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Structure and FunctionAnnual Conference 2018

Structure and Function

Best Practice for Health and Performance

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February 2018

Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough University, Ashby Rd, Loughborough LE11 3AJ


Conference Overview

Annual Conference Structure refers to the physical shape and size of an organism, both internal and external. This is also known as form. It is the structure and form, due to a process of gradual evolution over millions of years, which determine the function.
This conference, with the help of leaders in their fields, will look at various aspects of structure and function in relation to our management and training of horses.


Education

Who is the conference aimed at?

The 2018 conference is of interest to riders and professionals from all disciplines. Therapists, coaches, equestrian amateurs and professionals, saddle fitters, hoof care professionals, dentists, instructors, equine/animal/veterinary/BHS students, driving enthusiasts, competitors, breeders - in fact anyone with an interest maximising potential!


Why Attend?

Education- Benefit from the expertise of world leading authorities,
- Up date with the latest scientific research,
- Learn about and absorb new ideas,
- Keep abreast of the latest thinking,
- Update CPD,
- Network and exchange ideas and opinions with friends old and new
- Return home refreshed and invigorated


Provisional Timetable

Both days will be full of inspiring lectures by leading authorities in their fields. During the breaks there will be a presentation stands and a scientific poster presentation area with the authors on hand to discuss their work and answer questions. There will also be an extensive anatomy display and Gillian's anatomical artwork on show.

Saturday 24th February 2018:

08.00

 

Registration and tea, coffee and pastries on arrival

08.50

Gillian Higgins

Welcome and Introduction

09.10

Dr Andrew Hemmings

TBC

10.05

Sharon May-Davis

The Congenital Malformation of C6 and C7: structure, indicators and potential ramifications of riding

11.00

Break

Coffee break
Anatomy Display and Presentation Stands
Authors Presenting Scientific Posters

11.45

Sharon May-Davis

The Equine Elbow: A Joint in Trouble

12.45

Lunch

Lunch
Anatomy Display and Presentation Stands

14.00

Chris Pearce

Dental Structure and Conformation:
Factors contributing to the problem free mouth

15.00

Break

Coffee Break
Anatomy Display and Trade Exhibition Open
Authors Presenting Scientific Posters

15.45

Dr Pat Harris

Understanding how the digestive tract functions can help to reduce the risk of problems

16.55

All Speakers

Panel Session
Questions and Discussion

17.30

End

End

18.30
Drinks in the Bar
Drinks in the Bar
19.30
After Dinner Speaker

Conference Dinner

There will be an evening conference dinner on Saturday 24th February
at the Burghleigh Court Hotel which is on site

with an after dinner speaker: Alan Hiscox

Drinks in the Bar from 6.30pm Dinner 7.30pm
Dress Smart Casual.
See Menu Here


Sunday 25th February 2018:

08.00

 

Registration and tea, coffee and pastries on arrival

08.50

Gillian Higgins

Welcome and Introduction

09.10

Speaker 6

TBA

10.05

Christopher Bartle

What makes a 4* Event Horse?
The importance of conformation, breed and type for the training and competing of elite event horses

11.00

Break

Coffee break
Anatomy Display and Trade Exhibition Open
Authors Presenting Scientific Posters

11.45

David Bainbridge

The Pelvis - where it all starts...

12 45

Lunch

Lunch
Anatomy Display and Trade Exhibition Open

14.00

Anne Bondi

Saddle Fitting, Strucutre and Function:
Past, Present and Future

15.00

Break

Coffee Break
Anatomy Display and Trade Exhibition Open
Authors Presenting Scientific Posters

15.45

Sharon May-Davis

Femoral Asymmetry in Thoroughbred Racehorses Raced and Trained in One Direction: affects on immature anatomic structures and implications for retraining and therapy.

16.55

All Speakers

Panel Session
Questions and Discussion

17.30

End

End


Prices

  Price before 31st October 2017 Price on or after 1st November 2017

Both days

£295 £350

Evening Dinner

£35 £35

Day 1 Only

£175 £195

Day 2 Only

£175 £195

*Early bird, student and group bookings are available at the Early bird rate before October 31st only*

Prices also include:-Hollywell Park

  • Lunch, tea, coffee and refreshment

  • Certificates of participation

  • Lecture notes



Book Now

To book, simply download an application form then follow the instructions.

Click Here to Download the Application Form in Microsoft Word

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Speakers

David BainbridgeDavid Bainbridge is a vet, science writer, reproductive biologist and veterinary anatomist at the University of Cambridge. His research career included a PhD at the Institute of Zoology in London, short stints at Cornell University and further work at the University of Oxford and Royal Veterinary College. In 2003, he was appointed Clinical Veterinary Anatomist at the University of Cambridge, and a fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge. His research work has centred on several aspects of pregnancy, including maternal recognition of pregnancy, in vitro fertilization and the immunology of pregnancy in animals and humans. He has also published a variety of books on the X chromosome, the evolution of the brain and teenagers.

www.davidbainbridge.org

Christopher BartleChristopher Bartle. Following 16 years as National Coach to the German Olympic Team Christopher was appointed as High Performance Coach to is the British Eventing Team in 2016. As a Fellow of the British Horse Society, chief instructor and managing director of the Yorkshire riding Centre he also teaches both professional and amateur riders. Christopher has competed internationally in both Dressage and Three Day Eventing winning Badminton with Word Perfect in 1998. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the British Horse Society in 2001, His principles of training are based on the principles of anatomy and biomechanics and are outlined in his book Training the Sports Horse.

www.yrc.co.uk

AnneBondiAnne Bondi. Anne established the concept of the treeless saddle in1999 following a successful career in Eventing, Dressage and the production of homebred horses. In 2006 she founded Solution Saddles in order to research and develop a design would really make a difference to performance. Through discussions with other like-minded people who strive to promote the welfare of the horse and to raise awareness of the widely underestimated issues surrounding saddles, equine backs and performance the Saddle Research Trust was born in 2006. Anne is currently studying towards a PhD specialising in the scientific assessment of elite performance horses and riders.

www.saddleresearchtrust.com

Dr Pat HarrisDr. Pat Harris is head of the Equine Studies group at the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition and Director of Science for MARS horsecare. She is a past president of the British Equine Veterinary Association and holds honorary professorships at several universities around the world. She is an European Specialist in Veterinary Clinical and Comparative Nutrition and the only recognised RCVS clinical nutrition (equine) specialist in the UK. Dr Harris lectures all over the world on Nutrition as it affects the health, welfare, behaviour and performance of horses and her collaborative research with key universities and institutes around the world has resulted in over 500 publications. As a rider she has taken part in student competitions throughout Europe and has also been involved with the veterinary care of the horse at several three-day events.


Andrew HemmingsDr Andrew Hemmings is the Principal Lecturer in Equine Science and the Vie Dean of the School of Equine Management and Science at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester. His main expertise and interest is in brain function in relation to stereotypy performance and in relation to learning and the genetic factors underlying horse behaviour. This paves the way for a deeper insight into the functioning of other anatomical structures and their influence on performance.

For more details about Andrew's published work click here.

 

Horses Inside Out Conference 2016 Gillian HigginsGillian Higgins. Gillian is an equine physical therapist, functional anatomist, biomechanist, BHS Senior Coach, author and anatomical artist with a special interest in assessing movement, compensation patterns and designing exercise programmes for rehabilitation and maintenance. In 2006 Gillian founded Horses Inside Out to bring the latest scientific research to riders, trainers, therapists and other equine professionals to show how understanding equine anatomy and biomechanics can improve welfare, performance and reduce the risk of injury. Gillian runs biomechanics, dissection, and CPD courses for professionals well as anatomical painting, massage, stretching and video based courses for horse owners both in the UK and abroad.

www.HorsesInsideOut.com

AlanHiscoxAlan Hiscox. Alan spent 26 years in the Mounted Branch of the London Metropolitan Police. He also led the Metropolitan Mounted Police Display Ride for 14 years performing at the Horse of the Year Show and Olympia. His team supported the Spanish Riding School of Vienna on their UK Tour and is thought to be one of the best equine display teams in the world. He advises Mounted Police Units around the world. A skilled trainer and equine expert together with his incredible stories and law enforcement experiences make Alan a superb after-dinner speaker.

www.alanhiscox.com

SharonMayDavisSharon May-Davis. Sharon is a world renowned scientist and therapist in the field of anatomy, biomechanics, skeletal articulation and the musculoskeletal system of the horse. Through numerous dissections and with countles years of experience, research and in depth knowledge she has developed specific techniques relevant to performance and rehabilitation. As a direct result the Australian performance horses and champions from Eventing, Dressage, Endurance, Showjumping, Reining and Vaulting with whom she works, she has improved their athletic capabilities and performance. Sharon shares her passion and knowledge at conferences and seminars throughout the world.

Sharon's Facebook Page

Chris PearceChris Pearce. Chris teaches, lectures and examines widely on equine dentistry in the UK and worldwide. He is past chairman of the BEVA/BVDA examining committee for EDT exams, past BEVA Council representative for equine dentistry, chairman of the BEVA Dental Working Party for political aspects relating to dentistry – and winner of the Pet Plan Vet of the Year Award for 2011, an achievement that the judges awarded in recognition of Chris’s work in equine dentistry and the beneficial effect on equine welfare. Chris is dedicated to advancing the science of equine dentistry and is particularly interested in novel restorative and preservative treatments. This has placed Chris at the forefront of equine dentistry worldwide.

www.equinedentalclinic.co.uk


Horse ScienceScientific Poster Presentation Area

The 2018 Horses Inside Out Conference will feature a display of 12 scientific posters relating to the theme “Structure and Function’.

Category 1 : Student Posters. A certificate and prize will be awarded for the best and runner up research poster submitted by a student. Judge to be announced.
Category 2: Research Posters. Posters in this category can have been presented at previous conferences.

To submit a poster for the display, find out more information or to view the judging criteria please download the Poster Information and Submission Form:

PDF Document ¦ Word Document

Submission Dates:
1st November 2017: Latest date for sending the title and short description (No more than 100 words)
1st December 2017: You will receive notification of acceptance on or before this date
1st February 2017: Postal delivery deadline to: Horses Inside Out, 38 Main Street, Bunny, Nottingham. NG11 6QU

We look forward to receiving the submissions.


Trade Stand Presentation Area

Anatomy Presentation

There will be a variety of interesting and related presentation stands to peruse during the registration breaks and lunch. If you are interested in applying for a stand at this conference please email shirley@horsesinsideout.com

Saddle Science

Anatomy Display Area

leg

 

bones

There will be a variety of anatomical specimens, anatomical models, resources and drawings on display during the Conference.

The skeletal specimens are from a variety of ponies and, with a range of anatomical anomalies they demonstrate the fact that there is rarely a textbook skeleton! With extra ribs, too many or too few vertebra, growth plates, and distorted hooves there is much to be learnt.

Anatomy display

LoughboroughAbout Loughborough and the Area

The Leicestershire town of Loughborough with excellent rail, road and air links is set in the heart of the East Midlands. It has a vibrant Saturday Market and is also the home of the Bell Foundry Museum which is  well worth a visit. The nearby Charnwood Forest and Bradgate Park nearby are great centres for walking and exploring. The University itself has an excellent reputation for research, student experience and is globally renowned for its sporting and sports science facilities. There is plenty to do in and around Loughborough for family who may be accompanying you to the conference.

Where to Stay
Burghleigh Court (Adjacent to Conference Centre) Loughborough University, New Ashby Road, Loughborough, England, LE11 3TD United Kingdom. 020 3564 4869 (The conference dinner will be held here.) 5.8 miles from East Midland Airport

Charnwood Lodge. 136 Leicester Road, Loughborough, England, LE11 2AQ. United Kingdom. 020 3564 4869 1.1 miles

Link hotel 136 Leicester Road, Loughborough, England, LE11 2AQ United Kingdom. 020 3564 4869 (Budget Hotel 0.5 miles)

There are many other  hotels in Loughborough Visit Trivago.com

How to get to Loughborough University

Loughborough is adjacent to the M1 Motorway, 8 miles from the East Midlands International Airport and 2 miles from Station with an hourly direct rail link to London. (Average journey time about 1 hour 30 minutes). The Burghleigh Court Hotel is on site.

http://www.holywell-park.co.uk/imago/directions

www.thetrainline.com                  www.goeuro.co.uk                         www.national-coach-travel.co.uk


Reports on Previous Conferences:

2012 All Systems Go Report
2013 Assessment and Asymmetry Report
2013 Does Asymmetry Exist?
2014 The Back and Beyond Report
2015 Training, Therapy and Performance
2016 Backs, Balance and Biomechanics


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