Please peruse the program below, we are sure you will find topics of interest to you.

Day 1 - 4th October 2018

  • 8.00 - 8.45

    Registration: register and network

  • 8.45 - 9.00

    Welcome

  • 9.00 - 10.00

    Keynote address: Dr Roger Haston

    Beyond labels: the true impact of live release rate and intake policies

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  • 10.00 - 10.30

    Adopting Success

    Ms Ronelle Reid

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  • 10.30 - 11.00

    Morning Tea

  • 11.00 - 11.30

    Canine Parvovirus - how we can stop this killer-disease of puppies

    Dr Mark Kelman

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  • 11.30 - 12.00

    Feline Heartworm: The tip of an iceberg?

    Dr Richard L’Estrange

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  • 12.00 - 12.30

    Improving outcomes for shelter cats

    Dr Caroline Kerr

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  • 12.30 - 1.30

    Lunch

  • 1.30 - 2.00

    Carriage of zoonotic pathogens by peri-urban wild dogs

    Dr Lana Harriott

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  • 2.00 - 2.30

    Post-adoption problem behaviours in adolescent and adult dogs rehomed through a NZ animal shelter

    Dr Arnja Dale

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  • 2.30 - 3.00

    Combating prohibited events - Dogfighting & Cockfighting

    Mr Daniel Young

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  • 3.00 - 3.30

    Afternoon tea

  • 3.30 - 4.00

    Future of Animal Welfare

    Dr Roger Haston

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  • 4.00 - 4.30

    Simple but effective cheats that make reward-based training work

    Dr Cam Day

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  • 4.30 - 5.00

    When training is not enough – moods and mood disorders of pets

    Dr Cam Day

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  • 8.00 - 8.45

    Registration: register and network

  • 8.45 - 9.00

    Welcome

  • 9.00 - 10.00

    Keynote address: Dr Caroline Lee

    Assessing the impact of new animal management technologies on welfare

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  • 10.00 - 10.30

    Developing welfare assessments for livestock in a commercial environment from a commercial perspective

    Dr Amanda Doughty

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  • 10.30 - 11.00

    Morning Tea

  • 11.00 - 11.30

    New strategies in pain relief for farm animals

    Dr Alison Small

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  • 11.30 - 12.00

    On-animal sensor development and their application in welfare assessment

    Associate Professor Mark Trotter

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  • 12.00 - 12.30

    MLA’s animal welfare strategy (the 3Rs)

    Ms Jacqueline Baptista

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  • 12.30 - 1.30

    Lunch

  • 1.30 - 2.00

    New ways of assessing emotions in farm animals

    Dr Caroline Lee

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  • 2.00 - 2.30

    Grazing BMP (Best Management Practices) and its role in improving grazing industry

    Ms Cassanah Heal & Mr Grant Maudsley

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  • 2.30 - 3.00

    Collective priority setting for animal welfare in Australia: The Animal Welfare Collaborative

    Dr Jill Fernandes

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  • 3.00 - 3.30

    Afternoon tea

  • 3.30 - 4.00

    Improving the welfare of dairy cattle through sensible husbandry

    Dr Andres Ardila

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  • 4.00 - 4.30

    Genetic and genomic strategies to fast-track the improvement of breechstrike resistance in Merino sheep

    Dr Sonja Dominik

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  • 4.30 - 5.00

    Panel discussion: all Speakers

Day 2 - 5th October 2018

  • 8.00 - 8.45

    Registration: Register and network

  • 8.45 - 9.00

    Welcome

  • 9.00 - 10.00

    Keynote address: Dr Roger Haston

    The social power of the human/ animal bond

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  • 10.00 - 10.30

    Animals in the service of health and mental health

    Prof. Nancy Pachana

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  • 10.30 - 11.00

    Morning Tea

  • 11.00 - 11.30

    Strategically using social media to influence consumer attitude change

    Dr Josephine Previte

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  • 11.30 - 12.00

    Loose Change & Change Makers: A guide to charitable giving

    Mr Shannon Laverack & Ms Alexandria Lausev

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  • 12.00 - 12.30

    Trek to freedom: the orangutans of Indonesia

    Dr Karmele Llana Sánchez

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  • 12.30 - 1.30

    Lunch

  • 1.30 - 2.00

    Courting controversy: Why we need to talk about bird feeding

    Prof Darryl Jones

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  • 2.00 - 2.30

    Mapping the risk associated with dog bites in humans: studies from Australia and China aiding the design on intervention studies

    Prof Ricardo Soares Magalhaes

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  • 2.30 - 3.00

    Afternoon tea

  • 3.00 - 3.30

    Protecting Our Pets: Partnering for the Future of Pets Online

    Mr Graham Jones

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  • 3.30 - 4.00

    Prosecuting the usual (and not so usual) defendant

    Ms Tracey Jackson

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  • 8.00 - 8.45

    Registration: Register and network

  • 8.45 - 9.00

    Welcome

  • 9.00 - 10.00

    Critical legislative reforms needed to address the wildlife welfare crisis caused by tree clearing

    Dr Martin Taylor

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  • 10.00 - 10.30

    Human ethics, values and responsibilities for wildlife in a changing world

    Dr Jennifer Carter

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  • 10.30 - 11.00

    Morning Tea

  • 11.00 - 11.30

    Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service: Conservation and welfare of wildlife and dingoes on Fraser Island (K’gari)

    Ms Linda Behrendorff

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  • 11.30 - 12.00

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Artificial Intelligence Revolutionizing Wildlife Monitoring and Conservation

    Associate Professor Felipe Gonzales

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  • 12.00 - 12.30

    Establishing a live koala genome bank: A new paradigm for saving a species at risk of local extinction

    Prof Ken Beagley

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  • 12.30 - 1.30

    Lunch

  • 1.30 - 2.00

    Back to the future: Using new technologies to improve wildlife conservation

    Dr Julia Hoy

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  • 2.00 - 2.30

    The very hungry bandicoot: how food may affect the success of predator avoidance training

    Ms Megan Edwards

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  • 2.30 - 3.00

    Afternoon tea

  • 3.00 - 3.30

    Sighthounds set on wildlife conservation

    Ms La Toya Jamieson

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  • 3.30 - 4.00

    Addressing the wildlife housing crisis

    Ms Jan Allen

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