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					                               SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT




                   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        Welcome reception (drinks and snacks provided)

      Thursday, January 14th      Location: West Midlands Regional Food Academy, Harper
                                  Adams University College

             9:00 – 10:00         Registration and poster set-up (coffee and tea available)
             10:00 – 10:10        Welcome (Dr David Llewellyn, Principal, Harper Adams)
             10:10 – 11:00        Keynote speaker: Dr Rob Atkinson, Head of RSPCA Wildlife
                                  Department (title TBA)
             11:00 – 12:30        Oral presentations session I
             12:30 – 13:45        Lunch (included in the cost of registration) and poster session
             13:45 – 15:00        Oral presentations session II
             15:00 – 15:30        Tea and poster session
             15:30 – 17:30        Oral presentations session III
             17:30                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 e-
mailed 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 e-
   mail), 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                                       cathy.dwyer@sac.ac.uk
Laura Boyle, Teagasc                                                              laura.boyle@teagasc.ie
Moira Harris, Harper Adams University College                              mharris@harper-adams.ac.uk
Mark Rutter, Harper Adams University College                              smrutter@harper-adams.ac.uk
Keelin O’Driscoll, University of Cambridge                                  keelin.odriscoll@gmail.com
Charlie Nevison, Anglia Ruskin University                                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.

Write or print clearly

       Title:            _______________________________________________________

       Name:             _______________________________________________________

       Institution:      _______________________________________________________

       Address:          _______________________________________________________

                         _______________________________________________________

                         _______________________________________________________

       Email:            _______________________________________________________

       Tel:              _______________________ Fax: ____________________________


Meeting registration fees

  □    Regular - £25                □      Student* - £10

  □    Cheque enclosed              □      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

 Arrival dates                          Wednes         Thursday   Total
                                        day 13th       14th
                                        January        January
 Single en-suite campus room
 £42.50 / night                                                                                          £

                                                                                                    GRAND TOTAL STERLING

Surname ……………………………………Initials……………..First name…………………………….


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Mailing Address……………………………………………………………………….

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Country…………………………………………………………………………………………….

Tel…………………………………………Fax………………………………………………………

Email…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

METHOD OF PAYMENT

1.    I enclose a cheque

(Please make cheques payable to Harper Adams University College and send with completed form to
Sue Henderson, Conference Office Assistant, Harper Adams University College, Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB,
UK)

2.    Debit / Credit card

Please fill out and Email back to : shenderson@harper-adams.ac.uk With a Heading of Applied Ethology Conference

Mastercard                             Visa                             Switch 



Issue No:         Start Date                                Expiry Date   CSV (from rear of card)

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Signed:


Accommodation keys can be collected from the Aspire Centre Reception
(Please see campus map)
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Opening Hours:             Wednesday               13 January             0800 - 2100hrs
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                           Thursday                14 January             0800 - 2100hrs

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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