Chris Packham Keynote Speaker at BSAVA in April

Chris Packham is set to champion conservation at the 2017 BSAVA congress.

The presenter of Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch on BBC2 is to be the keynote speaker on the opening day of the event to be held in Birmingham from 6th to 9th April.

He is expected to share his concerns about extinction and ideas for inspiring young people to get involved in animal welfare and conservation and says he will be encouraging the profession to work together to change the world.

The lecture is free to attend for anyone with a lecture pass to the congress. Registration is now open at, with early bird rates available until 31st January.