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Harper Adams to host Veterinary Pharmacy Conference 2014

Posted 28 April 2014

The VPEP team greatly values the expertise Harper Adams brings to these study programmes, and the university is the ideal location for our annual conference, with a range of animal units on the university farm, excellent conference facilities and extensive in-house expertise in animal health and welfare."

Harper Adams University is proud to be hosting the Veterinary Pharmacy Conference 2014, this September, in association with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS).

The conference will provide and ideal opportunity for student and practising veterinary pharmacists, as well as veterinary pharmacy educators and researchers, to brush up on their animal health knowledge in order to provide a wider range of pharmacy or Suitably Qualified Person services.

Taking place over the weekend of September 20 and 21, the Veterinary Pharmacy Conference 2014, organised in conjunction with the Veterinary Pharmacy Education Programme and the RPS Veterinary Pharmacy Forum, will include seminars, key note speakers and on-farm visits.

Morag Bennett, from the organising team at Harper Adams, said: “Registration will be at midday on the Saturday followed by a buffet lunch and informative visits to our animal units on campus. Delegates will then be invited to a gala dinner in the evening with a talk from one of our keynote speakers, John Fitzgerald from The Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA). 

“Sunday’s programme will open with a welcome from Rob Morris, Chairman of the Veterinary Pharmacy Forum at Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), and Harper Adams University (HAU) Vice-Chancellor Dr David Llewellyn. 

“Subsequent sessions will cover public health, developments in veterinary pharmacy, education and continuing professional development, business opportunities, animal welfare and distribution of veterinary medicinal products.

We would like to thank the event sponsors, including Merial Animal Health, Murray Farmcare and Saltire Books.”

Speakers and session chairmen will include: Steve Baugh (HAU), Andrew Cairns (RPS), Dr Sarah Cockbill (RPS), Andrew Evans (RPS), Rod Jones (RPS), Dr Steven Kayne (VPEP), Dr Erica Martin (HAU), Professor Jacqui Matthews (Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh), Rob Morris (RPS), Donal Murphy (National Office of Animal Health), Alison Pyatt (HAU), Ian Scott (Animal Health Distributors Association), Martin Shakespeare (RPS) and David Stephens (Merial Animal Health Ltd). 

Harper Adams University has been working in partnership with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society since 2010, to deliver and accredit postgraduate qualifications in Veterinary Pharmacy. Candidates from pharmaceutical or animal health backgrounds can study over two or three years to obtain a University Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Masters Degree in Veterinary Pharmacy

Dr Steven Kayne, Professional Director of the collaborative Veterinary Pharmacy Education Programme (VPEP) said: "The VPEP team greatly values the expertise Harper Adams brings to these study programmes, and the university is the ideal location for our annual conference, with a range of animal units on the university farm, excellent conference facilities and extensive in-house expertise in animal health and welfare.  

“We look forward to welcoming delegates, who will benefit from refreshing and expanding their veterinary pharmacy knowledge, to the conference in September.”

The early bird conference fee is £165, valid until May 31st, to include all refreshments, lectures and administration costs for the two days. Student discounts are available.

Accommodation is not included in the fee, however Harper Adams University has secured a number of rooms at a nearby hotel. Details can be supplied when registering for the conference. 

For more information and to register, email animalswd@harper-adams.ac.uk or click here.

 

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