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Recent advances in animal welfare science VIII

Virtual UFAW Animal Welfare Conference

29th- 30th June 2021


Following the success of our 2020 virtual conference, our 2021 conference – Recent advances in animal welfare science VIII will also be a free to attend online event, held on 29th -30th June 2021.


Click on the blue box on the right to download the scientific programme speaker booklet and timetable.

In addition to these talks, the conference features 119 poster presentations from animal welfare scientists across the world. Links to view these - and leave comments - can be found at the bottom of each abstract in the scientific poster programme booklet, which is available to all who register for the meeting. Delegates can also vote for the best poster - the winners and one lucky voter will win vouchers to spend on books from the UFAW/Wiley-Blackwell Animal Welfare book series.

Click on the blue box on the right to see the list of posters.

(Please note that all timings are GMT+1 / UTC+1/British Summer Time)

The hashtag for the conference, for sharing content, is #UFAW2021

The event is a 2 day event and you will need to register for each day if you wish to attend both. This virtual event is free to attend but if you are able to do so, please consider making a donation to UFAW to enable us to continue our vital work. We understand that these are difficult and uncertain times but, as a charity, UFAW relies on donations and legacies to continue. Conferences and seminars form an important part of our charitable activities by improving animal welfare through increasing knowledge and understanding. Your donation will help us to keep promoting ‘Science in the Service of Animal Welfare’ and help us to offset some of the costs of making this event free for everyone to attend. Thank you.

Certificates of attendance will be issued to all delegates who attend the conference.

Watch the conference recordings below.

Day 1 Session 1


Day 1 Session 2


Day 1 Session 3


Day 2 Session 4


Day 2 Session 5


Day 2 Session 6


If you have any questions about this event, please contact Dr Stephen Wickens - wickens@ufaw.org.uk.

Submission timetable

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts proposal – 18th January 2021
  • Notification of decision of judging panel on submitted abstracts – by 8th March 2021
  • Deadline to accept offer to contribute to the conference – 12th April 2021
  • Deadline for receipt of amendments to accepted abstracts – 30th May 2021
  • Deadline for receipt of posters presentations – 6th June 2021
  • Deadline for receipt of talks – 21st June 2021

Terms and conditions

  • Only delegates that are registered can attend the conference.
  • In the event of circumstances arising beyond the charity’s control, UFAW reserves the right to cancel this conference at its discretion without incurring any liability in respect of such cancellation.
  • Information you share during registration for this meeting will be shared with our Webinar software provider – GoToWebinar