National Council on Pet Population 2019 Research Symposium Handouts

November 18, 2019

Keynote: Neutralization of an Allergen in Cat Hair and Dander through a Cat Food Diet Ebenezer Satyaraj, PhD, Director, Molecular Nutrition, Nestle Purina Petcare

The Genomics of The American Mutt: How Genes Affect Appearance and Behavior In Mixed-Breed Dogs, Jessica Heckman, Postdoctoral Associate, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; slides

The Use of Trazodone Hydrochloride to Reduce Stress in Dogs During the Transition Period into a Municipal Animal Shelter Jennifer Abrams, Senior Manager, Behavior and Volunteer Programs, Animal Care Centers of NY; slides

A Multidimensional Behavioral Analysis of Dog-Dog Playgroups in Shelters and Their Impacts on Human and Canine Welfare Lindsay R. Mehrkam, PhD, BCBA-D, Assistant Professor, Director of Human-Animal Wellness Collaboratory, Monmouth University

The Pets For Life As One Health Study: Results from the First Year of Data Collection Kevin Morris, PhD, Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver; slides

Social Vulnerability Assessment of Dog Intake Location Data as a Planning Tool for Community Health Program Development: A Case Study in Athens-Clarke County, GA, 2014-2016 Jessie L. Dyer, MSPH MA, Doctoral Candidate, University of Georgia; slides

Foster Care Improves Shelter Dog Behavior and Well-Being Sheila (D’Arpino) Segurson, DVM, DACVB, Director of Research, Maddie’s Fund; slides

Optimizing Outdoor Cat Management to Minimize Preventable Deaths While Reducing Populations: Insights from New Models John Boone, PhD, Research Director; Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Great Basin Bird Observatory; Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs; slides

The Symposium was approved for 5 CEUs for behavior consultants by both the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) and The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). Learn more.

The Fall Conference for Animal Welfare Advancement Handouts

November 19, 2019

KEYNOTE ADDRESSBeing Vulnerable is a Key to Innovation, Laurie Hall, New Horizon Strategies and Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator

GENERAL SESSION: The Rise of the Animal Welfare Professional, Panelists: Martha Boden, CEO, SPCA Tampa Bay; Barbara Cartwright, CEO, Humane Canada; Jim Tedford, President & CEO, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement; facilitated by Roger Haston, President, The Institute for Animals

November 20, 2019

KEYNOTE ADDRESSThe Surprising Science of Meetings, Steve G. Rogelberg, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

LEADERSHIP TRACKEffective Evaluation Strategies for Volunteer Programs, Stephanie Itle-Clark, EdD, President, CEO, Academy for Prosocial Learning

EXECUTIVE TRACKWorking Your Strategic Plan: How to Implement & Monitor Your Completed Plan, Jeanne L. Allen, Founder, Jeanne Allen Consulting

BEHAVIOR TRACKMentally Healthy: Assessing Quality of Life from a Behavior Perspective, Pamela Reid, Ph.D., CAAB, VP of Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team, ASPCA

EMERGING TRENDS IN ANIMAL WELFAREA New Tool to Assert the Community Priority of Pets, Panelists: Ed Jamison, Dallas Animal Services; Michael Robbins, Atlanta Humane Society. Facilitators: Jodi Buckman, CAWA, ASPCA; Deborah Turcott, PetSmart Charities

EXECUTIVE TRACKLeveraging the Power of an Adaptive Culture for Change, Stacie Freasier, Consultant, La Piana Consulting

BEHAVIOR TRACKEveryone is on the Behavior Team, Katherine Miller, Ph.D., CAAB, Senior Director, Learning Lab, Behavioral Rehabilitation Center, ASPCA; Marianne Luft, Director, Learning Lab, Behavioral Rehabilitation Center, ASPCA; Dawn Davies, Executive Director, Wenatchee Valley Humane Society; Claudia Roll, Vice President of Operations, Humane Rescue Alliance

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Conversations That Matter: Addressing Forbidden Topics, Jessica Pettitt, Founder,  (no handouts)

November 21, 2019

GENERAL SESSIONSocially Conscious Sheltering, Katie Parker, CAWA, Executive Director, Animal Assistance Foundation; Brad Shear, Executive Director, Potter League For Animals; Dr. Apryl Steele, President & CEO, Dumb Friends League; Jim Tedford, CAWA, President & CEO,The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

EXECUTIVE TRACK: Breaking Down Barriers: Achieving Real Board Diversity and Inclusion, Rena Henderson Mason, Founder & President, Bold Agenda


BEHAVIOR TRACKBehavior Assessments: Through a Leadership Lens, Kristen Collins, MA, ACAAB , VP of Behavioral Rehabilitation Center, ASPCA; Pamela Reid, Ph.D., CAAB, VP of Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team, ASPCA

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Check out  The Association Conference Highlights Package: Fall 2019 and get a taste of the fall conference (package includes 5 sessions).