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The Veterinary Human Factors Conference 2022

Thursday 24th - Friday 25th February 2022

After the huge success of the first inaugural Veterinary Human Factors Conference in February 2021, VetLed are delighted to announce The Veterinary Human Factors Conference 2022 and our theme for this year: 

Why Human Factors, now?

Veterinary Human Factors is the hottest topic in the veterinary profession currently. After a stressful 18 months of COVID, veterinary practices are looking to recover and move forward positively their teams. 

Human Factors embraces everything non-clinical that supports High Performance – culture, communication, leadership, non-technical skills, continuous learning, psychological safety and much more. 

This conference takes the very best of the veterinary profession, brings them together in a melting pot of other high risk, high performance individuals (from professional sport to human transplant medicine!) and asks: 

"What is it that helps us perform at the very peak of our potential?"

What can you expect?

We have created a jam-packed two day schedule, featuring nearly 24 hours of cutting edge CPD with a diverse range of sessions from panels, discussions, lectures, key-note speakers, TED-style talks, abstract presentations and networking.

However, we recognise that it can be difficult to allow 2 days off for CPD,so we have designed our programme with this in mind. The majority of the sessions during our Pre-Conference Sessions on Thursday 24th February will be pre-recorded, allowing you to access them in bitesize chunks when it suits you best. 

The Main Conference on Friday 25th February will run live, with high levels of discussion and networking, allowing you to interact with other forward-thinking members of the profession. Of course, all these sessions will also be recorded and available to catch up on for 6 months - so you won't miss out on a thing!

The Pre-Conference Sessions

Research, collaboration and community are integral to furthering our understanding of Human Factors in veterinary medicine. This is why we always kick off by showcasing the very latest from those at the forefront of Veterinary Human Factors, ahead of the main conference on the Friday.

This year The Pre-Conference Sessions will focus around four main areas of Veterinary Human Factors: in Research, in Practice, in Education, and at VetLed – the leaders in Veterinary Human Factors.

With discussion panels, debates, abstract presentations, lectures and “in conversation” sessions you will gain insight from key individuals and hear personal stories and experiences of implementing positive changes and working at the very cutting edge of Veterinary Human Factors. 

Check out the full line-up on our programme now.

The Main Event

The Friday Main Conference Day is filled with inspirational and expert speakers and panelists who are specialists in the world of performance, both in the veterinary field and beyond. Performance is something every veterinary team desires and strives for. Every team and individual wants to do the best for their patients, but research suggests that performance is not so simple as “know more, do better”.

This conference delves into the extensive evidence base for what makes a truly High Performing Team in our in-depth 90 minute workshops and discussion panels. 

Veterinary Human Factors Conference Programme

Join live, or watch back when you want

The Veterinary Human Factors Conference will be run virtually meaning you can enjoy an incredible 23 hours of cutting edge CPD  when and where it suits you (including across the globe!), with access to all the sessions on replay for up to 6 months.

View the schedule
2 days
32 speakers
2 categories
Mindset in Action: Learning from everything 25 February 2022, 02:30 PM
Helen Silver-MacMahon, Dr Adrian Plunkett & Lisen Schortz
IN PRACTICE | Nurse Leadership: Championing Human Factors where you are 24 February 2022, 02:10 PM
Rebecca Jones Clinical Governance Manager, Langford Vets
Leadership: Translating vision into reality 25 February 2022, 02:30 PM
Cat Auden, Helen Ballantyne, Richard Casey & Kerrie Hedley
Decisions, Decisions: The Art of Discerning Decision Making 25 February 2022, 12:30 PM
Helen Silver-MacMahon, Dr Amy Irwin & Dr Luiz Santos

Bringing together world-renowned experts

We will hear from world-renowned leaders in Human Factors from the veterinary profession itself, plus those at the forefront of organisations such as human healthcare, the military and professional sport where performance greatly matters. 

Meet the speakers 

Find out more about VetLed and our Veterinary Human Factors Training

VetLed are the veterinary profession’s experts in creating safer veterinary care. We provide knowledge, training and consultancy in both Human Factors and Performance Science, supporting veterinary teams to perform at their best.

We combine industry experience and expertise from both within and beyond the veterinary profession with our unique team of coaches, trainers, psychologists, vets, and nurses. We educate and empower veterinary professionals and leaders at every level to bring out the best in their organisations, teams and people.

We offer a comprehensive portfolio of solutions, training packages and courses, with a focus on performance, leadership, learning and enhancing quality care. We believe that patient care and safety is a performance activity, with many contributing components whether they be at an individual, team, system or organisational level.

Check out our website at or contact us at to find out more

A taste of last year's conference

At the very first inaugural Veterinary Human Factors Conference in February 2021 last year, we welcomed over 500 delegates from across the globe. With an average star rating of 4.8* and over 95% of delegates reporting they were "very likely" to recommend the conference to a colleague or other individual, we know you're in for a treat. 

But don't just take our word for it, here is just a taste of the feedback from last year's delegates:

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