The Abstract Sessions put the latest research centre stage at BSAVA Congress 2022

14 Mar 2022

Attracting submissions from across the industry, BSAVA’s Abstract Sessions at Congress, puts the very latest research centre stage.

Over 50 abstracts have been shortlisted and presentations will take place across the three event days of 24th – 26th March 2022. Prizes will be awarded to the best submissions in various categories which range from practitioner, student and veterinary nurse, to medicine, surgery, and best poster.

“These abstracts will contribute greatly to clinicians’ ability to practice evidence-based medicine, with highly relevant topics such as the antimicrobial resistance of bacterial cultures taken from raw meat diets, and the prevalence and outcome of respiratory compromise in French bulldogs presenting with intervertebral disc extrusion,” says Duncan Barnes, Clinical Director of Eastcott Veterinary Referrals and BSAVA Congress Programme Committee Member.

Grouped by subject area, the presentations will not clash with the CPD programme, allowing delegates who are following a module, a deeper dive into some of those topics being discussed.

“We’re embracing the hybridisation of the event with both face-to-face submissions as well as online presentations.  With all the abstracts available on the virtual platform, nobody misses out,” explains Duncan.

This flexibility has further diversified entries too. It’s an important differentiator for Duncan who says: “BSAVA Abstracts are unusual.  They provide an opportunity for both those working within referral and general practice to present their fantastic clinical research, something which is of tremendous value for the whole profession. The result is a great range of interesting content across many disciplines. This year that includes newly described diseases as well as practical tools for the diagnosis of common diseases like hyperadrenocorticism.”

On Thursday presentations will include studies from the fields of neurology, nephrology/urology, endocrinology, dermatology, oncology, critical care, immunology and general practice.  On Friday it is the turn of orthopaedics, infectious diseases, diagnostic imaging, gastroenterology, therapeutics, soft tissue surgery and those in receipt of PetSavers Grants.  Saturday will see presentations of Veterinary Nurse Case Reports, feline general practice, and recipients of PetSavers Student Grants.

Poster submissions also include entries looking at exotics, ethics and communication, respiratory, hepatology, as well as burn-out and wellbeing in the professions.

For a full list of the presentations and posters, please visit

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