November 3, 2018

Feline Science Symposium


See You Next Year!

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

Symposium Speakers

Oregon State University Human-Animal Interaction Lab

The San Francisco SPCA

The San Francisco SPCA

University of California, Davis

Cat Care Clinic

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Nestlé Purina

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

2:00 PM         Dr. Ilona Rodan - Feline-Friendly Handling

2:50 PM         Break

3:05 PM         Dr. Wailani Sung - The 411 on Kitten Development and Behavioral Challenges

4:00 PM         Dr. Kristyn Vitale - The Influence of Kitten Training and Socialization Classes on Kitten Behavior, Cognition, and the Human-Kitten Bond

4:50 PM         Close

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