The Biennial Congress of the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, hosted by the Veterinary History Society was held at Imperial College London, 10-13 September 2014.
This event, held for the first time in Britain, welcomed speakers from 30 countries to address the twin themes of ‘One Health‘ (connections between human and animal medicine) and ‘War, animals and the veterinary profession.’ There were also sessions on veterinary collections, general veterinary history and oral history.
Key notes were delivered by Professor Donald F. Smith, Professor of Surgery and Dean Emeritus at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (‘History of One Health’), and Dr Hilda Keane, Ruskin College, Oxford (‘War, Animals and the Veterinary Profession’), who also led a walk on ‘Animal pasts in Hyde Park.’
There was a reception at the Royal Veterinary College, Camden, and a conference dinner at King’s College London.
The congress timetable can be viewed here and there is also a report of the event.
A photo slideshow from the congress can be viewed here through the Veterinary History Society.
You can also download the General Assembly minutes and the Advisory Board minutes from the meeting.
The 41st Congress of the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine (WAHVM) will be held at Imperial College London, UK from the 10th to 13th September 2014. All official conference information can be found at http://www.veterinaryhistorylondon.com/
Registration and applications for bursaries are now open *until 18th August 2014*: registration payments cannot be accepted on the day of the conference.
Provisional program and timetable are now available.
Announcing the 2014 Young Scholars Award Competition
For the best original essay on any topic of relevance to the history of the veterinary field, including animal health and disease.
First Prize: 1000 Euro plus up to 1000 Euro expenses to present the paper at the Congress in London*
Second Prize: 400 Euro
Third Prize: 200 Euro
Deadline: 28 February 2014
Click on this link for details of the competition: Young Scholars Comp London