Scientific topics

The main theme of the congress is Animal lives worth living.

The pre-planned scientific sessions are:

  • Prenatal and postnatal effects,
  • Fish behaviour and welfare,
  • Behaviour and genetics,
  • Behaviour and nutrition,
  • Cognition and welfare,
  • Social environment,
  • Environmental enrichment,
  • Human-animal interactions,
  • Addressing future trends in animal production
  • Free communications

Workshop 1:  Visualizing and analysis of individual-level data within large group systems
Workshop 2:  Future trends in the prevention of damaging behaviour
Workshop 3: Novel indicators of fish welfare
Workshop 4: Engaging students in learning about production animal welfare assessment
Workshop 5: Managing the dairy cow around the time of calving – can we do better?
Workshop 6: Animal training – efficacy and welfare