Public Day

Animal Behavior Society Public Day 2022 - Stressing Out: Preventing and Managing Stress in Animals

The ABS annual conference will once again include the traditional Public Day event.

The 2022 Public Day will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022, in an online format.


    This event is free and open to all. No registration required.

    The Public Day will include recorded talks and a live panel with the speakers. This series of talks is intended for a general audience; no scientific background is needed. Attendees will learn about the latest developments in the identification, prevention, and management of stress in animals.
  • The 2022 ABS Public Day Abstract Book can be downloaded and contains information on all of the speakers and an overview of their talks

    All presentations are pre-recorded and available here below.

    The live panel with the speakers will run from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT on Saturday, July 30, 2022. A link to join the live panel is available below.


  • Jennifer Abrams, LVT, MA, ACAAB  - Lies and the honest people who tell them

    Natalia Albuquerque, PhD - Dogs who can't see: how a multidimensional world can cause stress.

    Carolina Jardim Barboza, CPDT-KA, LLA Professional - Compulsive disorders in deaf dogs: dealing with the issue and avoiding stress

    Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA - Stress: the good, the bad, and the not always ugly

    Lee Niel, PhD - Fearful or friendly? Accurately identifying signs of fear in companion cats and dogs

    Julie Posluns, M.Sc., ACAAB - Treats make everything better: training cats to reduce stress

    Raiane dos Santos Guidi, MSc -
    Improving the welfare of captive capuchin monkeys with a science-based approach

    Kristina Spaulding, PhD, CAAB - Helping pets cope with stress.


    CEU Information
    CCPDT, IAABC, KPA (3 CEUs available)
    Live panel (4-5 PM EDT on July 30, 2022) and recorded talks must be attended to receive answers to questions for CEU eligibility.

    Two passwords will be used, one included in the talks, and one during the Public Day live panel. Both passwords must be submitted to the email below to receive CEUs.

    Please email before December 31, 2022 to receive CEUs.