Center for Animal Welfare Science Symposium Set for May 18

April 29, 2016

Registration is still open for the second annual Center for Animal Welfare Science Symposium, scheduled for May 18 in Purdue University’s Stewart Center. Animal welfare scientists and other members of the scientific community will have an opportunity to hear from experts and industry professionals during the event, which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Speakers include: Ed Pajor, professor of animal behavior and welfare at the University of Calgary, who will discuss the topic, "Improving Animal Welfare - Future Drivers;" Andrew Rowan, CEO of the Humane Society International, and faculty fellow, Center for Animals and Public Policy, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, who will speak on the topic, "Companion Animal Welfare: Challenges and Global Perspectives;" and Purdue Veterinary Medicine Professor Emeritus of Animal Behavior, Andrew Luescher, who will address the topic, "Man and Dog, a Tenuous Covenant - Psychological Suffering of Dogs in a Human Environment." There also will be a panel discussion on global/industry issues in animal welfare and networking sessions.

Registration is $20 for CAWS members and students and $45 for other participants. On-line registration is available until May 16. Click here for more information and links for registering. Up to five continuing education credits are offered for this program.

Writer: Kevin Doerr, pvmnews@purdue.edu


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