About VetEd Down Under Symposium 2020

Sharing practice growing together

The UQ School of Veterinary Science would like to extend a warm welcome to all veterinary educators, clinicians, nurses, technicians and technologists who teach, researchers and veterinary students wishing to attend the second biennial Australasian Veterinary Educators Symposium, ‘Vet Ed Down Under’. 

The symposium is a two day event (Tuesday 11 - Wednesday 12 February, 2020) promoting veterinary education in the Australia/New Zealand region through the sharing of innovations, ideas and best practise in teaching and learning in an open and friendly atmosphere. Post-conference workshops will be scheduled on Thursday 13 February, 2020.

Keynote Speakers:

Julie Cary

Clinical Associate Professor/ Diplomate ACVS/ Director Clinical Communication Program & Clinical Simulation Center

Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, United States of America

Eloise Jillings

Senior Lecturer/Associate Dean (Admissions & Students)

Massey University, School of Veterinary Sciences, New Zealand

Elizabeth Tudor

Associate Professor/ Associate Dean Curriculum

The University of Melbourne, School of Veterinary Science

In addition to our key note speaker sessions, the symposium will include interactive poster presentations, and workshops. The Symposium Dinner will be held at a location in the picturesque Lockyer Valley on the evening of the 11th of February.

Abstracts will be welcomed on a range of topics, including (but not limited to): 

  • Collaborations and cross- disciplinary pollination 
  • Interprofessional learning
  • Students as partners 
  • Supporting and mentoring 
  • Grassroots learning and teaching 
  • Clinical skills, professional development
  • Employability and entrepreneurship
  • Nurturing relationships
  • Internationalisation 
  • Cultural awareness training
  • Cross-cultural experiences 
  • Entry pathways for equity students 
  • Inspiring others, leading change, visions for our future


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