Opening session: 3:00 pm, Sunday April 29, 2007, Rozanski Hall
(This session is open to the general public.)
Basil Capes Memorial Lecture:
Michael Appleby, PhD, and Tonya Stokes, World Society for the Protection of Animals
Why should we care about animals during times of crisis?
Sponsored by the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada
James G. Young, MD, Special Advisor to the Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Government of Canada
Weighing in public health and safety factors for humans during times of crisis
For more information about the invited speakers, please visit
the Biography page
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Following sessions will feature presentations and panel discussions including:
Monday April 30, 2007
Ian JH Duncan, PhD, Emeritus Chair in Animal Welfare, University of Guelph
What do we know about what animals need during disasters and disease outbreaks?
Kelli Ferris, DVM, North Carolina State University
Decision making during disasters: Lessons learned from Hurricanes Katrina and Floyd
Victoria Bowes, DVM, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture & Land
Responding to issues under disease conditions: the BC experience with avian influenza
Sebastian Heath, DVM, PhD, USDA and Department of Homeland Security
Animal management in disasters: an international perspective of impacts on livelihoods
William Stokes, DVM, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA
Disaster planning for laboratory animal facilities: lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina
Terry Whiting, DVM, MSc, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives
Special welfare concerns in countries dependent on live animal trade: the real emergency for Canada
Tuesday May 1, 2007
Mohan Raj, PhD, University of Bristol
Humane killing of animals for disease control purposes
Maggie Mort, PhD, Institute for Health Research, Lancaster University UK
Animal disease and human trauma: The psycho-social implications of the 2001 UK Foot & Mouth Disease disaster
Brian Evans, DVM, Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer, Canadian Food inspection Agency
How is animal welfare addressed within international frameworks?
Carin Wittnich, DVM, The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
How is animal welfare addressed within Canada's emergency response plan?
Randall Covey, Director of Disaster Service, Humane Society of the United States
How can animal welfare be addressed in community planning for emergency response?