Advancing Animal Welfare Science 2022: UFAW International Conference

Date: 28/06/2022















Advancing Animal Welfare Science 2022

UFAW International Conference, Edinburgh UK

28-29th June 2022

UFAW is holding a two day conference in Edinburgh on 28-29th June 2022.


The conference will include submitted talks and poster presentations, alongside 4 keynote presentations:

  • Professor Melissa Bateson (Newcastle University, UK) Use and misuse of measures of welfare
  • Professor Bas Rodenburg (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) Meeting the demands of a growing human population, while also achieving good welfare
  • Professor Hanno Würbel (University of Bern, Switzerland) How to improve the quality of animal welfare science
  • Professor Cathy Dwyer (University of Edinburgh, UK & Chair, Scottish Animal Welfare Commission) The role of evidence in policy making

For the first time since the start of the COVID crisis, this UFAW conference will be held in person and allowing attendees the opportunity to network with their colleagues face to face, and to socialise. Talks given at the meeting will also be streamed on-line, for those who cannot travel.

In addition, the conference will feature a workshop and a debate forum.

The workshop, led by Professor Melissa Bateson (University of Newcastle, UK), will be on how to improve study design in animal welfare research.

The forum will be an open debate to discuss the pros, the cons, and the challenges associated with animal welfare labelling of food products. It will feature talks from Professor Siobhan Mullan (University College Dublin, Ireland) and Professor Frank Tuyttens (IVLO and Ghent University, Belgium).

These will run concurrently on the afternoon of the 29th.

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