New Research Bites categories for BVNA Congress 2020

Have you recently completed data collection for a research project? Perhaps you have wondered how to develop your skills to be able to speak at a future BVNA Congress? Whether you are in the process of completing a dissertation, have worked with an interesting case in practice, or maybe an unusual scenario led to a change in your practice protocols – we’d like to hear from you!

Held during BVNA Congress, Research Bites provides an opportunity for those who have undertaken research relevant to the veterinary nursing profession to showcase their findings in the form of posters and optional short oral presentations.

We are excited to announce that we will be incorporating two new Research Bites categories in 2020; so the following categories are now open for abstract submissions:

  • Research projects
  • Student veterinary nurses – case reflection
  • Registered veterinary nurses – case reflection

Research Bites is designed to provide a friendly and constructive platform for veterinary nurses and students to discuss and share best nursing practice, while increasing the evidence base available to the profession. Being shortlisted to display your poster at BVNA Congress is also a great addition to your CV!

If you are interested in developing your public speaking skills, the Research Bites event is also a fantastic opportunity for those with little experience of public speaking to gain confidence in a constructive and friendly atmosphere. In addition to your poster display, you can opt to deliver a verbal presentation of your research or case reflection. Prizes will be awarded for Best Poster and Best Presentation during the event.

If you would be interested in presenting your research or case reflection, and receiving a complimentary day ticket to BVNA Congress 2020, we would like to invite you to submit a brief abstract/summary based on your proposed presentation by 30th June 2020. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and, if shortlisted, you will be invited to present your poster/presentation at BVNA Congress on Saturday 10th October 2020.

Further details are available on the BVNA website:, or alternatively, please feel free to contact BVNA Education Manager Charlotte Bullard at

Good luck – and we look forward to reading your submissions!

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