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American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW)

First Annual Animal Welfare Short Course

May 15-17, 2014

 

Organizer: American College of Animal Welfare, www.acaw.org

Location:

North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 1060 William Moore Dr., Raleigh, NC 27607

Registration:

Registration includes:

- All lecture sessions

- Course Notes

- Continental breakfast Thurs., Fri., Sat.

- Lunch Thurs., Fri. Lunch Sat for Lemur Center Tour participants

- Thursday night BBQ reception

- Transportation to Livestock/Poultry and Lemur Center tours

Registration Fee: $250*

*After April 30th, registration fee increases to $300

Limited to first 100 registrants

Course Full - Registration is now closed.

CE Credit:

12 hours of CE credits approved by the NC Veterinary Medical Board will be available; accepted by most states

Lodging: 

A limited number of rooms have been set aside for participants at the Wingate Hotel at a special rate: $75/night + tax; includes complimentary breakfast, airport shuttle; shuttle to CVM. Please call 919-847-7383 and ask for a reservation in the ACAW Short Course block, or make your reservations online HERE. If you will require an airport shuttle please indicate this when you make your reservation and confirm prior to your arrival.

Target audience:

Veterinarians interested in gaining specialized knowledge regarding animal welfare assessments, animal welfare issues, and the veterinarian’s role in animal welfare, including veterinarians interested in preparing for board certification by the American College of Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare Short Course Program

The program consist of two full days of lectures on animal welfare and a third day of visits and facilitated discussions on animal welfare at production facilities and the Duke Lemur Center. Additional short presentations will be provided on the history and purposes of ACAW, the ACAW application process, and the ACAW exam process.  Lectures will focus on topics that will help prepare individuals for the ACAW exam, and will emphasize knowledge areas listed in the ACAW Role Delineation Document (RDD) (http://www.acaw.org). Applicants applying under the provisional or alternate routes may wish to use selected lectures as documentation of their knowledge for some aspects of their ACAW application.

Schedule and Program

Day 1: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Time

Event

Speaker

7:00 - 8:00

Registration and Coffee

8:00 - 8:15

Conference Welcome & Logistics

William Stokes, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW, BCES, Fellow ATS

College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU

8:15 - 8:45

ACAW President Welcome

History and Purposes of ACAW

Bonnie Beaver, DVM, MS, DACVB, DACAW

College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University

8:45 - 10:00

Concepts and History of Animal Welfare

Bonnie Beaver, DVM, MS, DACVB, DACAW

College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University

10:00 - 10:15

Break

10:15 - 11:30

Conducting Animal Welfare Assessments

Carla Carleton, DVM, MS, DACT, DACAW

College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University

11:30 - 12:30

Lunch

12:30 - 1:45

Animal Welfare Assessments: Behavioral Considerations

Barbara Sherman, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB, DACAW

College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU

1:45 - 2:00

Break

2:00 - 3:15

Understanding and Managing Pain

Lysa Posner, DVM, DACVA

College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU

3:15 - 3:30

Break

3:30 - 4:15

Becoming an ACAW Diplomate: Route Options and the Application Process

Bonnie Beaver, DVM, MS, DACVB, DACAW

College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University

4:15 - 5:00

The ACAW Role Delineation Document and Exam Process

Ron Banks, DVM, DACVPM, DACLAM, DACAW

Duke University

5:00 - 5:30

Sample Exam questions

5:30 - 7:00

Welcome BBQ Dinner


Day 2: Friday, May 16, 2014

Time

Event

Speaker

7:30 - 8:00

Sign-In and Coffee

8:00 - 9:00

The Role of the Veterinary Profession and Individual Veterinarian in Promoting Animal Welfare

Bonnie Beaver, DVM, MS, DACVB, DACAW

College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University

9:15 - 9:30

Break

9:15 - 10:15

Contemporary Animal Welfare Issues: Equids

Carla Carleton DVM, MS, DACT, DACAW

College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University

10:15 - 10:30

Break

10:30 - 11:30

Contemporary Animal Welfare Issues: Swine

Glen Almond, DVM, MSc, PhD

College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU

11:30 - 12:30

Lunch

12:30 - 1:30

Contemporary Animal Welfare Issues: Ruminants

Mark Alley, DVM, MBA

College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU

1:30 - 1:45

Break

1:45 - 2:45

Contemporary Animal Welfare Issues: Poultry

Jose Linares, DVM, DACPV, DACAW

Zoetis, Inc.

Michael Martin, DVM, MPVM, DACPV

College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU

2:45 - 3:00

Break

3:00 - 4:00

Contemporary Animal Welfare Issues: Zoo Species, Wildlife, and Animals in Entertainment

Michael Stoskopf, DVM, PhD, DACZM

College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU

4:00 - 4:15

Break

4:15 - 5:15

Contemporary Animal Welfare Issues: Aquatic Species

Paul Egrie, VMD,
USDA APHIS Veterinary Services

5:15 - 5:30

Wrap-Up and Logistics for Day 3 Tours

William Stokes, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW, BCES, Fellow ATS


Day 3: Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time

Event

7:30 – 8:00

Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00

Poultry Production Facilities: Virtual Tour

Jose Linares

9:00 – 11:00

Tour of Livestock Production and Housing Facilities: NCSU CVM Teaching Animal Farm    

 -Horses, Diane Ferello, TAU Facilities Manager, and Carla Carleton, DVM

 -Swine Glen Almond, DVM

 -Ruminants, Derek Foster, DVM

11:00 – 11:30

Break. Participants pick up box lunches and drinks, proceed to North Theater

11:30 – 12:30

Lemur and Wildlife  Animal Welfare Issues

Cathy Williams, DVM,

Duke Lemur Center 

12:30 – 12:50

IACUC Oversight of Field Studies

Ron Banks, DVM, DACVPM, DACLAM, DACAW

12:50 – 1:15

Overview and orientation of the Duke Lemur Center

Cathy Williams, DVM,

Duke Lemur Center 

1:15 – 1:45

Travel to Duke Lemur Center, Durham, NC

1:45 – 3:00

Guided Tour of Duke Lemur Center

3:00

Depart Duke Lemur Center to Hotel or Airport

 

Short Course Organizing Committee:

Dr. Bill Stokes, chair; Dr. Barbara Sherman; Dr. Jose Linares, Dr. Ron Banks; Mr. Dane Johnston