|Events|| ||2017 05 to 08 Sept: WAFL, Wageningen, The Netherlands|
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 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.
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!
|Deadline abstract submission
||17 February 2017 (extended)
||30 January 2017
||1 May 2017
|Deadline early bird registration
||1 June 2017
||5-8 September 2017