CAPP Workshops and Seminars

The Center for Animals and Public Policy offers a venue for balanced, informed and respectful discussion of the difficult issues in animal ethics, policy and practice that face the veterinary profession and society. The Center sponsors conferences, workshops, and symposia covering topics ranging from the welfare of elephants in captivity to feral cat management to human relationships with horses.

The Center’s flagship speaker series is “Animal Matters.” Presented by distinguished scientists, animal professionals, ethicists, advocates, and others, these lunchtime talks expose the Cummings community and the public to a broad sampling of the issues in which society is currently grappling with changing relationships between people and animals.

Upcoming Animal Matters Seminars

Bioethics and Advanced Care of Companion Animals:  Reflections from a Palliative Care Veterinarian

Thursday, February 2, 2017
noon-1pm, Varis Lecture Hall, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton

Lisa Moses, VMD, DACVIM, CVMA
Pain Medicine Service, Angell Animal Medical Center

If you are unable to join us in person, join us remotely!
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Members of the public are invited to this free seminar.

Made possible by the generous support of:
Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund

Learn more about the Bioethics and Advanced Care of Companion Animals:  Reflections from a Palliative Care

Friday, February 24, 2017
noon-1pm, Hamilburg Lecture Hall (HLH) in the Franklin M. Loew Veterinary Education Center, 2nd floor, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton

Jennifer Walker, DVM, PhD
Director of Dairy Stewardship, Dean Foods

If you are unable to join us in person, join us remotely!
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Members of the public are invited to this free seminar.

Made possible by the generous support of:
Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund

Learn more about Animal Welfare at the Intersection of Politics, Profits, Policy and People

Human-Animal Encounters in Experimental Lab Science:  Disentangling the Ethical from the Moral

Thursday, April 6, 2017
noon-1pm, Varis Lecture Hall, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton

Lesley A. Sharp, MA, PhD
Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College
Senior Research Scientist in Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

If you are unable to join us in person, join us remotely!
Details here about event

Members of the public are invited to this free seminar.

Made possible by the generous support of:
Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund

Learn more about the Human-Animal Encounters in Experimental Lab Science: Disentangling the Ethical from the Moral