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Professor Elisa Aaltola (University of Eastern Finland; University of Turku)
Professor Jonathan Balcombe (Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy)
Dr. Richard Twine (Institute of Education, University of London; CfHAS)
Call for Papers
The Centre for Human Animal Studies (CfHAS) will be holding its inaugural conference at Edge Hill University. The conference will also mark the official launch of CfHAS, the first centre of its kind in the U.K. Reflecting the expansion and intellectual vibrancy in the fields of animal studies, Critical Animal Studies, human-animal studies, and the science of animal emotion and cognition, this conference will have three broad but intersecting thematic strands: ethics, sustainability, and sentience.
The aim of the conference and for CfHAS is to examine how rethinking our relations with animals can create meaningful social, policy, environmental, ethical and cultural change. To this end, we welcome papers from those working in the arts and humanities, social sciences and natural sciences that address one or more of the conference themes.
Abstracts of 300 words and a brief biography of no more than 150 words should be sent to: email@example.com Please put ‘conference’ in the subject line. Deadline for abstracts: 31 July 2014.
The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) presents the 2014 International Captive Wildlife Conference, a premier global summit that focuses on the confinement and use of captive exotic and wild animals, especially those used in entertainment. Its aim is to educate, stimulate critical discussion, and promote action to protect and improve the welfare of captive wildlife.
The PAWS conference is a highly anticipated event that attracts people from around the world and features exciting speakers who are leaders in their fields, including scientific research, ethics, law, animal care and welfare, and conservation.
PAWS has been presenting conferences since 1992, and this year’s event is a special one: PAWS is celebrating its 30th year of rescue, sanctuary care, education and advocacy for captive wildlife and performing animals. To celebrate this important milestone, we will be presenting a special anniversary gala on Saturday night. We hope you will join us for this exceptional weekend!
Why you should attend this conference:
- Learn about a range of important issues affecting captive wildlife, including elephants, big cats, marine mammals, and nonhuman primates.
- Hear from professionals who are on the cutting edge in their respective areas.
- Discover different perspectives on the issues, from science to ethics to animal law.
- Know the issues and learn how you can take action in your community to help captive and performing wild animals.
- Meet others who share your interest in captive wildlife and their protection.
- Only U.S.-based conference of its kind.
- Beautiful location in sunny Southern California.
- Be a part of PAWS’ special 30th anniversary event weekend.
Saturday, November 8 | ELEPHANTS
Sunday, November 9 | CAPTIVE WILD ANIMALS
Monday, November 10 | CAMPAIGNS & ADVOCACY
Exciting new directions in Animal Studies are producing some of the most compelling contemporary scholarship across the entire academy. The UC Davis Interdisciplinary Animal Studies Research Group will host a three-day conference to explore work from the sciences and humanities through the conference theme of interspecies community.
This innovative interdisciplinary conference will bridge new and established work in cognition and emotional experience, veterinary medicine, ethics and law, agriculture and food studies, and historical human-nonhuman bonds with historical trends and current directions in indigenous and postcolonial studies, post- and nonhuman theory, environmental studies, intersections with critical race studies, literature, and religious nonhumans to engage the challenges and prospects of new work in a more complete animal studies field.
Keynote speaker Frans de Waal is C.H. Candler Professor of Primate Behavior at Emory University. Dr. de Waal’s work, including his work on empathy, humans and animals, and animal cognition, articulates interdisciplinary modes of animal research to inspire broad interspecies thinking in both popular and academic settings.
The conference will also feature plenary speakers working in theoretical, historical, and other animal studies fields, including a Director’s Talk and film preview of Canine Soldiers with filmmaker Nancy Schiesari, talks by David L. Clark, Claire Jean Kim, Tom van Dooren, and more.
The Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden Fauna Conservation Department is pleased to host the 6th Wild Animal Rescue Network (WARN) Conference in Hong Kong SAR from the 23rd to 27th November, 2014. We hereby warmly invite you to participate in the 6th WARN Conference with this year’s theme being the “Challenges Faced during Long Term Maintenance of Rescued Wildlife”. We aim to further enhance sharing of experiences through practical workshops and presentations.
WARN is now a registered Non-Government Organisation. Therefore, it was decided during the 5th WARN Conference that an election to choose permanent Board Members to replace the interim Board will be conducted during the 6th WARN Conference.
The purpose of WARN is to enhance the capabilities of East and South East Asian wildlife rescue centres to rescue and conserve wildlife, provide conservation awareness education for the public and advocate minimum standards for wildlife rescue centres. WARN has several objectives, the pursuit of which will help to accomplish its purpose. These objectives are:
- To rescue rehabilitate and release wildlife
- To conduct, encourage and assist public education programmes to highlight wildlife conservation issues
- To conduct relevant research that will assist in the rescue, rehabilitation and release process and hence contribute to the collective knowledge for the species
- To care for and provide good quality of life for rescued animals held in our centres
- To promote camaraderie and cooperation amongst wildlife rescue centres
- To provide a forum in which members can exchange information, share expertise and coordinate activities of common interests
- To support in situ wildlife conservation and research programmes and promote their integration with ex situ programmes in WARN Institutions
- Advocacy and support for implementing effective national and international wildlife conservation laws and policies
WARN is a network of people and organisations in East and South-east Asia that work hands-on with wildlife recue, wildlife law enforcement and or wildlife conservation. The main aim of this network is to work closer together to raise standards of our medical work, animal care, and the control of zoonosis. We aim to increase and ugrade our assistance with law enforcement and wildlife protection in East and South-east Asia.
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation
Cost: $150 Members, $190 Nonmembers
Prerequisites: None, CE: 15
This is an introductory course for beginning wildlife rehabilitators, or novice and experienced rehabilitators seeking formal education. Lecture topics include: introduction to wildlife rehabilitation, basic anatomy and physiology, calculating drug dosages, handling and physical restraint, thermoregulation, stress, basic shock cycle, initial care and physical examination, nutrition and associated diseases, standards for housing, zoonoses, euthanasia criteria and release criteria.
Lab topics include gavage (tube-feeding), physical restraint, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, physical exams, limb immobilization and weighing. Lab procedures are performed on cadavers.
Rabies Vector Species Training
Cost: $15 IWRC/OWRA Members, $22 Nonmembers
Prerequisites: None, CE: TBD
This training, taught by Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, covers current regulations, status of rabies in Ohio, special considerations in RVS rehabilitation, capture and restraint, exposure protocol, testing and species information, and health considerations of raccoons, skunks, foxes, and bats. This workshop, or equivalent, is required by Ohio Division of Wildlife in order to accept rabies vector species for rehabilitation.
Wound and Pain Management
Cost: $105 Members, $125 Nonmembers
Prerequisites: Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Strongly Suggested, CE: 10
Developed specifically for wildlife care professionals, Wound Management provides a systematic review of the physiology and treatment of the most common types of soft-tissue wounds seen in injured mammalian and avian species. Topics include wound assessment, wound types, antibiotic therapy, cleaning and topical agents, bandaging techniques and the physiology and stages of wound healing. Fractures and wound management in herpetiles are not covered in this course. Lab Included.
Pain Management is designed to give wildlife care professionals a working knowledge of the vocabulary and concepts underlying the modern approach to pain management in mammalian and avian species. Topics include the physiology and clinical signs of pain, supportive care techniques, and drug therapy including indications, contraindications and side effects.
Cost: $65 Members, $85 NonMembers
Prerequisites: Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Strongly Suggested, CE: 5
Wildlife rehabilitators work with animals that are ill or injured. One risk of our profession is the potential exposure to zoonotic diseases (diseases passed from animals to humans). Rehabilitators are viewed as a community resource due to our extensive outreach and education, and are often turned to for information regarding zoonotic diseases. This course provides information on the risks, prevention, and management of zoonoses, including acting as a resource to the public for information on zoonotic diseases.
An international interdisciplinary conference linked to the Apes and Angels project will be held at the University of Edinburgh on 4-5 December 2014.
Harriet Ritvo Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Louise Hill Curth University of Winchester
Ingrid Tague University of Denver
Juliana Schiesari University of California, Davis
Karen Edwards University of Exeter
Peter Edwards University of Roehampton
Richard Almond Independent scholar
Susan Wiseman Birkbeck, University of London
We are currently calling for papers.
Apes and Angels is a research group at the University of Edinburgh with a focus on human-animal relations in the early modern world, (c. 1500-1859). It was set up in the summer of 2012 and involves members of staff from across the humanities, the creative arts, science and veterinary medicine.
Our common interest lies in investigating the nature of “human” and “animal” in Europe, both within the historical and contemporary contexts.
One of the early goals of the project is to establish the extent, and explore the potential, of materials within the University’s collections to address our theme. Initial findings have turned up a wealth of sources – not only in the Special Collections of the Library, but also at the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, within the Natural History Collections and at the Anatomical Museum.
We have also been working closely with the National Museum of Scotland, who acquired the University’s oldest natural history collections in the mid-nineteenth century.
Minding Animals International Incorporated (MAI) provides an avenue for the transdisciplinary field of Animal Studies to be more responsive to the protection of animals. It is recognised that animal protection in this context encapsulates environmentalism, animal liberation, animal rights, wildlife protection, animal welfare and animal justice (in no particular order of importance).
MAI aims to enable discourse between the various interests within this rapidly developing transdisciplinary field in ways that will improve the status of non-human animals and alleviate nonhuman animal exploitation. As such, MAI facilitates research in Animal Studies as a conduit of non-governmental politics and action. MAI acts as a bridge between academia and advocacy and is a network of more than 3,000 academics, artists, activists and advocates, dedicated to the study and protection of all planetary life through the advancement of Animal Studies.
The Minding Animals Conferences have the following major recurring themes and objectives:
- To reassess the relationship between the animal and environmental movements in light of climate change and other jointly-held threats and concerns;
- To examine how humans identify and represent nonhuman animals in art, literature, music, science, and in the media and on film;
- How, throughout history, the objectification of nonhuman animals and nature in science and society, religion and philosophy, has led to the abuse of nonhuman animals and how this has since been interpreted and evaluated;
- To examine how the lives of humans and companion and domesticated nonhuman animals are intertwined, and how science, human and veterinary medicine utilise these important connections;
- How the study of animals and society can better inform both the scientific study of animals and community activism and advocacy; and
- How science and community activism and advocacy can inform the academic study of nonhuman animals and society.
The Minding Animals Conference (MAC) as a concept was devised to advance the emerging transdiscipline of Animal Studies (also known as Human Animal Studies, Animals and Society, and Critical Animal Studies) both within the academy and the broader community. The overriding objective, therefore, will be to continue to do this.
Animal Care Conference (ACC) is a collaborative conference between the California Animal Control Directors Association (CACDA), the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), and the State Humane Association of California (SHAC). The ACC brings together all types of professionals who work in California’s shelters to share issues and experiences, network and learn from one another.
The ACC program is structured to allow each attendee to select educational sessions that are pertinent to their role in the animal shelter profession. Unique to the ACC, the conference offers four tracks: Behavior and Training, Field Services, Shelter Management, and Shelter Medicine. Attendees may choose from sessions which provide shelter-specific training, expose them to new theories and best management practices, or expand their understanding of animal behavior and veterinary medical treatment.
ACC presenters are experts in their fields and attendees will leave each session with practical information on how to address their communities’ animal issues. The ACC is the one essential conference for animal shelter professionals, from intake specialists to veterinarians.