The AVA Annual Conference is the nation’s premier veterinary event, covering all fields of veterinary science and in 2017 brought together over 920 veterinary professionals and 115 exhibitors.

We hope you will join us for the 2018 AVA Annual Conference in Brisbane, 13-18 May.    
Visit conference.ava.com.au to register.    To download a pdf file of the entire program click here.
Tuesday, May 15 • 8:00am - 8:30am
The role of professional societies in the education of veterinary students and graduates: Australian Society for Parasitology

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Parasitic diseases are responsible for the largest financial impact on Australian farms productivity, but how competent are our new graduates to address this issue? In this presentation we summarise the major challenges in the teaching of veterinary parasitology based on experience across multiple contexts and universities and outline emerging opportunities for veterinary parasitologists and educators to work together. We will demonstrate how a cross university portal can serve parasitology education. Promoting the advancement of knowledge has been a key objective of the Australian Society for Parasitology (ASP) since its foundation in 1964. ASP initiatives that support the education of graduates include travel awards and prizes for outstanding achievement, financial support to bring international experts to Australia and a major investment in the parasitology textbook “Australasian Animal Parasites Inside and Out”. We will outline the role ASP’s Education Committee plays in the Society’s contribution to the community.


Tuesday May 15, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am
Plaza P2 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre