Events & Conferences

72nd AVTRW Annual Conference

17 - 18 September 2018

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham Vet School

The 2018 AVTRW Conference will be held at the University of Nottingham on 17th and 18th September. The conference is a friendly forum for all research relevant to veterinary medicine, and we particularly welcome students and early career researchers to present their work at the meeting.


Conference registration is now open. Attendance can be booked for either of the days or for the full two day conference and limited on site accommodation is also available. Book now to avoid disappointment and take advantage of early bird rates! Further details are available for download as a PDF.


We are now accepting abstracts for oral or poster presentations at the 2018 conference. Please submit by email to before the extended abstract submission deadline of 13th August 2018.

Abstract submission form is available for download here


In keeping with AVTRW tradition, the programme will highlight research from a wide range of areas and abstract submission for a talk or poster on any of veterinary research is welcome.

The following plenary speakers are confirmed:

Dr Janet Daly, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nottingham “Cross-species transmission in companion animals”

Prof. Damer Blake, The Royal Veterinary College. “Eimeria interactions with the enteric microbiota – saints or sinners?”

Dr Adrian Philbey, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh. "Veterinary Pathology"

Amy Jackson (AHDB Sponsored Invited Speaker). “Are we getting science communication right?”

Dr Sabine Totemeyer School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nottingham: "Towards a better understanding of footrot in sheep: Is Dichelobacter nodosus the primary instigator or setting the scene for opportunists?"

Dr Adelle Bowden, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nottingham: "Colic, equine welfare, public engagement."

The full programme is available as a PDF for download.

Social event

Details of the annual social event to be confirmed


Location of conference

University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, College Road, LE12 5RD.


The campus is easily accessible by road, rail and East Midlands airport. Parking permits will be available and included with registration on request.

Accommodation options

Limited on site accommodation will be available in modern student halls of residence on the campus and a short walk to the conference venue.