Events : 2017 06 to 08 Sept: WAFL, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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2017 06 to 08 Sept: WAFL, Wageningen, The Netherlands

6/9/2017 - 8/9/2017

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

First Announcement: WAFL 2017
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.
From 6-8 September 2017,
Wageningen, The Netherlands
Communications on any topic related to the assessment of animal welfare are welcome. To name a few:
  • Welfare indicators and methods to analyse them,
  • Welfare assessment protocols,
  • Precision Farming and other new techniques for welfare measurements,
  • Statistical methods to deal with large amounts of data,
  • Genetics and welfare,
  • Communication to consumers and welfare labelling
  • Free papers
Hot Topics for WAFL2017
  •  Welfare as part of sustainability assessments
  • ‘Negative results’: what can we learn from measures that didn’t work....?
  • Social network analysis as a tool for welfare assessment
Communications can be in the fields of natural sciences (ethology, veterinary science, animal production, epidemiology,...), social sciences (sociology, economy,...), mathematics and engineering. Please note: WAFL especially welcomes interdisciplinary communications!
Pre-conference meeting
Welfare Science Meets Livestock Business
The conference will be preceded by a 1 day pre-conference meeting on Tuesday 5 September 2017 with an inspiring ‘Welfare Science Meets Livestock Business’ event. This ‘Business & Science’ day will offer opportunities to pitch and discuss innovative ideas aimed at improving welfare of farm animals in commercial practice.
Please visit the website for more information on the main conference, and the pre-conference activity.
Important dates
Registration & abstract submission opens
15 October 2016
Deadline abstracts submission
1 February 2017
Acceptance notification
1 May 2017
Deadline early bird registration
15 May 2017
Registration closes
20 July 2017
Pre-conference ‘Business & Science’ day
5 September 2017
WAFL2017 Conference
6-8 September 2017
Looking forward to welcoming you in Wageningen!
Wageningen Centre for Animal Welfare and Adaptation
Visiting address: De Elst 1 - 6708 WD - Wageningen |
Postal address: Postbus 338 - 6700 AH - Wageningen
INFO@WAFL2017.COM | T: +31 (0)317 480652 |
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