External events



August 27th to 30th 2018

Wageningen University and Research Wageningen (Netherlands)

Registration deadline July 30th!


Towards a Global One Health: an interdisciplinary lens to explore synergies, trade-offs and pathways for food systems transitions.


Aim of the course

The health of people, animals, plants and their environments are closely connected. This short course on Global One Health (GOH) aims to foster interdisciplinary thinking on the cutting edge of agricultural production, the food supply chain and nutritional and public health outcomes (human, plant and animal) in the framework of a food systems approach. Using an academically rooted food systems approach, synergies and trade-offs between scientific disciplines, such as social, environmental, microbiological, animal, plant, epidemiological disciplines, will be explored. Also the role of public and private stakeholders in the food system (farm to fork) will be discussed.

This one-week summer course consists of lectures, data practicals, group discussions and networking. The course will build on insights form social, biomedical, plant, animal, health and environmental sciences.

Programme topics

Overview of food systems, processes and actors, by faculty, sectors and stakeholders; including cases illustrating processes and actors at the micro-, meso- and macro-level.
Impacts on nutritional and public (human, plant and animal) health, social, environmental and economic sustainability.
Debate with public and private stakeholders on global One Health. Balancing multiple sustainability outcomes in the social, ecologic, economic and health domain.
Filling research gaps, advancing methodology, enabling research infrastructures, data stewardship.

We welcome: Higher education and research: MSc, PhD-students, postdocs, researchers and teachers. Professionals: research & development, advisors, consulting, technical, support and public policy people both from industry and research centres.

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9 - 21 September, St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge

What is CAWSEL?

CAWSEL is a professionally developed range of courses aimed at providing attendees with a broad appreciation of animal welfare science, ethics and law. The topics covered include: Welfare Concepts and Assessment, and Zoo Animal Welfare; Law and Companion Animal and Horse Welfare; Principles of Ethics in Relation to Animal Use and Farm Animal Welfare.

With a legacy spanning over two decades, CAWSEL is comprised of four Courses aimed at veterinarians, veterinary nurses, animal welfare researchers, animal science researchers, FE, HE, Masters or PhD students and animal charity workers or campaigners. Delegates can choose to attend as many Courses as they wish, all being taught and priced individually. Historically, the courses have attracted students from over 25 countries world-wide.

15 experts in the field of animal welfare, all eminent academics and professionals, are involved in delivering the material over the two weeks, through a combination of lectures, videos and discussions.

For more information on this course, contact Madalina Marincas at Opening Doors & Venues, the appointed organisers:

Tel: +44 (0) 1562 731788

Email: CAWSEL@opening-doors.org.uk  |  http://cawsel.com/






Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) Conference

A Multi-Disciplinary Research Conference on the effects of Meat and Dairy on Population Health, the Economy, Society and the Environment


7 November 2018

St Anne's College, 56 Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HS


Current worldwide food consumption practices are unsustainable. In particular, the food system is responsible for more than a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, while unhealthy diets and excess body weight are among the greatest contributors to premature mortality.

The LEAP conference, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust Our Planet Our Health initiative, will bring together researchers working on multiple aspects of meat and dairy production and consumption to consider its effects on population health, the economy, society and the environment. The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for the presentation of recent multidisciplinary research and build a community of researchers in this field to share evidence and tools to inform action.

The day will include two plenary speakers, contributed talks, and a poster session. In addition, we will provide a forum for people to maintain contact after the meeting and plan for this to be an annual event.


Call For Abstracts Now Open

We will only consider abstracts for inclusion if they directly relate to the theme of the meeting. We are also keen for researchers at all levels to participate, especially PhD students and Post-Docs. 

There will be opportunities for both short oral presentations (10 minutes, plus 5 minutes Q&A) and posters (A1/A0 portrait format).  Groups of researchers are welcome to submit a series of abstracts to be considered for presentation as a group.  If the total number of abstracts received requesting oral presentations exceeds the space available we will offer a poster slot as an alternative.

Please send the following information as a Word document to leap@oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk by 30th July 2018:

Name and Affiliation (if any)
Email contact
Title of paper
Brief Abstract (250-300 words)
Preference for oral or poster presentation

Successful applicants will be notified by the 1st September 2018.


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