Warsaw, Poland | 16th-18th November
II International Conference on Animal Training

Welcome to ATM2018
the second international conference in Poland about animal training methods


The aim of the conference is to present the biological principles and mechanisms of training companion, farm and wild animals. Foreign guests will present fresh knowledge on the subject. Our mission is to dispel the myths that still persist in many publications and to present the basic methods and training techniques that are universal for many species.

The conference is organized for animal behavior enthusiasts, ethologists, but first of all, for behaviorists and zoopsychologists, trainers, veterinarians, zootechnicians and others who want to expand their skills.

The conference will feature innovative methods of training, bringing you closer to new ways of working with animals and scientific evaluation of their effectiveness. Riders, instructors, trainers, dog owners or behaviorists will find the scientific basis for their activities and researchers will be able to explore the practical application and considerations of the discussed methods. The conference will also touch on the ethical aspects of working with animals, with an emphasis on well-being during training.

We encourage delegates from all geographic regions working in all behaviour disciplines and training to take an active part in this comprehensive conference. We are delighted to invite you to Poland to share your recent developments in behaviour research and animal training.

For further information please contact us:

contact@atm2018.eu

Language of conference: Polish/English
(we provide English translation for foreign participants with prior arrangement)
Translation: simultaneous

 

The Participants will receive a certificate with 25 educational points awarded by the National Medical and Veterinary Council

Programme


16.11.2018, FRIDAY
14.00-16.00 Registration of participants
16.00-17.00 Opening ceremony. Inaugural lecture: Beyond training. Learning and experience
Wojciech Pisula, Prof., Laboratory of Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology, Institute of Psychology, PAS
Workshops
17.00-17.30 Group I Workshop: First Aid for dogs and cats (room 103B)
Katarzyna Barłowska, DVM, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, PAS
17.30-18.00 Group II Workshop: Olfactory play with dogs (room102B)
Agata Kokocińska-Kusiak, MSc, ethologist, zoopsychologist, animal trainer, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, PAS
17.00-17.30 Group I Workshop: Olfactory play with dogs (room102B)
Agata Kokocińska-Kusiak, MSc, ethologist, zoopsychologist, animal trainer, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, PAS
17.30-18.00 Group II Workshop: First Aid for dogs and cats (room 103B)
Katarzyna Barłowska, DVM, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, PAS
18.45 Warsaw Old City tour
17.11.2018, SATURDAY
Session 1 Mechanisms of learning
8.00-9.00 Registration of participants (not registered on Friday)
9.00-9.40 Neurobiology of learning and memory in animals
Paweł Boguszewski, PhD, Laboratory of Animal Models, Neurobiology Centre, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, PAS
9.40-10.15 Socially transferred emotions are mediated by the central amygdala
Ksenia Meyza, PhD, Laboratory of Emotion Neurobiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, PAS
Session 2 Dog training
10.15-10.50 The ETNA training method and its application for dogs' aggressive behavior
Ewa Adamkiewicz, PhD, zoopsychologist, dog trainer, DOC4DOGS
10.50-11.15 Importance of instinct in the context of training herding dogs
Małgorzata Goleman, PhD, Department of Ethology and Animal Welfare Sub-Department of Companion Animals and Welfare, Faculty of Biology, Animal Sciences and Bioeconomy, University of Life Sciences in Lublin
11.15-11.45 Coffee break
Meet the practician
11.45-13.15 Getting in TTouch with Dogs
Sarah Fisher
Tellington TTouch instructor, canine and equine behaviour counsellor
13.15 - 14.15 Lunch
14.15-15.45 Continuation of Sarah Fisher's "Getting in TTouch with Dogs"
15.45-16.15 Coffee break
16.15-17.15 Prevention and solving aggressive and reactive behavior of dogs
Jiří Ščučka
professional animal trainer, founder of Jiří Ščučka Animal Training Academy
17.15- 17.45 Motivation and the ways of using it in SAR dogs training
Katarzyna Jakubowska, MSc,
search and rescue dog guide in Voluntary Fire Brigade - Special Rescue Unit in Wrocław, owner of Let's dog - "DOGadaj się ze swoim psem" school, dog trainer in Jiří Ščučka Animal Training Academy, kynologist
17.45- 18.45 The basics of dog training in bite work
Jiří Ščučka
professional animal trainer, founder of Jiří Ščučka Animal Training Academy
18.45 Daily conclusions. Competition results. Acknowledgments
20.00 Gala dinner
18.11.2018, SUNDAY
Session 3 Horse training
8.00-9.00 Registration of participants
9.00-9.30 Working with a hippotherapy horse on the consecutive stages of the horse preparation
Natalia Smagacz, Msc, special educator, SI therapist, hippotherapist and horse riding instructor, II judge in dressage, commissioner FEI The Federation Equestre International
9.30- 10.00 Hippotherapy in Poland
Alicja Paszkiewicz, PhD, board member of the Polish Hippotherapeutical Association (PTHip), physiotherapist, hippotherapist, SI therapist
10.00-10.20 Can horses say ‘no’? Preferences and welfare of riding horses
Aleksandra Górecka-Bruzda, PhD, IGHZ prof., Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, PAS
10.20-10.50 Tradition, supertitions and emotional systems: why the use of negative reinforcement prevails in horse training?
Jakub Gołąb, DVM
Session 4 Training of other animals
10.50-11.50 Animal learning and training for animal welfare and conservation goals
Sabrina Brando
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums Director of Animal Welfare
11.50-12.15 Coffee break
12.15-13.15 Continuation of Sabrina Brando's "Animal learning and training for animal welfare and conservation goals"
13.15- 14.00 Lunch
14.00 -14.30 How to train honeybees and to what purpose
Ewa Joanna Godzińska, Prof., Laboratory of Ethology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, PAS, President of the Polish Ethological Society
14.30 - 14.50 Olfactory training in mice to detect cancer
Agata Kokocińska-Kusiak, MSc, ethologist, zoopsychologist, animal trainer, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, PAS
14.50- 15.50 Practical Live Case Study
Chirag Patel
animal trainer, behavioral consultant, science officer for the Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA)
15.50-16.15 Coffee break
16.15-17.15 Questioning the Obvious in Animal Training
Chirag Patel
animal trainer, behavioral consultant, science officer for the Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA)
17.15-18.00 Short Oral Presentations
18.00 Conclusion of the conference. Competition results. Acknowledgments
19.11.2018, MONDAY
12.00 Zoo tour
*organizers reserve the right to change the program.

Call for abstracts


Deadline: 31.10.2018

Conference materials will be available to all participants in the form of a book of abstracts.

Application form for abstracts

Submit as a:
PosterShort Oral Presentation

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Registration


Prices:

WORKSHOPS ARE SOLD OUT!
CONFERENCE TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

3day pass pln euro
standard 800 190
16.11 i 17.11.18 pln euro
standard 450 110
16.11 i 18.11.18 pln euro
standard 450 110
Workshops
(price for single workshop)
100 25

 

 

ATTENTION!
*Members of The Polish Ethological Society (PTEtol) and students of Applied Animal Psychology (SPZ), University of Warsaw, are eligible for a 20% discount on tickets. SPZ students are kindly reminded to bring their student ID for the conference
*Participants of Dr Jenifer Zeligs’ seminar receive a 20% discount on tickets
* For groups of more than 5 people from one institution – individual special prices can be arranged. For this purpose, please contact us at: akokocinska@ethoplanet.com
* The inaugural lecture is already included in the price of each ticket. The workshops are charged separately.
* From October 15, you will not be able to withdraw your payment. In case of cancellation prior to this date 80% of the payment is returned.
* Participants receive a separate certificate of participation in individual workshops. Workshops are not subject to discounts.

 

Included in the ticket price:

  • Conference materials
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch

 

Paid extra:

Paid extra: pln euro
Gala dinner (17.11) 120 30
Warsaw Old City tour (1845 16.11) 20 5
Zoo tour (19.11) 15 5
Simultaneous translation 50 10

 

Account number:
PL61 1140 2004 0000 3302 7786 3475
IBAN: PL
Bank name: mBank S.A. FORMERLY BRE BANK S.A. (RETAIL BANKING) LODZ
Bank adress: Skrytka pocztowa 2108, 90-959 Łódź 2
BIC/SWIFT code od mBank: BREXPLPWMBK

 

If you have any questions please write us at registration@atm2018.eu

Application form

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** 20% discount on the prices of "early birds" for students of Applied Animal Psychology of the University of Warsaw and members of the Polish Ethological Society (with regulated contributions) on enrollments until August 31, 2018. After this date, a standard price list applies. For students, please bring your student ID with you. Members of PTEtol will be checked by the treasurer if they have paid contributions.

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Travel and accomodation


Conference venue:

Wydział Biologii Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego (Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw)

ul. Miecznikowa 1
Warszawa
Sala 9B ( assembly hall 9B)

Sound Garden Hotel
www.soundgardenhotel.pl

Sound Garden Hotel Airport
ul. Żwirki i Wigury 18
Warszawa

phone: +48 22 279 14 00
e-mail: info@soundgardenhotel.pl

Discount code: ATM2018

GreenWood hostel AIRPORT
www.greenwoodhostel.pl

Private room (single or double) – 140 pln / night
Bed in 4 people room – 60 pln / night
Bed in 8 people room – 45 pln / night

GreenWood hostel AIRPORT
ul. Lechicka 23
Warszawa

phone: +48-536-555-655
e-mail: hostel.greenwood@gmail.com

Discount code: atm2018

GreenWood hostel CENTRUM
www.greenwoodhostel.pl

Private room (single or double) – 150 pln / night
Bed in 4 people room – 60 pln / night
Bed in 6 people room – 50 pln / night
Bed in 8 people romo – 42 pln / night

GreenWood hostel CENTRUM
ul. Zakroczymska 13
Warszawa

phone: +48-570-883-388
e-mail: greenwood.centrum@gmail.com

Discount code: atm2018

Lord Hotel
www.hotellord.pl

16.11-18.11.2018

single room – 200,00 pln / night
double room – 270,00 pln / night
double room for one person – 240,00 pln / night
breakfast – 40,00 pln
supper – 66,96 pln
parking lot – 30,00 pln

Lord Hotel
Al. Krakowska 218
02-219 Warszawa – Okęcie

phone: (48 22) 574 20 06
e-mail: recepcja@hotellord.pl

See directions to the Faculty of Biology of the University of Warsaw

1. Access from the Chopin Airport
2. Access from the Central Station (Dworzec Centralny)
3. Access from the West Station (Dworzec Zachodni)
4. Access from the Modlin Airport

Scientific committee


Ewa Joanna Godzińska, prof.

Wojciech Pisula, prof.

Aleksandra Górecka-Bruzda, DSc Habil. prof. IGHZ

Tadeusz Kaleta, DSc Habil. , prof. SGGW

Iwona Adamska, PhD

Paweł Boguszewski, PhD

Anna Reinholz, PhD

Klaudia Modlińska, PhD

Katarzyna Barłowska, DVM

Agata Maria Kokocińska-Kusiak, MSc

Organizing committee


AGATA MARIA KOKOCIŃSKA-KUSIAK, MSc
The originator of the conference, the chairperson of the organizing committee, the main coordinator

Iwona Adamska, PhD

KATARZYNA BARŁOWSKA, DVM

JULITA KORCZYŃSKA, PhD

ANNA SZCZUKA, PhD

KAROLINA HOŁDA, PhD

GABRIEL MALISZEWSKI, MSc

AGNIESZKA BERTMAN

MILENA BELI

NATALIA BRAUŁA

HANNA MICHNOWSKA, MSc

MIKOŁAJ ZYBAŁA, MSc

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS


CO-ORGANIZERS


HONORARY PATRONAGE


MAIN SPONSORS


OTHER SPONSORS


WE WORK WITH FOUNDATIONS


Interested companies are welcome to cooperate! To get acquainted with the sponsorship offer, please contact:
contact@atm2018.eu

Account number:
PL61 1140 2004 0000 3302 7786 3475
IBAN: PL
BIC/SWIFT code od mBank: BREXPLPWMBK