BC SPCA Animal Behaviour Science Symposium 2019 @ Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre, Vancouver [from 7 to 10 June]

BC SPCA Animal Behaviour Science Symposium 2019


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7 - 10
June
18:00 - 16:30

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Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre
4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 1C7
We are thrilled to announce the 2019 BC SPCA Animal Behaviour Science Symposium!

Featuring a world-renowned line-up of experts and animal behaviour professionals, the 2nd Annual BC SPCA Behaviour Science Symposium will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the art and science of behaviour modification, humane training, and animal welfare.

This year, we are very excited to offer different tracks and optional workshops based on attendees’ professions and interests. Topics will include: canine and feline aggression, collaboration between the veterinary and training industries, standards of care in animal welfare, and much more.

To register, please visit: https://cvent.com/events/bc-spca-2019-abss-registration/registration-6c65e648578b40bbacde51480fa1b8b8.aspx?fqp=true&fbclid=IwAR1rUBMBCvex9cGOm2sriad4BvgNjru0vXl-RWmBaDOkXeisF8f5RrMZ4zo

Our 2019 event will include:
• Welcome pack.
• Daily refreshments and lunch with morning and afternoon snacks.
• An evening reception, featuring a welcome from Craig Daniell, Chief Executive Officer of the BC SPCA.
• Hands-on workshops and wet labs with behavioural experts and trainers.
• Two days of science-based seminars presented by internationally renowned speakers.
• Opportunities to network with other like-minded professionals.
• Access to a diverse Exhibit Hall.
• Continuing education credits.
• And much more!

IMPORTANT DATES:
• Early Bird registration: Valid until April 1, 2019
• Standard registration: April 1 to June 5, 2018

EARLY BIRD PRICES:
NON DVM
• Full Conference & Learning Lab (June 7 – 10): $799.00
• Full Conference (June 7 – 9): $379.00
• Single Day – Saturday Conference (June 8): $239.00
• Single Day – Sunday Conference (June 9): $239.00
• Monday Learning Lab ONLY (June 10): $450.00
• Saturday Workshop – Rodent Training (June 8): $150.00
• Sunday Workshop – A Systematic Approach to Reducing Reactivity in Dogs (June 9): $150.00
• Friday Reception: FREE with RSVP
DVM
• Full Conference & Learning Lab (June 7 – 10): $899.00
• Full Conference (June 7 – 9): $479.00
• Single Day – Saturday Conference (June 8): $279.00
• Single Day – Sunday Conference (June 9): $279.00
• Monday Learning Lab ONLY (June 10): $450.00
• Saturday Workshop – Rodent Training (June 8): $150.00
• Sunday Workshop – A Systematic Approach to Reducing Reactivity in Dogs (June 9): $150.00
• Friday Reception: FREE with RSVP

FEATURING:
Jean Donaldson — Director, Academy of Dog Trainers

Jean is the founder and principle instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers. The Academy has trained and certified over 800 trainers in evidence-based dog behavior, training, teaching and behavior counseling since 1999. She is a four-time winner of The Dog Writers’ Association of America’s Maxwell Award, and her books include The Culture Clash, Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker, and Train Like a Pro. In 2017, Jean was recruited to create Dog Training 101 for The Great Courses.

Born in Montreal, Canada, Jean founded the Montreal Flyball Association, and Renaissance Dog Training, the first positive reinforcement-based school and counseling service in the province. Her own dogs and dogs she has trained have earned numerous titles and wins in a variety of dog sports, including OTCh, TDX, HIT and FDCh. While a student, she worked as an adoption counselor at the Montreal SPCA and later served on its Board of Directors. Before founding The Academy, Jean did exclusively referral aggression cases for six years. She lives in Oakland, California, with her dog, Brian, adopted in 2015.

WITH SESSIONS BY:
• Renée Erdman: CTC, ACDBC, DipCBST, VSPDT — Owner/trainer, BravoDog (North Vancouver, BC)
• Debbie A. Martin, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS (Behavior) — Co-owner, Veterinary Behavior Consultations, LLC (Spicewood, TX)
• Kim Monteith: Manager, Animal Behaviour and Welfare, BC SPCA
• Chris Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC — Owner, Animal Behavior Clinic (Portland, OR)
• Sarah Pennington: Owner, Yaletown Dog Training (Vancouver, BC)
• Lisbeth Plant: Founder and Owner of Cowichan Canine Behaviour & Training Ltd (Vancouver Island, BC)
• Claudia Richter: DVM; Resident, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists — Owner of Pacific Veterinary Behaviour Consulting
• Zazie Todd: PhD — Creator/Blogger at Companion Animal Psychology, Hons. Graduate of Academy for Dog Trainers
• Karen van Haften: DVM — Senior Manager, Behaviour and Welfare, BC SPCA

For more information, please visit: spca.bc.ca/abss
This event is for veterinarians and veterinary professionals, professional animal trainers, animal welfare and sheltering professionals, and those entering animal behaviour fields.

Continuing education credits available for veterinarians, registered veterinary technicians, and dog trainers.

EVENT LOCATION:
Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre
4331 Dominion St
Burnaby, BC V5G 1C7

CONTACT:
Web: spca.bc.ca/abss
Email: [email protected]
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