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SAN FRANCISCO SPCA

November 3, 2018

Feline Science Symposium

2018

Calling all cat people!

It's been too long that dogs have gotten all the glory.  

We know that cats have complex social and behavioral lives, and the ability to be trained and socialized. If you're excited about understanding and enhancing the welfare of America's most popular pet, join us for a day of cat behavior science!

San Francisco, CA

Saturday, November 3, 2018

SF SPCA's Education & Training Center

243 Alabama Street

San Francisco, CA 94103


Light breakfast, beverages, and vegetarian lunch provided

Questions?

Continuing Education 

Units:

  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC): 6 units

Email us at catbehavior@sfspca.org


Call us at 

(415) 522-3509

Symposium Speakers

The 411 on Kitten Development and Behavioral Challenges

The Influence of Kitten Training and Socialization Classes on Kitten Behavior, Cognition, and the Kitten-Human Bond

Oregon State University Human-Animal Interaction Lab

The San Francisco SPCA

Nothing to Sniffle About: A New Approach to Improving Welfare for Shelter Cats

Feline-Friendly Handling

Not Just for Fun: The Importance of Play for Cats

The San Francisco SPCA

University of California, Davis

Cat Care Clinic

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Feline Behavioral Assessment: The Benefits and Limitations of Online Surveys

Nestlé Purina

The Ins and Outs of the Litter Box from the Cat's Perspective: State of the Science and Real World Applications

Symposium Agenda

8:30 AM        Check-in, Coffee, Light breakfast, Networking


9:00 AM        Dr. James Serpell - Feline Behavioral Assessment: The Benefits and Limitations of Online Surveys


9:55 AM        Dr. Jeannine Berger - Nothing to Sniffle About: A New Approach to Improving Welfare for Shelter Cats


10:45 AM       Break


11:00 AM       Dr. Ragen McGowan - The Ins and Outs of the Litterbox from the Cat's Perspective: State of the Science and Real World Applications


11:55 AM       Dr. Mikel Delgado - Not Just For Fun: The Importance of Play for Cats


12:45 PM        Lunch


1:45 PM         Dr. Ilona Rodan - Feline-Friendly Handling


2:35 PM         Break


2:50 PM         Dr. Wailani Sung - The 411 on Kitten Development and Behavioral Challenges


3:45 PM         Dr. Kristyn Vitale - The Influence of Kitten Training and Socialization Classes on Kitten Behavior, Cognition, and the Human-Kitten Bond


4:55 PM         Close

Tickets

Regular Registration


$120

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