The Kennel Club Health and Welfare Conference 2022

£35.00
Great Dane with tongue out in the woods
Join us at The Kennel Club Health and Welfare Conference on Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 November 2022 at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwick CV8 2LD. Bringing together dog health experts and enthusiasts to open up discussion on pertinent topics and bring about collaboration to improve the health, well-being and welfare of dogs now and in the future.

Event Information - Saturday

Please note, the programmes for both rooms will run simultaneously.

Room 1
  • 09:30am – 10:00am
    Introduction to the Day

  • 10:00am – 11:30am
    Social media, digital tools & media training for health & welfare - The Kennel Club Press Office
    How to use these tools to your best advantage and showcase and promote the work you do for the health and welfare of your breeds

  • 11:30am – 11:45am
    Break
  • 11:45am - 13:00pm  
    Breeding tools for the future - Dr. Joanna Ilska
    Estimated Breeding Values and Genetic Breeding Values, a look at the tools we have that can help us breed healthier dogs in future
  • 13:00pm – 14:00pm
    Lunch – Buffet lunch provided

  • 14:00pm – 15:30pm
    The heart of the matter - Dr. Hannah Stephenson
    A look at heart health for all breeds, screening and key things we need to consider
  • 15:30pm – 16:30pm
    Coffee break in conference hall – External organisation stands

  • 16:30pm
    Close of day
Room 2
  • 09:30am – 10:00am
    Introduction to the Day

  • 10:00am – 11:30am
    Cooper & Co Solicitors - Trevor Cooper
    Specialists in Dog Law update
  • 11:30am – 11:45am
    Break

  • 11:45am - 13:00pm 
    Gifted Philanthropy - Amy Stevens
    Successful fundraising

  • 13:00pm – 14:00pm
    Lunch – Buffet lunch provided

  • 14:00pm – 15:00pm
    Battersea Academy (14:00 – 15:00)
  • 15:00pm – 15:30pm
    Agria Pet Insurance (15:00 – 15:30)
    Insurance packages for Breed Rescue

  • 15:30pm – 16:30pm
    Coffee break in conference hall – External organisation stands

  • 16:30pm
    Close of day

Event Information - Sunday

  • 10:00am-10:30am
    Introduction to the day

  • Workshop area one:
    Talk and Workshop Session - 45 minutes
    (40 people max)
    How do we breed healthier dogs? - Dr. Dan O’Neill & Group Co-ordinator (BHC mentor)
    Looking at the big picture for dog health

  • Workshop area two:
    Talk and Workshop Session - 45 minutes
    (40 people max)
    Are breed standards really responsible? - Dr. Alison Skipper & Group Co-ordinator (BHC mentor)
    How do breed standards impact health and what role do we play in avoiding this or encouraging this

  • Workshop area three:
    Talk and Workshop Session - 45 minutes
    (40 people max)
    Is DNA really the answer? - Dr. Joanna Ilska & Group Co-ordinator (BHC mentor)
    What does it tell us? Do breeders understand it? What are the limitations? What does the future hold?

  • 13:00-14:00pm
    Lunch – Buffet lunch provided

  • 14:00pm- 15:30pm
    Outcome & Actions session
    The expert & group co-ordinator will be invited to summarise the key outcomes and actions from the discussion and participants in the sessions will be invited to contribute and ask questions

  • 15:30pm  
     Close of day

Getting there

By rail

Kenilworth Station is 1.8 miles away.
Warwick Station is 3 miles away.

By bus

Birmingham Coach Station is 21 miles away.

By car

The official postcode that gets you closest to the hotel is CV8 2LD. Onsite parking is available at no additional cost.

Additional Information

A two day conference to bring together dog health experts, Breed Health Co-ordinators, Breed Rescue Co-ordinators, breeders and owners. Providing an interdisciplinary platform to network and discuss new insights, trends, and concerns as well as sharing best practices and expertise in the field of dog health & welfare.

Date and Venue
The conference will be held at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LD on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November 2022.

Programme
Saturday 12 November – A range of seminars open to all delegates.
Sunday 13 November - Interactive workshop sessions

See programme tab for full details.

Registration
Registration will be from 9:00am, please check in with The Kennel Club staff who will also give you your delegate pack and name badge.  The Conference will commence promptly at 09:30am and will conclude at 16:30pm

Catering
Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day and a buffet lunch will be served. All included with an admission ticket.

Please advise us of any dietary requirements prior to the event.

Accommodation
Accommodation is not provided and will need to be arranged privately.