Fourth Annual Meeting of AWRN

Date: 16/09/2019

University of Bristol


We are pleased to announce that abstract submission and registration are now open for the 4th Annual Meeting of the AWRN which will take place in the Priory Road Complex of the University of Bristol on 16th and 17th September 2019.


The Event

Monday 16th September

The main topic for day one is “Global Animal Welfare: International Collaboration, Funding and Global Challenges”, which will include a range of talks from funding bodies and researchers with experience of working on international projects. In addition there will be speed networking, “Meet the Researcher” lunch and breakout groups (one of which will be aimed at Early Career Researchers), followed by a drinks event.


Tuesday 17th September

The topic for day two of the meeting is “Novel Approaches in Animal Welfare Research”. This day will include sessions on “Behaviour Change Theory and Practice”, “Microbiome and the Gut-Brain Axis” and a more varied session on “New Developments in Animal Welfare Science”. There will also be a poster session and parallel workshops linked to the topics for the day.



Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is open CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT. Submissions on “Global Animal Welfare”, “Behaviour Change Theory and Practice”, “Microbiome and the Gut-Brain Axis” or “New Developments in Animal Welfare Science” will be given precedence, but any topic related to animal welfare science will be considered. We will consider submissions for plenaries (30 minutes), standard talks (10 minutes), posters (with 1 minute presentation) and proposals for workshops (75 minutes).



Registration for the event is now open, CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE. If this is your first time using the Bristol Online Shop please read the top tip below. You can book for the Full Event which includes both days and the drinks event taking place at the end of day one, just Day One (also includes the drinks event) or just Day Two (does not include the drinks event). 

Early bird rates (listed below) will apply from now to Friday July 26th. 

Standard rates will apply from Monday 29th July until Thursday 29th August which is the final deadline for registration.  

Early bird rate for full event:       Standard registration £75         Student £50

Early bird rate for one day:          Standard registration £40         Student £30

Please note that tickets may not be available for a few days during the transition from Early Bird to Standard rates due to a quirk with the booking system. 

Top tip for first time users of the Bristol Online Shop: please register for an account for the shop then log out and close the window before logging back in and attempting to book your tickets, this can help to prevent issues with your booking (these often occur when you have filled in all your details which is very frustrating). 


Venue and Travel Information

The whole meeting is being hosted at the University of Bristol in the Priory Road Complex, 12 Priory Road, Bristol, BS8 1TU. This lovely venue is a bus ride and a short walk or a taxi ride from Bristol Temple Meads Train Station or Bristol Bus Station.



Buses 8,9 and 72 run from Bristol Temple Meads via the City Centre to within walking distance of the venue, ask the driver for “Triangle West”.

There are many taxi services, the University recommends Streamline taxis on +44 (0)117 926 4001.

There is no car parking available at Priory Road Complex, street parking is a mix of residents only and pay and display bays which allow you to park for a maximum of 3 hours. There is a long stay NCP car park nearby on Jacobs Wells Road, BS8 1EH. For more information and charges please click here.

If you are travelling by car, train or plane the University website has further information, simply click here.


Further information will be uploaded shortly with recommendations of places to stay. In the meantime you are welcome to use the Visit Bristol website to find places to stay.


Any questions about the event, please get in touch with Poppy Statham (Network Manager) on


To submit an abstract for the event click below:

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