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ISFM/CVE Asia-Pacific Feline Congress


Tuesday 26th November 2019
9.00 am


Wednesday 27th November 2019
5.00 pm


New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel, Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong


Non-members: £325 (early bird) / £355 (full rate)
ISFM members: £265 (early bird) / £355 (full rate)

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The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), in partnership with the University of Sydney Centre for Veterinary Education (CVE), is heading to the colourful and cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong for this year’s Asia-Pacific Feline Congress.

The conference will be held across two days on the 26th and 27th November at the Millennium New World Hotel. Situated in the vibrant business and shopping district of Tsim She Tsui East in Kowloon, on the Victoria Harbour waterfront, the hotel is ideally situated for making the most of this bustling metropolis.

Topics include Cardiology with Kieran Borgeat, Respiratory Disease with Vanessa Barrs, plus guest speakers and topics from our Sponsors. The CPD is high level and aimed at advanced practitioner level.

The Congress offers a wonderful opportunity to update your feline medicine knowledge in a great location with a friendly, fun feline group – make sure you join us there!

Scientific Programme

Our two key speakers, Kieran Borgeat and Vanessa Barrs, will cover a range of current and challenging aspects of feline cardiology and feline respiratory disease. They will be joined by guest speakers and most talks will be split into easily digestible 30 & 45-minute sessions.

There is also a Masterclass scheduled with Kieran Borgeat which will be an in-depth look at feline cardiac disease. This will be an interactive case-based discussion and with places limited to only 40 people.

Tuesday, November 26

09.15 Using cardiac biomarkers in cats Kieran Borgeat
10.00 Treatment and monitoring of heart failure Kieran Borgeat
10.45 Echocardiography in cats Kieran Borgeat
11.15 BREAK
11.45 Investigation of chronic sneezing and nasal discharge Vanessa Barrs
12.30 Investigation of stertor and stridor Vanessa Barrs
13.15 LUNCH
14.00 Cat Care for Life: a partnership of care  Sarah Endersby
14.45 Update on respiratory viruses Vanessa Barrs
15.30 BREAK
16.00 The cat with acute respiratory signs Kieran Borgeat & Vanessa Barrs
17.00 END

Wednesday, November 27

09.00 Feline cardiomyopathy: new thinking and old controversies Kieran Borgeat
09.45 Pleural effusion: a systematic approach Vanessa Barrs
10.30 BREAK
11.00 Screening for cardiac disease in clinically healthy cats in general practices: How can we better utilise SNAP proBNP tests? Tali Lu
11.45 A transformational approach to managing cat allergens Ebenezer Satyaraj
12.30 LUNCH
13.30 The coughing cat Vanessa Barrs
15.00 BREAK
15.30 Syncope in cats Kieran Borgeat
16.15 Arterial thromboembolism in cats: death sentence or manageable disorder? Kieran Borgeat
17.00 CLOSE



10.30-13.00 Feline cardiac disease: An interactive case-based discussion Kieran Borgeat



Famous for its iconic skyline, Hong Kong is a bustling metropolis packed with culture, endless shopping opportunities and well-known for its legendary food. But there is much more to Hong Kong than its shopping and bright lights; it’s also a tropical paradise with over 70% of Hong Kong being made up of mountains and lush country parks. A 20-minute drive from just about anywhere in the city will also take you to idyllic beaches and hiking trails through sub-tropical green mountains. With so much to offer, why not come early and stay late because it really is a destination with a little of everything to suit everyone.

Congress venue

New World Millennium Hotel
72 Mody Rd
Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2739 1111
Hotel website

The venue for the Congress is the beautifully situated New World Millennium Hotel. Situated in the vibrant business and shopping district of Tsim She Tsui East in Kowloon, on the Victoria Harbour waterfront, the hotel is ideally situated for making the most of this bustling metropolis.

Accommodation rate

We have secured a special accommodation rate for delegates at the New World Millennium Hotel of HK$ 1,780.00 per night. To take advantage of this rate, please use this booking link.

At today’s exchange rate (02.05.19) that is £174 or AUD$ 323.00

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New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
Mody Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong