Wednesday 23rd March 2022

7th British Veterinary Neurology Society (BVNS) Symposium
"SEIZURE DISORDERS: ADVANCING DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPEUTICS"
Manchester Central Convention Complex - Charter 2 room  (see map attached)

***PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SYMPOSIUM​​​; WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT ANY FURTHER REGISTRATIONS***


8:30-9:15 - Registration & coffee

09:15-9:30 - BVNS President - Welcome & Introduction

09:30-10:30 - Prof Andrew McEvoy - Technological developments in brain tumour and epilepsy surgery
Professor Andrew McEvoy is a world-leading consultant neurosurgeon at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), and Institute of Neurology (ION) in London. His clinical and research interest focuses on surgical therapies for the management of epilepsy. 

10:30-11:15 - Dr Sophie Binks - NOT Lost in Translation: Autoantibodies in Human and Feline Encephalitis
Dr Sophie Binks is a neurology registrar at the Nuffield department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford. Her research interest focuses on clinical and genetic aspects of autoimmune encephalitides.

11:15-11:45 - COFFEE BREAK

11:45-12:45 - Prof George Malliaras - Technology for Bioelectronic Medicine
Professor George Malliaras is the Prince Philip Professor of Technology, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the development of better tools for healthcare, with applications in neurological disorders and brain cancer. 

12:45-13:30 - Dr Tom Harcourt-Brown - Vagus Nerve stimulation for epilepsy dogs
Dr Tom Harcourt Brown is a senior clinician in veterinary neurology at Langford Vets, University of Bristol. 

13:30-14:30 - LUNCH

14:30-15:15 - Dr Rodrigo Gutierrez-Quintana - MicroRNAs and epilepsy: Current knowledge and potential clinical applications
Dr Rodrigo Gutierrez-Quintana is head of neurology at the Small Animal Hospital, University of Glasgow. 

15:15-16:30 - Clinical Research Abstracts

16:30-17:00 - Closing remarks and AGM

Past program of the Symposium


Registration:

Please complete the Registration form and forward it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Please note: This is an In-Person event and not available online

‘Early bird fee’ with payment received BY 7th March)

• BVNS symposium fee + annual membership (payment received by 7th March): £150
• BVNS symposium fee without membership (payment received by 7th March): £170
• Veterinary student BVNS symposium only fee (payment received by 7th March): £40

We kindly ask to ensure funds are received in our bank by 7th March to qualify for early bird.

Fees with payment received AFTER 7th March)

• BVNS symposium fee + annual membership (payment received AFTER 7th March): £200
• BVNS symposium fee without membership (payment received AFTER 7th March): £220


Abstract Submission

Abstract Format

Submission guidelines for all abstracts:

Papers, reports or articles containing the work submitted in the abstract must NOT have been submitted or accepted for publication prior to submission of the abstract. Abstracts must NOT have been presented elsewhere prior to presentation at BVNS meeting.

  • Submit the abstract as an MS Word file (.doc or .docx)
  • Indicate whether ethical permission was obtained for the study
  • Font: Times New Roman, size 12
  • Paragraphs: 1.5 spacing and fully justified
  • Indent each paragraph three spaces
  • The abstract should be a maximum of 500 words
  • The first line should contain the title in capitals; the second line all author(s); the third the institution(s) the author(s) are affiliated
  • Organize the body of the abstract as follows:
    • A statement of the purpose of the study
    • A statement of the methods used
    • A summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusions
    • A statement of the conclusions reached
    • Do not use subheadings (e.g. methods, results)

Please e-mail submissions to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline for abstract submission is the 2nd March 2022. Abstracts of the accepted presentations will be printed in the Proceedings. Authors of accepted abstracts will receive free entrance to the Symposium.


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