Events : 2017 05 to 08 Sept: WAFL, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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2017 05 to 08 Sept: WAFL, Wageningen, The Netherlands

5/9/2017 - 8/9/2017

7th International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level

Abstract deadline extended to 17 February, 2017!

WAFL 2017

WAFL is an international scientific conference on the assessment of animal welfare at farm and group level. It is held once every three years, and WAFL2017 is organized by the Wageningen Centre for Animal Welfare and Adaptation (CAWA) in collaboration with Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Science.
Please visit the website for more information 

5-8 September 2017,
Wageningen, The Netherlands

Communications on any topic related to the assessment of animal welfare are welcome. To name a few:
  • Sustainability and animal welfare
  • Avoiding bias in science
  • Animal welfare in society
  • Precision farming techniques
  • Protocols, aggregation, implementaiton
  • Social networks in animal welfare
  • Genetics and animal welfare
  • Statistics and methodology
  • Please note: WAFL especially invites interdisciplinary communications!

Keynotes at WAFL2017

  • Dan Weary: Innovations in animal welfare: What have we reached and what do we aim for?
  • Imke de Boer: Can we improve animal welfare and sustainability in concert?
  • Jens Krause: Animal social networks
  • Noelle Aarts: The art of dialogue
  • Jelte Wicherts: The weak spots of contemporary science and how to strengthen it

Innovations in Animal Welfare

The conference will start with an inspiring Innovation Day on Tuesday, 5 September. Applied researchers and stakeholders involved in livestock production will present their suggestions on improving animal welfare where it matters: on farm, during transport and at the abattoir. Short elevator pitches, discussions with the developers during an innovation market, and an evaluation by the audience will decide which idea is the most promising. Your welfare improvement suggestions are very welcome too! 

Important dates

Deadline abstract submission 17 February 2017 (extended)
Registration opens 30 January 2017
Acceptance notification 1 May 2017
Deadline early bird registration 1 June 2017
WAFL2017 Conference 5-8 September 2017

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