June 15, 2014


 Speakers sought for AVMA’s ‘Humane endings’ symposium

​Posted May 28, 2014 

The AVMA is inviting researchers to submit abstracts for consideration as presentations or posters at the 2014 AVMA Animal Welfare Symposium, Nov. 2-5 at the Westin O’Hare, near that Chicago airport.

The symposium is titled “Humane Endings: In Search of Best Practices for Euthanasia, Humane Slaughter, and the Depopulation of Animals.” Abstracts should clearly relate to those functions or to the harmonization of voluntary guidance and regulations. Topics of interest can include recent research findings, reviews of research in a defined area, or discussions of voluntary or regulatory oversight. 

July 15 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to humaneendingsabstracts@avma.org or to Humane Endings, Animal Welfare Division, AVMA, 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173. The author or a co-author must present the work at the symposium. The registration fee will be waived for the presenter.

For complete submission guidelines and more information about the event, click here or call Kathy Sikora, (800) 248-2862, ext. 6635.