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Welcome

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to recall that the 6thAnnual European Veterinary Congress of Behavioural Medicine and Animal Welfare (EVCBMAW) will take place on the 3rd – 4th October 2024 in Paris (France).

The main topic will be An Interdisciplinary approach to Behavioural Medicine, Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law but all topics related to veterinary behavioural medicine, ethology, animal welfare, ethics and law are welcome. Animal welfare, as a specialty, is a subject that has its place in many different contexts. It can be found in urban planning, biodiversity management, human nutrition, scientific research, taxes, agricultural policy, human health, etc. This list is not exhaustive.

Members of the ECAWBM, ESVCE, AWSELVA are fully aware of the position of animal welfare in the everyday life of the animals and humans. It is not only about animals themselves, but also about their relationships to their environment and other living species. Considerations to satisfy animals’ needs and expectations, such as food, bedding material, thermal comfort, positive interactions, activity, housing conditions and facilities, and many others, are included into the analysis of any animal situation from college members. What’s more, the place of animals in human life, their benefits but also the risks they run, are all elements we have learnt to come to terms with.

The theme of this conference is an opportunity to show how your activities can integrate several disciplines. We aim also at promoting collaboration and integration of knowledge across different disciplines.

The deadline for abstract submission is set on 31st March. Submissions email address is:

EVCBMAW2024@twobevents.fr

Detailed information will be provided very soon on the website (currently under construction) that the international committee is preparing for 2024 and following EVCBMAW.

You can also follow us on Facebook.

Please note that the study day of college BM&AWSEL will be held on 2nd October. Beside the poster teaser (2 minutes), we will invite you to participate in posters’ speed datings (presentations in small groups), organized to stimulate discussion and networking. Whether you wish to present your research or simply engage in enriching discussions, we need all of you to make this poster session a success!

We hope to welcome you in Paris! , the City of Lights ! Take this congress’ opportunity to visit (selection of activities and preferential fees in preparation).

Drvet. Emmanuelle Titeux
(Chair of 2024 EVCBMAW National Committee)

Committees

Scientific committee

Emmanuelle Titeux

Chair of 2024 EVCBMAW National Committee

Chief Academic Editor, BM Editor

Practioner at EiffelVet 2 rue Saint-Saëns 75015 Paris

Practionner at the National Veterinary School of Alfort (EnvA)

DMV, Dipl. ECAWBM-BM, EBVS© European Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine

ORCID ID: 0009-0004-2321-7971

drvet.titeux@hotmail.com

Caroline Gilbert

Chief Academic Editor, BM Academic Secretary, BM Editor

Professor, Fundamental and applied Ethology, National Veterinary School of Alfort (EnvA)

DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECAWBM-AWSEL

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9957-405X

caroline.gilbert@vet-alfort.fr

Claire Diederich

Chief Academic Editor, AWSEL Academic Secretary, AWSEL Editor

Professor at the Dept of Veterinary Medicine (University of Namur, Belgium)

DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECAWBM-AWSEL

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0063-3903

claire.diederich@unamur.be

Agnès Tiret

Chief Academic Secretary

Deputy Director, French Reference Centre for Animal Welfare (FRCAW)

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4467-5179

agnes.tiret@inrae.fr

Bertrand L. Deputte

AWSEL Editor

Honorary Professor of Ethology and Animal Welfare at the National Veterinary School of Alfort (EnvA)

PhD, Member of the French Veterinary Academy

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0948-8503

bert.deputte@wanadoo.fr

Franck Péron

AWSEL Editor

Veterinarian, ethologist; Science Specialist at Royal Canin

DVM, MSc, PhD, Dipl. ECAWBM-AWSEL

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-8408-4691

fperon2008@yahoo.fr

Local organising committee

Emmanuelle Titeux

Chair of 2024 EVCBMAW National Committee

Practioner at EiffelVet 2 rue Saint-Saëns 75015 Paris

Practionner at the National Veterinary School of Alfort (EnvA)

DMV, Dipl. ECAWBM-BM, EBVS© European Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine

ORCID ID: 0009-0004-2321-7971

drvet.titeux@hotmail.com

Martin Whiting

Treasurer, Food and Wine Officer

Global Head of Ethics and Welfare for Mars

BSc, BVetMed, MA, PhD, DipECAWBM-AWSEL, FHEA, MRCVS

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0666-5495

martinwhiting@mac.com

Cassandre Desgrez-Dautet

Local Committee Coordinator

Fifth-year student at the National Veterinary School of Alfort

President of the Junior Francophone Society of Veterinary Ethology since 2020

cassandre.desgrez–dautet@vet-alfort.fr

Edwin Louis-Maerten

Local Committee Coordinator

DVM

Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Ethics

PhD student in Biomedical Ethics

ECAWBM-AWSEL resident

ORCID ID: 0009-0001-6554-4821

edwin.vethics@gmail.com

Anne-Sophie Personnat

Local Committee Coordinator

DVM, CEAV in domestic animal behaviour medicine

Exclusive practice in behavioural medicine since 2015

Treasurer of the SFEV

annesophie.personnat@hotmail.com

Anne-Sophie Personnat

– DVM

– PhD

– Associate Professor at Dept of Veterinary Sciences (University of Pisa)

– Orcid: 0000-0001-5221-5714

International organizing committee

Christine Halsberghe 

President ESVCE

Anouck Haverbeke

ECAWBM – BM

Peter Thornton

ECAWBM – AWSEL

Karen Hiestand

Chair AWSELVA

Emmanuelle Titeux

Chair National Committee for 2024

Laura Hänninen

Chair National Committee for 2025

Programme

2nd October 2024

ECAWBM RESIDENT STUDY DAY
Venue: Paris, France

3rd - 4th October 2024

6th Annual Meeting of the European Veterinary Congress of Animal Welfare and Behavioral Medicine
-Prof. Bertrand L. Deputte: “Concepts in ethology as a fundamental basis for behavioral medicine” -Alain Boissy:“Emotions, cognition and positive welfare: an inter-disciplinary approach.”
Invited speakers

Prof. Bertrand L. Deputte

“Concepts in ethology as a fundamental and interdisciplinary basis for behavioral medicine”

With over 1,200 scientific citations and 100 peer-reviewed publications, Bertrand is a worldwide respected and thorough scientific observer of animal behaviour researches. A former professor and head of the behavioural clinic at the National veterinary school of Alfort (Paris, France), he has always put great emphasis on the concepts that his activities were based on. His presentation at the 6th EVCBMAW will provide an opportunity to explore these concepts and discuss their interpretations across disciplines and across human and non-human species. He is also co-author of the recently published CABI book (2022) Interacting with Animals, Understanding their Behaviour and Welfare.

Alain Boissy

“Emotions, cognition and positive welfare: an inter-disciplinary approach.”

Senior Scientist (Directeur de recherches)

National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE)

His research interests include social behaviour and emotional reactivity in cattle and small ruminants, taking into account their respective influences and the effects of genetic background of the animals. He started also to develop a new approach for scientifically assessing emotions and mood in animals, based on a cognitive psychological approach.He has produced more than 150 refereed papers and book chapters and 30 non-refereed publications, and supervised 50 Master students and 10 PhD students. He is member of the ISAE, ASAS and SFECA (French Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour).

 

Venue

ASIEM – 6 rue Albert de Lapparent – Paris

6 rue Albert de Lapparent
75007
Paris

HOW TO REACH CONFERENCE VENUE

Pisa is a small city, everything is easily reachable on foot. The congress venue, the CNR Auditorium is at about 2 km from the city centre.

Congress transportations

We have organised shuttle buses (one ride in the morning and one return in the afternoon).
Buses will also be available on October 20th in the evening for the Social Dinner which will take place in the countryside.
More details will be provided as the congress dates approach.


Bus

CNR Area is served by the LAM Verde (Green High Mobility Line) of Autolinee Toscane.
We suggest the Garibaldi V1 or Pratale-Parcheggio stop, both 2 minutes away on foot.

Bike and scooter

CNR can be easily reached with rented bikes and scooters (for details, see “transports In Pisa”).

Taxi

The city has a cooperative taxi service, which means a network of taxis across the city are available to book on just one phone number: +39 050 541 600. There are also taxi stands in prominent locations, such as Pisa’s main train station and Piazza del Duomo. All fares are on the metre and a ten minute journey shouldn’t cost more than 10€. Add on a few more euros for the excess fare on Sundays, public holidays and overnight (between 22:00 and 06:00).

 

Registration

Early bird registration ends on the 7th of July

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN UP TO AND INCLUDING JULY 7, 2024. 

AFTER THIS DATE, PLEASE NOTE THAT PRICES WILL INCREASE.

STUDENTS/RESIDENTS Registration

Early bird

  • Students/Residents ECAWBM                   *250.00 € Incl. TVA

 

 

Other

  • Study Day – Non Resident ECAWBM       100.00 € Incl. TVA
  • Study Day – Resident
  • ECAWBM Welcome reception – October, 3 (included in registration fee)
  • Congress dinner – October, 4 –                   120.00 € Incl. TVA

NON STUDENTS/RESIDENTS Registration

Early bird

  • Members                                                *342.00 € Incl. TVA
  • Non members                                         380.00 € Incl. TVA

 

Other

  • Welcome reception – October, 3 (included in registration fee)
  • Study Day – Supervisor
  • Study Day – Non-supervisor                       100.00 € Incl. TVA
  • Congress Dinner – October, 4                     120.00 € Incl. TVA

 

* Members of ECAWBM, ESVCE, AWSELVA in good standing for 2024

Welcome reception

Free of charge but registration needed.

Thursday 19th shortly after the end of the congress presentations.

Stazione Leopolda di Pisa.  

* Members of ECAWBM, ESVCE, AWSELVA in good standing for 2024

Social dinner

65 euros and registration needed.

Friday 20th October.

Shuttle bus from Pisa included.

Villa Poschi.

Not gala dinner.

 

– No fee to ECAWBM enrolled residents and their supervisors.
– Other attendees €100.

Topic: the latest scientific updates on the behaviour and welfare of rabbits, ferrets, small mammals, chelonia, lizards, and snakes.

Sponsors

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact  sponsorship@evcbmaw.org