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UFAW Animal Welfare Conf, Birmingham, UK

1st Jul 2020

Recent advances in animal welfare science VII

UFAW Animal Welfare Conference
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK 


The field of animal welfare is a cross-disciplinary area of study that seeks to offer guidance and find solutions to the challenges raised by our caring for and interactions with both kept and wild animals. As part of its on-going commitment to improving animal welfare through increased scientific understanding of animals’ needs and how these can be met, UFAW is holding the seventh of its series of one day conferences on ‘Recent advances in animal welfare science’ on 1st July 2020.

This regular meeting, which this year is being held in Birmingham, aims to provide a forum at which the broad and growing international community of scientists, veterinary surgeons and others concerned with animal welfare can come together to share knowledge and practice, discuss advances and exchange views.

Call for papers:

We would like to hear from anyone interested in making a contribution to the conference on the subject of recent advances in applied ethology, veterinary and physiological science and the other disciplines that inform our understanding of animals and their welfare.

We hope that this meeting will feature talks and poster presentations from both established animal welfare scientists and others and from those at the beginning of their research careers. 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. Further details about formatting and submission can be found here. Time allocated to talks at the meeting is likely to be in region of 20 minutes, which includes time for questions.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday 29th November 2019. Please send a copy of the abstract by email to Stephen Wickens @ wickens@ufaw.org.uk

Conference timetable

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts – 29th November 2019
  • Notification of decision of judging panel on submitted abstracts – by 14th February 2020
  • Deadline to accept offer to contribute to the conference – 13th March 2020
  • Deadline for receipt of amendments to accepted abstracts – 15th May 2020
  • Start of conference - 1st July 2020 at 9.00am. Finishes at 5.30pm.

Other details:

As part of UFAW’s commitment to providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and to ensure that the meeting is accessible to widest range of those with an interest in animal welfare, the registration fee to attend this conference is kept low as is possible, this time at £63Note: This price includes refreshments, including on arrival, and lunch.

Further details on the conference, including a registration form, formatting of abstracts and booking accommodation in Birmingham can be found on the UFAW website: www.ufaw.org.uk/bham20 

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