BSAVA Congress has a reputation for offering four days of great fun, as well as the superb science. So how to top that when you are hosting the WSAVA/FECAVA Congress? Make it five days!
BSAVA Congress has a reputation for offering four days of great fun, as well as the superb science. So how to top that when you are hosting the WSAVA/FECAVA Congress?
Make it five days..!
So while, officially, the dates for BSAVA Congress 2012 have been advertised as April 12-15, delegates can actually kick-start their congress on April 11 with:
- a free World Congress Opening Ceremony, and
- a ticketed “Taste of Britain“party.
Anyone registered for congress is encouraged to attend the opening ceremony in Hall 1 at 6:30pm, which will include the presentation of the prestigious WSAVA and FECAVA awards.
Further, the presidents of all participating organisations — Andrew Ash (BSAVA), Jolle Kirpensteijn (WSAVA) and Simon Orr (FECAVA) — will invite you to join them in launching the largest ever veterinary conference in Europe.
This event is also open to anyone attending any of the pre-Congress Affiliated Group meetings on Wednesday.
TASTE OF BRITAIN
The welcome ceremony will be followed by the best of British (7:30pm) — an informal evening of entertainment and tasty treats from all four home countries, with samples of the very best food and drink available from Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Musical entertainment for the evening comes courtesy of 20 talented young men from South Wales – winners of BBC1’s hit Saturday night show Last Choir Standing, Only Men Aloud.
Formed in January 2000 by choir master and music director Tim Rhys-Evans, the choir has gone on to sign a multi-million pound record deal with Universal Music, sell more than a quarter of a million copies of their debut album, perform for Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace and The Royal Variety Show, and win album of the year at the 2010 Classical Brit Awards for Band of Brothers.
Joining Only Men Aloud as part of Wednesday evening’s entertainment is a band that won’t have far to come – The Hot Jazz Biscuits hail from the North West Midlands and have earned themselves a great reputation for enthusiastic and uplifting covers of a wide variety of musical styles, including jazz, Motown, soul, disco and pop.