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2014 Conference Program

Monday 22 September 2014
4.30 pm -7.30 pm    Registrations & exhibition open - Arafura Ballroom Foyer
6.00 pm -7.00 pm    AMRRIC AGM - Territory Room
Day 1 - Tuesday 23 September 2014 - Grand Ballroom
7.00 am - 5.30 pm  S1  Registrations open - Arafura Ballroom Foyer
8.00 am - 9.00 am  S1  Welcome to Country by Larrakia Elder Bilwara Lee
Official Welcome from AMRRIC President Dr Ted Donelan 

Conference Partner Welcome Address by Isabel McCrea - IFAW Regional Director
9.00 am - 10.00 am  S1  Keynote introductory address
    Animal abuse and psychopathology: Conduct Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder - Dr Frank Ascione (Scholar in Residence, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver)
10.00 am - 10.10 am   Question time
10.10 am - 10.30 am   Morning tea
  S2 Plenary session
10.30 am - 11.00 am   3 Cups of Coffee: Participatory animal welfare interventions in traditional Balinese communities - Kate Nattrass-Atema (Program Director, Companion Animals, IFAW)
11.00 am - 11.30 am   Increasing animal ownership: A practical method of reducing the roaming dog population - Dr Ganga de Silva (External Liaison Manag-er, Blue Paw Trust)
11.30 am - 12.00 noon   Working with Canadian First Nations dogs and their people - Jan Hannah, Manager Northern Dogs Project,IFAW
12.00 noon  - 12.15 pm   Question time
12.15 pm  - 1.00 pm   Lunch time
  S3  Plenary session
 1.00 pm  - 1.30 pm   Dogs, ticks and tick-borne diseases - Dr Peter Irwin (Associate Professor in Small Animal Medicine, Murdoch University)
 1.30 pm  - 2.00 pm   Evaluating the effectiveness of AMRRIC facilitated dog health programs - Wendy Brown (University of New England
 2.00 pm  - 2.30 pm   Non surgical options for canine population control - what's available and what's on the horizon - Dr Cyril Perumamthadathil (Lecturer in Veterinary Reproduction, Charles Sturt University)
 2.30 pm  - 3.00 pm   Ovariectomy versus ovariohysterectomy for routine desexing? - Dr Laurencie Brunel, Specialist in Small Animal Surgery, Sydney University 
3.00 pm - 3.10 pm   Question time
3.10 pm - 3.30 pm   Afternoon tea
  S4 Plenary session
3.30 pm  - 4.10 pm   One Health: its not just about zoonotic diseases - Emeritus Prof. Rick Speare, Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University
4.10 pm  - 4.30 pm   Canine transmissible venereal tumour: An ancient parasitic life-form which has colonised dogs worldwide, Dr Ted Donelan, AMRRIC President 
4.30 pm  - 5.30 pm   Cultural Awareness - Dealing with cultural difference Pt 1 - Phil Elsegood (Director, Cross Cultural Consultants NT)
5.30pm - 5.40pm   Question time
5.30pm - 7.30 pm   Complimentary Welcome Cocktail Reception including One Mob, Different Country dance performance - Hotel Water Garden

 

Day 2 - Wednesday 24 September 2014  
8.00 am - 5.30 pm   Registration & exhibition open - Arafura Ballroom Foyer
8.30 am - 9.00 am S5 Day 2 Welcome address and song - Shellie Morris - NT Australian of the Year 2014
9.00 am - 10.00 am   Keynote introductory address
    The community experience: Understanding the social aspects of humane animal management - Kate Nattrass-Atema (Program Director, Companion Animals, IFAW)
    Question time
10.00 am - 10.10 am   Morning tea
  S6 Plenary session
10.30 am - 11.10 am   One Health approach to rabies control: A key to success - Dr Ganga de Silva (Externa Liaison Manager, Blue Paw Trust)
11.10 am - 11.30 am    Successful implementation of Indigenous Animal Health Programs in the Darwin Local Government Area- Mila Lelekov (Animal Education Officer, City of Darwin)
11.30 am - 12.00 noon   Community dog health programs: An international perspective - Dr Kirsty Officer (Volunteer, Vets Beyond Borders)
12.00 - 12.15 pm   Question time
12.15 pm - 1.00 pm   Lunch - Dr Judith Mulholland will give a presentation on her recent trip to Kiribati to deliver an animal health program, in the Arafura Ballroom - 12.25pm to 12.50pm
  S7 Plenary session
1.00 pm - 2.00 pm    Rabies Scenario Panel - facilitated by Dr Anne Fawcett - Dr Helen Scott-Orr, Dr Malcolm Anderson, Dr Joe Schmidt, Dr Charles Douglas
2.00 pm - 2.45 pm   One Health:Reflections from the Coalface - Dr Mark Stevenson, Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology, One Health, University of Melbourne
2.45 pm - 3.00 pm   Revealing dogmanship - Dr Paul McGreevy (Professor of Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Science, Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney)
3.00 pm-3.10 pm   Question Time
3.10 pm - 3.30 pm   Afternoon tea
  S8  Plenary session
3.30 pm - 4.00 pm    Animal abuse and its relation to intimate partner violence - Dr Frank Ascione (Scholar in Residence, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver)
4.00 pm - 5.00 pm   Dealing with cultural difference Pt 2 -  Phil Elsegood (Director, Cross Cultural Consultants NT)
5:00 pm - 5:10 pm   Question time
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm   10th Anniversary Conference Dinner on the stunning Fannie Bay beachfront with special entertainment by Shellie Morris

 

Day 3 - Thursday 25 September 2014
7.30 am - 5.00 pm   Registration & exhibition open - Arafura Ballroom Foyer
8.00 am - 8.15 am   Day 3 Welcome address - Hon. Peter Chandler - NT Minister for Education
8.15 am - 8.35 am   S9 AMRRIC DVD Launch: Staying safe around dogs, Hon. Peter Chandler - NT Minister for Education
8.35 am - 9.35 am   Education and awareness: A must in animal management - Dr Ganga de Silva (External Liaison Man-ager, Blue Paw Trust)
9.35 am - 10.00 am   Changing lives - mine and theirs: Community based animal welfare education - Sally Meakin (Education Manager, RSPCA Victoria)
10.00 am - 10.10 am   Question time
10.10 am - 10.30 am   Morning tea
10.30 am - 12.15 pm  S10 Plenary session
10.30 am - 10.55 am   The Animal Management Worker program – Its personal impact - Dr Bonny Cumming (Animal Management Worker Project Coordinator, AMRRIC)
10.55 am - 11.35 am   The role of animal welfare in One Health - Kate Nattrass-Atema (Program Director - Companion Animals, IFAW)
11.35 am - 12.10 pm   Societal responses to emerging research on animal abuse - Dr Frank Ascione (Scholar in Residence, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver)
12.10 pm - 12.15 pm   Question time
12.15 pm - 01.00 pm   Lunch 
  S11 Plenary Session
 1.00 pm - 1.30 pm   The Aurukun Dog Control Pilot Project: The importance of local leadership, design and implementation - Simon Costello (Senior Program Manager, Environmental Health Services, Tropical Public Health Services Cairns, Queensland Government)
 1.30 pm - 2.00 pm    Bites, Bowels and Bugs: do our canine companions make us sick? - Dr Debbie Marriott (St. Vincents Hospital, Sydney)
 2.00 pm - 2.40 pm    ABA Evaluation and Presentations of Certificates to the NT Animal Management Worker Program participants - Regina Hill (Director, Regina Hill Effective Consulting) and Julia Hardaker (CEO, AMRRIC)
2.40 pm - 3.00 pm    Animal Health and Welfare: Lessons from the Philippines - Dr Jennifer Evans
3.00 pm - 3.10 pm    Question time
3.10 pm - 3.30 pm     Afternoon tea
  S12 Plenary Session
3.30 pm - 3.45 pm    FOUR PAWS Stray Animal Control -  Jeroen Van Kernebeek (Australian representative, FOUR PAWS International)
3.45 pm - 4.05 pm    Improving animal health and welfare in Bali - The squeaky wheel gets the oil - Amy Dunstone (Dog Rescue Team, Bali Dog Adoption and Rehabilitation Centre)
 4.05 pm - 4.25 pm    Histories of dog ownership in Central Australia Noah Pleshet (PhD Candidate, New York University)
 4.25 pm - 4.45 pm   A discourse on doctors, dogs and diseases Alice Mitchell (PhD Candidate, Menzies School of Health Research)
4.45 pm - 5.00 pm   Conference closing ceremony Dr Ted Donelan (AMRRIC President) & Julia
Hardaker (AMRRIC CEO)
 5.00 pm    Event close
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