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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

London, UK

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

Torino, Italy

Dear Colleagues,

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

Sydney, Australia

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

Dear Colleagues,

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)

Liverpool, UK

Dear Colleagues,

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

Rome, Italy

Conference Theme

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

Berlin, Germany

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)

Atlanta, USA

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

Brussels, Belgium

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

Berlin, Germany

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

Paris, France

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.

24–26 August 2011 ICFAVS 2011—International Conference on Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Tokyo, Japan

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

London, UK

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

Freising, Germany

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.

20–21 October 2011 Representing Animals in Britain: An International Interdisciplinary Conference

Rennes, France

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

Visit the Conference Web Site this spring for more details and/or to register starting this spring.

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

Brussels, Belgium

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

Hamburg, Germany

Building on the first IFOAM conference in the US in 2006, farmers and scientists will once again have the opportunity to exchange information and build new partnerships at the 2nd IFOAM International Organic Animal Husbandry. Although organic livestock production has made significant advances over the last few decades, navigating complex regulatory frameworks and dealing with other challenges facing the sector, organic livestock systems will benefit from an exchange at the international level.

This conference will concentrate on health and food safety in organic livestock production systems, marketing trends, innovation in organic livestock production systems and livestock breeding strategies. Key figures from around the world will present the diversity of organic livestock systems, including opportunities and challenges on the horizon. Topics will relate to a wide range of livestock species: cattle, poultry, pigs, small ruminants, fish, bees, rabbits, horses and others.

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. and_Law_conference

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

The symposium will bring together various disciplines in the new field of image-guided precision radiotherapy for small animals. In a full 2-day program various aspects of this developing field of research will be highlighted: cancer biology, radiotherapy side effects (acute and late), novel radiotherapy strategies for cancer and other diseases, synergy of radiation with drugs, development of novel irradiation technology, novel imaging methods, pre-clinical studies, and much more […]

6–9 March 2013 38th Annual World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Congress

Auckland, New Zealand

The focus of the Congress programme will be on state of the art presentations and excellent educational opportunities brought to you by some of the outstanding names in our field. The focus of the hospitality that Auckland offers will be on warm welcomes, culinary delights, the excitement and diversity of New Zealand's largest city, clean air to breathe and the ability to enjoy it all at your leisure.

14–17 March 2013 American Animal Hospital Association Annual Conference

Phoenix, AZ, USA

As the only conference that focuses exclusively on companion animal care, AAHA’s yearly conference has been one of the most respected forums for the sharing of both scientific and management knowledge in the veterinary profession since 1934. The conference’s team-focused learning structure attracts more practice teams than other veterinary tradeshow. For the growing number of attending veterinary care providers — ranging from veterinarians to receptionists — the conference offers a rare opportunity to view new technology, products and procedures in a friendly, uncrowded environment.

15–18 March 2013 41th Annual Symposium of the European Association for Aquatic Mammals

Nuremberg, Germany

The European Association for Aquatic Mammals invites authors to submit oral and/or poster abstracts for its upcoming annual symposium, which is due to take place in Nuremberg, Germany, between March 15th – 18th of 2013.

5–6 April 2013 WNPRC Lab Animal Medicine and Pathology Seminar

Madison, WI, USA

This is the inaugural version of this course. Topics selected for the symposium were based on suggestions of recent ACLAM diplomates and perceived importance for ACLAM exam preparation. This symposium is targeted to individuals preparing to take the ACLAM certification exam or wanting to expand their knowledge in the field of laboratory animal medicine. Speakers and participants include experts in the field of laboratory animal and pathology from academia and industry.

14–19 April 2013 Animal Behavior Management Alliance Annual Conference

Toronto, ON, Canada

The Animal Behavior management Alliance (ABMA) is a not-for-profit corporation with a membership comprised of animal care professionals and other individuals interested in enhancing animal care through training and enrichment.  The ABMA is intended to be nurturing and informative, and was created to serve trainers, handlers, and keepers of animals, irrespective of Species, with information and assistance in the behavior management of their charges.

17–20 April 2013 2013 Workshop & Symposium on Laboratory Animal Diseases

Chicago, IL, USA

The Midwest Div. of The Charles Louis Davis, D.V.M. Foundation will present a Workshop and Symposium on Laboratory Animal Diseases commencing Wednesday the 18th of April and continuing through Saturday the 20th of April, 2013. SYMPOSIUM: The Symposium will commence at 8:00 AM on Saturday the 16th of April and continue to 4:00 PM. The Symposium will be held in the first floor auditorium of The Molecular Biology Research Building, 900 South Ashland Street, Chicago, Illinois (Weekend entry is through the Marshfield Street entrance). Parking is available in the parking structure at the corner of Taylor & Paulina streets. Lunch will be provided for attendees of the Symposium at the meeting site. The symposium will be on Diseases of the Mouse presented by Dr. Cynthia Besch-Williford.

19–21 April 2013 IAABC Behavior in Practice Symposium

Providence, RI, USA

This unique 3–day event will focus on putting into practice the many skills discussed and demonstrated in the presentations, with large group, small group and individual feedback and instruction. We will also be making a music video to demonstrate and play with "DROs." – "other" behaviors that can be used for fun or for work in building better skills when modifying behavior. This will be presented as a hands-on, single track event, with all participants involved in all stages and facets of the weekend.

21 April 2013 8th Annual C.L. Davis DVM Foundation Marine Species Histopathology Workshop

Sausalito, CA, USA

This workshop will include a keynote lecture by Dr. Melissa Miller, a wildlife pathologist at the Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center in Santa Cruz. Dr. Miller will present important disease concerns of Sea Otters (Enhydra lutrea). The rest of the day includes interactive presentations of clinical cases with pathology including histology. Workshop participants are encouraged to submit a case for presentation, but presentation is not required. Come and discuss some of the important questions in aquatic animal pathology. We welcome cases related to invertebrates, fishes, aquatic birds, and marine mammals.

21–26 April 2013 44th Annual Conference of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine

San Francisco, CA, USA

This conference will focus on human impacts on aquatic animal health worldwide, bringing together leaders in the field from each continent. Emphasis will be made on integrating individual animal health assessments with wild population status. The gathering of interdisciplinary experts enables discussion amongst health experts, enhancing collaboration, training, and is a key opportunity to foster international partnerships. There will be hands on training workshops on how to diagnose anthropogenic impacts (ship strikes, barotraumas, fishery interactions, oil spills) on marine mammal health preceding the conference.

1–4 May 2013 New Model Systems for Linking Evolution and Ecology

Heidelberg, Germany

A major obstacle in linking evolution and ecology has been that for many of the preferred models for genetic and genomic research, ecological information has been lacking. Conversely, the preferred models for evolutionary ecology have generally not been amenable to genetic experiments and have had poorly developed genomic resources. The ongoing revolution in sequencing technologies is rapidly changing this. Large-scale sequencing-based studies have become affordable for individual labs and support population genomics, investigation of regulatory landscapes of the genomes as well as in situ genetics in a wide range of species. Importantly, such analyses can now be performed with hundreds or even thousands of individuals.

3–7 June 2013 21st Annual U.S. Descriptive Veterinary Pathology Course

Auburn, AL, USA

This course is designed to teach attendees how to describe gross and microscopic lesions in a variety of major organs in numerous animal species. Both written and oral descriptive techniques will be taught. The course will also include lectures on interpretation and description of electron micrographs and immunohistochemical preparations, the correlation of gross, microscopic, cytologic and clinicopathologic data, and a review of basic molecular techniques. Practice tests (gross and microscopic) will be given and graded to provide feedback. Microscopes will be provided, and gross lesions will be demonstrated by means of digital images.

12–15 June 2013 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum

Seattle, WA, USA

Learn from the best and brightest in the field of veterinary medicine June 12-15 in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington. Reconnect with your colleagues, get inspired by attending Interactive Sessions, grow your expertise, and earn CE credits — all at one meeting. Save with early bird discounts.

20–23 June 2013 Pacific Veterinary Conference

Long Beach, CA, USA

The Pacific Veterinary Conference continues to bring great continuing education to a world-class vacation destination. The four-day conference schedule gives you the opportunity to earn CE with plenty of time to spend with family and friends. Build your schedule from over 230 CE hours and 28.5 hours of technician-specific CE. Network with veterinary professionals from throughout the United States, Canada, and other countries!

8–12 July 2013 Gross Pathology Review Course

St. Paul, MN, USA

The Gross course, now in its 40th year, covers the major diseases of domestic and exotic species. Over four days, and utilizing thousands of excellent gross images, faculty will focus on the identification of common diseases of these species from its gross appearance, salient diagnostic features of each, and the formation of appropriate morphologic and differential diagnosis. This course is appropriate for practicing veterinary pathologists, pathology residents, and diagnosticians working with animals.

19 July 2013 2013 Veterinary Behavior Symposium

Chicago, IL, USA

Students, veterinarians, and technicians are invited to attend ACVB/AVSAB 2013 Animal Behavior Symposium.  The Annual Symposium is a forum for research and clinical information related to the field of veterinary behavior, including 15-30 minute presentations by board-certified veterinary behaviorists, residents, practicing veterinarians, veterinary students, and technicians.  It is research-oriented as well as practice-oriented, so there is something offered for everyone.  In addition to the cutting-edge presentations, the symposium also serves as an excellent place to network with others interested in clinical animal behavior.  While anyone may attend, AVSAB members, ACVB diplomates, and SVBT members receive a discounted registration rate.

20–22 July 2013 International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations 2013 International Conference

Chicago, IL, USA

The IAHAIO Conference (HAB block 2013 sponsored by AAH-ABV)/AVMA Convention will provide an exciting opportunity for those working in HAI research and practice to share their latest findings and program outcomes. They will serve as a source of renewal for those who have been working in the field for some time, and as a source of inspiration for those newly joining or contemplating entry into the field. It will stimulate new collaborative projects through dynamic communication opportunities, and provide increased awareness among the public of the importance of HAI work. What sets these conferences apart from any other HAI conference is the merging of investigators with those working in HAI practice and the veterinary medicine field, with the express purpose of stimulating dialog and listening between the groups. These conversations are vitally important to help move the HAI field in unanticipated and creative directions.

22–26 July 2013 SSR's 46th Annual Meeting

Montréal, Québec, Canada

The 46th Annual Meeting of the Society will take place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle) in Montréal, Québec, Canada—arguably one of the most cosmopolitan cities in North America. President Susan Suarez and Program Chairs Janice Bailey and Janice Evans are developing a stellar scientific program, Reproductive Health: Nano to Global, that is well-suited to this vibrant city.

4–8 August 2013 The 6th International Symposium on the Ecology and Biology of Galling Arthropods and Associated Endophytes

Queensland, Australia

The 6th International symposium on the biology and ecology of galling arthropods and related endophytes will be held in the heart of Lamington Plateau in southern Queensland, a World Heritage Area known for its natural beauty, rainforests, birdlife, ancient trees, waterfalls, walking tracks, mountain views and exceptional biodiversity.

11–16 August 2013 The 11th International Mammalogical Congress

Belfast, UK

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

Milan, Italy

The 10th International Veterinary Immunology Symposium will take place in 2013 in Milan, Italy. For this reason the logo of the Symposium is a horse’s head drawn by Leonardo da Vinci, a great genius of mankind who spent most of his life and artistic activity in Milan.

2–4 September 2013 2013 C. L. Davis Foundation European Division Symposium

Camden, London, UK

The Annual meeting of the European Division of the C.L. Davis Foundation will take place on the two days prior to the ESVP meeting in London, UK. This year's meeting focuses on equine diseases with focuses on gross and microscopic pathology of the equine respiratory tract, endometrial pathology of the horse, and a day-long , workshop (ncluding practical) on evaluation and diseases of the bone marrow. Don't miss this exciting and informative meeting!

4–7 September 2013 31st Annual Meeting of the European Society and College of Veterinary Pathologists

London, UK

The meeting will have a full programme of keynote speakers, oral communications, posters and an interactive slide session. We are particularly keen to encourage less experienced pathologists to make their first oral presentations in an encouraging and supportive environment. Further details of the scientific and social programme along with any satellite meetings will be posted on the website as soon as they become available.

9–13 September 2013 The 12th International Symposium “Ecology of Aphidophaga

Belgrade, Serbia

It is with great pleasure we invite you to participate in the 12th International Symposium “Ecology of Aphidophaga” which will be held first time in Belgrade, Serbia from 9th to 13th September 2013.  This continues a series of symposia begun with one organized by Prof. Ivo Hodek (Institute of Entomology, Czech Academy of Sciences) in the former Czechoslovakia in 1965.  Ever since, Aphidophaga meetings have offered a unique international forum for discussions of ecological and behavioural interactions among aphid natural enemies and their prey populations.  Recently, climatic changes are leading to regional changes in the pest status some aphid species and the appearance of others as newly invasive pests.  Aphid predators, parasitoids and pathogens are increasingly regarded as valuable groups for biological control of aphids, whether invasive or otherwise.  Widespread resistance of aphids to insecticides, coupled with increasing public appreciation of the generally negative health and environmental impacts of these materials, continues to drive interest in aphid biological control research.  These efforts, in turn, hinge on advancing research into fundamental aspects of the biology and ecology of aphid natural enemies in both natural and managed agricultural landscapes.

26–29 September 2013 9th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting

Lisbon, Portugal

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the 9th International Veterinary Behavior Meeting which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal from September 26th-29th, 2013.
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

The Wild West Veterinary Conference attracts the finest speakers in veterinary medicine and provides an outstanding educational experience for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, practice managers, office staff, students and more! Learn from world-renowned experts and colleagues at a wide assortment of educational sessions and wet labs

14–17 October 2013 Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference

Atlantic City, NJ, USA

The intention of the annual Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference is to provide valuable and pertinent educational information on new techniques and advances in the veterinary field, with the goal of obtaining Continuing Education Credits for license renewal, as well as creating business collaboration with the veterinary vendor community.

1–3 November 2013 SEEVAD International Symposium of Veterinary Ethology

Lyon, France

SEEVAD is organising its second scientific symposium at Vetagro-Sup, the prestigious Veterinary School of Lyon; deeply involved in behavioural issues and at the international intersection of veterinarian exchanges. Internationally recognized scientific speakers will present on a diverse range of topics bringing exciting new research and knowledge to the area of “cognition & human-animal interactions”.
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

The major objective of the 2nd Global Conference on Entomology is to showcase recent advances in entomological research and development in the insect world. The skills and knowledge of entomologists are needed worldwide helping farmers to produce crops and livestock more efficiently through sound pest management strategies, fighting to save endangered species and fragile ecosystems, and preventing insects from spreading agents that cause serious diseases.

20–22 November 2013 International Congress on Bacteriology & Infectious Diseases

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

The 2013 CRWAD Meeting will be held December 8 – 10, at the Chicago Marriott, Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois. The meeting will begin with the Researchers Reception, Sunday evening. The first poster session will coincide with the Researchers Reception.

11–15 January 2014 International Plant & Animal Genome XXII

San Diego, CA, USA

The Plant and Animal Genome XXII Conference is designed to provide a forum on recent developments and future plans for plant and animal genome projects. Consisting of technical presentations, poster sessions, exhibits and workshops, the conference is an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and applications on this internationally important project.

3–6 March 2014 26th Vertebrate Pest Conference

Waikoloa, Hawaii

The Vertebrate Pest Conference, held every two years, is the most recognized Conference of its kind.  Participants include leading authorities on vertebrate pest management from around the world.  In addition to traditional topics, this year we will include sessions emphasizing issues pertinent to the Pacific Rim.  Papers are presented in English.

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

29–30 April 2014 Science into Practice – Annual Conference 2014

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.

7–9 May 2014 2nd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance

La Havana, Cuba

Similar to the first ICAHS in 2011, ICAHS2 will provide a platform for discussion and interaction among surveillance stakeholders - researchers, risk managers, animal health managers and other decision makers - to foster a better dialog between science and policy in the field of animal health surveillance. The conference will include both discussions about scientific and technical issues and will also explore how scientists and policy makers can collaborate to facilitate the implementation of effective and efficient surveillance methods.

17–22 May 2014 45th Annual IAAAM Conference

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

Brisbane, Australia

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

Stavanger, Norway

The main factor determining the success of the conference will be the quality of the scientific presentations and the high-quality discussions and thoughts of all delegates. This will depend on all those attending the conference. However, we will do our utmost to make sure the programme is addressing core issues facing poultry production and science world-wide. Through a carefully selected scientific committee and merit-based criteria for invitation, we will ensure that the speakers at the conference add knowledge and stimulate good discussions to further improve an already very advanced and science-based industry. Thus further strengthening the industry’s position as one of the most sustainable and competitive animal industries in the world.

1 July 2014 34th International Society for Animal Genetics Conference

Xi'an, China

ISAG is devoted to the study of the immunogenetics, molecular genetics and functional genomics of economically important domesticated animals. It is a scientific society that promotes scientific research and facilitates communication and dissemination of knowledge among scientists worldwide. For the first time in its remarkable 60 years history, the conference is now moving to China.

20–24 July 2014 ADSA®, ASAS and CSAS 2014 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM)

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?

24–28 August 2014 9th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences

Prague, Czech Republic

We are proud that Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic will host the 9th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences in August 24-28, 2014. The world congress provides an exceptional forum to underline the importance of both the ethical issues of animal experimentation and the approach to the life sciences in the 21st century.

3–5 September 2014 6th International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level

Clermont-Ferrand, France

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

Get ready to be a part of the world's largest congress for small animal veterinary professionals. Experience the majestic splendor of South Africa's wildlife, culture and tradition whilst enhancing your professional veterinary network and knowledge.

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.

25–30 October 2014 21st Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society

Pittsburgh, USA

For more than 75 years, TWS has been protecting the future of wildlife and wildplaces through science-based education and sharing best practices in wildlife management. Start making your plans now to experience TWS live in Pittsburgh, PA this October!

10–12 November 2014 Symposium on Gut Health in Production of Food Animals

St. Louis, Missouri, USA

The aim of this meeting is to discuss the role of good health in animal production and the dynamic and essential role the gut plays in it. The symposium will include all species in animal agriculture and cover different aspects of the gut and important factors in gut health maintenance and disease.

20–22 January 2015 2015 OIE Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health: ‘Riding the Wave to the Future’

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

This conference will build on the success of the First and Second OIE Global Conferences on Aquatic Animal Health held in Bergen, Norway (2006) and Panama City, Panama (2011) which helped to raise awareness about the importance of aquatic animal health and to build a global framework for improving management, prevention and control of aquatic animal diseases.

3–5 March 2015 2nd International Conference on Dog Population Management

Istanbul, Turkey

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

Animal Care Conference (ACC) is a collaborative conference between the California Animal Control Directors Association (CACDA), the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), and the State Humane Association of California (SHAC). The ACC brings together all types of professionals who work in California's shelters to share issues and experiences, network and learn from one another.

23–26 March 2015 The 8th International Integrated Pest Management Symposium

Salt Lake City, USA

Symposium sessions addressed Integrated Pest Management (IPM) across disciplines, internationally, in the market place, agricultural, structural community settings, horticultural, and natural environments.

13–16 May 2015 International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals 2015

Barcelona, Spain

The goal of this conference is to bring together wildlife scientists and veterinarians from all over the world interested in diseases of free-ranging and captive animals, and to present the latest advances and stimulate future research in this topic.

9–14 August 2015 Behaviour 2015

Cairns, Australia

Behaviour2015 will feature a diverse selection of plenaries, symposia and conference sessions that span the entire range of behaviour research: communication, cognition, sexual selection, predator-prey, foraging, social and sensory behaviour, parental care, personality, parasitism, human behaviour, cooperation, applied ethology, conservation ethology, and many more.

16–21 August 2015 Gordon Research Conference — Barrier Function of Mammalian Skin 2015

Waterville Valley, NH, USA

For more information please refer to the website.

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
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Turkey nutrition
  • Breeder nutrition
  • Nutrition of other poultry species
  • News in minerals and vitamins nutrition

21–25 September 2015 10th European Vertebrate Pest Management Conference

Seville, Spain

The biennial meeting is a forum for all involved in basic
research in vertebrate biology and ecology, methodology
and legislation and their application in wildlife management.
Its focus is on Europe but participants and contributions from
The biennial meeting is a forum for all involved in basic research in vertebrate biology and ecology, methodology and legislation and their application in wildlife management. Its focus is on Europe but participants and contributions from other regions of the world are welcome.

1–3 December 2015 2nd International Symposium on Laboratory Animal Science

Bangkok, Thailand

The theme is “Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes: the Way Towards...?”. The event is primed for encouraging the ASEAN community to improve the standard of care and management of animals used for scientific purposes and the awareness of ethics and legislation involved.

14–17 February 2016 27th Australian Poultry Science Symposium

Sydney, Australia

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

Adelaide, Australia

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

Edinburgh, UK

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

Galway, Ireland

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):

  1. Policies and regulations on animal waste management
  2. Technologies for animal waste prevention
  3. Pollution control technologies
  4. Resource recovery technologies and practice
  5. Greenhouse gas emission mitigation for livestock farming

29 August–2 September 2016 67th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science

Belfast, UK

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

Beijing, China

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

VECCS is once again proud to conduct IVECCS 2016 in conjunction with the ACVECC, the AVECCT, the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA), the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia (AVTAA) and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM).  IVECCS is known to be an intense clinical symposium and offers the highest-quality continuing education available at any national or international meeting. IVECCS is attended by many of the world’s most progressive, forward thinking clinical veterinarians, technicians and practice managers searching for the latest advances in equipment, instruments, pharmaceuticals, and information management tools. The theme for IVECCS 2016 is“Sepsis in Emergency & Critical Care” which will be integrated into the wide range of emergency and critical care topics included in the 400 hours of scientific program presentations. Great science and practical application are equally emphasized in the IVECCS program. Over 150 world class symposium speakers will utilize lectures, dry labs, workshops, wet labs and interactive training sessions to provide unsurpassed CE

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.

27–29 June 2017 Measuring animal welfare and applying scientific advances – Why is it still so difficult?

University of London, Surrey, UK

Animal welfare science is a relatively young field but it is developing rapidly. A recent review noted that over the last two decades the number of scientific publications in this area has increased by 10-15% annually. This research has been used to make many real improvements to the welfare of animals throughout the world. With the aim of developing new ideas and of promoting higher quality and better-focused animal welfare science, this three day symposium will consider whether and how animal welfare scientists can make progress in these and other areas.

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

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