Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity! You'll hear from over 40 speakers, including both U.S. and international representatives. Join scientists, academics, veterinarians, animal welfare advocates, students and more from all over the globe for an inspiring three day conference at the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown in downtown Boston, MA. Click here to register! 

This event will bring together innovators in animal health and welfare, from scientists developing non-surgical alternatives to seasoned field practitioners bringing innovations to help animals in the field and communities worldwide. This rare chance to meet and benefit from each other’s perspectives has been a hallmark of past Symposia. Here are just some of the topics to be covered:

  • The Michelson Prize & Grants has invested $15 million in the last decade in research to advance this field – find out from leading grantees what holds promise!
  • Pioneers in this field share lessons from bringing surgical sterilization, and the first generation of non-surgical alternatives, to owned pets and free roaming animals.
  • Managing social change, ethical decision-making in field intervention, and planning free-roaming cat programs that work.

Whether you are involved with the quest for non-surgical fertility control for animals so far or just interested in new tools to take us further in cat and dog welfare, these topics and more will make for an inspiring few days together. 

Email symposium@acc-d.org with questions or for more information. 

Here’s what people had to say about ACC&Ds last Symposium:

I was incredibly impressed by the openness of debate, the quality of speakers and the range of issues addressed. ACC&D should be commended for the many aspects of work it is doing to promote the best application and coming together of ideas for nonsurgical sterilants and, ultimately, better animal welfare.

-Kate Atema, Director, Companion Animals Program, International Fund for Animal Welfare

Inspirational. I met people from all over the world with a common goal; everyone was on the same page. Everyone was willing to share information and experiences, great combination of science with real life practical lessons.

-Dr. Sheilah Robertson, Assistant Director, Animal Welfare Division, AVMA


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