Science Week 2022

This year saw a return to the Face-to-Face format for Science Week, which was greatly appreciated by attendees if the number of hugs, handshakes and spontaneous coffee catch-ups were anything to go by. The Pharmacology Chapter joined forces with Veterinary Public Health and the Cattle chapters for two lively joint sessions. Anti-microbial stewardship got the attention it deserves with nearly a full day session on Thursday. This was followed by our inaugural “Jo Griffiths Wildlife Pharmacology Keynote Address” in the later afternoon. Leanne Wicker gave a great talk to start this annual lecture series, keeping everyone entertained with many stories that acknowledged the amazing contributions that Jo made to this area of pharmacology and veterinary science and the many opportunities that a wildlife-pharmacology collaboration could bring to fill the myriad gaps in knowledge and underpin the evidence base. Leanne’s talk was followed by our AGM and the chapter dinner, where much pizza was consumed and wine drunk. Too much perhaps, given the slightly reduced numbers present 8am on Friday for our joint session with Cattle. Attendees didn’t take long to rally though, and the session provided varied and fascinating talks around a “One Health” theme. Our abstract session on Friday afternoon packed out the small room we were allocated, with many attendees happy to see the return of the research-focussed abstract session. Next year the Pharmacology chapter is considering having a keynote speaker and more dedicated pharmacology sessions, with the new convenor team already putting their thinking hats on make plans for a great Science Week 2023. See you all there!