Animal Welfare Symposium 2014: Humane Endings – In Search of Best Practices for the Euthanasia, Humane Slaughter and Depopulation of Animals.

When & where?
November 3-5, 2014, The Westin O’Hare, Rosemont, Illinois, USA

This symposium will take a comprehensive look at existing best practices for euthanasia, humane slaughter and depopulation across animal species, while exploring research and innovation in the name of continuous improvement. A by-invitation half-day workshop focused on international harmonization of recommendations will follow the 2.5-day event.​

A few of the aquatic animal welfare presentation & posters on the program:
* Overview of humane endings for fish – Roy Yanong
* Pain in fish – Stephen Smith
* Fish slaughter – Hugh Mitchell
* Fish depopulation – Kathy Hartman
* What’s new in fish euthanasia – Daniel Weary
* Aquatic invertebrates – Michael Murray
* Assisting IACUCs with humane endings for fish – Stephen Smith
* Correlating physiological and behavioral studies of stressful events in animals – Craig Johnson
* Challenges in research and the field for fish and aquatic wildlife species – Craig Harms
* The alligator industry—advances in animal welfare from egg to slaughter – Javier Nevarez

Reserve your seat today! Registration for the symposium is now open according to the following schedule:
Registration Opens​​ Closes​ Fee​​ Students​
Early​​ 8/15/14 ​9/16/14 ​$300 ​$150
Regular​​ ​9/16/14 ​10/16/14 ​$325 ​$165
Late​​ ​10/16/14 ​10/26/14 ​$350 ​$175
​Onsite ​11/2/14 ​11/5/14 ​$375 ​$195
Registration will be accepted on a space-available basis.

For more information, to see the full tentative agenda, to register of for hotel reservations go to

We look forward to seeing you at the symposium!
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