Receive hands on practical experience from veterinary experts across different interest areas.

Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) Workshop - Field radiology and ultrasonography

We have put together a world class line up of speakers and demonstrators for this workshop presented over 1 ½ days. Aimed at recent graduates and mixed practitioners wanting to improve their diagnostic imaging skills. It will provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to achieve optimal results from radiology and ultrasound equipment. By the end of the workshop, delegates will have the ability to know which modality best suits investigating the presumptive diagnosis and where an integrative approach will provide greater prognostication.

The compulsory theoretical component will be presented on Thursday starting at 10:30am within the conference program:

Compulsory Pre-workshop Lectures – Thursday 26 May 2022

Gold Coast Convention Centre from 10.30am

Included in full and day registration

Full day practical workshop - Friday 27 May, 7.00am-3.00pm

WestVETS Equine Animal Hospital, 540 Mount Crosby Rd, Anstead

Delegates will spend a half day of each modality with hands on practical instruction of ultrasound and radiology of the distal limb in small groups with specialist instructors.

Radiology Tips and tricks for perfecting your radiographic approach to the following anatomical regions (covering the PPE and yearling radiographic views within each relevant station). Areas covered include the distal extremity, mid appendicular skeleton and proximal appendicular +/- axial skeleton.

Demonstrators: Tias Muurlink, Paula Williams, Penny Dow

Ultrasonography Tips and tricks for perfecting your ultrasonographic approach to the following anatomical regions: “Buttonology” and transducer manipulation (using the flexor tendons of the metacarpus), pastern/distal extremity and forelimb suspensory ligament.

Demonstrators: Alex Young, Kirsten Neil, Sue Jones

Price includes all catering and transfers from Gold Coast to Anstead and Anstead to Brisbane Airport.  Please note the two locations.

  • AVA Member: $1,595
  • AVA SIG Member: $1,295
  • AVA Student/New Graduate Member: $895
  • Non Member: $2,495

Full day practical workshop - Friday 27 May, 7.00am-3.00pm

Friday 27 May 2022, 8.00am-2.30pm

28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin

Take part in an exclusive VIP hospital tour around the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.    Enjoy a light lunch and explore the park at your own pace or take advantage of a discounted koala encounter/photo.  The bus will depart from Gold Coast Convention Centre and travel 30 minutes down the Gold Coast Highway to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.  The bus will return early afternoon where you will be given the option to be dropped at the Gold Coast Airport or return to Broadbeach.  Price includes bus transfers, park entry, a light lunch and the VIP hospital tour.

  • AVA Member: $125
  • AVA SIG Member: $110
  • AVA SIG Member Partner: $125
  • AVA Student/New Graduate: $110   
  • Non-member: $250

Proudly sponsored by: Profit Diagnostix

Friday 27 May 2022, 8.00am-4.30pm

A behind the scenes tour of three outstanding small animal veterinary practices on the Gold Coast. Pet Wellness Centre - Burleigh Heads, Reedy Creek Veterinary Hospital, Tallebudgera Veterinary Clinic.

If you are planning to build or renovate; if you are looking for ideas to improve practice productivity; if you are looking to buy into a practice this tour is for you.

Areas covered:

  1. HR, marketing (including website analysis), IT, clinic operations and design – in other words, pretty much anything you want to ask the hosts or other delegates
  2. Business analysis: Practice Q&A on all of the above topics + productivity models on each host practice which can be used on your own practice.

This day is structured as a travelling class-room with 3 hospital visits with host’s Q&A, business analysis session and delegate Q&A throughout the day, so bring your questions and practice problems for the group to discuss and solve.

  • AVA Member: $725
  • AVA SIG Member: $635
  • AVA Student/New Graduate: $365
  • Non-member: $1,452

VetEd points:   5.5

with  Petrea King, CEO of the Quest for Life Foundation  

Friday 27 May 2022, 8.30am-4.30pm

Gecko House, 139 Duringan St, Currumbin 

This workshop is all about you. We struggle to function at our most skilful level if we’ve neglected our inner sense of health and well-being.  The keys to resilience and happiness lie in our own hands. You’ll leave this workshop with a clear understanding of what replenishes you and you’ll feel highly motivated to implement the practical strategies, tools and skills for flourishing in your life and work. Take some time out for yourself to learn and practice self-care techniques to relieve stress and improve your mental health and well-being.

  • AVA Member: $210
  • AVA SIG Member: $195
  • AVA Student/New Graduate: $195
  • Non-member: $420

VetEd points:   8

Friday 27 May 2022, 8.30am - 4.30pm

Meeting Room 3, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

In this age of uncertainty, disasters seem inevitable.  Increase your business resilience and get on the front foot.  Learn of the different roles that vets can play in emergency responses and how to have your clinic in the best position to support your own mental health, your clients, their animals, your wider community,  and your bottom line.

Join Kevin Cooper and other experts across various veterinary disciplines to explore the critical issues of emergency response. You will leave this workshop with the right disaster plan for your clinic - whether it be against bushfires, floods or cyclones and a wealth of information besides. 

  • AVA Member: $220
  • AVA SIG Member: $190
  • AVA Student/New Graduate: $150
  • Non-member: $440

VetED points: 13

That body's too tight to mention

Saturday 28 May 2022, 9.00am-3.00pm

Pet Wellness Centre - 1/87 W Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads QLD

New and old methods of treating biomechanical discomfort in companion animals.

Dr Kim Lim will present on fascial tension and animal biomechanical medicine and its relationship to acupuncture channel with particular emphasis on prolotherapy and its many uses in companion animals.

Dr Elaine Cebuliak will present on massage in companion animals.

  • AVAG shall be hosting a webinar in the lead up to this workshop delivered by Dr Ian Bidstrup on prolotherapy.
  • AVA member/Associate Member: $505
  • Group member/Partner/Guest: $395
  • AVA student or new graduate member: $ 330
  • Non-member: $1,010

Register for the AVA Annual Conference

Join us at the 2022 AVA Annual Conference on 22-27 May 2022 @ Gold Coast Exhibition Centre.

2022 AVA Conference Handbook

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Program in detail

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