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One Welfare Conference II

The CVE is honoured to be accepting the baton from Canada to host the second international One Welfare Conference in Sydney, Australia.

‘One Welfare describes the interrelationships between animal welfare, human well-being and the physical and social environment’ (Garcia Pinillos, 2018).

The first International One Welfare Conference, held in Winnipeg Manitoba in 2016, saw a gathering of national and international experts and decision makers in the fields of human and animal health and welfare to discuss the science, best practices, models and policies to manage complex issues. The 2019 conference will extend the scope of the content covered as per the 2017 World Organisation for Animal Health’s (OIE) Global Animal Welfare Strategy which aims for:

a world where the welfare of animals is respected, promoted and advanced, in ways that compliment the pursuit of animal health, human well-being, socio-economic development and environmental sustainability’.

Join us and learn from acclaimed International Keynote Speakers:

Professor David Fraser from the University of British Columbia, renowned worldwide as ‘a pioneer in the field of animal welfare science’ for which he was appointed Member of the Order of Canada in 2005.  

Dr Rebecca Garcia Pinillos also has an impressive pioneering pedigree in the field of animal welfare, being the founder of the non-profit social enterprise One Welfare Community Interest Company.

Local speakers - to be advised.


Contemporary and thought-provoking, this book provides a definition of the concept of One Welfare: A Framework to improve Animal Welfare and Human Wellbeing. The book establishes a conceptual framework, in 5 sections, resulting from a 3-month global consultation on a draft proposal comprising nine areas.

Like to purchase the paperback for AUS$40?

Choose the enrolment + book registration tab below.

Note: 25% of printed book sales profit from this website will go towards the crowdfunding campaign to make the e-book free access and 75% into the One Welfare Community Interest Company to support the dissemination and implementation of One Welfare. More information here



One Welfare Conference II (2 days) + Four-Words, Forwards! (1 Day)

Watch this space!

We will shortly be announcing the program of the exciting 1-day workshop devoted to mental health and wellbeing for the veterinary profession - Four-Words, Forwards!' - using the funds raised from last year’s Vet Cookbook. A complementary topic to One Welfare, this is a heads-up for those of you planning leave and airfares. To encourage you to enrol in the 3rd day we are offering you a 50% discount for the mental health and wellbeing workshop. 



Monday 14 - Wednesday 16 October 2019
University of Sydney
Camperdown NSW


BA, Psychology, PhD, Zoology

David Fraser is Professor in the Animal Welfare Program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. His long career has focused on the behaviour and welfare of farm, companion and wild animals ranging from pigs to cows to moose. He has served as a scientific advisor on animal welfare science and policy to many organizations including the World Organisation for Animal Health (Paris), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Rome), and the Food Marketing Institute (Washington). Prof. Fraser is an enthusiastic teacher who mentors many graduate students. He is the author of many publications including the popular introductory book Understanding Animal Welfare: The Science in its Cultural Context. In 2005 he was appointed Member of the Order of Canada for his work as ‘a pioneer in the field of animal welfare science’. 


Rebeca García Pinillos qualified as a vet at the University of Zaragoza, Spain and completed a PhD at the University of Reading, England. Rebeca is a diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine and a certified specialist by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in animal welfare, ethics and law. She has worked in general practice and veterinary government work since 2001, joining Defra as Veterinary Adviser in 2008. Rebeca has also volunteered with exotic animals and is an internationally recognised animal welfare lecturer and speaker on animal welfare, teaching and speaking across Europe, Asia, Central and South America. Rebeca is the current President of the Association of Government Vets and founder of the non-profit social enterprise One Welfare Community Interest Company, which started as a voluntary project, launching a global consultation to define and create a One Welfare framework as a complement to One Health and creating social media platforms and a web presence to help expand and disseminate the concept and related work. Initiatives launched to date supporting these objectives are the publication of the One Welfare Framework book and the projects One Welfare World and One Welfare Phoenix.


Mark Schipp was appointed Australian Chief Veterinary Officer in 2011.  In 2012 he was elected to the OIE Council and in 2018 was elected President of the OIE General Assembly. Together with the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Schipp chairs the Australian Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance. He is also a member of the Animal Health Committee. Previously Dr Schipp has held positions responsible for animal derived food product inspection, market access and export certification. Dr Schipp served two terms overseas as Agriculture Counsellor in Seoul, South Korea and in Beijing, China. Mark is a biology and veterinary graduate of Murdoch University. After graduation he worked with the Western Australian Department of Agriculture.  


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