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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 ADDRESS: Being 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 ADDRESS: The Surprising Science of Meetings, Steve G. Rogelberg, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
LEADERSHIP TRACK: Effective Evaluation Strategies for Volunteer Programs, Stephanie Itle-Clark, EdD, President, CEO, Academy for Prosocial Learning
EXECUTIVE TRACK: Working Your Strategic Plan: How to Implement & Monitor Your Completed Plan, Jeanne L. Allen, Founder, Jeanne Allen Consulting
BEHAVIOR TRACK: Mentally 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 WELFARE: A 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 TRACK: Leveraging the Power of an Adaptive Culture for Change, Stacie Freasier, Consultant, La Piana Consulting
BEHAVIOR TRACK: Everyone 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, Goodenoughnow.com (no handouts)
November 21, 2019
GENERAL SESSION: Socially 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
EMERGING TRENDS IN ANIMAL WELFARE:
- An Introduction to Social Change, B.J. Rogers, Chief Communication Officer, Emancipet
- A New Model for Preserving the Human-Animal Bond, Karalyn Aronow, Vice President of Operations, East Bay SPCA Raquel Bernaldo, Manager of Humane Advocacy, East Bay SPCA
- Updated Animal Transportation Best Practices, Brad Shear, Executive Director, Potter League For Animals; Karen Walsh, CAWA, LVMT, CFE, Director, Animal Relocation, ASPCA
BEHAVIOR TRACK: Behavior 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
Check out The Association Conference Highlights Package: Fall 2019 and get a taste of the fall conference (package includes 5 sessions).
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