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VetFest Virtual Conference

About VetFest and the Australian Veterinary Association.

Access the recorded lectures, on-demand

The live component of the VetFest virtual veterinary conference took place 5 - 23 July, and the great news is you can still register after this time to access the recorded lectures and add to your CPD hours! Watch on-demand for 6 months from July, and hear from the best in veterinary science. 

Welcome from the Conference Convenor

The last few months have been a period of change and challenge for all of us as individuals and for the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA). With the cancellation of our annual conference, we were faced with trying to pull together a high quality virtual event in a number of weeks.
Our aim was to get some of the best speakers from Australia and around the world and to find a high quality virtual platform to deliver our CPD offering.
I would like to thank the Scientific Committee, the education committees of all our special interest groups and the staff at the AVA for a monumental and concerted effort to bring together VetFest 2020. We have put together an amazing broad program of virtual CPD with a majority of live presentations and associated live Q and A with speakers from all over the world.
We have Plenary lectures scheduled for the Sunday evening followed by a Masterclass. One of our exceptional plenary speakers is Paul Young who is the University of Queensland (UQ) virologist heading up the UQ COVID-19 vaccine program.
During the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the 3 weeks we will have over 100, half-hour talks from over 12 special interest groups and the AVA Queensland Division. There will also be 3 concurrent rooms for you to choose from each night for 3 hours.
On the Wednesday of each week, we will be having our famous VetEd Talks. Members of our profession will speak on their passion in the profession with a focus on resilience. Delegates will vote for the best talk at the end of the event, and the winner will get a free registration to the 2021 AVA Annual Conference in Sydney.
A lot of work has gone into selecting the right platform for the virtual conference, and we will have live Q and A for all sessions and lectures will be recorded and available to delegates for 6 months. Recorded sessions can also be purchased if you cannot make it to the conference.  

I hope you enjoy VetFest 2020.
Dr Sue Beetson


VetFest 2020 on-demand recorded sessions are RACE-approved for veterinary professionals across regions which recognise RACE approval from AAVSB.
RACE-approved CPD are recognised by veterinary professionals as quality courses which help them meet their compliance obligations for licensure.

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