Are you a veterinarian working in education, research or academia?

The education stream kicks off on Tuesday, 7 May, with sessions on altruism (Adele Feakes), why veterinarians leave clinical practice (Alejandra Arbe-Montoya), a student’s perspective on Australian veterinary education (Sam Kiernan), surgical day-one competencies (Frans Venter), wellbeing in vet students (Evangeline Beech), skills translation (Peter Irons), self vs expert-reported anaesthesia skills (Jennifer Carter) and when are non-technical skills important (Madison Helms).

Don’t miss the teaching excellent award presentation.

If you teach communication and non-technical skills, sessions with Professor Cindy Adams (of Calgary-Cambridge model fame) on Tuesday, Wednesday and in a plenary session on Thursday will help. Explore the evidence base supporting veterinary communication, find out how improved communication improves clinical outcomes and personal wellbeing, directly from a renowned pioneer in veterinary education.

On Wednesday 8 May from 5pm, Brian McErlean and Paul Davey will discuss strategies to improve mentation among veterinarians, and how to make the most of your veterinary career. These sessions are helpful whether you’re advising students, mentoring new or recent graduates, or just keen to improve your own wellbeing.

Keep the conversation going and catch up with colleagues at the Veterinarians in Education, Research and Academia dinner on Tuesday 7 May. Enjoy a casual dinner with colleagues from all corners of the profession at the Print Hall on Georges Terrace. Drinks are included.

View the Education Stream overview