The opportunity to learn from top-flight speakers in feline dentistry and pain relief and to party in Amsterdam proved a popular combination for the International Society of Feline Medicine Congress.
The opportunity to learn from top-flight speakers in feline dentistry and pain relief and to party in Amsterdam proved a popular combination for the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM, formerly the European Society) Congress.
Delegates from 26 countries were represented by the 452 delegates, who attended from as far afield as the US, China and Korea. British delegates accounted for a third of those attending.
The ISFM Congress, entitled “Feline pain management and dentistry”, was sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, Hill’s, Merial, Bayer, Intervet/Schering-Plough and Pfizer Animal Health.
The keynote speakers on dentistry were Philippe Hennet and Margherita Gracis. Sheilah Robertson, Polly Taylor and Duncan Lascelles spoke on feline pain management.
“Delegates commented that they found the lectures on pain recognition and control particularly useful. The speakers were able to provide practical tips and share new information in this difficult area of feline medicine,” said Feline Advisory Bureau’s chief executive Claire Bessant.
MP3 recordings of most of the ISFM Amsterdam Congress talks are available to download from www.isfm.net at £2.99 each or £60 for all 22 sessions. The Congress proceedings cost £40 and can be ordered online or from FAB headquarters on 01747 871 872.
Next year’s congress will be held in Vienna (June 23-26), with the combined themes of feline ophthalmology and respiratory disease. Full details will be posted on www.isfm.net