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10-02-2008 - AAWS International Animal Welfare Conference
2008 AAWS International Animal Welfare Conference
Posted by: JimEdwards on Feb 06, 2008 - 11:20 PM
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The AAWS Conference Organising Committee is pleased to invite you to the Gold Coast, Queensland, for the first AAWS International Animal Welfare Conference. With the theme of 'Animal Welfare - it's everyone's business', the conference will bring together global leaders in animal welfare science and practice for 3 days of presentations, discussions, posters and networking.

The conference will be held at Conrad Jupiters, Broadbeach, from August 31 to September 3.

Plenary speakers include:
Ivan Caple, Professor, Australia
Peter Sandoe, Professor, Bioethics, Centre for Bioethics and Risk assessment, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Donald Broom, Professor, Animal Welfare, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Marian Dawkins, Professor of Animal Welfare, Animal Behaviour research Group, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Conference program

Themes for the conference are:

Animal Welfare and Australia
The New Social Ethics for Animals
Understanding Animal Welfare
Measuring Animal Welfare
Making Sustainable Improvements in Animal Welfare
The International Scene in Animal Welfare

Website
The website for the conference is at currently at:- www.daff.gov.au/animal-plant-health/welfare/aaws/aaws_international_animal_welfare_conference.

The website will be updated at regular intervals with information on registration, a speaker programs, venue location and accommodation to follow.

Abstract submission
Abstracts are invited for oral and poster presentation via the conference website from January 31 2008, with a closing date of April 30 2008. After all abstracts have been reviewed, and authors notified of the outcomes, accepted abstracts will be published in the conference handbook to go out before the conference.

Important dates
Call for abstracts January 31 2008
Abstract deadlines April 30 2008
All authors notified of outcomes June 6 2008
Deadline for receipt of final draft of papers July 31 2008

Further information
For more information, please look on the conference website, or contact Justin Trefry.

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