iCatCare Conference


Saturday 27 September, 2014

White House, Beaumont Estate, Windsor

International Cat Care's annual conference, which this year focuses on scent communication, cat behaviour and ophthalmology, provides a fantastic opportunity to gain insight from great speakers who are at the forefront of their respective fields.

The conference, which is kindly sponsored by Ceva, is aimed at veterinary nurses/technicians and cat professionals but is open to all and will be of interest to cat owners and our regular conference delegates.

Make it a cat weekend!

This conference is taking place the day before the Cat Group Conference – why not come to both and make it a cat weekend? There is a reduced price when you book both days at the same time.

The programme

08.45-09.20Coffee and registration
09.20-09.30Welcome and introduction 

The ABCs of pheromones: how do they work?

Patrick Pageat


Cat communication — sight, sound and touch

John Bradshaw

11.00-11.30Coffee break 

Assessment of the ophthalmology patient

Christine Heinrich


Cat socialisation — when does it happen, how can you manipulate it?

John Bradshaw


Ocular cancer in the cat

 Christine Heinrich

13.00-14.15Lunch break13.45-14.15 – Patrick Pageat at the Ceva stand for Q&As
13.00-13.30International Cat Care AGM*

Pheromones: domestic cats and big felines – what's the same, what's different?

Patrick Pageat


Nursing the ophthalmic patient

Christine Heinrich

15.30-16.00Coffee break 

Current and future developments on feline pheromones

Patrick Pageat

The speakers

Patrick Pageat

The 'father of pheromones', Patrick Pageat, a French veterinary surgeon, is recognised worldwide for his fundamental research on animal chemical communication. He is the founder and scientific director of IRSEA, the Institute for Research in Applied Ethology and Semiochimie, which is dedicated to the study of the behaviour of animals and humans, their interactions and especially their chemical communication.

John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw is a well known television presenter and has written numerous books on animal behaviour, including his latest bestseller 'Cat sense: the feline enigma revealed'. He is currently a lecturer in Animal Welfare and Behaviour at the University of Bristol. John is a founding member of the International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) which promotes studies of human-animal relationships.

Christine Heinrich

Christine Heinrich holds both the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons' and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons' Diplomas in Veterinary Ophthalmology and has been an RCVS Specialist in her discipline since 2001. She currently practies at the Willows Referral Service where she also helps to train veterinary ophthalmology to postgraduate veterinary surgeons.


The venue

Set in 40 acres of stunning gardens, the art deco White House on the Beaumont Estate, Windsor, provides a magnificent setting for the iCatCare Conference.

With 414 hotel rooms, and the delights of Windsor on your doorstep, why not make a weekend of it?

To book a room please either go to the Beaumont Estate website or contact the Reservations team direct on: beaumont.reservations@principal-hayley.com or 01753 640 000

Booking a place

The cost of attending is:

  • iCatCare members: £70.00
  • Non-members: £80.00
  • Charity rate: £50.00

Book both the iCatCare Conference and the Cat Group Conference for:

  • iCatCare members: £110.00
  • Non-members: £120.00
  • Charity rate: £90.00

You can register:


Enquires to:

Amanda Blencowe

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