Recent advances in animal welfare science VI

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UFAW Animal Welfare Conference

Centre for Life, Newcastle, UK
28th June 2018

 

 

The field of animal welfare is a cross-disciplinary area of study that seeks to offer guidance and find solutions to the challenges raised by our caring for and interactions with both kept and wild animals. As part of its on-going commitment to improving animal welfare through increased scientific understanding of animals’ needs and how these can be met, UFAW is holding the sixth of its series of one day conferences on ‘Recent advances in animal welfare science’ on 28th June 2018.

This regular meeting, which is held in Newcastle this year for the first time, aims to provide a forum at which the broad and growing international community of scientists, veterinary surgeons and others concerned with animal welfare can come together to share knowledge and practice, discuss advances and exchange views.

 

Call for papers:

We would like to hear from anyone interested in making a contribution to the conference on the subject of recent advances in applied ethology, veterinary and physiological science and the other disciplines that inform our understanding of animals and their welfare.

We hope that this meeting will feature talks and poster presentations from both established animal welfare scientists and others and from those at the beginning of their research careers. Submissions should feature the title of the proposed contribution, the nature of the contribution – talk or poster, the name and full contact details of all contributors and an abstract, which must be in English and should be no longer than 400 words. Further details about formatting and submission can be found here. Time allocated to talks at the meeting is likely to be in region of 20 minutes, which includes time for questions.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 24th November 2017.

Background to UFAW:

UFAW, the International Animal Welfare Science Society, is an independent, scientific and educational animal welfare charity. The organisation promotes high standards of welfare for farm, companion, laboratory and captive wild animals and those with which we interact in the wild.

Registration:

As part of UFAW’s commitment to providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and to ensure that the meeting is accessible to widest range of those with an interest in animal welfare, we always try to keep the registration fee to attend this conference as low as is possible, this time at £60. Note: This price includes refreshments, including on arrival, and lunch.

A registration form can be downloaded here

You can register on-line here.

Confirmation of registration

When registering on-line an email confirming receipt of payment will be issued immediately. In addition, a letter confirming registration and a receipt will be posted to the contact address given on the registration form within two weeks of making payment.

Venue:

The conference is being held at the Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP, UK. Located within a two minute walk from Newcastle Central Railway Station, the venue includes an award-winning Science Centre, a 4D Motion Ride and planetarium.

Travel information and downloadable maps of Newcastle can be found here and a map of the area surrounding the Centre for Life here. Car parking is available at Times Square.

Accommodation:

Delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation. There are a large number of hotels eg Holiday Inn Express, Jurys Inn within 5 minutes walk of the venue. Links to these can be found by visiting this https://www.newcastlegateshead.com  (Alternatively enter ‘hotels near Times Square, Newcastle’ into a search engine).

Terms and conditions:

  • Full payment of the fee must be received before a delegate can be registered.
  • Only delegates that are registered can attend the conference.
  • Delegates are requested to not photograph or record the scientific programme. Speakers have been asked to make .pdfs of their talks available to delegates after the meeting.
  • Registration is for an individual, not an institution, and is not transferable, unless this has been agreed in advance with UFAW. Failure to comply may result in such individuals being denied entry to the meeting.
  • In the event of circumstances arising beyond the charity’s control, UFAW reserves the right to cancel this symposium at its discretion without incurring any liability in respect of such cancellation and to return to delegates any monies received. Delegates who cancel their bookings within 4 weeks of the start of the conference will not have their registration fee refunded. Prior to this, refunds will be discretionary and will be returned less any handling fee and costs incurred.
  • UFAW cannot accept liability for personal accidents, nor for loss of, or damage to private property of delegates, either during or directly arising from attendance at the conference. Delegates should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

Background to UFAW:

UFAW, the International Animal Welfare Science Society, is an independent, scientific and educational animal welfare charity. The organization promotes high standards of welfare for farm, companion, laboratory and captive wild animals and those with which we interact in the wild.

Contact Details:

Dr Stephen Wickens, UFAW, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, AL4 8AN, UK.

Tel: +44 (0) 1582 831818; Fax: +44 (0) 1582 831414; Website: www.ufaw.org.uk; Email: wickens@ufaw.org.uk