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Program 2019

Program announcement (Download here)

Sunday, September 1, 2019
Time Speaker Lecture
04:00pm - 08:00pm

Registration and poster placement

Monday, September 2, 2019
Time Speaker Lecture
07:00am - 08:45am

Registration

08:45am - 09:00am

Welcome

09:00am - 10:00am

Erling Strandberg PhD SKK

Canine temperament – assessment and heritability.

Temperament and EBV.

10:00am - 10:30am

Åke Hedhammar DVM PhD

Testing dogs for behaviour in Sweden

10:30am - 11:00am

Coffee/Posters

10:30am - 12:30pm

Focal topic: Testing and assessing dogs: choosing a task-specific dog

12:30pm - 02:00pm

Lunch and networking

02:00pm - 03:30pm

Interactive session:  Temperament testing in Sweden - videos, virtual demonstration and testing and audience participation and discussion

03:30pm - 04:00pm

Coffee/Posters

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Kenth Svartberg, Åke Hedhammar

Interactive session evaluating temperament and use in estimated breeding values continued

07:00pm - 10:30pm

IWDBA Dinner

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Time Speaker Lecture
08:45am - 09:00am

Welcome

09:00am - 10:00am

Art Dunham PhD

Statistics for working dogs – how do you know if your test/assessments are better than a coin toss?

10:00am - 10:30am

Adee Schoon PhD

Odour generalisation – theory and practice.

10:30am - 11:00am

Coffee/Posters

11:00am - 12:30pm

Focal topic: Olfaction and other relevant senses

12:30pm - 02:00pm

Lunch and networking

02:00pm - 03:30pm

Interactive session I:

Virtual and hands on session on tracking in an urban environment

TBD – may become a research presentation session depending on availability

03:30pm - 04:00pm

Coffee/Posters

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Esther Schalke, DVM, PhD, Hans Ebbers, Polizei Hauptkommissar

Interactive session II Demonstration of alternate ways to teach behaviors used in police and detection dog training.

05:00pm - 07:00pm

Poster session – Research presentations

Heavy hors d'oevres and drinks sponsored by Orion, Finland

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Time Speaker Lecture
08:00am - 09:00am

Karen Overall, VMD, PhD, DACVB/ Maj. Marty Roache, DVM

Breakout 2: Low stress/no distress approaches to cooperative husbandry and veterinary care of working dogs (do it faster, better, safer): Lecture, video, demo, hands-on (SAF and Schalke /Ebbers’)

08:00am - 09:00am

Eldin Leighton PhD and Jane Russenberger

Breakout 3: IWDR I (beginner) workshop (must bring laptop)

08:00am - 09:00am

Esther Schalke, DVM, PhD, Hans Ebbers, Polizei Hauptkommissar and Swedish AF – clicker training

Breakout 1: Protection work: Lecture and demo

09:30am - 10:00am

Coffee/Posters

10:00am - 11:30am

Hannes Slabbert (Invictus Canines)

Breakout 4: New uses for detection dogs -medical concerns (diabetes, cancer, seizure disorders) and  wildlife detection and protection:  Lectures/demos/ videos

10:00am - 11:30am

Led by Dr. Kelly Mann and Dr. Bess Pierce

Breakout 5: Nutrition and medical concerns for working dogs: Panel discussion

Interactive Q & A from audience

10:00am - 11:30am

Eldin Leighton PhD and Jane Russenberger

Breakout 6: IWDR II (advanced) workshop (must bring laptop)

11:30am - 01:00pm

Lunch

01:00pm

Tour of Swedish Kennel Club and Swedish Armed Forces facility in rotating small groups

07:00pm - 10:30pm

Gala Dinner

Thursday, September 5, 2019
Time Speaker Lecture
08:45am - 09:00am

Welcome

09:00am - 10:00am

Elinor Karlsson PhD

Improving the performance and health of all working dogs through large-scale, collaborative genetics

10:00am - 10:30am

Frode Lingaas DVM PhD

Genetic approaches to behavioral concerns in working dogs and family owned dogs

10:30am - 11:00am

Coffee/Posters

11:00am - 12:30pm

Focal topic: Genetics and health related topics

12:30pm - 02:00pm

Lunch and networking

02:00pm - 03:30pm

Led by Erik Wilsson, Karen Overall Eldin Leighton

Interactive session:  The problem of obtaining good dogs:  breeding, buying, and  crying -lecture plus round table plus contemporaneous online audience participation

03:30pm - 04:00pm

Coffee/Posters

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Led by Erik Wilsson (help from Karen Overall, Eldin Leighton)

Interactive session on obtaining good dogs continued

05:00pm

Cpl.Mark Althaus VC Australia

Plenary closing lecture