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6th National G2Z Summit- Reaching Out To The Community

Join us in September 2015 on the Gold Coast for the 6th National G2Z Summit & Workshops. This year’s conference is focussed on working to meet community expectations and needs and therefore achieving safe communities for both people and their pets and better responsible pet ownership behaviour.

Early Bird registrations are now open! Register today to take advantage of the Early Bird discount available until July 15.

More information on our speakers, Workshops and the Summit itself (including accommodation and airport transfers) can be found here

Please note that the venue hosting this event has had a name change from Outrigger Surfers Paradise to Mantra on View Hotel. There are no changes to our bookings, just a name change.

We are looking forward to welcoming Dr Cynthia Karsten from the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine program. Scroll down for further info on Dr Karsten.

Click here for more details on speakers and draft program.
Shop at the Summit
In keeping with our Workshops and presentations on the behaviour and handling of shelter animals we will have limited numbers of two essential resources for sale at the event. The “Animal Behaviour for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff" textbook is a first-of-its-kind resource, put together by Weiss, Mohan-Gibbons and Zawistowski, and has not even been published yet! We will also have Sophia Yin’s book and DVD set “Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats”. Pick up your discounted copies while you are at the Summit and save the freight costs!

AVA Vet Ed CPD points
For the first time the 6th National G2Z Summit & Workshops will be eligible for the Australian Veterinary Association’s Vet Ed CPD points. This is an extra valuable reason why any veterinarians operating in the shelter, rescue or pound environments should attend this event. Make sure you enter your AVA Membership number when you register here.

6th National G2Z Summit Keynote Speaker Spotlight

Dr Cynthia Karsten
Cynthia (Cindy) Karsten, DVM – graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and went on to complete a shelter medicine internship at Colorado State University.  She finished her Shelter Medicine Residency at UC Davis in 2014 and is now the LazinAlive Outreach Veterinarian with the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program where her role is to advise shelters, perform focused and comprehensive shelter consultations and present at conferences and universities. Dr. Karsten's interests include infectious disease control, population management and community/international medicine.  Dr. Karsten lives with her 5 shelter dogs (weights 7, 9, 10, 12 and 50 pounds), 1 stray cat and an exceptionally supportive husband. Dr Karsten will be delivering a day long Workshop on 15/9 (repeated on 19/9) and on each day of the Summit on the topics of Understanding Capacity for Care and Optimising Length of Stay, Million Cat Challenge and Managed Intake.

More information on our speakers, Workshops and the Summit itself (including accommodation and airport transfers) can be found here.

Sponsor spotlight – Nestle Purina Petcare

We are very happy to announce that Purina have once again decided to support the G2Z Summit and are our Platinum sponsors for 2015.

Nestlé Purina PetCare is proud to partner with G2Z for the 6th National G2Z Summit “Reaching Out To The Community”.
At Nestlé Purina PetCare we understand and share the strong feelings of love and respect pet owners have for their companion animals. Because most of us are pet owners too, the welfare of dogs and cats is our top priority - it has been our focus for over 80 years and continues to drive everything we do.
For us, the world of pet welfare goes beyond shelter walls and into rethinking what we can do to create a better world for pets and the people who love them. As a company guided by a passion for pets, we're committed to using our scale to work shoulder to shoulder with pet welfare experts, to inspire pet lovers to get more involved, to change perceptions of shelter pets and to create more powerful bonds between pets and people.
As well as our support of organisations such as Animal Welfare League Australia, our concern for of the welfare of cats and dogs is reflected in other activities such as the operation of our Petcare Advice line providing free advice to animal owners and our involvement in the development of an Australian Standard aimed at ensuring the safety of manufactured dog and cat food products.
Our quest to drive pet welfare forward leads to our hope that this Summit and its Workshops will result in industry-leading approaches to dealing with companion animal welfare and prevent the abandonment and unnecessary euthanasia of companion animals in the future. As the world’s leading petcare company, we stand ready to help.

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