Meeting animal welfare challenges in the future

International keynote speaker Donald Broom will lead sessions on animal sentience and international law, livestock welfare assessment, the welfare of animals during transport, and animals in tourism and entertainment. Local speakers include Leon Warne, Peter Windsor, Serina Hancock, Mark Kelman, Simone Vitali, Nahiid Stephens, Hugh Finn, Leisha Hewitt and Phil Larwill.

On Thursday 9 May, join delegates in sessions on Food Security Day. These have been designed to engage speakers and delegates in discussion about the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead in maintaining and promoting animal welfare, conservation and sustainability alongside an ever-growing human population.

Enjoy a fine-dining experience and networking opportunities at the Australian Veterinarians for Animal Welfare and Ethics dinner on Wednesday, 8 May, at Must Winebar. Registration includes all beverages and a guest speaker.

Earn additional VetEd points attending the jointly-hosted workshop on Animal Welfare and Conservation, with a particular focus on their tole in the future of livestock production. Brain-storm strategies for maintaining and improving domestic and wild animal welfare in the face of increasing livestock production with Donald Broom, Delia Grace, Robyn Alders and Scott Thompson.

This one-day workshop is kindly supported by Boehringer Ingelheim and the AVA Animal Welfare Trust.