The format of the 3rd International Dog Health Workshop (IDHW) will follow the basic structure of previous workshops. For an outline of the goals and background please see the Update December 2016. There will be a series of short plenary talks, followed by breakout sessions for 6 themes. Sharing in plenary will occur late Saturday, where Leaders from each Theme will present key issues, priorities and challenges from breakout discussions. Following a further breakout, sharing in plenary on Sunday will discuss specific goals and actions for ongoing collaborations.
Also see: Workshop 2017 site of the French Kennel Club
Friday 21st April 2017
18:30-20:00 Registration and Welcome Reception
Plenary Speakers (from stakeholder groups including: veterinarians, breeders/breed club health representatives, geneticists, academics, epidemiologists, welfare, kennel club health advisors, etc.). | View Speaker Bios
Themes for Breakout Sessions:
NOTE: Further information will be posted from Working Groups details specific goals for each Theme as well as names of Theme Leaders.
Resource material will be listed and linked in Theme Subcategories and, closer to the Workshop, material will be available for Workshop participants.
1. Breed-Specific Health Strategies: Needs and opportunities; innovations, nationally and internationally.
2. Exaggerations And Extremes In Dog Conformation: Health, welfare and breeding considerations; national and international efforts.
3. Education and Communication: How can international collaboration improve education and communication within and across stakeholder groups (esp. between veterinarians and breeders); using the example of antimicrobial resistance.
4. Behaviour and Welfare: How can we better integrate actions to address issues in welfare, behaviour and health in breeding and raising dogs?
5. IPFD Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs: An international, multi-stakeholder initiative to address selection, evaluation and
application of genetic testing.
6. Show Me The Numbers: Integrating information from various sources for prevalence, risks and other population-level information;
latest national and international strategies to collect data and disseminate information.