BSVP Summer Conference 2022



Preliminary Programme

(times of talks are subjected to change)

Moredun Research Institute, Pentlands Science Park, Penicuik, Edinburgh

Hybrid event: in person and online

We are excited to present the summer BSVP meeting on the pathology of respiratory disease in farmed animals. This one day meeting will mainly focus on bovine respiratory pathology, but will also feature ovine and porcine respiratory pathology. Professor Jeff Caswell, from University of Guelph, Canada, will be the keynote speaker and will share his extensive knowledge and experience, including recent research.Prof. Caswell’s research interests centre on innate resistance to opportunistic bacterial infection, and on the pathogenesis of infectious diseases of the respiratory system. The meeting is suitable for veterinary specialists, including farm animal clinicians, and primary-care practitioners. We will be welcoming delegates in-person, via the live-stream, and for on-demand viewing. Please note that travel and accommodation for the in-person event is booked at your own risk. CPD credits will be awarded for attendees of the live in-person or live virtual event.

Keynote speaker

Jeff Caswell

Time Topic Speaker
Friday 10th June 2022
08.30 – 09.00 Arrival and registration
09.00 – 09.05 Welcome and housekeeping
09.05 – 09.45 Bovine respiratory disease: An overview Jeff Caswell
09.45 – 10.30 Bovine respiratory disease: An overview Part II Jeff Caswell
10.30 – 11.00 Break
11.00 – 11.45 Small ruminant respiratory disease: An overview Jeff Caswell
11:45 – 12:15 Ovine Pulmonary adenocarcinoma Chris Cousens
12:15 – 13.00 Pig respiratory disease: An overview Jeff Caswell
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.30 Role of innate immunity in bovine respiratory disease Jeff Caswell
14.30 – 15.15 Mycoplasma bovis update Jeff Caswell
15.15 -15:45 Resident presentations/poster session
15:45 – 16:15 Break
16.15 – 16:45 Ruminant foetal and neonatal lung pathology Sandra Scholes
16:45 – 17:30 Chronic non-fatal bacterial bronchopneumonia/acute fatal interstitial pneumonia Jeff Caswell
18:30 Conference dinner – TBC

Ticket Prices

Column 1 Early Bird (up to 15th May 2022) Normal Price
BSVP member: in person* £130+VAT £190+VAT
BSVP member: virtual* £130+VAT £190+VAT
BSVP trainee member: in person* £50+VAT £75+VAT
BSVP trainee member: virtual* £50+VAT £75+VAT
Non-member: in person £190+VAT £250+VAT
Non-member: virtual £190+VAT £250+VAT
Trainee non-member: in person† £75+VAT £100+VAT
Trainee non-member: virtual† £75+VAT £100+VAT

Booking Link

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In-person ticket delivers: CPD certificate, on-demand viewing for 4 months post event, lunch

Virtual ticket delivers: Seamless hybrid integration, CPD certificate, on-demand viewing for 4 months post event

* please see for further information on becoming a BSVP member.

† The term trainee, in the context of a ‘non-member trainee’ include individuals in post-graduate training for any veterinary board exam of any specialism, or under-graduate or post-graduate veterinary students in training for an MRCVS/DVM or equivalent qualification, or holder of a veterinary qualification (MRCVS/DVM or equivalent) currently undertaking a PhD. For all non-member trainees, an email of confirming your trainee status from your supervisor/tutor is required, otherwise you will be invoiced for the full non-member amount.

  1. I love the line-up, how can I access the conference?

This is a hybrid conference, so we can welcome you in person or on-line. As well as the in-person event at the Moredun Institute, we have the Glo webcasting team live streaming the conference to our virtual attendees for optimal virtual participation.

  1. What if I can’t make the day in person or virtually?

The talks will be recorded and made available to conference registrants after the event, so you can still sign up for the conference and watch it on-demand. Please note, CPD credit is not available for purely on-demand access of the conference material (see below).

  1. What is the in-person waiting list?

At this stage, the lecture hall is limited to a maximum of 50 people. In-person tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis. After reaching the limit, people wishing to join in-person will be added to a waiting list and offered the opportunity to transition to in-person if space allows.

  1. Why are the virtual and in-person conference tickets the same price?

We value both our virtual and in-person guests, and we are committed to delivering an excellent conference experience for all. We have teamed up with Glo, a virtual and hybrid conference specialist, who bring live- and in-person audiences together using the latest technology and the expertise which comes from running hundreds of successful live streamed events. As you would expect, this approach brings all of the expenses of an in-person conference plus the expenses of a virtual format, and the prices reflect those investments.

  1. When does registration close for the conference?

Registration for virtual attendance closes on 01:00 AM Wednesday 8th June. In person registration closes on 29th May 2022. Early bird ticket prices are available until 15th May.

It will be possible to purchase on-demand viewing access for this conference after it has been aired, however this will be charged at the relevant conference rate. More information on this option will be sent round the BSVP mailing list at the appropriate time.

  1. Who is classified as a ‘trainee’?

Trainee includes:

  • Individuals in postgraduate training for veterinary board exams of any specialism;
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate veterinary science students (BVSc, DVM, or equivalent); or
  • Holders of a veterinary qualification (BVSc, DVM, or equivalent) currently undertaking a Masters or PhD

A letter/email from your supervisor/Head of Department confirming status is required with your ticket purchase and should be sent to If proof of trainee status is not received, you will be invoiced for the full non-member ticket price.

  1. Will I get a CPD certificate?

CPD certificates will be issued for in-person attendees and people watching the live-stream on Friday 10th June. Whilst the talks will be recorded and made available to conference attendees after the event, CPD credit will not be given for on-demand viewing.

  1. What are the Coronavirus rules?

For in-person delegates, we will be abiding by the Moredun Institute COVID measures for guests, which operate within wider rules/guidance from the Scottish Government (n.b. please be aware they may differ from your local coronavirus rules). These require:

  • mask wearing at all times unless eating/drinking,
  • a negative lateral flow less than 24 hrs prior to attending the conference
  • a signed health declaration.

Please review the health declaration attached to the conference website. Access to the Moredun Institute is not permitted without the submission of a signed health declaration. These are correct as of April 2022 and may be updated. Any changes will be notified to conference participants.

Due to the hybrid nature of this conference and provision for on-demand access after the event, refunds due to coronavirus outside of the normal cancellation policy will not be permitted. All travel and accommodation arrangements are made at your own risk.

  1. Under what circumstances will the event pivot to a fully virtual meeting?

In the unlikely event of local or international restrictions that hinder our ability to run an in-person conference and/or our speakers to attend in person, the meeting may pivot to fully virtual at short notice. All travel and accommodation arrangements are made at your own risk.

  1. What should I do about travel and accommodation?

The Moredun Institute is on the Pentlands Science Park.

Local accommodation is available in Penicuik or within Edinburgh city centre. The Moredun Institute is accessible by public buses bike, or taxi from the centre of Edinburgh.

Please see the Lothian Buses website or App for further details.

Please consider purchasing flexible or refundable options as any bookings are made at your own risk. The BSVP cannot be held responsible for loss incurred due to the emergency pivot of the conference to an all-virtual format or your individual circumstances that prevent you from complying with the Moredun Institute coronavirus rules for guests.

  1. I’d like to take advantage of the great member ticket prices. How do I become a member? Go to for more information. Your membership application and conference booking can be done the same day. Your conference booking at member price will be confirmed once your membership payment has been received, if the membership payment is not received, you will be invoiced for the non-member ticket price.
  1. The conference dinner, who, what, where, and when?

The conference dinner will be held on the evening of Friday 10th June at Cibo Italian restaurant in Penicuik. We will be organising menu options and taking payment separately, if you would like to stay informed about the conference dinner, please check the relevant box on the conference sign-up form.

  1. What is the cancellation policy? A 75% refund of the conference fee (in person or virtual) will be given upon cancellation on or before 15th May 2022. No conference fee refunds will be made on or after 15th May 2022.
  1. What do I need to bring to the in-person meeting?

Please bring a smart phone/tablet/computer as some aspects of the talks and Q&A sessions will be via a virtual portal. Please also bring a mask, and review the local (Scottish) coronavirus rules/advice prior to traveling.

Jeff Caswell DVM, DVSc, PhD, DACVP
Jeff Caswell is a veterinary pathologist and professor in the Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Canada. Teaching and diagnostic pathology interests include respiratory and cardiac disease, inflammatory and immune-mediated disease, and teaching applied gross pathology and pathogenesis. Jeff teaches in all 4 years of the DVM program, as well as graduate courses, and lectures in undergraduate BSc courses.Research focuses on the pathogenesis of respiratory disease in animals, including dysregulation of innate immune responses and the development of bacterial pneumonia in cattle, and the pathogenesis of Mycoplasma bovis pneumonia in cattle. He is the “soon-to-be-former” Editor-in-Chief of Veterinary Pathology, the journal of the American, European and Japanese Colleges of Veterinary Pathology.
Sandra Scholes BVM&S PhD MRCVS FRCPath DiplECVP

EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Pathology

Sandra Scholes has been working in livestock surveillance pathology for more than 3 decades. Her main interests neuropathology, respiratory pathology and mechanisms of scanning surveillance.

Chris Cousens BSc (Hons) PhD

Dr Chris Cousens is a Principal Research Scientist at Moredun Research Institute which is renowned for world-leading research delivering solutions for diseases of farm animals.

Dr Cousens has worked on ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA) for almost 30 years and is an author on 50 peer-reviewed publications. Her work covers everything from molecular biology, immunology and pathogenesis through to on-farm disease control studies. The main aim of the work is to increase understanding of OPA and to develop useful, practical tools for control of OPA.

This talk will summarise the most up-to-date information about OPA.

Dr Jo Moore BVSc MSc PhD MRCVS

Dr Jo Moore is a Veterinary Pathologist at Moredun Research Institute where she provides pathology consultancy to the both the research and surveillance programs.

Dr Moore has worked on livestock diseases for over 15 years and is inspired by what the patterns of pathology in tissues can tell us about disease pathogenesis. The main aim of Dr Moore’s work is to exploit computational pathology to improve our understating of host-pathogen interactions and develop novel diagnostic tools to support livestock disease control programs.

This talk will provide an introduction to histopathological changes seen in OPA. The objectives are to improve your confidence in diagnosing OPA, particularly early cases, and to increase your knowledge of biomarkers that can be used to confirm (or rule out) OPA.





GLO are virtual and hybrid conference specialists bringing both live- and in-person audiences together with use of the latest technology and the expertise which comes from running hundreds of successful live streamed events. Glo have broadcast-style studio galleries and travel worldwide with our mobile production units, linking seamlessly with local AV- and video production companies to deliver truly hybrid conferences.

The BSVP would like to open applications for two pathology trainee bursaries to attend and present at our Summer Conference on 10th June in Edinburgh.

Free conference ticket, £300, and air-time at an international conference

Please see the attached document for the full details.

  BSVP Ttrainee Talks June 2022 Flyer (121.4 KiB, 21 hits)

For in-person delegates, we will be abiding by the Moredun Institute COVID measures for guests, which operate within wider rules/guidance from the Scottish Government (n.b. please be aware they may differ from your local coronavirus rules).

These require:

  1.  Mask wearing at all times unless eating/drinking,
  2.  A negative lateral flow less than 24 hrs prior to attending the conference
  3.  A signed health declaration.

Access to the building will be denied without a signed health declaration submitted on the day of the conference:

  Moredun Health Declaration Form (13.7 KiB, 14 hits)