[BERG] FW: UFAW Symposium Bruges 2019. Programme of talk and posters presentations announcement. Deadline for early registration ends 28th February.

Hannah Buchanan-Smith h.m.buchanan-smith at stir.ac.uk
Fri Feb 15 11:12:09 GMT 2019

As UFAW kindly sponsor BERG, I offer to share details of their meetings. This one may be of interest to some.

Best, Hannah

From: Stephen Wickens <wickens at ufaw.org.uk>
Sent: 15 February 2019 10:29
To: Hannah Buchanan-Smith <h.m.buchanan-smith at stir.ac.uk>
Subject: UFAW Symposium Bruges 2019. Programme of talk and posters presentations announcement. Deadline for early registration ends 28th February.

Advancing animal welfare science: How do we get there? - Who is it good for?

UFAW International Symposium 2019
3rd-4th July 2019
Site Oud Sint-Jan, Bruges, Belgium

Dear Hannah,

The line up of speakers for the UFAW Symposium 2019 has now been announced and I'd be grateful if you could share this information with your colleagues, if you have not already done so.

The symposia will feature the following keynote talks:

*           Professor Linda Keeling (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden) Advances in technology to monitor animal welfare on the farm

*           Dr Joseph Garner (Stanford University, USA) Good science, good welfare. How understanding animals used in research helps us

*           Dr Hans van de Vis (Wageningen Livestock Research, The Netherlands) Challenges associated with assessing and improving the welfare of farmed fish

In addition, the symposium will feature 29 talks from other speakers including (see attached .pdf for full list):

*         Bennett RM (University of Reading, UK) The benefits of animal welfare science

*         Rioja-Lang FC, H Bacon, M Connor, AB Lawrence and CM Dwyer (University of Edinburgh and Scotland's Rural College, UK) Prioritising animal welfare issues using expert consensus

*         Jorquera MF, FR Dunshea, S Fuentes and EC Jongman (University of Melbourne, Australia) A pilot study of early detection of porcine pleuropneumonia using remote sensing and computer vision techniques over thermal infrared and RGB imagery

*         Huertas SM, PE Bobadilla, M Prieto and JM Lestido (Universidad de la República and JM Lestido Project Management, Uruguay; OIE Collaboration Center on Animal Welfare and Livestock Production Systems (Chile-Uruguay-México)) A new methodology to improve animal welfare during transport: "PROGAT"

*         Knock M and GA Carroll (Hartpury University Centre and Queens University Belfast, UK) The potential of post-mortem carcass assessments in reflecting the welfare of beef and dairy cattle

*         Stracke J, D Klotz, P Wohlsein, N Kemper and B Spindler (University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany) Scratch the surface. Histopathology of foot pad dermatitis in turkeys

*         Burn CC (The Royal Veterinary College, UK) Stopping senseless standardisation: How not to waste laboratory animal lives

The conference will start at 9.10 on the 3rd July, with registration from 8.00, and end at 17.10 on the 4th July. During the lunch break on both days there will be a poster sessions that will feature the posters on the attached .pdf. In due course abstracts for all the presentations will be made available on the conference webpage.

Registration and accommodation details:
The registration fee for the symposium is £325 (with a reduced rate of £255 available to delegates who register before 1st March). The registration fee includes attendance, lunch and refreshments over the two days and a drinks reception on the evening of 3rd July.

Further details on the symposium, including a registration form and booking accommodation in Bruges can be found on the UFAW website: www.ufaw.org.uk/ufawbruges2019<http://www.ufaw.org.uk/ufawbruges2019>.

Kindest regards,

Stephen Wickens, BSc PhD

UFAW Development Officer

Contact details:

Stephen Wickens, Bruges 2019, UFAW, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, AL4 8AN, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 1582 831818; Fax: +44 (0) 1582 831414; Website: www.ufaw.org.uk<http://www.ufaw.org.uk/>; Email: wickens at ufaw.org.uk<mailto:wickens at ufaw.org.uk>

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