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National Bat Care Conference 2015

Date of event: 21st November 2015

Venue for event: Bournville College, Longbridge, Birmingham

**This event is now fully booked** 

If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email your name and contact details (includng a telephone number) to Helen Miller.

This is a one-day event for anyone involved with bat care in the UK. It is being organised jointly between Maggie Brown of the West Yorkshire Bat Hospital and BCT. 

The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for bat rehabilitators (new and experienced) and veterinary professionals to share knowledge and update skills in bat rehabilitation.

The day rate is £45, which includes a sandwich lunch and refreshments. (See cancellation conditions below.)

Registration will be from 9am for a 10am start of talks.  

10am to 1pm - delegates will hear from a range of speakers on a diverse range of subjects including ethics and the law, practical bat care issues, the more exotic bats occasionally found in the UK, and maintaining bat care standards.

2pm - after lunch five expert-led workshops will give the choice between Bat species identification for bat carers, Bat care for complete beginners, Planning and building a flight cage, Dealing with baby bats (for experienced carers only), and Examining bats, recognising problems and anticipating outcomes. Followed by an afternoon break. (Please choose your preferred discussion session when you make your booking.)

4pm - open forum discussion with the Conference closing at 5pm

Directions to the venue (please note the venue is very accessible by public transport; there is also a large car park nearby which charges £1.50 for all-day parking)

Should you need overnight accommodation, there is a Premier Inn right next to the conference venue. At the time of bookings opening, rooms were available from £35 per night.

Cancellations: we are able to offer a £40 refund for cancellations made before Monday 16th November. Regrettably we are not able to provide a refund if cancellations are made after this date. 

**This event is now fully booked** If you would like to be added to the waiting list or have any questions about this event please email conference@bats.org.uk

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