AVMA invites submission of abstracts for animal welfare symposium

The AVMA invites you to submit abstracts for its 2014 AVMA Animal Welfare Symposium.

Humane Endings: In Search of Best Practices for Euthanasia, Humane Slaughter and the Depopulation of Animals will be held Nov. 2-5, 2014, in suburban Chicago. While registration will not open until August, abstracts are being accepted now through July 15. More information, instructions and the submission form can be found at avma.org/humaneendings.

Abstracts should clearly relate to euthanasia, humane slaughter or depopulation, or the harmonization of voluntary guidance and regulations for these activities. Examples of submissions of interest include recent research findings; reviews of research in a defined area; discussions of voluntary or regulatory oversight; and efforts or methods for harmonizing recommendations, both nationally and internationally. Abstracts may be considered for oral and poster presentations, and those whose abstracts are accepted will be notified by August 15.

The symposium will take a comprehensive look at existing best practices for euthanasia, humane slaughter and depopulation across animal species, while also exploring research and innovation in the name of continuous improvement.

The symposium will be held at The Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill.

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