iCatCare Cat Weekend

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Then join International Cat Care and the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors for a weekend of fascinating feline talks.</strong><br />\n&nbsp;<br />\n<strong>Day 1 Saturday 16th September</strong> <em>&ndash; iCatCare Feline Day</em><br />\n<strong>Day 2 Sunday 17th September</strong> <em>&ndash; iCatCare/APBC Day: Problem behaviour &ndash; it&rsquo;s a team approach</em><br />\n&nbsp;<br />\n<strong>Our expert speakers:</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>Trudi Atkinson, VN, cat behaviour counsellor and APBC member</li>\n<li>Sarah Ellis, iCatCare feline behavior specialist</li>\n<li>Sarah Endersby, iCatCare Veterinary Development</li>\n<li>Lauren Finka, University of Lincoln and cat welfare consultant</li>\n<li>Celia Haddon, author and cat behaviour counsellor</li>\n<li>Vicky Halls, VN, author, cat behaviour counsellor and APBC member</li>\n<li>Karen Hiestand, University of Surrey</li>\n<li>Jamie Rushton, veterinary surgeon and clinical behaviour Specialist</li>\n<li>Linda Ryan, VN with a special interest in behavior and training</li>\n<li>Andy Sparkes, iCatCare Veterinary Director</li>\n<li>Sam Taylor, iCatCare Veterinary Nurse Distance Education Manager</li>\n</ul>\n<p>&nbsp;<br />\n<strong>Day 1 &ndash; Saturday 16th September</strong><br />\n<em>iCatCare Feline Day</em><br />\n09.00 Registration opens<br />\n10.00 From hospital to home &ndash; managing and supporting a cat with arthritis Sam Taylor, iCatCare Veterinary Nurse Distance Education Manager<br />\n10.45 The super fosterer &ndash; how fostering cats can benefit their wellbeing Vicky Halls, VN, author and cat behaviour counsellor<br />\n11.30 Coffee break<br />\n12.00 The ultimate challenge &ndash; a stress-free vet visit Sarah Endersby, iCatCare Veterinary Development Manager<br />\n12.30 Cats and wildlife Celia Haddon, author and cat behaviour counsellor<br />\n13.00 Lunch break<br />\n14.00 Ethical dilemmas &ndash; &lsquo;natural mutation&rsquo; or a breed too far? Andy Sparkes, iCatCare Veterinary Director<br />\n14.45 From hospital to home &ndash; care for the cat with kidney disease Sam Taylor, iCatCare Veterinary Nurse Distance Education Manager<br />\n15.15 Tea break<br />\n15.30 Raffle draw<br />\n15.45 Ethical dilemmas &ndash; outdoor/indoor lifestyles, cat cafes and others Karen Hiestand, Teaching Fellow, University of Surrey<br />\n16.30 Desperate house cats &ndash; the less obvious consequences of keeping cats indoors (case studies) Vicky Halls, VN, author and cat behaviour counsellor<br />\n17.00 End<br />\n&nbsp;<br />\n<strong>Day 2 &ndash; Sunday 17th September</strong><br />\n<em>iCatCare/APBC Day: Problem behaviour &ndash; it&rsquo;s a team approach</em><br />\nInternational Cat Care, working with the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, has planned a day with a difference! Instead of the usual conference format, a problem behaviour case (fictional but based on true events) will be presented (see right), shown through the eyes of the people involved in the management of the case. The aim is to show how all the different professions are involved in a case, how decisions they make can influence the case (for better or worse) and how they need to work together to get the best outcome for the owner and the cat. Sarah Ellis from iCatCare will compere the day and there will be input from various experts and discussion during the day.<br />\n&nbsp;<br />\n<strong>The case </strong><br />\nAn owner has two cats, a Korat, aged 13 years, obtained many years ago from a breeder, and a six month old domestic shorthair kitten acquired from a friend of a friend whose moggy was not neutered in time and was mated by a local stray tom. The owner contacts the vet because the young cat appears to be urinating and defecating outside the litter tray. The vet suggests the in-house nurse takes the case as she has an interest in behaviour and has been to some weekend seminars on the subject. And so the case unfolds to also include a homing centre.<br />\n09.00 Registration opens<br />\n10.00 Part 1: The case is explained using short videos from the owner and different people involved in the case, explaining the decisions they made and what happened. Delegates are asked to note down all the points where they think good or poor decisions have been made or where problems could potentially occur<br />\n11.00 Coffee break<br />\n11.45 Part 2: Open discussion with delegate input<br />\n12.30 Lunch break<br />\n13.30 Part 3: Case revisited with expert speakers from different professions talking about what their role is in the prevention and treatment of problem behaviour and how the case could have developed differently <em>Vicky Halls, Jamie Rushton, Linda Ryan, Trudi Atkinson and Lauren Finka</em><br />\n15.05 Tea break<br />\n15.35 Raffle draw<br />\n15.45 Part 3 continued<br />\n15.55 Bringing it all together &ndash; Vicky Halls<br />\n16.10 Summary &ndash; Sarah Ellis<br />\n16.20 End<br />\n&nbsp;<br />\n<strong>The venue </strong><br />\nThe conference is being held at the newly opened Birmingham Conference and Events Centre which is just outside New Street Station in Birmingham, making rail travel very easy for delegates.<br />\n&nbsp;<br />\n<strong>Staying over </strong><br />\nThe conference centre is attached to the Holiday Inn where accommodation is modern and well priced for those who want to stay over. Full details can be found at: <a href=\"https://www.hibirmingham.co.uk/\">https://www.hibirmingham.co.uk/ </a><br />\n&nbsp;<br />\n<strong>Cost </strong><br />\nWeekend cost: &pound;140<br />\nOne day only: &pound;80<br />\nIncludes refreshments and buffet lunch, CPD certificate of attendance and access to online downloadable proceedings (Saturday only) 2 weeks before the conference weekend.<br />\n&nbsp;<br />\n<strong>How to book </strong><br />\nPlease make your booking via our <a href=\"https://icatcare.org/cat-weekend/register\">online registration form</a><br />\nFor enquiries about the conference, please contact Nikki Jones on +44 (0)1747 871872<br />\nCANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations MUST be made in writing and will be subject to a &pound;20 administration charge. 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Event Date: 
16/09/2017 - 17/09/2017
Location: 
Birmingham Conference and Events Centre
Event Type: 
Open to Everyone

Love cats and want to learn more? Then join International Cat Care and the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors for a weekend of fascinating feline talks.
 
Day 1 Saturday 16th September – iCatCare Feline Day
Day 2 Sunday 17th September – iCatCare/APBC Day: Problem behaviour – it’s a team approach
 
Our expert speakers:

  • Trudi Atkinson, VN, cat behaviour counsellor and APBC member
  • Sarah Ellis, iCatCare feline behavior specialist
  • Sarah Endersby, iCatCare Veterinary Development
  • Lauren Finka, University of Lincoln and cat welfare consultant
  • Celia Haddon, author and cat behaviour counsellor
  • Vicky Halls, VN, author, cat behaviour counsellor and APBC member
  • Karen Hiestand, University of Surrey
  • Jamie Rushton, veterinary surgeon and clinical behaviour Specialist
  • Linda Ryan, VN with a special interest in behavior and training
  • Andy Sparkes, iCatCare Veterinary Director
  • Sam Taylor, iCatCare Veterinary Nurse Distance Education Manager

 
Day 1 – Saturday 16th September
iCatCare Feline Day
09.00 Registration opens
10.00 From hospital to home – managing and supporting a cat with arthritis Sam Taylor, iCatCare Veterinary Nurse Distance Education Manager
10.45 The super fosterer – how fostering cats can benefit their wellbeing Vicky Halls, VN, author and cat behaviour counsellor
11.30 Coffee break
12.00 The ultimate challenge – a stress-free vet visit Sarah Endersby, iCatCare Veterinary Development Manager
12.30 Cats and wildlife Celia Haddon, author and cat behaviour counsellor
13.00 Lunch break
14.00 Ethical dilemmas – ‘natural mutation’ or a breed too far? Andy Sparkes, iCatCare Veterinary Director
14.45 From hospital to home – care for the cat with kidney disease Sam Taylor, iCatCare Veterinary Nurse Distance Education Manager
15.15 Tea break
15.30 Raffle draw
15.45 Ethical dilemmas – outdoor/indoor lifestyles, cat cafes and others Karen Hiestand, Teaching Fellow, University of Surrey
16.30 Desperate house cats – the less obvious consequences of keeping cats indoors (case studies) Vicky Halls, VN, author and cat behaviour counsellor
17.00 End
 
Day 2 – Sunday 17th September
iCatCare/APBC Day: Problem behaviour – it’s a team approach
International Cat Care, working with the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, has planned a day with a difference! Instead of the usual conference format, a problem behaviour case (fictional but based on true events) will be presented (see right), shown through the eyes of the people involved in the management of the case. The aim is to show how all the different professions are involved in a case, how decisions they make can influence the case (for better or worse) and how they need to work together to get the best outcome for the owner and the cat. Sarah Ellis from iCatCare will compere the day and there will be input from various experts and discussion during the day.
 
The case
An owner has two cats, a Korat, aged 13 years, obtained many years ago from a breeder, and a six month old domestic shorthair kitten acquired from a friend of a friend whose moggy was not neutered in time and was mated by a local stray tom. The owner contacts the vet because the young cat appears to be urinating and defecating outside the litter tray. The vet suggests the in-house nurse takes the case as she has an interest in behaviour and has been to some weekend seminars on the subject. And so the case unfolds to also include a homing centre.
09.00 Registration opens
10.00 Part 1: The case is explained using short videos from the owner and different people involved in the case, explaining the decisions they made and what happened. Delegates are asked to note down all the points where they think good or poor decisions have been made or where problems could potentially occur
11.00 Coffee break
11.45 Part 2: Open discussion with delegate input
12.30 Lunch break
13.30 Part 3: Case revisited with expert speakers from different professions talking about what their role is in the prevention and treatment of problem behaviour and how the case could have developed differently Vicky Halls, Jamie Rushton, Linda Ryan, Trudi Atkinson and Lauren Finka
15.05 Tea break
15.35 Raffle draw
15.45 Part 3 continued
15.55 Bringing it all together – Vicky Halls
16.10 Summary – Sarah Ellis
16.20 End
 
The venue
The conference is being held at the newly opened Birmingham Conference and Events Centre which is just outside New Street Station in Birmingham, making rail travel very easy for delegates.
 
Staying over
The conference centre is attached to the Holiday Inn where accommodation is modern and well priced for those who want to stay over. Full details can be found at: https://www.hibirmingham.co.uk/
 
Cost
Weekend cost: £140
One day only: £80
Includes refreshments and buffet lunch, CPD certificate of attendance and access to online downloadable proceedings (Saturday only) 2 weeks before the conference weekend.
 
How to book
Please make your booking via our online registration form
For enquiries about the conference, please contact Nikki Jones on +44 (0)1747 871872
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations MUST be made in writing and will be subject to a £20 administration charge. Cancellations made after 16 August 2017 will not be refunded unless at the organiser’s discretion.