Algarve, Portugal 14-19 October 2018

Schedule

2018 Conference Schedule

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

 

SUNDAY, 14 OCTOBER

  • 800        Husbandry Training Seminar, Ken Ramirez
  • 1200      Registration
  • 1300      Problem Solving Seminar, Ken Ramirez
  • 1900      Ice Breaker

 

MONDAY, 15 OCTOBER

  • 815        Registration
  • 915        Opening Ceremony
  • 1015      Raffle
  • 1030      COFFEE BREAK
  • 1100      Keynote Speaker: Javier Almunia
  • 1200      Formal Presentations
      • Early stimulation and the introduction to operant conditioning in a newborn (Tursiops truncatus) that focuses on husbandry, health conditions, and reproductive success
      • Training a bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) how to take care of her calf after labor
  • 1245      LUNCH
  • 1400      IMATA business meeting
  • 1430      Panel discussion: Journalists - The Educators of Today
  • 1530      COFFEE BREAK
  • 1600      Formal Presentations
      • A guide to connecting trained behaviors to conservation messaging
      • Integrating storytelling into daily presentations to promote wildlife saving behavior with ambassador animals
      • Trainning protocol for a new presentation at baia dos golfinhos at Lisbon Zoo
      • The importance of emergency contingency plans while facing three catastrophic hurricanes
  • 1900      Career Night 1

 

 

TUESDAY, 16 OCTOBER

  • 815        Registration
  • 915        Announcement/Raffle
  • 930        Formal Presentations
      • Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) husbandry and management in cases of salt water ingestion
      • The first time rehabilation of an antarctic fur seal
      • From Russia with love: how to earn the confidence of the baikal seal (Pusa sibirica)
  • 1030      COFFEE BREAK
  • 1100      Panel Discussion: Zoos: Different Taxa, Same Techniques
  • 1145      Formal Presentations
      • The value and importance of the stick perching behaviour to the green planets sloth training program
      • Alligator tested.  Aquarist Approved.  A look at training juvenile alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) and implications of training other animals
      • Setting them up to succeed - keep them thinking
  • 1300      LUNCH
  • 1415      Live Demo: Medical Training with Dogs
  • 1500      COFFEE BREAK
  • 1530      Live Demo: Diabetic Alert Dogs
  • 1630      Poster Presentation and Photo/Art Contest
  • 1900      Career Night 2

 

WEDNESDAY, 17 OCTOBER

  • 830        Registration
  • 915        Announcement/Raffle
  • 930        Executive Director: Billy Hurley
  • 1015      Formal Presentations
      • Training our birds: From jesses to complete free choice
      • Pre/post-operative care for phacoemulsification using operant conditioning with a great horned owl (Bubo virginianus)
  • 1100      COFFEE BREAK
  • 1130      Formal Presentations
      • Cant we all just get along: behavioral approximations for improving social compatibility in an all-male dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) social group
      • I say, you do
      • Operant conditioning as an assistant in hiatal hernia treatment
  • 1245      LUNCH
  • 1330      Zoomarine Visit

 

THURSDAY, 18 OCTOBER

  • 815        Registration
  • 915        Announcement/Raffle
  • 930        Formal Presentations
      • Extiction of regurgitation in a California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) with the use of multi-stimuli
      • Training of sea lions group to study their respiratory function
      • From sea lion to no-sea lion: the training and benefits of a voluntary blinding device in a visually-impaired sea lion
  • 1030      COFFEE BREAK
  • 1100      Invited Speaker: Mats Amundin
  • 1145      Panel Discussion: Legislation: What We Need to Know!
  • 1230      LUNCH
  • 1400      Formal Presentations
      • Enrichment for marine mammals - feeding system of dolphin to express natural behavior for animal welfare
      • Cognitive challenge for Black Sea bottlenose dolphins under human care
      • Improving physical condition and assessment of body condition of two killer whales (Orcinus orca) through implementation of a regimented exercise program
      • How and why we trained a copy Sd
  • 1530      COFFEE BREAK
  • 1630      ATAC Committee Game Show
  • 1730      “Big Ticket” Raffle
  • 1730      Workshop: Team Management, Tyler G. Burtis

 

 

FRIDAY, 19 OCTOBER

  • 815        Registration
  • 915        Announcement/Raffle
  • 930        Invited Speaker: Geraldine Lacave
  • 1015      COFFEE BREAK
  • 1045      Formal Presentations
      • Fundamentals are the building blocks of fun! Fortifying relationship through advanced husbandry techniques
      • Intrinsic case study on the influence of social media content on a zoological organization
      • Perceptions of animal emotions during human-animal interactions in an aquarium setting
  • 1130      Informal Presentations
      • Targeting the senses: Sd variability for success
      • Prevention in 8 seconds. The strength of images
  • 1200      New Orleans (2019) Conference Presentation, Will Elgar
  • 1230      LUNCH
  • 1400      Committee Meetings
  • 1830      Cocktail Reception
  • 1900      Formal Dinner
  • 2000      Honors and Awards Ceremony
  • 2100      Dance Party

 

Note: Schedule is subject to change.