The Association of Dogs and Cats Homes Conference

The 2017 Conference will take place on Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th April at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole. A pre-Conference event (drinks reception and quiz) will once again be held on the evening of Tuesday 25th April.

Over 400 delegates from cross-sector groups come together to share best practice in animal care and welfare, veterinary advances, new technologies, latest methods and techniques in companion animal welfare, science and how research findings aligns with animal behaviours, and the latest in behaviour and training.

The Conference programme will once again be split into streams. On Day 1 – Stream 1 covering Welfare and operational animal topics; Stream 2 Management, including marketing and fundraising.  On Day 2 the Conference will have 3 streams  – Dog, Cat and Stream 3 will cover topics relevant to the work of our members.

Here is the latest Conference Programme

The Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards Dinner will held on the evening of Wednesday 26th April. The winner of the ADCH Special Recognition Award will also be announced.




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