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HSA International Conference - 30 June & 1 July 2022, Edinburgh UK

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Queen Street, Edinburgh UK

The Humane Slaughter Association’s international conference will be held in Edinburgh on 30 June and 1 July 2022.  Our first such event in six years will give attendees the opportunity to present their work, network and socialise in person.

The conference will include submitted talks alongside keynote presentations.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Bob Elwood (Emeritus Professor Queen's University, Belfast)  on Pain and Suffering in Decapods
  • Will Jackson (Chief Strategy Officer, AHDB) on Animal Welfare at Slaughter: Labelling and the Importance of the Consumer
  • Claire White (Senior Veterinary Advisor, NFU) on the Demonstration of Life Protocol: Development and Launch in the UK


We know from talking to you that many people have been missing the face-to-face element of meetings and that there is a real appetite for a ‘return to normal’. HSA will be following best practice and the latest COVID guidance from the Scottish Government and that of the venue. Places will be limited, so please register early to ensure your place.  For those who cannot travel to Edinburgh and wish to watch the talks online, registration is free (but we suggest a minimum donation of £20 to support costs associated with streaming the meeting). Only people who attend the meeting in person will be able to present their work.

Event timetable:
Registration opens: 10 February 2022
Abstract submissions deadline: 18 February 2022
Notification of abstract acceptance: 10 March 2022
Early Bird registration ends: 11 April 2022 
Deadline for amendments to accepted abstracts: 6 May 2022
Registration to attend in person closes: 22 June 2022
Conference dates: 30 June and 1 July 2022


UFAW, the HSA's  sister charity, is holding a conference at the Royal College of Physicians on the 28-29th June 2022, see for further details. 


Contact Details:
HSA, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, AL4 8AN, UK.

Tel: +44 (0) 1582 831919; Website:; Email:


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