17th December 18:04
May be of interest to the UK people !
Thought you guys might be interested in this Luv Lu & Smirnoff
Rabbit Welfare Fund Conference 2003
Essentials of Rabbit Health, Behaviour and Nutrition:
2nd November 2003 – The Moat House Hotel, Bedford, 9am - 5pm.
The Rabbit Welfare Fund's trustees have announced details of the 2003
After the success of last year's conference, which was heavily
over-subscribed, the trustees are confident that this year's
conference with its distinguished panel of speakers will be as
This year's conference will be held on Sunday, 2nd November at the
Moat House Hotel, Bedford.
Speakers and topics:
Paul Flecknell (Anaesthesia, ****gesia and peri-operative nursing)
Dermod Malley (Urinary problems)
Sharon Redrobe (Abscesses and Clinical techniques)
David Crossley (Dental problems)
Anne McBride (Rehabilitating nervous and aggressive rabbits)
Christine Huggett (Nutritional support and the needs of convalescing
The event promises to be a fascinating and educational day for
Veterinary Surgeons, Veterinary Nurses, rescue workers and all rabbit
owners. From feedback received from the last RWF conference in October
2002, all groups of delegates found the conference extremely
interesting and felt it extended their knowledge of rabbit health and
behaviour in many ways.
As you can see, for the 2003 conference we have also added a nutrition
lecture into the programme.
The trustees are positive that the topics covered by the panel of
world-class speakers will again prove enlightening to all delegates.
The venue, the Moat House, in Bedford is situated alongside the Great
River Ouse and offers first class conference facilities as well as
comfortable and affordable accommodation for those wishing to stay the
night before and/or after the conference. Accommodation details for
the Moat House and other hotels in Bedford will be sent to all
delegates who book a place at the conference. Delegates must organise
and book their own accommodation, and the price of accommodation is
not included in the conference ticket price. Those wishing to stay in
the Moat House will receive a discount on their accommodation if they
mention that they are attending the RWF conference when booking their
The conference hall can hold a maximum of 400 delegates. Coffee
provided during a mid-morning break, tea during an afternoon break and
a buffet lunch are included in the ticket price.
Trade stands will be present from companies, including: Burgess
Supafeeds, Fort Dodge Animal Health, Bayer, Novartis, West Wales
Willows, Vetstream, Petlife International and Abbott Animal Health.
Bedford is well served by main-line train services and on the same
line as Gatwick and Luton Airport Parkway stations. It is
approximately 1¼ hours from London by train, and about 20 minutes by
train, from Luton Airport Parkway station. The Moat House is just 10
minutes from Bedford station.
By road the M1 junction 13 to the A421 or M1 junction 11 to A6 are the
closest motorway links, and it is just a short drive from both of
these to the Moat House. Travel directions and details will be sent to
delegates with confirmation of their booking.
The cost of the conference is £50 for RWA members and students with a
valid NUS card and £65 for all other delegates. One-day conferences of
this calibre are often priced at well over £150.
Although there are 400 places available, due to the easily accessible
location, world-class speakers and inexpensive ticket price, the RWF
trustees anticipate a huge demand for places, and are advising
delegates to book their place as soon as possible to avoid
To book a place, please print off and fill in a booking form (one for
each delegate) - http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/RWA/conference.htm - and send
it together with your cheque, made payable to: The Rabbit Welfare Fund
and an A5 1st class SAE (for confirmation of your booking,
accommodation and travel details) to: The RWF 2003 Conference, PO Box
603, Horsham, West Sus***, RH13 5WL. Bookings must be received by the
21st October 2003.
Further information can be obtained from the event organiser Claire
King by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure you have read and accept the conditions of booking
before sending off your booking form.
Conditions of booking
Full payment must be made at the time of booking.
Cancellations by delegates:
All cancellations must be notified in writing. We regret that we
cannot offer refunds for cancelled places, unless we are able to
re-sell the ticket, in which case we will refund the ticket price paid
less a cancellation fee of 20%.
Cancellation by the organisers:
In the unlikely event of cancellation of the event by us, the ticket
price paid will be refunded in full. However, we cannot be responsible
for consequent expenses incurred by delegates.
The organiser reserves the right to amend the programme or speakers.
Bookings must be received by the 21st October 2003 and will be
allocated on a first come first served basis.
19th December 16:33
May be of interest to the UK people !
Hiya Karin, I'm not sure whether to go or not. I am not a RWA member
as of yet, so I would have to pay the full amount, which at the moment
I would sturggle to do, plus its a bit of a drive. As you say it is
quite vet approached so may be a bit confusing to us, as I doubt I
will ever be in the posistion to perform a full anaesthetic on
smirnoff !!! I may change my mind nearer the time though. Are you
looking forward to Saturday ???
Luv Lu, Smirnoff, Blinky & Fred