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4th International
Dog Health Workshop

30th May - 1st June 2019

De Vere Beaumont Estate, Windsor UK

The 4th International Dog Health Workshop is organised by the International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) and the Kennel Club.

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4th International
Dog Health Workshop

30th May - 1st June 2019

De Vere Beaumont Estate, Windsor UK

The 4th International Dog Health Workshop is organised by the International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) and the Kennel Club.

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Programme Overview

Programme Overview

A major goal of the IDHWs is to promote collaboration and networking. This begins with the reception on Thursday evening and continues throughout. All attendees are expected to share expertise/experiences and to actively participate in discussions in breakout sessions.

Another major goal is sharing of information and resources – before, during and after the workshop, in sessions and with posters.

The majority of time is spent in interaction: limited plenary talks have been chosen to highlight and cross-over Themes; most time is spent in smaller group breakout sessions.

In plenary sharing sessions Theme Coordinators will present results of discussions within the breakout sessions, e.g.: a) key issues, priorities, gaps, challenges, and b) action plans/moving forward. See details in Schedule. In the final Summary session we will look to identify convergence across Themes; to confirm priorities for ongoing work; and to wherever possible have, associated with actions, names of individuals and/or organizations who have agreed to take on a role.

Participants will be able to access pre-workshop resources on DogWellNet.com and will be asked to review a subset of material prior to the 4th IDHW.

Goals & Outcomes

Following interactive discussions within each Theme, by the conclusion of the 4th IDHW participants should leave with a clear sense of:

Key decisions on priorities/needs within the theme.

Remaining gaps/challenges/controversies.

List of specific tasks/actions to be undertaken over the next two years; together with names of individuals and organizations who have agreed to assist.

Their personal commitment to participate; how they will help achieve the desired outcomes.

Programme schedule

Programme Schedule

Programme Schedule

Thurs
30th May
Fri
31st May
Sat
1st June
15:00
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Check-in to hotel rooms at the De Vere Beaumont from 3 pm
17:00
-
Conference registration and posters in Balmoral Lounge
18:00
- 20:00
Networking buffet reception - The Chapel
7:00
- 8:30
Breakfast
7:30
- 8:30
Registration
8:30
- 8:45
Welcome/ Overview of Workshop: KC/ IPFD
8:45
- 10:00
1st Interactive plenary session
10:00
- 10:15
Theme intro - overview/ priorities
10:15
- 10:40
Coffee break
10:40
- 11:55
2nd Interactive plenary session
11:55
- 12:30
Theme intro - overview/ priorities
12:30
- 14:00
Lunch
14:00
- 14:50
3rd Plenary Session
14:50
- 15:00
Change to Breakout Sessions
15:00
- 15:50
1st Breakout session by Theme
15:50
- 16:15
Coffee break
16:15
- 18:00
2nd Breakout session by Theme
19:00
- 23:00
Drinks and Gala Dinner – The Chapel
7:00
- 8:15
Breakfast
8:15
- 10:15
3rd Breakout session
10:15
- 10:45
Coffee break
10:45
- 12:45
Summing up and action plans
12:45
- 13:00
Closing Remarks
13:00
- 14:00
Lunch
14:00
-
IPFD Board Meeting
Breakout Sessions & Themes

Breakout Sessions & Themes

The concept of ‘Breed’ what defines a breed and how it influences health and welfare in dogs: How attitudes to the definition and understanding of breed affect actions for health; the history and future of outcrossing; public perception; conservation vs. development of breeds; the role/influences of standards; judging for health/function not just appearance; experience in other species.

Supply and Demand: The reality of sourcing – national vs. registered/pedigree populations; commercial breeding: the reality; new developments in health and welfare management, e.g. in the USA and Ireland; ‘rescues’/marketing; the role of different stakeholders.

Breed-Specific Health Strategies: By breed, nationally and internationally. Defining and sharing tools to support the work of breed clubs.

Genetic Testing for Dogs: Selection, evaluation and application of genetic testing: building expert resources for genetic counselling/IPFD Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs (HGTD) initiative; coordinating across stakeholder groups; latest developments in genetics and genomics.

Exaggerations and Extremes In Dog Conformation/Education and Communication:

Health, welfare and breeding considerations; review of national and international efforts, on all fronts (consumers, show world, breeders, judges, vets, etc) since 2012 – what has been achieved?; brachycephalics; other existing and emerging issues; overcoming polarization and conflict, resolving science and emotion.

Education and Communication: Past practices may not have achieved desired outcomes. What are tools and techniques to promote human behaviour change? What can we learn from other fields?

Note: Registrants who select the ‘Exaggerations and Extremes In Dog Conformation/Education and Communication’ theme will then self-select into the Education and Communication group during breakout sessions.

Plenary Speakers & Workshop Leaders

Plenary Speakers & Workshop Leaders

Plenary Speakers & Workshop Leaders

Brenda Bonnett
DVM, PhD, CEO IPFD, Canada

Helena Skarp
Head of the department for breeding and health, Swedish Kennel Club

Suzanne Rogers
Animal Welfare Consultant, Human Behaviour Change for Animals, UK

Dan O’Neill
Veterinarian, PhD; Royal Veterinary College, U. of London; VetCompass, UK

Monique Megens
Veterinarian, past president, Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA), The Netherlands

Katariina Mäki
PhD, Breeding expert, Finnish Kennel Club

Tom Lewis
PhD, Quantitative Geneticist at the Kennel Club, UK

Gregoire Leroy
Assistant Professor, PhD, Geneticist, INRA/AgroParisTech - Génétique Animale et Biologie Intégrative, France/ Italy; FCI Scientific Commission

Arnold Jacques
Chairman and managing director of the breeding commission of the Belgian Kennel Club

Prof. Dr. Åke Hedhammar
Veterinary Advisor Swedish Kennel Club; WSAVA Hereditary Disease Comm

Ian Seath
Chair Dachshund Breed Council, UK

Prof. Dr. Peter Friedrich
President VDH (German Kennel Club), Member Standards Commission of the FCI

Prof. Dr. Candace Croney
Director, Center for Animal Welfare Science; Professor, Animal Behavior and Well-Being, Purdue University, USA

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