ABVA Spring Scientific Meeting 2022

Date: 21 May 2022

Location: MacDonald Burlington Hotel, 126 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4JQ

Price: ABVA members £100, Non-members £120
Pre-meeting dinner: £21/person

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This year there will be two formal lectures by members of the ABVA Council.

Dietrich will be speaking about tailoring treatment plans to individual patients. Jen will be tackling the subject of acupuncture for behavioural issues and exploring whether there is convincing evidence available.

We will also be joined by retired ABVA member Jane Hunter, who has recently self-published 'Acupuncture Tails' - a memoir of her career in both human and veterinary acupuncture. Jane will also be discussing her experience of achieving publication in Acupuncture in Medicine.

We would like to focus the rest of the meeting on collaboration and interaction between all delegates. Attendees and encouraged to bring along details of real clinical cases so that we can get everyone talking and sharing their experiences and knowledge. 

The meeting will be accredited for 5 CPD hours.  Please note that AGM will not take place at the Spring Meeting this year but will be online in April.


Pre-Meeting Dinner

Dinner will take place at the Chung Ying Cantonese Restaurant, Wrottesley Street, B5 4RT at 7:30pm on Friday 20th May. All delegates are invited to attend and it is always a great evening. The meal is of a banquet style and is priced at £21.00 per person (not including drinks/tips) to be paid at the time of booking.  Please advise us in advance if you have any specific dietary requirements.



Dietrich Graf von Schweinitz has a huge clinical experience of acupuncture, coupled with an extensive knowledge of current research into the physiological effects of acupuncture.  He has played a key role in developing and delivering our successful Foundation Course, ensuring that it is grounded in science while respecting and acknowledging the teachings of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dietrich has lectured extensively and internationally on the subject of Veterinary Acupuncture and is a long-serving member of the ABVA Council.

Jen Porter has been working with the ABVA for over ten years and currently assists BMAS with the day-to-day running of the Association.  She runs an acupuncture referral service in Surrey and Hampshire, and also works as a Veterinary Clinical Teaching Fellow at the Uiversity of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine.  She is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour with the University of Edinburgh.  Her interests are in veterinary education in the clinical environment and the development of online learning resources for undergraduates, postgraduates and pet owners. 

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