During July 2017, equine veterinarians from all over the world descended on the Gold Coast to attend the 39th Bain Fallon Conference.
Held annually by Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) the event is one of the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
The attendance of this year’s conference exceeded 200 practitioners and focused on orthopaedics, neurology and muscle disorders. The keynote speakers were Professor Stephanie Valberg (Michigan State, USA), Professor Dean Richardson (University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Professor Joe Mayhew (Massey University, NZ).
Ceva’s involvement was twofold, as an exhibitor in a busy trade exhibition, but additionally as the host of the Tuesday Night Dinner, an event that has become a favourite of attendees.
The venue for this year’s dinner was the theme park, Movie World. Guests were treated to a fine meal and dancing, in addition to the opportunity to relive their childhood on the Spooky Coaster and watch the zombies dance Thriller.
The event serves as presentation to the Ceva Scholarship winner. Founded in 2013, the Scholarship encourages innovation by funding further training or research. Doctor Niamh Collins, a Diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine, who is currently tenured as the Superintendent of ICU at Scone Equine Hospital, was named a deserving winner of the 2017 Scholarship. Niamh’s project will focus on improving the outcomes for foals who present with colic. See photo of Niamh (centre) being presented with her scholarship by David Kelly, Ceva National Sales Manager (left) and Ebonie MacLeod, Ceva Equine Sales Specialist (right).
Next year’s event to be held in Sydney will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the conference.