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CHAIRE Inaugural Research Symposium


Canceled due to university restrictions

We are excited to announce our first research symposium!

Please join us for a day filled with human-animal interactions research. This is a free event and all interested in the area of human-animal interactions are welcome to attend. Individuals will be showcasing their research in the form of Ignite-style presentations. If you are interested in presenting, please see the abstract submission guidelines below.

This year the symposium will be held in the Bob Evans Room in the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on Tuesday April 7, 2020. The symposium will be an all day event, with a break for attendees to eat their own lunch. This is an opportunity for CHAIRE members to showcase their research as well as other faculty members, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Registration for this event can be completed below.


Interested in becoming a sponsor of this exciting event? Your generous support will be used for refreshments, transportation, and hotel expenditures. Sponsors will have the opportunity for an extended Ignite presentation if they choose to do so as well as recognition at the symposium. 

All interested in sponsorship should email Brittany Fischer at chaire@osu.edu. Thank you for your consideration.

Abstract submission

All faculty members, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are invited to submit abstracts for an Ignite-style presentation. We also welcome other individuals outside of the university working in this area. Presentations must follow true Ignite format with 20 slides, each 15 seconds, for a total of a 5-minute presentation. See the guidelines below for more information. All abstracts are to be sent to chaire@osu.edu and include title followed by abstract in the subject line. Those that do not follow the guidelines below will not be accepted.

Abstract Guidelines

The deadline for abstract submission is 11:59PM, on Sunday, February 16, 2020.

Keynote Speakers     

Dr. Paul Hemsworth                                                                                                                                                                                 


Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne. A research career studying the behaviour and welfare of farm and companion animals, particularly examining the influence of the social and physical environment on farm animal behaviour and welfare and the influence of human-animal interactions on animal welfare and productivity.

Dr. Andrew Fisher


Faculty of Veterinary & Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Director of the Animal Welfare Science Centre. Andrew has significant experience in the area of animal welfare, with a particular focus on production animal management and transport. Research interests include welfare aspects of flexible feeding systems of dairy cows.


Please complete your registration below.