Professional Certificate Courses
We are proud to offer 3 Professional Certificate Courses.
*Registration for a Professional Certificate Course means you will not be able to register for other workshops.
- Elevating Your Impact: Leadership Process, Improvement, and Team Building
- Innovation in Small Primate Care
- Advanced Behavioral Husbandry
Papers & Posters
The submission deadline has passed.
Please check back for a schedule of papers in June.
All authors will be notified of acceptance by June 1, 2018
Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.
Papers should focus on the conference theme including innovative approaches in the areas of husbandry, animal welfare, conservation, education, enrichment and training.
Authors will be allowed 15 minutes for a presentation with five minutes of Q & A immediately following.
Posters will be on display throughout the Conference with a scheduled Q & A session with the author, time to be determined. Posters will be judged by members of AAZK PDC on criteria such as adherence to the conference theme, innovation, and poster layout and organization. Certificates will be awarded to winning posters at the designated Poster Session.
- Open Topical Workshops (open to all conference attendees)
- Limited Topical Workshops (registration required)
o Utilizing training crates for blood draw and injections
o Free contact and working walls for acupuncture and massage therapy
o Debunking the myth that enrichment may scare ungulates or go unused
o Mixed species
o Innovative approaches to managing singly housed animals
o Tapping into marketing and social media
o Keeper talks and tours
o Engaging your own staff
o Creating lifelong wellness trackers and end of life parameters
o Behavioral observations through volunteers, ethograms, and surveillance