This year, the International Conference of The Veterinary Wound Healing Association (VWHA) is coming to the London ExCel! The conference will be held on 14-15th of May in association with the European Wound Management Association EWMA) Conference and the call for abstracts is now open, with your chance to win a full conference pass!
The theme for 2020 is Wound and surgical site infections in the modern veterinary clinic: prevention and treatment. “Our theme will address problems and questions we all encounter in everyday veterinary practice. Wound infections are caused by bacteria, and infections are prevented and treated with antibiotics… or are they? We live in a world where resistant bacteria cause increasing problems. What can we do to both reduce wound infections and the use of antibiotics? Do antibiotics prevent or increase surgical site infection rates? When are bacteria a problem in open wounds? If so, do we need antibiotics, or do we have alternative strategies? Or is it better not to treat bacteria at all? Join us to learn about the latest developments in the practical approach of wound infections.”
VWHA are calling for abstracts to be submitted within the theme. Five abstracts will be presented at the conference and the authors will receive a 3 day pass to the full EWMA conference!
You’ll need to be quick- the deadline for abstract submission is 15th March 2020.
Download Instructions for preparation of abstracts EWMA 2020 London
Now submit your abstract here: https://form.jotform.com/200402862249349
We are delighted to announce the winners of the Andover Healthcare/Milliken Bandaging Art Competition (supported by VWL) which took place during November and December 2019. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit their entry and for participating in the competition promoting best practice in bandaging. The entries were all of a very high standard with much thought and effort put in, making it a great success. Congratulations to all of the above winners who each receive some great Petflex products!
Veterinary Practice interview with Georgie Hollis BSc on the latest advancements in veterinary wound care
Jennifer Parker, Senior Editor of the Veterinary Practice magazine, recently interviewed Georgie Hollis to gain her thoughts on the latest advancements within veterinary wound care.
To read the full article providing an insight into Georgie's thoughts from telemedicine to tilapia
Get Creative! Bandaging Art Competition 2019 - Andover Healthcare/Milliken (Supported by The Veterinary Wound Library)
Now's your chance to get creative with your bandaging skills for your chance to win some Andover Healthcare/Milliken Pet Flex products.
Georgie Hollis BSc, The Veterinary Wound Library & Bandaging Angels Founder, will be presenting a FREE live webinar on Bandaging Techniques on Tuesday 19 November at 12.30pm to illustrate the correct way to apply a bandage. Don't worry if you're not available at this time as the webinar will be free to view until the end of November.
In order to register for and access the webinar all you need to do is sign up to receive our Newsletter (opposite) and we will email you with all the log in details.
Further details of the competition along with the terms and conditions and online entry form can be found at: https://www.vetwoundlibrary.com/bandaging-art-competition-2019.html
You have until midnight (GMT) on 15 December 2019 to submit your entry - GOOD LUCK!
Avian wound management skills prove a popular theme for The Vet Wound Library exotics day on 23 November 2019 - only 5 places left!
On the 23rd of November 2019 we will host our 2nd Exotics Wound Management Event at Twycross Zoo, East Midlands UK. This year we have chosen to cover the practical skills to help first opinion and wildlife clinicians better approach the needs of the avian casualty. The day will be headed up by Dr Neil Forbes BVetMed, DipECZM(Avian), FRCVS loyally supported by Matthew Rendle RVN, Samantha Ashfield RVN C&G VNES, and Georgie Hollis BSc
Delegates will begin the day with insight into the fundamentals of avian wound management, tissue repair and challenges, followed by a practical lab to get hands on experience including the technique of Imping, management of sternal and carpal injuries, and beak repair.
We are delighted to have had a fantastic response to this event with only 5 places left with 2 months still to go!
This is a one off event so please book now to avoid missing out. Registration is £225 (+vat) for non-members and £175 (+vat) for VWL members.
For the full agenda visit: https://www.vetwoundlibrary.com/events--cpd.html
Georgie Hollis, Founder of the Vet Wound Library is delivering 2 FREE Webinars at the end of August to open the Webinar programme that will continue through 2020. The following webinars are FREE to members and Non-Members and will be recorded live on the 27th and 30th of August.
The Veterinary Wound Library Advanced Surgical Skills For Small Animal Practice CPD Day | 18th September 2019, Cambridge Vet School
For those Veterinary Surgeons who were unable to join us earlier
in the year, we are repeating this invaluable day for any
clinician who has faced prolonged healing post lumpectomy, frustrating wounds over joints, and those unsure if they
should refer or give it a go.
If your practice is a member of The Veterinary Wound Library
then you can attend for the reduced fee of just £245 (+ vat).
Spaces are limited due to the practical nature of the session
so book now to avoid disappointment!
BOOK ONLINE HERE!
Image showing delegates at our Advanced Surgical Skills CPD on 20th March 2019 watching a practical demonstration by Laura Owen
The Veterinary Wound Library's 'Practical Skills in Avian Wound Care' CPD is winging it's way to you in November!
Following the success of our first Exotics Wound Management CPD day last year which featured Bumblefoot and Chelonian shell injuries, we have decided to spread our wings for 2019 by dedicating a full day to avian wound care.
8.30 Arrival, registration & refreshments
09.15 Why did dinosaurs become extinct and birds didn’t? How birds heal | Neil Forbes
10.05 Managing the avian skin trauma case. Triage and First Aid | Matthew Rendle
10.30 Coffee/Tea Break
10.45 Managing bird wounds; Site, species, life style and size - it all matters | Neil Forbes
11.45 The 5 essentials skills of wound management;
The 3 P’s, what to use to wash, prepare, dress, wounds with | Matthew Rendle
12.15 Wound interference management beyond the cone of shame! | Sam Ashfield
14.00 Imping Practical
15.00 Sternal Injuries & Carpal Injuries Practical
15.45 Tea/Coffee Break
16.15 Beak Management Demonstration | Neil Forbes
16.45 Case Studies
17.30 Questions & Close
Avoid getting into a flap with your feathered friends by taking up our early bird offer and REGISTER HERE before the 31 August for just £175 (+vat)
Put your fears behind you this Autumn by banishing your bandaging demons and wound worries with practical CPD from our Bandaging Angels. CPD days will be held at 6 different venues around the UK and are open to Vets and veterinary nurses and we still have some spaces available. Don't forget, if you are a Vet Wound Library Member you have a FREE place! Don't worry if you are not currently a member, you can join today and benefit from the FREE place! Its quick & simple, just visit our website to find out more about membership and it's benefits! https://www.vetwoundlibrary.com/how-it-works.html
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