The trip combines CPD lectures from internationally renowned speakers with some down time on the slopes of Les Arcs in France.
The course runs from 14th to 21st January 2017 and has five well-known and popular speakers. Carolyne Crowe veterinary coach and mentor will explain how to survive and thrive in equine practice and how to engage and optimise the practice team. Paul McFarlane of Langford Vets will offer tips for general anaesthesia and discuss the multi-modal management of pain. Professor Roger Smith of the Royal Veterinary College will discuss the diagnostic imaging of the digital flexor tendon sheath and soft tissue pathology of the tarsus. Brian Patterson of Ophthalmology Referrals will take a look at ophthalmology and corneal disease and Henry Tremaine of B&W Equine Group will take a look at laser surgery. There will also be a quiz on ethical fitness to practice.
Organised by avid skiers Henry Tremaine and Catherine Mayes the week is highly informal with opportunities for individual discussions and engagement with the speakers in a healthy relaxed atmosphere. It equates to 13.5 hours of formal CPD.
Henry Tremaine explains: “Equine Ski-PD is the original equine winter sports conference that enables equine veterinary practitioners and scientists to escape from demanding patients, competing colleagues and regulatory wonks to receive some high quality, exceptionally good value interactive Continuing Education. In addition there is the bonus of improving winter sports skills and meeting new colleagues. We are very pleased to welcome BOVA UK for the first time as our premier sponsor.”
Nick Bova, Managing Director of BOVA UK continues: “With the veterinary industry now focusing sharply on mental health and wellbeing in the profession and achieving a good work/life balance it’s great to be able to support an initiative that enables vets to enjoy some CPD with some downtime on the slopes. Although in my case I am concerned it may be some falling down time as I haven’t skied in a while!”