Rates: 

VET Member £120  

Graduate/Intern £60