- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Who is classified as a ‘trainee’?
- 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 email@example.com. If proof of trainee status is not received, you will be invoiced for the full non-member ticket price.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- I’d like to take advantage of the great member ticket prices. How do I become a member? Go to bsvp.org 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.