AWSELVA Spring Conference 2016: Suffering

13th April 2016

University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine Guildford GU2 7AL United Kingdom

This promises to be a great conference on the theme of 'Suffering', held jointly with the Association of Lawyers for Animal Welfare (ALAW) at the University of Surrey.

Travel information:

By car:

Vet School Main Building, Daphne Jackson Road, University of Surrey. Guildford. GU2 7AL. NB: please use GU2 7AD  for Sat Navs

Please request a parking permit (free) below when you register.

By public transport: 

There is a bus service and taxis available from Guildford railway station. For those coming from Bristol/SW England, the easiest route is to change trains at Reading and get a FirstGreatWestern train to Guildford (destination Gatwick airport). This is quicker and cheaper than going into London and coming back out again.


9.00Arrival, registration and coffee
10.00Introduction to University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine and conference opening
10.15Legal and philosophical aspects of suffering in terms of the Animal Welfare Act – Paula Sparkes, ALAW
10.45Animal suffering case study - Rowan Jenkins, One Crown Office Row Chambers
11.45Use of the Animal Welfare Assessment Grid (AWAG) to monitor the life time experience of animals - Sarah Wolfensohn, University of Surrey
12.30Ethics and law in the veterinary Intensive Care Unit - Peter Fordyce, University of Cambridge
14.00Analysis of expert witness reports - Helena Baumgaertner, University of Bristol
14.45Reducing animal suffering in experimental animals - Elliott Lilley, RSPCA
16.30Close of conference