Mind Matters Mental Health Research Symposium 2023

Are you interested in the mental health and wellbeing of veterinary professionals? We’re looking for people from all research backgrounds and areas of interest in veterinary mental health to get involved in our 2023 Mind Matters Mental Health Research Symposium.

Join us on Tuesday 10 October at the Midland Hotel, Manchester, as we bring together researchers, veterinary professionals, and mental health experts from across the world to share their work.

Veterinary mental health researchers

For the Symposium we are asking veterinary mental health and wellbeing researchers to submit abstracts of up to 250 words to share their research.

You can choose to either give a 15-minute presentation on the day, or to present a poster which will be displayed at the venue for people to view at lunchtime.

Researchers from all backgrounds and career stages are encouraged to apply and projects can be based around any area of mental health and wellbeing within the veterinary professions. This includes research projects focussing on the mental health and wellbeing of veterinary nurses and other members of the veterinary team.

Researchers interested in participating in the symposium should submit abstracts no longer than 250 words including:

  • background;
  • clear and explicit aims and objectives;
  • hypotheses or research questions;
  • methods;
  • results;
  • discussion;
  • and conclusion.

All abstracts should be submitted by Monday 1 May 2023 via the Mind Matters Mental Health Symposium abstract submission form.

Please note, early applications are encouraged as speaking slots are limited.
To access the form and submit your abstract, click the button below.

Those who have any further questions about submitting an abstract can contact Lisa Quigley, Mind Matters Manager, on l.quigley@rcvs.org.uk.

Not a researcher, but want to get involved?

If you are interested in learning more about the field of veterinary professional mental health research, why not attend as a delegate?

Event tickets are not yet on sale, but we will be updating this page with further details of the Symposium, including a full agenda and how to sign up to attend, over the summer.

Watch this space!