What is new and hot in the world of soft tissue surgery

6th April 2016
Hall 9, ICC, Birmingham
Broad Street
Birmingham B1 2EA

About the event

The AVSTS would like to invite you to their annual pre-congress sattelite meeting. As always, the topic is "What is new and hot in the world of soft tissue surgery". Chris has put together an exciting programme that will no doubt stimulate some interesting discussions and we hope to see you all there. 




0900-0930                   Registration

0930-0945                  Abstract Session - Intestinal Biopsies – Faye Swinbourne

09.45-10.00                 Choledochoduodenostomy and choledochal tube stenting in two dogs and one cat. -                        N. Fernandez

10.00-10.15                 Surgical management of a canine paraprostatic cyst; a novel                                                          bilateral abdominaland perineal technique for omentalisation of the                                        c                                 cyst cavity.  Elisabeth Henderson

1015-1100                  'Safer Surgery: Chinese takeaways and the Veterinary Creed’ – update from                                       PhD research into complications in the veterinary world - Catherine Oxtoby

1100-1120                   Tea/coffee

1120-1205                 Urethral profilometry – Laura Owen

1205-1300                  Turbinectomy of brachycephalic patients and objective measurement of                                            outcomes of BOAS surgery – Jane Ladlow

1300-1400                 Lunch

1400-1430                  AGM

1430-1510                   Analgesia of the surgical patient and local analgesic techniques– an update –                               Karen Walsh

1515-1530                   Peter Holt Award – Elinor Bowen, Bristol University - Chemical analysis of                                     thin plastic films used for surgical attenuation of portosystemic shunts in dogs and cats

1530-1545                   Tea Break

1545-1625                   Immunohistochemistry and proliferation markers – how do these help                                            surgeons? - Tim Scase

1630-1720                   Ethicon Lecture: Recent Advances in Surgical Training. Professor Horgan

1720-1730                   AVSTS research co-operative meeting




Rates for meeting attendance


Before March 7th             £90                            

After March 7th                £100             


Non member 

Before March 7th             £110                  Includes years annual membership fee (£20)

After March 7th                £130             


Payment can be made either via the website or by sending a cheque to Alison Young (AVSTS administrator)

All cheques should be made payable to the AVSTS (Association of Soft Tissue Surgeons)

Please make sure that you are logged in as a member when paying via the website in order to get the discounted rate

You do not need to have a paypal account to pay via the website


Please return via post or e-mail to:   

Alison Young (AVSTS Administrator)

6 Caponfield

Welwyn Garden City



email: avstsadmin@fsmail.net


If you would like to receive a receipt please enclose a SAE or collect it at the meeting.

Confirmation of your booking will be received by e-mail within 2 weeks of receipt.