The BVZS conference is BACK!

4th - 6th November 2022

Conference Aston Hotel, Aston Street, Aston University Campus, Birmingham, B4 7ET

What to expect ?

3 days of great CPD across 4 streams including parallel sessions on  Zoo Health and Nursing on Friday,  Wildlife Health and Exotic pets on Saturday and Exotic pets and students on Sunday.

Plenary sessions in all streams discussing current topics such as Avian Influenza, the new Secretary of State Standards of Modern Zoo Practice, “360°of Horizon- views, reflections(and opinions) from a small rock near France” and “Vetting off the beaten track”.

A packed social programme including a wine and canapes reception with a student-mentor mixer on Friday, gala dinner on Saturday with a Silent Disco and plenty of time for networking with colleagues.

What will the conference cost ?

Category
Full Price Cost (£)
Early-Bird Cost (£) Before 31st August 2022
Speaker discount (only if early-bird) (£)
Vet member 1 day
265
240
225
Vet member 2 days
360
325
305
Vet member 3 days
455
410
385
Non-BVZS member 3 days
760
 N/A
 N/A
Vet nurse/Student 1 day
140
125
120
Vet nurse/Student 2 days
190
170
160
Vet nurse/Student 3 days
245
220
210

Programme now available!

The provisional program (subject to change) is available through the following link:

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How do I get there? Rail Car Plane Alpaca

By rail: The Aston University campus, in Birmingham city centre, is just a ten minute walk from New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street train stations, with a number of routes to the majority of UK destinations. The stations are all within a 10-15 minute walk, or a five minute taxi ride.
 
By car: follow the postcode. This will direct you to Aston University campus. Car Parking is available on the Aston University Campus and must be pre-booked and paid for online, prior to arrival. Car Parking bookings are managed by First Parking on behalf of Conference Aston. On completion of your online booking, you will receive a confirmation email with a map and access instructions. Please check your spam or junk folders if you do not receive this after booking. If our car park is full or out of order, pay and display parking is available at the ‘Millennium Point Car Park’, 5 minutes walk away. See Conference Aston website for further information.
 

Birmingham now has a clean air zone and charges might apply to your vehicle. Check www.brumbreathes.co.uk

 

By air: The Aston University campus is a mere 9 miles from Birmingham Airport, where you can catch a 30 minute taxi ride directly to the campus or jump on a 9 minute direct train from Birmingham International Station into New Street Station, where the campus is a quick 10 minute walk away.

 

Safety information for Delegates

Guest entrance and departure: All guests are asked to enter and depart via the allocated entrance and exit doors at the front of the venue. Please sanitise your hands, on arrival, using the stations in the reception area.

Toilet facilities: Suggested toilet facilities are recommended near your meeting rooms, please discuss with your event organiser. Guests are asked to consider social distancing around these areas as appropriate. We recommend delegates take toilet breaks throughout the event rather than waiting for break times, to reduce queuing. If you are staying overnight, you may wish to use your bedroom toilet facility where possible.

Social Distancing: Whilst no longer a legal requirement, we do recommend that all guests allow appropriate distancing within the venue, particularly in public areas such as reception, moving through corridors, using public lounge, bar and restaurant areas, and where space may be limited such as public bathrooms.

Face coverings in public areas: The wearing of face coverings in public areas is now a matter of personal choice, but we do still recommend that face masks are worn in enclosed or crowded spaces, such as lifts, stairwells and corridors.

Personal Hygiene during your stay: Guests are requested to wash their hands, or use sanitizer when a sink is not available in line with government guidelines especially when using the restroom, sneezing, touching the face, blowing the nose, and smoking, eating, and drinking. WHO guidance on handwashing is provided in public handwashing facilities and good practise is to ensure hands are washed or sanitised hourly.

Luggage arrangements: All guests are required to keep their luggage with them post-check out where possible; the hotel can offer a luggage room area on a first come, first served basis and is subject to availability. The luggage room is available only for residents of the Conference Aston Hotel. Day delegates should keep any luggage with them.

Bedrooms: If you are staying overnight, your bedroom may be allocated from your meeting room where you event host will issue your room key, or alternatively via the hotel reception. Your event host will confirm your specific arrangements in advance.

What to do if you develop symptoms at the venue: If you feel unwell at any point, you should alert your event organiser immediately and they will provide your information regarding the arrangements to the venue duty manager.

At all times during your stay at Conference Aston, we expect all guests, delegates and organisers to take responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others through adopting social distancing measures, face coverings, personal health and hygiene, and other precautions as necessary. These should be followed throughout all areas of the hotel and conference venue to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and support in maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for all.

Where to stay

Conference Aston has a hotel on site that can be booked through their website. We have secured a limited amount of rooms at a discounted rate of £96/night for a single room with breakfast and £110/night for a twin room with breakfast.

The promotional code for this can be found via the button below.

PLEASE NOTE: THE REDUCED RATE AND THE ASSOCIATED DISCOUNT CODE ONLY APPLIES TO THE NIGHTS OF THE CONFERENCE (FRIDAY 4th AND SATURDAY 5th NOVEMBER). ANY OTHER NIGHTS BOOKED WILL BE AT THE USUAL RATE. REDUCED RATE DAYS WILL NEED TO BE BOOKED SEPERATELY FROM NIGHTS BOOKED AT THE USUAL RATE (ELSE THE DISCOUNT CODE WILL NOT WORK)

This promotion expires on the 11th of September 2022 and is subject to availability so book early to avoid disappointment.

Other hotels available in the vicinity are:

Premier Inn Birmingham City- Aston hotel

Aloft Birmingham Eastside

Holiday Inn Express Birmingham Snowhill

Hotel Campanile Birmingham- Aston

This conference wouldn't be possible without our generous sponsors