Bain Fallon Memorial Lectures 2022 wrap up and photos

26 Jul 2022

Image (L - R): Jeffrey Wilkinson from the AVA, keynote speaker Dr Brian Anderson from Ballarat Veterinary Practice Equine Clinic, and MC Dr Holly Lewis from Morphettville Equine Clinic


The 42nd Annual Bain Fallon Memorial Lectures, held from 17 to 21 July 2022, was a resounding success. 

As the first Bain Fallon event held in three years, attendees were thrilled to finally catch up with colleagues and get all the latest updates from the equine world. There were plenty of reunions between old friends, as well as the chance to make new ones. Attendees settled in for a packed five days of lectures, workshops and access to lively exhibition hall - not to mention the extensive social calendar. We also celebrated 50 years of Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA), an extraordinary milestone for this AVA Special Interest Group.

Check out what happened and see photos from the event below.


Image (L - R): Delegates Dr Amanda Waller and Dr Miesja Reynolds

This year’s keynote speakers were Drs Brian Anderson, Chelsie Burden and Angus McKinnon.

Image: Dr Brian Anderson, one of the keynote speakers

Dr David Johnson delivered the Pascoe Oration, taking us on a journey throughout history and reminding us how ancient the human-horse relationship really is.

Image: Dr David Johnson delivers the Pascoe Oration to a packed audience

He also paid tribute to Dr Patricia Ellis AM, who was an eminent figure in the equine world.

We also heard from Anastasia Easton, the granddaughter of Dr Reg Pascoe, for whom the Pascoe Oration was named. Anastasia gave us some touching insights into Dr Pascoe’s illustrious life which are detailed in her recent book.

Image: Anastasia Easton, who writes under the penname AZ Pascoe, speaks about the life of Dr Reg Pascoe

And of course the remaining speakers delivered a wide range of engaging content, including discussing important and topical issues such as antimicrobial stewardship:

A range of speakers covered topics from diagnostic imaging to regional limb perfusion, Strangles, orthopaedic injuries, reproduction, and so much more.

Image: Dr Meredith Flash presents data from her PhD on the thoroughbred racing and breeding industries

Image: Dr Chelsie Burden, Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists, presents on assisted reproductive techniques in the mare

Image: (Top row L - R) Dr Brian Anderson, Dr Joan Carrick, Professor James Gilkerson.               (Middle row L-R) Dr Meredith Flash, Dr Catherine Russell, Dr Chelsie Burden.                              (Bottom row L-R) Dr Angus McKinnon, Dr David Johnson, Dr Josie Hardwick


There was a collegial atmosphere out in the exhibition hall, with delegates checking out some of the latest innovations, most up-to-date products and cutting edge equipment.

Image (L - R): Peter Dickson, Trinette Anderson, Penny Jeavons and Lesa Rushforth from Covetrus

Image: Lesa Rushforth from Covetrus speaks with delegates

Image: Nicole King from Zoetis (right) speaks with Dr Catherine Chicken from Scone Equine Hospital (left)

Images above: Michael Goddard and Neely Hopkins with delegates at the Ranvet stand

Image: Lauren Duerden from Minitube

Image: Enjoying a catch up at the Randlab stand!

Image (L-R): Nicole Mottee and Darren Beard from DLC

Image (L-R): Steve Leahy from AVet Health and Chris Graham from BCF Ultrasound

Image: Garry Todd from Radiographic Supplies

Image: Kelato Animal Health's Natalia Budisa (left) and Suzanne Clark (middle) speak with SVS's Justin Choo (right)

Roger the Racehorse, who dominated the Covetrus display, was a popular fixture.

As was BOVA's lolly stand, which provided much-needed glucose for learning brains.

Image (L-R): Brett Davidson from BOVA Australia, Emma from BOVA UK and Allison O'Neill from BOVA Australia

Image: the BOVA lolly stand


The amazing student volunteers were, as usual, on hand to help register and usher attendees.

Image (L - R): Student volunteers Nicole Popovic, Elizabeth Khor, Bridget Webster, Bessie Bowden and Kirstie Hobson

Image (L - R): Student volunteers Sebastian Macaspac and Nicole Popovic

Image: Student volunteer Sebastian Mascapac chats with delegates at the 42nd Annual Bain Fallon Memorial lectures


Unsurprisingly, the social events were well received.

Overall, everyone attending the 42nd Annual Bain Fallon Memorial lectures had a fantastic time, and the general consensus is that they can’t wait to do it again.

As Dr Meredith Flash, Head of Education and member of the EVA says, What a week we had at the 42nd Bain Fallon Memorial lectures where we celebrated 50 years of EVA. It was so good to reconnect with old friends and make new ones! Congratulations to the EVA committee on putting together a thought-provoking and engaging scientific program led by keynote speakers Drs Brian Anderson, Chelsea Burden and Angus McKinnon. I am already looking forward to Bain Fallon 2023 at Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast.”