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One Welfare Conference Set to Explore the Relationship Between Humans and Animals


The College of Animal Welfare are pleased to be hosting the 2019 Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) conference, ‘Companion Animals and Us: One Welfare’, Saturday 21 September.

Now open for registration this year’s event explores the concept of ‘One Welfare’; the idea that animal welfare, human wellbeing and the environment are all intrinsically linked, and that interactions between them should be to the benefit of all. Presentations on thought provoking, and sometimes controversial, topics will provide a platform for an afternoon of workshop discussions.  Delegates will have opportunities to exchange ideas and to network.

The event will welcome a great line up of speakers; Dr Elizabeth Ormerod, Dr Anne McBride, Clifford Warwick, Vicki Betton and Debbie Rook. With the conference Chair being eminent veterinary surgeon Chris Laurence.

The day will explore animal ownership, of both exotic and domestic pets, and also assistance animal partnerships. Speakers will discuss what can go wrong, how we can help people to make informed choices, and the support needed to help maintain healthy relationships that are beneficial to both animal and owner. The current situation regarding pet keeping policies in social and privately rented housing in the UK and overseas, and the impact this has on people and their pets, will also be discussed.

Prices start at just £45 for students and SCAS members. An early bird rate of £75 is available to non-members until 30 June 2019. For more information or to book a place visit

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