Dr. Patricia Turner is a laboratory animal veterinarian and pathologist who works as Corporate Vice-President, Global Animal Welfare for Charles River Laboratories. In this role, she is responsible for assessing welfare risks and developing animal welfare policy and related training for the company’s sites around the world. Dr. Turner is also a Professor Emerita at the University of Guelph, where she worked previously as a tenured professor in the Department of Pathobiology overseeing teaching and graduate programs in laboratory animal science and managing the university’s laboratory animal diagnostic pathology core. Turner’s current research interests include optimizing behavioural management programs for research animals, refining pain recognition and mitigation, and compassion science for laboratory animal professionals. Dr. Turner is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), the American Board of Toxicology (ABT), and the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (specialising in Welfare Science, Ethics, and Law; ECAWBM). She is the immediate Past President of the World Veterinary Association, Vice President of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, a member of AAALAC Council, and also an author and co-editor of many chapters, books and papers on animal welfare, laboratory animal science, and small mammal pathology.
The Summit is to sensitize and promote an awareness about the Lab animal Veterinarian role in lab animal medicine, animal care and use programmes, being a missing link at the moment in our climate. The Summit is structured to promote substantive discussion among those attending. A combination of plenary, content and dialogue sessions will be adopted to discuss AV issues and seek solutions to challenges posed by this missing link.
The SUMMIIT is open to all Veterinarians, and Veterinarians ONLY, irrespective of your location, practice or experience.
Authors will be notified about the acceptance or rejection of their Abstract by e-mail not later than November 5th ,2022.
The Scientific Advisory Committee will endeavor to schedule and allocate abstracts according to authors’ preferences but reserves the right to decide on the final form of presentation.
Presenting authors must pay the registration fee by November 15th, 2021.
Only abstracts of authors who have paid their registration fees by the deadline of 15th November 2022 will be scheduled for presentation and included for publication in Conference proceedings.
Abstracts Submission Instructions
Preparing your poster
Posters will be on display on December 2nd – 3rd ,2022. Mounting material to hang your poster will be provided by our team. Poster presenters are asked to be present at their poster during the Poster Networking Session on the day they were assigned on from 8:00 – 9:30AM and 4.00 – 5.45 PM. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the abstract authors to discuss their research and ask questions. We ask presenters to be available at their posters during this time.
All Panel / Conference / Roundtable submissions must include a chair, co-chair (optional) and 1-2 discussant(s). The chair, co-chair and discussant cannot be the same person. More than one discussant may be added, but please keep in mind that there must be enough time during the panel for questions.
ALL Panel / Conference / Roundtable members must be registered for the congress in order to have their names included as a chair, co-chair or discussant in the panel proposal.
Panel / Conference / Roundtable proposals for any session must be submitted in English.
Panel / Conference / Roundtable Title
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NOTE: All accepted presenters and moderators are required to register and attend the congress.
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