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American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW)

Second Annual Animal Welfare Short Course

June 4 - 6, 2015

 

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.

- Thursday night BBQ reception

 

Registration Fee: $250*

*After May 15th, registration fee increases to $300

Limited to first 100 registrants

Secure Online Registration Here

 

CE Credit:

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

Lodging: 

This course will be held at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine at 1060 William Moore Dr. in Raleigh, NC. A block of rooms will be reserved at the Ramada Inn-Blue Ridge, 1420 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, at a discounted rate. To make your reservation, please call 919-832-4100 and reference the group code GCACAW. The local airport is Raleigh-Durham International (RDU), which is approximately ten miles from the CVM. Participants will be required to arrange their own transportation to and from the hotel. Hotel reservations must be made by May 27th to receive the discounted rate. For more hotels and area information visit:http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/conted/thingstodo.html

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 2015

The program consist of two full days of lectures on animal welfare and a half day of a farm visit to the NC State Teaching Animal Unit with discussion to follow. 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.

The third day will include an assessment activity at the NCSU-CVM Teaching Animal Unit followed by facilitated discussions on animal welfare assessments. The discussion will reinforce animal welfare concepts and information presented in lectures, and serve to strengthen the skill-set of potential candidates for the ACAW examination process.

CVM Library: Many resources on the ACAW Resource List will be available in the CVM library for your perusal.

Schedule and Program

Complete Program details will be announced soon

 

Day 1: Thursday, June 4, 2105

Time

Event

Speaker

7:00 - 8:00

Registration and Coffee

8:00 - 8:15

Conference Welcome & Logistics

Barbara Sherman, PhD, DVM, DACVB, DACAW

8:15 - 8:45

ACAW Welcome; History and Purposes of ACAW

Gail Golab, PhD, DVM, DACAW.

President Elect,  ACAW

8:45 - 10:00

A standardized approach to AW assessments (from Can You Hear Me Now?)

Gail Golab, PhD, DVM, DACAW

10:00 - 10:15

Break

10:15 - 11:30

Assessment of Welfare: Elephants

 

11:30 - 12:30

Lunch

12:30 - 1:45

The Animal Welfare Act and its Implications

Nicolette Petervary, VMD, USDA

1:45 - 2:00

Break

2:00 - 3:15

Research and testing:  AW Issues, the 3 R’S and Humane Endpoints

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

3:15 - 3:30

Break

3:30 - 4:15

Becoming an ACAW Diplomate: Route Options and the Application Process

Gail Golab, PhD, DVM, DACAW

4:15 - 5:15

The ACAW Role Delineation Document; the Exam Process and Sample Questions

Ron Banks, DVM, MS, DACVPM, DACLAM, DACAW

5:30 - 7:00

Welcome BBQ Dinner at CVM


Day 2: Friday, June 5, 2015

Time

Event

Speaker

7:30 - 8:00

Sign-In and Coffee

8:00 - 9:15

Assessment of welfare: Dairy Cattle

Jim Reynolds, DVM, MPVM, DACAW

9:15 - 9:30

Break

9:15 - 10:30

Assessment of welfare: shelter animals

Steven Hansen, DVM, MS ,MBA, DABT, DABVT, DACAW

10:30 - 10:45

Break

10:45 - 12:00

Assessment of welfare:

 

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch

1:00 - 2:15

Assessment of welfare: Beef Cattle

Jim Reynolds, DVM, MPVM, DACAW

2:15 - 2:30

Break

2:30 - 3:45

Assessment of welfare: Feral and/or Free Ranging Animals

Steven Hansen, DVM, MS ,MBA, DABT, DABVT, DACAW

3:45 - 4:00

Break

4:00 - 5:15

Assessment of welfare: Swine

Thomas D. Parsons, VMD, PhD, DACAW

5:15 - 5:30

Wrap-Up

 


Day 3: Saturday, June 6, 2015

Time

Event

7:30 – 8:00

Sign-In and Coffee

8:00 - 8:30

Introduction to the NCSU-CVM Teaching Animal Unit

Barrett Slenning, DVM, MPVM

8:30 - 10:30

Divide into Groups and Conduct Assessment of:   

Dairy:  Jim Reynolds

Horses: 

Swine: Tom Parsons

Small Ruminants: Kevin Anderson

Poultry: Jose Linares

10:30 – 11:00

Break

11:00 – 1:00

Presentation of Assessments and Discussion

 

1:00

Depart to Hotel or Airport

 

Short Course Organizing Committee:

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