Sixth Annual Meeting of the AWRN

Date: 15/07/2021



Thursday 15th and Friday 16th July 2021 – Online




Schedule for the meeting


On the first day of the meeting, the spotlight will be on “Using Principles from Behavioural Ecology to Address Applied Animal Welfare Issues“. This session will include a joint plenary from Gareth Arnott (QUB) and Simon Turner (SRUC) talking about their BBSRC-funded project on aggression in pigs. We potentially have slots for an additional plenary and some short talks in this area, so would love to see submissions from anyone working in this field.  

Thursday 15th July will also include a session of short talks on “New Developments in Animal Welfare Science“, enabling you to present any recent work in the field. In addition we hope (subject to finding a suitable platform) to include speed networking and breakout groups during the first day (topics TBC).


On the second day of the meeting, the spotlight will be on “Welfare and health, immunology and stress“. We have slots available for a plenary and short talks in this area so please do apply if you have any interesting work you could present.

In addition we plan to include short talks and elevator pitches on “New Developments in Animal Welfare Science“. Elevator pitches are just 2 minute slots which are the perfect opportunity to present an idea you are just starting to explore, pilot study results or requests for collaborations. We also hope to have 3 breakout groups during the afternoon of the second day so if you have a good idea for a topic and would be happy to host a session (or suggest someone who could) then please do get in touch. 


Abstract Submission


We are pleased to announce that abstract submission is now open for the upcoming AWRN Annual Meeting. Click on the link below if you want to submit an abstract for consideration, the deadline for abstract submission is Friday 14th May.





Please note that registration for the event is not open yet, we will inform you as soon as it opens. The event is only open to members of the AWRN and we hope that the event will either be free or with a minimal registration fee. 


If you have any questions then please do get in touch.