[BERG] SCAB and UFAW International Animal Welfare Symposium, Barcelona 4th-5th July 2013

Hannah Buchanan-Smith h.m.buchanan-smith at stir.ac.uk
Wed Feb 27 17:05:10 GMT 2013

How times change.....there is a facebook page for SCAB this year! I encourage a good Stirling turn out as presenters and audience.


Below you will see details of the UFAW symposium (I am the UFAW University representative and they kindly fund our BERG meetings).

From: Stephen Wickens [mailto:wickens at ufaw.org.uk]
Sent: 27 February 2013 13:33
To: 'Stephen Wickens'
Subject: Update: UFAW International Animal Welfare Symposium, Barcelona 4th-5th July 2013 - full list of contributors now online

Science in the Service of Animal Welfare: Priorities around the world

UFAW International Animal Welfare Science Symposium, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

4-5th July 2013

Background and Aims of the Symposium
Around the world the importance of science in elucidating and tackling animal welfare problems is increasingly recognised, but priorities, concerns and approaches vary between nations and cultures. The aim of this international symposium is to provide a forum for all those active or interested in animal welfare science and its application around the world, to meet and discuss current topics in this field and international variation in priorities, concerns and approaches to animal welfare science. As such, this symposium forms part of UFAW's regular on-going programme of meetings.

Speakers will include:
·  Braithwaite V (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
The validity of parameters currently taken to be indicators of sentience
·  Nicol CJ (University of Bristol, UK)
At what point is a chicken's welfare good enough? And is 'good enough', good enough?
·  Perera BVP (National Wildlife Training Centre, Sri Lanka)
The welfare of free-living elephants as their habitat shrinks
·  Winckler C (University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Austria)
Progress in, the present state of, and challenges for on-farm animal welfare assessments in Europe

A full list of speakers and the 70+ posters that will be presented can be found by visiting the UFAW website or clicking here: http://www.ufaw.org.uk/conf.html. The meeting will also feature a session on 'Building international links in animal welfare science'.

Registration Details
The registration fee for the Symposium includes attendance for the two days, lunch and refreshments and a drinks reception on the evening of the 4th July. A limited number of subsidised places have also been made available for students and veterinary nurses; these will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. To qualify for the reduced early registration rate you must register before the 22nd March.  (NB. Places at the drinks reception are limited, due to the capacity of the venue, and will be allocated on registering for the symposium. Delegates who register after the venue's capacity is reached will not, unfortunately, be able to attend this event.)
Further information about the symposium, including details of the venue and different accommodation on the UAB site can be found on the UFAW website - www.ufaw.org.uk<http://www.ufaw.org.uk>
Background to UFAW
UFAW, the International Animal Welfare Science Society, is an independent, scientific and educational animal welfare charity. The organization promotes high standards of welfare for farm, companion, laboratory and captive wild animals and those with which we interact in the wild.
Any questions about the Symposium should be directed to:
Dr Stephen Wickens, UFAW Barcelona 2013, Universities Federation for Animal Welfare, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire AL4 8AN, UK. Email: wickens at ufaw.org.uk<mailto:wickens at ufaw.org.uk>. Tel: +44 (0)1582 831818; Fax: +44 (0)1582 831414

The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) is an independent registered UK charity that works to develop and promote improvements in the welfare of all animals through scientific and educational activity worldwide.
Registered Charity No 207996 (Registered in England) and Company Limited by Guarantee No 579991

The University of Stirling is ranked in the top 50 in the world in The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 table, which ranks the world's best 100 universities under 50 years old.
The University of Stirling is a charity registered in Scotland, 
 number SC 011159.

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