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ISAE UK and Eire Regional Meeting
13 - 14 January 2010 Harper Adams University College, Shropshire, England After a period without a regional meeting, we are pleased to invite you to the UK and Eire Regional Meeting of the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) at Harper Adams University College on 14th January 2010. The meeting will be held in the West Midlands Regional Food Academy at Harper Adams, and preceded by an evening reception on 13th January. Please see below for more information, and for further inquiries, contact Cathy Dwyer (cathy.dwyer@sac.ac.uk) or Moira Harris (mharris@harper-adams.ac.uk). Note that the deadline for abstract submission is 16th November 2009, and the deadline for registration (including payment) is 18th December 2009.

Meeting agenda Wednesday, January 13th Location: West Midlands Regional Food Academy, Harper Adams University College 19:00 – 21:30 Thursday, January 14th 9:00 – 10:00 10:00 – 10:10 10:10 – 11:00 11:00 – 12:30 12:30 – 13:45 13:45 – 15:00 15:00 – 15:30 15:30 – 17:30 17:30 Welcome reception (drinks and snacks provided) Location: West Midlands Regional Food Academy, Harper Adams University College Registration and poster set-up (coffee and tea available) Welcome (Dr David Llewellyn, Principal, Harper Adams) Keynote speaker: Dr Rob Atkinson, Head of RSPCA Wildlife Department (title TBA) Oral presentations session I Lunch (included in the cost of registration) and poster session Oral presentations session II Tea and poster session Oral presentations session III Meeting closes

Location and transport Harper Adams occupies a beautiful, rural setting in Shropshire, close to the market town of Newport. We are about 15 minutes from the new town of Telford, and an hour west of Birmingham. For travel advice, see http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/about/directions.cfm. If there is sufficient interest we may be able to provide (for a nominal cost) minibus transport between Harper Adams and Telford/Stafford railways stations or Birmingham International Airport. Please contact Moira Harris if you wish to take advantage of this opportunity. Accommodation A limited number of en-suite rooms are available on campus for the nights of 13th and 14th January in Darby Hall, less than 5 minutes’ walk from the Regional Food Academy, at a cost of £42.50 per night bed + breakfast. To book accommodation, please complete the attached booking form and return it to the Harper Adams Conference Office. If you would prefer to stay off campus, the University Conference Office can assist you with local options: contact Sue Henderson (email shenderson@harper-adams.ac.uk or phone 01952 815324). Registration The registration form is attached to the end of this document. Your form and payment must be received no later than 18th December 2009. Call for abstracts Presentations are invited dealing with any and all aspects of the behaviour and welfare of domestic and confined animals. Both oral and poster presentations will be featured. Abstracts will not be made available in a booklet form at this meeting. Instead an electronic copy of the proceedings will be emailed to participants ahead of time and you will be expected to print and bring your own copy of the abstract with you to the meeting. Please read the following instructions prior to submitting your abstract: 1. Use a Microsoft Word-compatible word processing program, or submit a text only document. Minimize the use of special characters 2. Abstracts should consist of the title, names of authors and their institutional addresses (including email), and the main body of the text. The main body should be single spaced, in a single paragraph, and no more than 300 words. Use the Times New Roman font, 12 point size. Abstracts must contain a clear statement of the purpose of the work, the methods used (including the number of animals or experimental units), the results obtained, and conclusions. Results should be presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusions drawn. Except for theoretical contributions and review papers, submitted abstracts must contain data, indicate the method(s) of analysis, and provide information about statistical significance. References, tables or figures should not be included. Abstracts must be submitted in Microsoft Word 2003 or 2007 format (DOC or DOCX or RTF) and the file should be named “YOUR SURNAME.doc”. 3. For each abstract CLEARLY indicate whether it is submitted for oral or poster presentation. 4. Submit abstracts by e-mail to Cathy Dwyer (cathy.dwyer@sac.ac.uk). The subject heading must read “ISAE ABSTRACT”. The deadline for abstract submission is Monday 16th November 2009.

Oral Presentations: 1. Oral presentations will be allotted 15 minutes (10 min for presenting, 5 min discussion). 2. Presentations must be compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 or 2007.

Poster Presentations: 1. Posters should be produced in 'PORTRAIT' rather than landscape orientation, and must not exceed 90 cm width x 120 cm height (36” x 48”). A recent photo of the presenting author should be placed on the top right hand corner of the poster to help delegates locate authors. 2. Attaching posters: fasteners will be provided at the meeting. 3. Poster viewing will take place between spoken sessions throughout the meeting. 4. Note whether the presenting author is a postgraduate or undergraduate student. A competition will be held for best student posters. Regional Meeting Organizing Committee: Cathy Dwyer, Scottish Agricultural College Laura Boyle, Teagasc Moira Harris, Harper Adams University College Mark Rutter, Harper Adams University College Keelin O’Driscoll, University of Cambridge Charlie Nevison, Anglia Ruskin University cathy.dwyer@sac.ac.uk laura.boyle@teagasc.ie mharris@harper-adams.ac.uk smrutter@harper-adams.ac.uk keelin.odriscoll@gmail.com charlotte.nevison@anglia.ac.uk

ISAE UK and Eire Regional Meeting
13-14 January 2010, Harper Adams University College, Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire

Registration Form
Please submit this form completed and with payment (cheque payable to ISAE UK and Eire Region) to Dr Moira Harris, Harper Adams University College, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB. If you wish to pay by credit or debit card you can do so via PayPal (contact Moira Harris for details). We must receive your form and payment no later than Friday 18th December 2009.

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Student* - £10 PayPal

* Students must provide proof of status (copy of student card/letter from university or supervisor)

The welcome reception on 13th January is free-of-charge, but please let us know whether you will be attending: I will / will not be attending the welcome reception
Please note any special requirements (eg, dietary restrictions/ wheelchair accessibility): _____________ ___________________________________________________________________________________

HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE ACCOMMODATION FORM for ………………………………..
Residential campus accommodation on bed and breakfast rate @ £42.50 / night Please tick a box for each night you wish to stay and add up the total

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Single en-suite campus room £42.50 / night

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Accommodation keys can be collected from the Aspire Centre Reception (Please see campus map) Opening Hours: Wednesday Thursday 13 January th 14 January
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If you arrive outside these hours your accommodation key or camping pass can be collected from the Security Guard in the porters lodge (please see campus map). If the lodge is unmanned there is a telephone on the wall outside the lodge press quick dial 2 this will then connect you to the security guards mobile phone. If this connection fails the security guards mobile telephone number is 07980 061128.


				
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