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The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) is holding its 2017 Asia-Pacific Feline Congress on the Thai island of Phuket.

Taking place 7 to 9 November, the congress is being run in partnership with the Centre for Veterinary Education (CVE) at the University of Sydney with the support of the Thai Society of Feline Practitioners.

New developments

Hosted at Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort on the country’s south-western coast, the congress theme is “New developments in feline medicine”, with local speakers complementing two keynotes.

The first, Carolyn O’Brien, is a registered specialist in feline medicine and a director at Melbourne Cat Vets, and will cover infectious diseases, antibiotic therapy and stress reduction.

The second, Jessica Quimby, is a faculty member at Ohio State University and tutor on the CVE/ISFM Feline Medicine Distance Education Course. She will look in-depth at chronic kidney disease and urinary tract infections.

According to ISFM, all talks will be in 30 to 45 minute sessions, and will offer plenty of practical hints and tips for delegates to take back and use in clinic.

‘Simply outstanding’

ISFM’s veterinary director Andy Sparkes helped develop the congress programme. He said: “We are so excited to be holding a three-day congress in Phuket.

“The resort is simply outstanding and the scientific programme is extremely varied and has some very appealing topics. If you want to update your feline knowledge, there really is no better place to do it than this.”

Full details about the congress can be found on International Cat Care’s website.

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