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UFAW’s International Animal Welfare Symposium 2019 – Call for papers

1 November 2018

UFAW’s 2019 International Symposium Advancing Animal Welfare Science – How do we get there?  Who is it good for? is to take place on the 3rd-4th July 2019 at Oud Sint-Jan, in the UNESCO world heritage city of Bruges, Belgium. 

Advances in animal welfare science are needed to inform decisions on the care and legal protection provided for animals and this two day international symposium will provide an opportunity to discover new and exciting developments that are likely to extend our understanding of animals’ needs.

Call for papers:

Internationally respected scientists from across the globe have already confirmed as presenting at the event but we would like to hear from anyone interested in making a contribution to UFAW’s International Animal Welfare Symposium 2019 on the themes identified.  Submissions should feature the title of the proposed contribution, the preferred nature of the contribution – talk or poster, the name and full contact details of all contributors and an abstract. The abstract must be in English and should be no longer than 400 words. Time allocated to talks at the meeting is likely to be in region of 20 minutes, which includes time for questions.

Further details on how to submit an abstract can be found at www.ufaw.org.uk/ufawbruges2019.  The deadline for submission of abstracts is the 23rd of November 2018.  Please send a copy of the abstract by email to event organiser Dr Stephen Wickens at wickens@ufaw.org.uk.

The symposium will feature keynote presentations and include both talks and poster sessions.  Acclaimed international keynote speakers from Sweden, the USA and the Netherlands have already confirmed and the meeting will be of interest to the growing international community concerned with animal welfare and to those working on biomedical research, food animal production, slaughter and companion animal rehabilitation, captive wild animals, conservation and policy makers.

Further details about this meeting, including the venue and how to register can be found on UFAW’s website www.ufaw.org.uk/ufawbruges2019