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4–6 December 2018 Fifth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
ACI is the main international conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, a rapidly growing field that focuses on the interaction between animals and computing-enabled technology.
Animals have been exposed to, and have interacted with, technology for the best part of a century; for example, in conservation studies, behavioural experiments, comparative cognition studies, precision farming and various support roles. But how does technology affect animals in their individual and social lives? How does it enable or disable their natural or learned behaviours? How does it influence their experience? And how does is impact upon their welfare?
At the crossroad between interaction design, on the one hand, and animal behavioural and welfare science, on the other, researchers have begun to address these questions, with a focus on the usability and experience of technology from the perspective of animal users, and on the design processes that inform animal-computer interactions.
The emerging discipline of Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI) focuses on:
- Studying and theorizing the interaction between animals and technology in naturalistic settings, with regards to specific animal activities or interspecies relations
- Developing user-centered technology that can: improve animals’ welfare by enabling the fulfillment of their needs; support animals in tasks humans might ask of them; foster interspecies relationships
- Informing interdisciplinary user-centered approaches that can enable animals to participate in the design process as legitimate stakeholders and contributors.
As a field of research and practice, ACI extends the study and design of interactions with computing systems to animals beyond humans, whilst still including humans themselves as members of the kingdom animalia. By taking a multispecies perspective, ACI acknowledges the evolutionary continuities existing between species, thus pushing the boundaries of interaction design in terms of participating agents, methods and applications.Such a perspective has a range of potential benefits that range from improving animal wellbeing and human-animal relations, to the strengthening of disciplines such as human-computer interaction. For example, the development of multispecies research practices and design frameworks could enable designers to better account for the cognitive and ergonomic diversity of their prospective users. ACI could also broaden participation in interaction design, providing inclusive technology to support multispecies communities, and lead to the development of more sustainable forms of technologically supported living. In the longer term, by bringing more-than-human voices to the design table, ACI could help us revisit anthropocentric biases in human activity and interspecies interaction, and contribute to the exploration of alternative models that can better support biodiversity and foster environmental restoration.
6–7 December 2018 Behavioural Biology in Animal Welfare Science ASAB WINTER MEETING 2018
For this year's ASAB Winter Meeting, organised by Prof Mike Mendl and Dr Suzanne Held, we invite presentations on theoretical or empirical questions about behavioural biology relevant to animal welfare science, including the following.
Can principles of adaptation and optimality be used to predict how animals behave in captivity?
What aspects of evolutionary history and current niche influence how different species adjust to life in captivity? How does domestication alter behavioural control and expression?
How are motivation and behavioural control affected in captivity to generate puzzling phenomena such as abnormal repetitive behaviours? How can such behaviour be prevented and controlled?
How do personality differences and cognitive abilities influence an animal’s ability to cope with challenge, and how are they affected by gene-environment interplay during the process of development?
If welfare is primarily determined by an animal’s emotional state, how can we conceptualise and measure such states, and are they consciously experienced?
Can we use changes in behaviour to detect and predict welfare problems?
3–6 August 2017 Animal Rights 2017 National Conference
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22311, USA
The Animal Rights National Conference is the U.S. animal rights movement's annual national conference. It is also the world's largest and longest-running animal rights gathering, hailing back to 1981. It is the only conference open to all points of view on achieving animal liberation. The Animal Rights National Conference is designed for people who wish to improve their animal advocacy skills or simply to network with other animal activists.
5 June 2018 Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) National Workshop 2018
Québec City, Canada
CCAC's National Workshops provide members of the CCAC community with an opportunity to interact with peers and exchange information on challenges and best practices in the area of animal ethics and care. They feature plenary sessions given by invited international and national speakers and breakout sessions facilitated by workshop participants with insight and expertise relevant to the topic of discussion.
Participants will gain insight on topics such as: Three Rs alternatives, common animal care challenges, best practices, and recent developments at the CCAC. All those with an interest in the animal ethics and care in science are invited to join.
18–20 June 2018 6th Mediterranean Poultry Summit
Welcome to the 6th Mediterranean Poultry Summit (MPS)
As president of the Mediterranean Poultry Network, I would like to extend to all of you our heartiest welcome to the 6th MPS which is going to be held in Torino, Italy, from June 18-20, 2018.
The Italian Branch of the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) has kindly offered to host this summit and have already started preparations to make this summit a very memorable one. They have agreed with Eventi 5, a well known agency that will handle registration, hotel booking, catering and the Gala Dinner.
The summit will be held on the grounds of the University of Torino, which is one of the oldest universities in Europe with excellent facilities for the size of our meeting.
Professor Laura Gasco and Professor Achille Schiavone have kindly accepted to coordinate arrangements with the University. The organizing committee is chaired by Ghassan Sayegh and I am sure he will be on top of things to make this event a successful one. Dr Martino Cassandro, President of the Italian Branch is heading the scientific committee and already topics are being proposed by members of the committee.
I would like to encourage all of you to propose topics and send them to Dr. Martino or to any member of the scientific committee. I would also appreciate your cooperation through your branches to start involving graduate students and encourage them to present papers so that we can have a strong graduate student participation similar and even better than we had at the 5th summit.
We are looking forward to a very successful conference and to the participation of many members from the Mediterranean region and beyond.
With very sincere regards,
Nuhad J. Daghir,
President MPN of WPSA
2–5 July 2018 27th International conference - Animals in Our Lives
The International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) is excited to announce that its 27th International conference, "Animals in Our Lives: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Human–Animal Interactions" will be held from 2 to 5 July, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. This will be the first time the ISAZ has held a conference in the southern hemisphere – going Down Under – and we warmly invite you to join us at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney.
Take advantage of the legendary hospitality of Australia to present a paper, promote your human-animal organization or simply to satisfy your curiosity about human-animal interactions.
Anthrozoology is a multidisciplinary field – we welcome talks and posters from the arts and humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences on any aspect of human–animal interaction and any species of animal, using qualitative and/or quantitative methods. Critical reviews are also welcome.
8–11 July 2018 EurAgEng 2018 conference
Wageningen, The Netherlands
This conference on biosystems engineering wants agriculture to add a valued contribution to a modern society of the 21th century. We will therefore host engineers, scientists, industry people and practitioners to share and integrate knowledge and expertise from various disciplines. They will highlight innovative technological methods and novel system concepts that will enhance sustainable development of food and biomass production and processing.
Organized by Dutch Society of Agricultural Engineers (NVTL) and various groups of Wageningen University & Research.
Wageningen University & Research celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018.
9–12 August 2018 9th European Conference on Behavioural Biology (ECBB)
Join the Evolutionary and Behavioural Biology Research Group in Liverpool for the 9th European Conference on Behavioural Biology (ECBB) from Thursday 9 August to Sunday 12 August 2018.
The conference venue is the ACC (Arena and Convention Centre), a state-of-the-art conference centre situated on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.
Liverpool is a friendly and vibrant city with a rich history. It was awarded European Capital of Culture in 2008 and this year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of receiving this status. As a consequence there are many events across the city, so there will be plenty going on to keep you entertained. We're sure you'll enjoy exploring Liverpool and its surroundings.
21–24 September 2018 ISES 14th Equitation Science Conference
Equine welfare: good training, good feeding, good housing, good mental state, good health, good behaviour.
Research focusing on any of the mentioned topics or on how to assess equine welfare is very welcome.
The conference will take place in the historic military place “Lanceri di Montebello”, the same place in which Federico Caprilli worked.
The two conference days will be held in the officer’s club Caserma: via Flaminia 826 00191 roma .
The practical day will be held at the barn Ippodromo: viale di tor di quinto 114 00191 roma
The conference is held remembering the 150 from the birth of Caprilli who patent the concept of lightening the seat and “giving” the reins to the horse while jumping which revolutionised equitation. Caprilli was the first to realise the horse needed freedom to deal with the obstacle and maintain its natural balance. Caprilli is therefore known for having revolutionized the jumping seat and introduced the concept of “natural equitation” which today is recognized as ‘the revolution in modern equitation’.
We look forward to seeing you in Rome!
25–28 September 2018 43rd World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress AND 9th FASAVA ,Congress
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) is an association of associations. Its membership is made up of veterinary organisations from all over the world, which are concerned with companion animals. Currently, there are 101 member and affiliate associations, representing over 200,000 individual veterinarians from around the globe.
WSAVA Vision Statement
“To advance the health and welfare of companion animals worldwide through an educated, committed and collaborative global community of veterinary peers."
WSAVA's primary purpose is to advance the quality and availability of small animal medicine and surgery, creating a unified standard of care for the benefit of animals and humankind. As “Global Veterinary Community” is our tagline, being a part of WSAVA also creates a space in which we can help each other and generate a “One global voice” from the veterinary profession to contribute to the world.
26–28 September 2018 Enhancing Animal Behaviour and Welfare – Through Optimising Human Behaviour Change
The conference takes place from Thursday 27th September to Saturday 29th September 2018 with the ECAWBM-Welfare study day on Wednesday 26th September and the ECAWBM-Behaviour study day and the ESVCE workshop on Sunday, 30th September.
Wednesday 26th September
ECAWBM Animal Welfare Science Ethics and Law (AWSEL) study day
Thursday, 27th September
Presentations on Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law
OGM of AWSELVA over lunchtime
Welcome reception in the evening
Friday, 28th September
morning: joint session Behaviour Medicine and Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law
after lunch: two parallel tracks:
- Presentations on Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law
- Presentations on Behaviour Medicine
AGM of ECAWBM over lunchtime
AGM of ESVCE early evening right after the presentations
Social dinner in the evening
31 October–2 November 2010 1. International Conference on Communications in Veterinary Medicine
Napa Valley, USA
The program is designed for academics, researchers, practitioners, front line staff and practice teams, with a focus on sharing best practices, ideas and innovation, building community and promoting dialogue on important communication issues.
For practice teams, ICCVM provides a high energy boot camp on communications, delving into the issues that deeply impact the bottom line and providing ideas to discuss and solutions that can be applied immediately.
Researchers and academics from around the world use ICCVM to bring forth new research and innovative teaching methods.
The program includes keynotes from industry leaders, small interactive workshops, role playing, small discussion groups plus invigorating networking and team building activities. The Solage meeting rooms are a seamless blend of indoors/outdoors with giant sliding doors and we will utilize the elements at all possible times.
3–7 November 2010 ASTMH 59th Annual Meeting (One Health Initiative Symposium: Management of Wildlife, Livestock and Poultry Including Vaccination for Reducing Zoonotic Diseases and the Risk of Infection to the Human Population)
The premier forum for tropical medicine and global health features:
- A program packed with innovative research and discussion, presented by the leading minds working in global health today
- An opening plenary session presented by Thomas R. Frieden, director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administrator, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
- The chance to meet, learn and share with the ASTMH community
...and so much more.
30 November 2010 EPAA Annual Conference Reduction & Refinement: Combining Excellence in Science and Animal Welfare
The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) is an unprecedented voluntary collaboration between the European Commission, European trade associations, and companies from seven industry sectors. The partners are committed to pooling knowledge and resources to accelerate the development, validation and acceptance of alternative approaches to further the reduction, refinement and replacement (3Rs) of animal use in regulatory testing.< /p>
2–3 December 2010 6th Annual SALAS (Singapore Association for Laboratory Animal Science) Regional Conference
The 6th SALAS Regional Annual Conference will be held at the Furama Riverfront Hotel. The program will cover a diverse range of topics such as Animal Models of Disease, Facility Management, Animal Health, Scientific Techniques used in Animal Studies and other Scientific Presentations.
The conference will also feature an industry-related Trade Show in an adjacent Exhibition Hall, providing participants with a one-stop opportunity to discuss the latest trends and innovations in research animal equipment, accessories and training.
13–14 December 2010 3rd International Symposium on Veterinary Pharmacovigilance
Regulatory and clinical aspects of pharmacovigilance will be presented by representatives of competent authorities, universities, and veterinary practitioners. Signal detection is considered a promising tool to produce hypotheses on adverse effects, and for the present a challenge to statisticians and assessors.
This conference provides an excellent opportunity to meet pharmacovigilance experts from all over the world, exchange views and experience on recent and future developments, challenges and pitfalls, socialise, and start collaborations.
23–25 February 2011 OIE Global Conference on Wildlife: Animal Health and Biodiversity—Preparing for the Future
The OIE is pleased to announce the OIE Global Conference on Wildlife “Animal Health and Biodiversity – Preparing for the Future” to be held in Paris, France from 23 to 25 February 2011. Organised by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in collaboration with FAO and WHO, this solution-focused conference will address both benefits and challenges that are related to coordinated management approaches to the health risks at the wildlife/domestic animal and human ecosystems interface.< /p>
This high-profile meeting will be a unique opportunity to build the future in the context of globalisation and climate change taking into account the need to protect biodiversity worldwide. It will inform responsible parties and decision makers about the important links between the health of wildlife, domestic animals and people and their relations with the environment. The conference will bring together participants from both the public and private sectors to analyse the societal benefits, including public health and environment, to be gained from protecting the health of wildlife.< /p>
19–22 May 2011 1st International Animal Rights Conference
The organizers of the conference are active in the animal rights movement in Germany and Luxembourg and have participated at various others conferences in Europe and the United States. The goal of the International Animal Rights Conference 2011 is to provide a truly international platform for people active in the animal rights movement and those interested in learning more about animal rights. The conference should function as a networking platform for animal rights activists, but should also present current animal rights views. One main aspect is also the practical animal rights work.
1–7 July 2011 Minding Animals Conference 2012
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
This conference is the second in a series of conferences about scientific, ethical and social issues related to human interactions with and uses of animals.
The aim of the conference is to bring together academics from different areas (animal welfare, animal ethics, and animal studies in general) with politicians and a broad variety of interest groups.The conference offers a platform for exchange of information about research developments, debates about controversial political and ethical issues concerning the treatment of animals and a variety of cultural activities around animals.
The International Conference on Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Sciences aims to bring together academic scientists, leading engineers, industry researchers and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Sciences , and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.
12–16 September 2011 XXIII Meeting of the International BioAcoustic Coucil (IBAC)
La Rochelle, France
The objective of IBAC meeting is to promote international participation throughout the entire field of bioacoustical activity. The subject of bioacoustics is principally a marriage between the fields of biology and physical acoustics. Given its multidisciplinary nature, IBAC aims to bring together, in informal settings, biologists from different specialisms (ethologists, physiologists, taxonomists, etc) with engineers, sound archivists and amateur sound recordists, to foster discussion and exchange of ideas.
12–13 September 2011 International Conference on Veterinary and Animal Ethics
Veterinary ethics combines professional and animal ethics and can be interpreted as a critical reflection on the humane treatment of animals. As an academic discipline, veterinary ethics is in a similar state to that of biomedical ethics in the late ‘80s, before the publication of the General Medical Council report ‘Tomorrows Doctors’ in 1993.
This conference aims to stimulate scholarship, research and teaching in veterinary ethics by bringing together leading scholars from mainstream biomedical ethics, veterinary medicine and senior Government officials. It will contain a mixture of talk from theoretical philosophy to law and onto the practical application into veterinary practice.
13–15 September 2011 AHVLA International Conference 2011 - Animal Diseases and their Consequences
London, United Kingdom
We are pleased to announce that Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) is hosting an international veterinary conference, Animal Diseases and their Consequences in September 2011.
The conference will be held from Tuesday 13 September to Thursday 15 September at Royal Holloway, University of London, Surrey.
AHVLA was formally created on 1 April 2011 following the merger of Animal Health and the Veterinary Laboratories Agency. The new agency will continue to work with the livestock sector to reduce the risk and impact of animal diseases and play a key role in the delivery of world class science.
We have invited a number of VIPs to the conference and we are expecting around 300 delegates to attend. These will include around 150 AHVLA scientists, as well as over 150 delegates from national and international government departments, veterinary institutes and professional bodies.
The three-day conference programme will include the Med-Vet-Net Association International Conference on Zoonoses and sessions on a range of veterinary topics of interest to international delegates in the fields of public and animal health. These include sessions on ‘Contagious Equine Metritis’, ‘International Reference Laboratories - Shaping International Disease Control’, ‘Horizon Scanning for Public and Animal Health’, BSE – a quarter of century on’ and ‘Different National Approaches to the Organisation of Animal Health Services’.
The conference programme will also include a trade exhibition giving companies the opportunity to meet delegates, many of whom will be involved in the purchasing of equipment and services in their organisations.
10–14 October 2011 Does Size Matter? Ethical, Societal, Legal and Biological Aspects of Large Animals as Biomedical Models
International Summer School 10–14 October 2011, Freising/Munich • Germany
Genetically modified mice and other rodent models have undoubtedly made major contributions to biomedical research, revealing the molecular basis of many human diseases and enabling proof-of-principle studies for novel diagnostic and treatment strategies. But mice are not men, and their predictive value for preclinical studies is often called into question. Larger animals, which resemble humans in size, physiology and the anatomy of many organ systems, notably pigs, are therefore gaining attention as biomedical models.
However the general public and the regulatory authorities may view large animal research more critically than the use of rodents. The participants of the summer school – young researchers and senior experts – will examine the inter-relationship between animal research, the ethical discourse and the balance of interests necessary for the framing of rational regulations and guidelines. They will specifically focus on the comparison of rodents with large animals and use this to highlight various aspects of animal experimentation ethics.
Junior participants will present and discuss their own work, and there will be a number of lectures by senior experts covering relevant topics. The summer school will close with a public podium discussion event to take place at the Carl von Linde-Akademie in Munich on Friday, 14 October 2011.
14–16 October 2011 The 19th Annual Animal Law Conference at Lewis & Clark
Portland, OR, USA
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This conference, which will welcome the healthy confrontation of interdisciplinary viewpoints, invites in-depth examination of the representation(s) of animals in the fields of history, philosophy, sociology, politics, law, cultural studies, the visual arts and the media. How have animals been imagined, portrayed, idealised, regarded or disregarded, even effaced? In what ways has their evolving ontological, legal and political status shaped these representations? The answers to these questions and those brought up by the participants will aim at making sense of a supposedly unique and long-standing British relationship with animals.
4–7 November 2011 VCS 2011 Annual Conference - Rising to New Heights of Cancer Care
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Rising to New Heights of Cancer Care
The 2011 annual conference, chaired by Dr. Betsy Hershey, will certainly be another exceptional educational opportunity for our attendees. Please check back this spring for an announcement of keynote speakers as well as key dates for submitting abstracts as well as registration. Sponsors and exhibitors who are interested in this conference should contact Sandi Strother at email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Orlando, FL, USA
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16–18 March 2012 Oregon Veterinary Conference
Corvallis, OR, USA
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association and the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine invite you to join us for the 10th Annual Oregon Veterinary Conference on the Oregon State University campus. The OVC is a cooperative effort of the OVMA and OSU CVM with the goal of providing meaningful continuing education to veterinarians, practice managers, technicians, assistants, and staff. This year’s conference offers a variety of topics for the medical and practice management aspects of the companion, equine or large animal veterinary practice.
20–24 August 2012 13th ISVEE Conference 2012
Maastricht, The Netherlands
THE 13th CONFERENCE of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE XIII) will be held from 20 - 24 August 2012 in the city of Maastricht, close to the border of the Netherlands and Belgium. During this conference you will cross the borders to other scientific disciplines, focussing on the bridges that connect them with veterinary epidemiology and economics to create the multi disciplinary approach needed to solve many of today's research questions. If you participate in a pre- and post conference course you will cross the border between The Netherlands and Belgium as well to visit the beautiful city of Ghent. Both Maastricht en Ghent have a long and colourful history enabling you to taste the rich culture of the lowlands situated in the center of Europe.
4–5 September 2012 FVE Conference on Import & Keeping of Exotic Animals in EU
The purpose of this event is to exchange information on the ways that exotic animals enter EU market and end up in the different EU countries; to point out the risks for animal health and welfare and their impact on public health; to identify critical points of the problem and propose sustainable solutions.
12–14 September 2012 The 2nd IFOAM Animal Husbandry Conference
23–26 October 2012 Sixth International Conference on Antimicrobial Agents in Veterinary Medicine
Washington, DC, USA
Antimicrobial (AB) resistance is in the forefront as an obstacle of public health concern. Key issues include the selection of resistant microbial strains, mechanisms for the transfer of resistance elements, bacteria-environment-host communications, and the impact of resistance elements on bacterial “fitness” and virulence. Much attention has been given to dosing strategies that minimize the selection of resistant strains and to alternative therapeutic options for treating and preventing bacterial infections. Surveillance programs help human and animal health scientists explore and understand the global consequences of our past and present usage patterns. However, it is still unclear how best to utilize the insights we have acquired, how the various intervention options relate to our evolving therapeutic needs, and if there may be “unintended consequences” that should be considered when employing the various options and approaches that are currently being explored.
4–8 November 2012 AALAS American Association for Laboratory Animal Science 2012 National Meeting
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Each fall since 1950, the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science has held its annual National Meeting. During the five days of the meeting, members and nonmembers come together to enjoy the workshops, lectures, poster sessions, and exhibits. The program is designed to have topics relevant to the entire membership. Exhibitors have an opportunity to interact with AALAS members from the academic community, research institutions, government organizations, and commercial companies.
The AALAS National Meeting is the largest gathering in the world of professionals concerned with the production, care, and use of laboratory animals. The meeting format is continuously evolving, but some standard features are listed below.
6–8 November 2012 3rd OIE Global Conference on Animal Welfare “Implementing the OIE Standards – Addressing Regional Expectations”
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The OIE 3 rd Global Conference on Animal Welfare will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 6-8 November 2012. This follows two successful OIE global conferences on this topic (2004, Paris and 2008 Cairo, Egypt). The theme ‘Implementing the OIE standards - addressing regional expectations’ demonstrates the OIE’s understanding of the challenges faced by Members when implementing the adopted animal welfare standards and the willingness of the OIE, working in collaboration with governments and donors, to provide support within the framework of its global capacity building initiatives.
The OIE is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health and welfare worldwide and, in 2012, has 178 Member Countries and Territories. The main normative works produced by the OIE are: the Terrestrial Animal Health Code, the Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals, the Aquatic Animal Health Code and the Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals . OIE standards are recognised by the World Trade Organization as references for safe international trade in animals and their products. They are prepared by elected Specialist Commissions supported by expert groups, comprising internationally renowned scientists. Many of the experts work in the network of about 200 Collaborating Centres and Reference Laboratories that contribute towards the achievement of the OIE’s scientific objectives. The OIE maintains permanent relations with 36 other international and regional organisations and has Regional and sub-Regional Offices on every continent.
12–13 December 2012 The Australian Veterinary Forensics, Law and Animal Conference
Gold Coast, Australia
The conference aims to promote the recognition of Veterinary Forensics as an emerging tool in the Veterinary Legal arena. Delegates will also see applications of Veterinary Forensics to industry and the need for Veterinary Forensic training in legal disputes involving animals and animal derivatives. The conference will also provide delegates with an understanding of some issues relating to the Law surrounding animals, animal cruelty and the professional regulation of Veterinarians. The crossover between Animal, Sociology and Psychology and the "bigger picture" is covered in the Human Animal interaction lectures.
3–6 February 2013 The 14th Annual Australia and New Zealand Zebrafish Meeting
Queenstown, New Zealand
The Australia & NZ zebrafish conference is a must for researchers using (or planning to use) the zebrafish model system. The meeting will feature exciting plenary talks from leading international researchers, and excellent research from New Zealand, Australia and beyond.This meeting is the premier forum for the exchange of new ideas, presentation of research outcomes, discussion of emerging technologies and forging of collaborations for the Australasian and Pacific
18–22 February 2013 The International Sheep Veterinary Congress 2013
Rotorua, New Zealand
The International Sheep Veterinary Congress takes place every four years. The theme of the 2013 Congress is ‘Connecting Sheep and Science'. Invited international speakers will be presenting on a variety of topics plus the opportunity exists for anybody to proffer a paper for presentation.
3–5 March 2013 Symposium on Small Animal Radio Therapy
Maastricht, The Netherlands
6–9 March 2013 38th Annual World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Congress
Auckland, New Zealand
14–17 March 2013 American Animal Hospital Association Annual Conference
Phoenix, AZ, USA
15–18 March 2013 41th Annual Symposium of the European Association for Aquatic Mammals
Madison, WI, USA
Toronto, ON, Canada
Chicago, IL, USA
19–21 April 2013 IAABC Behavior in Practice Symposium
Providence, RI, USA
Sausalito, CA, USA
21–26 April 2013 44th Annual Conference of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine
San Francisco, CA, USA
1–4 May 2013 New Model Systems for Linking Evolution and Ecology
Auburn, AL, USA
Seattle, WA, USA
20–23 June 2013 Pacific Veterinary Conference
Long Beach, CA, USA
St. Paul, MN, USA
19 July 2013 2013 Veterinary Behavior Symposium
Chicago, IL, USA
20–22 July 2013 International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations 2013 International Conference
Chicago, IL, USA
Montréal, Québec, Canada
4–8 August 2013 The 6th International Symposium on the Ecology and Biology of Galling Arthropods and Associated Endophytes
11–16 August 2013 The 11th International Mammalogical Congress
IMC returns to Europe after 24 years at a time when IUCN has identified 25% mammal species as at risk. As a venue to share concerns, concepts and techniques among professional mammalogists, IMC has never been more relevant. IMC11 Organising Committee hopes to welcome colleagues with diverse interests in the biology, conservation and management of mammals from throughout the world. IMC11 will encourage active participation in the Congress program by maximising time for spoken papers and posters offered by delegates.
Queen's University Belfast is the venue and are pleased to host the 11th International Mammalogical Congress on behalf of the International Federation of Mammalogists and The Mammal Society.
The conference will take place between Sunday 11th and Friday 16th August 2013.
Following the high standards set over 40 years and most recently in Sun City (South Africa 2001), Sapporo (Japan, 2005) and Mendoza (Argentina, 2009), IMC11 Belfast (UK and Ireland) will combine internationally leading research and scholarship in mammalogy with an excellent social environment. With the assistance of colleagues and students throughout the British Isles we will welcome delegates from throughout the world.
28 August–1 September 2013 The 10th International Veterinary Immunology Symposium
Camden, London, UK
4–7 September 2013 31st Annual Meeting of the European Society and College of Veterinary Pathologists
9–13 September 2013 The 12th International Symposium “Ecology of Aphidophaga
26–29 September 2013 9th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting
This meeting is aimed at bringing together individuals or organizations currently working in the fields of veterinary behavioural medicine and animal behaviour and welfare sciences.
It provides you a unique opportunity for meeting and networking with a diverse range of experts, academics and professionals from all over the world, for sharing information and learning about the most recent research findings.
The social and accompanying-persons programme will include a wine tasting session, dinner at a winery themed restaurant, an unforgettable Fado experience while enjoying traditional Portuguese food and finally a Gala dinner at the Lisbon’s castle with an outstanding sunset view over the city.
9–13 October 2013 Wild West Veterinary Conference
Reno, NV, USA
14–17 October 2013 Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference
Atlantic City, NJ, USA
1–3 November 2013 SEEVAD International Symposium of Veterinary Ethology
Scientific progress enables us to have a better understanding of how animal perceive their world and how they process such information. Such knowledge derived from innovative research enables us to have a better understanding of and approach to behavioural issues and disorders. Fundamental and applied ethology have benefitted from cognitive studies.
High quality plenary sessions will introduce numerous research presentation complimented by a poster exhibition about the latest research in the field of companion animal behaviour.
A roundtable session on “What society is expecting from animals living close to humans as pets or for human entertainment” will bring together qualified speakers from different fields. Two student prizes will be awarded: for the best poster and the best talk. A reception ceremony under the gastronomic auspices of Lyon will bring us together on the Saturday night.
8–12 November 2013 The Second Global Conference on Entomology
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Baltimore, MD, USA
Bacteriology-2013 is a remarkable event which brings together a unique and International mix of Bacteriologist and Microbiologist from leading universities and research institutions making the conference a perfect platform to share experience, foster collaboration across industry and academia, and evaluate emerging technologies across the globe.
International Congress on Bacteriology and Infectious Diseases will schedule and coordinate all meetings with our Editorial Board Members and other experts in the Bacteriology field across the world. The scientific program paves a way to gather visionaries through the research talks and presentations and put forward many thought provoking strategies on Bacteriology-2013.
8–10 December 2013 2013 CRWAD Meeting
Chicago, IL, USA
San Diego, CA, USA
17–18 March 2014 The Science of Animal Thinking and Emotion
Washington, DC, USA
Science is making stunning discoveries about animal cognition, awareness and emotion. How can we leverage this information for positive change in government and industry? This two-day conference brings together thought-leaders in the science and implications of animal sentience, and influential voices in the policy and corporate domains. As the bedrock of ethics, sentience deserves a more prominent place in the legislative and corporate landscape.
Monday, March 17, 2014: The Science and Implications of Animal Cognition
- The Emotional Brain
- Farm Animal Cognition
- Ape and Dog Cognition
- Awareness and Experience
- The Fishes
- Animal Language
- Animal Pleasure
- Student speed presentations
Tuesday, March 18, 2014: The Application of Animal Cognition
- Conscious Capitalism
- The Psychology of Social Change
- The History of Social Change
- Marketing Sentience through the Media
- The Influence of Sentience on Animal Research
- Sentience in the EU
2–3 April 2014 2014 IACUC Conference: 40 Years of Public Responsibility: Supporting Good Science, Animal Welfare, and Compliance
University of Nottingham, UK
Covering the full range of animal and veterinary science issues, the event will give researchers, teachers, students, vets and policy-makers a chance to hear about the latest developments in animal science and technology.
Open to newcomers and those already established in animal science, the two-day conference also offers the chance to network in a friendly environment.
La Havana, Cuba
Gold Coast, Australia
The IAAAM is an organization of individuals who are professionally interested in and devote a significant amount of time to the practice of aquatic animal medicine, teaching and research in aquatic animal medicine, or the husbandry and management of aquatic animals.
26–29 May 2014 16th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference
The aim of the conference is to bring people involved in pest animal research and management together from Australasia and elsewhere, to network with other like-minded people, including, but not limited to:
- Researchers and students involved in pest management
- State government agencies
- Federal and international government agencies
- Local government pest officers and councillors
- Landowners and Managers
- Natural Resource Management bodies
- Members of conservation agencies and Industry bodies
- Contractors and community project officers
23–27 June 2014 XIVth European Poultry Conference
Kansas City, USA
Please note that the scientific program is under development. We will release the full symposium and workshop list, definitive symposia dates and speaker lists Dec. 1, 2013.
• Triennial Lactation Symposium: Biology of Lactation of Farm Animals
• ASAS-ASN Pre-Conference
• Cell Biology Symposium
• ADSA Multidisciplinary International Leadership Keynote (MILK) Symposium
• EAAP-ASAS Inaugural Global Hot Topics Symposium: “Genetics Revolution”
• Workshop: “Make your talk TED-worthy”
• Beta-Agonists: What the Data Say?
Prague, Czech Republic
3–5 September 2014 6th International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level
WAFL is an international scientific conference on the assessment of animal welfare at group level (on farms, at slaughter, in labs etc.). It takes place every three years and usually lasts two and a half days. It hosts about 300 researchers worldwide, as well as other people interested in animal welfare (animal protection association, professional organizations, ...).
16–19 September 2014 39th World Small Animal Association Congress
Cape Town, South Africa
At the 39th World Small Animal Association Congress, WSAVA 2014 congress, in Cape Town you will enjoy three days of educational opportunities presented by the most renowned speakers and names in the companion animal veterinary field.
10–12 November 2014 Symposium on Gut Health in Production of Food Animals
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
20–22 January 2015 2015 OIE Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health: ‘Riding the Wave to the Future’
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
3–5 March 2015 2nd International Conference on Dog Population Management
The main objective of the conference is to bring the public sector together with specialists in animal welfare, animal health and education, ecologists, economists and social scientists.
8–10 March 2015 Animal Care Conference 2015
Sacramento, CA, USA
23–26 March 2015 The 8th International Integrated Pest Management Symposium
Salt Lake City, USA
13–16 May 2015 International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals 2015
9–14 August 2015 Behaviour 2015
Waterville Valley, NH, USA
24–27 August 2015 20th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition
Prague, Czech Republic
- New approaches in morphology and physiology of digestion
- Amino acids and proteins
- Fats and fatty acids in poultry nutrition
- Welfare and nutrition
- Turkey nutrition
- Breeder nutrition
- Nutrition of other poultry species
- News in minerals and vitamins nutrition
1–3 December 2015 2nd International Symposium on Laboratory Animal Science
14–17 February 2016 27th Australian Poultry Science Symposium
The Australian Poultry Science Symposium is the premier avian science conference in Australia and attracts delegates from Asia, Australasia, the Americas and Europe.
The 2016 event will again bring keynote speakers, with loads of industry-relevant content and as usual, our extraordinary social program to give you plenty of networking opportunities.
4–7 July 2016 Animal Production 2016
The biennial conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production will be held in Adelaide from July 4-7 2016, in partnership with the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, to address these important issues facing the future of global animal agriculture.
South Australia is the perfect place to convene this new era of high quality, ethical animal products, given the state’s reputation for Premium Quality Food and Wine production.
The conference will be unique in bringing together animal scientists, consumers, social scientists, educators, animal health and nutrition companies, and animal producers into one venue where cross-fertilisation of ideas can flourish.
12–16 July 2016 50th ISAE Congress
The enduring aim of the ISAE is to encourage and support basic and applied research into the behaviour of animals as related to their use by humans. Ever since a small group of veterinarians first met in Edinburgh to form the Society of Veterinary Ethology (SVE), inspirational ethologists and veterinarians have helped shape the field of Applied Ethology. Scientists such as Niko Tinbergen, Karl Von Frisch and Konrad Lorenz, joint awardees of the 1973 Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine, have played an important part in helping to develop our subject. It is therefore fitting that the 2016 ISAE conference will bring together applied ethologists from all over the world to share new discoveries and to discuss ways forward, under the general conference theme of “Past and Future: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants “.
For 2016, we are returning to our roots to allow us to review and reflect upon where we have come from with applied ethology, and to look forward to consider the road ahead. The various themed sessions will provide opportunities for abstracts to be submitted in a variety of areas to enable us to celebrate the full range of work within the field of Applied Ethology, and we look forward to celebrating our diversity and impact throughout the various activities we have planned during the conference.
19–23 July 2016 Joint Annual Meeting of ASAS-ADSA-CSAS-WSASAS
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®), the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science (WSASAS), and the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS) will hold the 2016 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-23.As many of you are aware, this is the final “JAM” meeting and it is important to us to have an inspired final meeting. Therefore, we have three main goals for JAM 2016: 1) to present high quality, relevant science that links animal science and animal agriculture, 2) to return to our roots, by having a number of the social events that will enhance networking and add a family feel to the meeting and 3) to set the societies up to have excellent individual 2017 meetings.
10–12 August 2016 2016-Livestock Waste Conference
Economic development, population growth and demand for a better quality of life have resulted in the growth of the livestock farming industry. This industry generates a large amount of wastewater and wastes, and is one of the largest agricultural pollution sources in Ireland and in most developing and developed countries. The livestock farming industry is also a major source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Great efforts have been made worldwide to develop innovative technologies and practices for managing livestock waste. This has prompted the Ryan Institute, NUI Galway to organize the 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Pollution Control and Resource Recovery for the Livestock Sector (LivestockWaste2016).
The topics covered in LivestockWaste2016 conference will include (but will not be limited to):
- Policies and regulations on animal waste management
- Technologies for animal waste prevention
- Pollution control technologies
- Resource recovery technologies and practice
- Greenhouse gas emission mitigation for livestock farming
29 August–2 September 2016 67th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science
The meeting is at The Waterfront Conference and Exhibition Centre in the heart of Belfast and on the banks of the River Lagan. It runs from 29 August – 2 Sept 2016.
The theme is Sustainable Food Production: Livestock’s Key Role. This is Europe’s largest animal science conference and will feature 1000 presentations and 1200 delegates.
The content will cover the whole range of animal science including genetics, nutrition, animal management and health, physiology, cattle, sheep and goat, pig, poultry and horse production and livestock farming systems. It will also feature fish and food and there will be sessions featuring science relevant to industry.
5–9 September 2016 WPC 2016 – The XXV World’s Poultry Congress
Delegates interested in presenting an oral or poster presentation are encouraged to submit an abstract to share your research progress and new finding with peers, colleagues, researchers and industry specialists. Oral papers or posters should be original work that has not been accepted for publication in a journal. Authors should be aware of patent considerations before submitting abstracts for publication.
7–11 September 2016 2016 International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium
Grapevine, TX, USA
4–6 December 2016 2016 CRWAD meeting
Chicago, IL, USA
The 2016 CRWAD Meeting will be held Sunday – Tuesday, December 4 – 6, at the Chicago Marriott, Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois (Chicago Marriott Downtown Room Reservations). The meeting will begin with the combined meeting of NAPRRS and CRWAD on Sunday afternoon, the Schwabe Symposium and other satellite meetings. There will also a Sunday evening Keynote speaker followed by the an Opening Reception and combined NAPRRS and CRWAD poster session Sunday evening. This year a BVDV Symposium will occur on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday at the conclusion of the CRWAD meeting.
Graduate students, and industry and academic professionals present and discuss the most recent advances on subjects of interest to the CRWAD and of importance to the global livestock and companion animal industries. The oral and poster abstracts of new and unpublished data presented at the meeting sessions are published each year in the CRWAD Proceedings.
20–23 June 2017 American Society of Animal Science-Western Section
Fargo, ND, USA
27–29 June 2017 Measuring animal welfare and applying scientific advances – Why is it still so difficult?
University of London, Surrey, UK
29–30 June 2017 Welfare impacts of controlled atmosphere methods for stunning or killing animals
Southern England, UK
Exposure to gases, other inhaled agents such as anaesthetics, or low atmospheric pressures are used to kill a range of animals including farmed livestock, laboratory animals and pests or invasive species. There is on-going debate as to whether any or all of these controlled atmosphere methods are humane. This meeting will consider the animal welfare impacts of various controlled atmosphere stunning or killing techniques upon a range of species and in different scenarios. The meeting aims to facilitate a cross-disciplinary examination of the welfare impacts of the various methods, as well as to map out future research priorities.
The meeting will feature invited talks from a range of expert scientists as well as submitted talks on the latest research developments.
8–12 July 2017 Animal Science and Technology: Ensuring Food Security
Baltimore, MD, USA
The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS) will hold the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show in Baltimore, MD from July 8 to July 12, 2017.
As many of you are aware, this is the inaugural year of the meeting. Therefore, we have three main goals for the 2017 meeting: 1) to present high quality, relevant science that links animal science and animal agriculture, 2) to return to our roots, by having a number of the social events that will enhance networking and add a family feel to the meeting and 3) to create a successful and sustainable new meeting model.
6–9 September 2017 7th International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfar at Farm and Group Level
Wageningen, The Netherlands
WAFL is an international scientific conference on the assessment of animal welfare at farm and group level. WAFL2017 is organized by the Wageningen Centre for Animal Welfare and Adaptation (CAWA), in collaboration with Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Science.
WAFL2017 will be held near Wageningen, The Netherlands, from 6-8 September 2017.
Communications on any topic related to the assessment of animal welfare at group level (on farms, at slaughter,…) are welcome to WAFL2017. To name a few:
- Welfare indicators and methods to analyse them,
- Welfare assessment protocols,
- Precision Farming techniques for welfare measurements,
- Statistical methods to deal with large amounts of data,
- Genetics and welfare
- Consumers and welfare labelling
- Free papers