The AVA Annual Conference is the nation’s premier veterinary event, covering all fields of veterinary science and in 2017 brought together over 920 veterinary professionals and 115 exhibitors.

We hope you will join us for the 2018 AVA Annual Conference in Brisbane, 13-18 May.    
Visit conference.ava.com.au to register.    To download a pdf file of the entire program click here.
Thursday, May 17 • 8:00am - 9:00am
"One World - One Welfare": International work on human behaviour change and animal welfare

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Developing an effective approach for bridging the gap between what are often perceived as competing agendas in relation to human/society and animal welfare, is essential for engaging communities and governments in productive discussions about why animal welfare matters and the need for change. In these situations, animal welfare improvement initiatives need to be multi-faceted, taking into account not just scientific, ethical, and economic evidence, but also the religious and cultural context, and other factors such as international trade policy considerations. Although human welfare, social welfare, and animal welfare have traditionally been viewed as distinct disciplines, a new integrating concept, ‘One Welfare’, is suggested as a way forward for exploring and explaining the inter-connectedness of human and animal welfare, and the reliance humans have on healthy, productive animals.

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Nat Waran

Executive Dean and Professor (One Welfare), Eastern Institute of Technology, Te Aho a Māui
Nat gained a first class Zoology degree from Glasgow University, and PhD from Cambridge University’s Veterinary School funded by the British Veterinary Association. She joined Edinburgh University in 1990 to develop a unique PG Masters in the relatively new area of Applied Animal... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Mezzanine M3 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre