Invitation and Agenda

It is a real privilege to be able to provide an opportunity for the animal rescue community to come back together since our last conference in 2017. We are really excited about the conference and can’t wait to see you all in Glasgow, here is a message from our Director, Jim Green;

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Our unique conference will continue to inspire excellence in animal response!

Standard Delegate Tickets are available via this link: BARTA Conference Ticket

Standard delegate tickets are £395 for 2.5 days of programmed CPD (12th – 14th June) (The price includes all fees, refreshments, lunch and an unmissable Scottish themed evening event on the Thursday night).

We also offer a limited number of Veterinary Undergraduate delegate tickets at a 40% discounted rate of £237. These tickets are available via this link: Veterinary Undergraduate Discounted Tickets

Here is our Agenda, including a list of the confirmed speakers.


Entitled “Global Solutions To Tackle Local Issues”, this conference will build on four key outcomes of California 2017; 

  • Behaviour – Human and animal 
  • Technical – Science behind the practice
  • Regulatory – International standards and codes of practice
  • Training – Cross discipline, modular driven approach

Conference 2024 key themes will appeal to a broad range of people interested in the management of incidents involving animals;

  • Incidents Involving Animals – Understanding the requirements of an All Species – All Hazards – All Responders approach within Community Integrated Risk Management Planning 
  • Rescue and Trauma Care – Striving to improve practices in animal rescue and immediate care
  • Preparing for a climate emergency? – Considering proactive partnerships, building networks, planning a community response to emerging events 
  • Learning across borders – Engaging an international community to share learning and support each other through an International Community of Practice

First Responders – Veterinary Professionals – Emergency Planners – Civil Contingency Experts – Local Resilience Forums – Environmental Protection Agencies – Animal Welfare Sector – Community Responders – Animal Health and Transport Professionals – Government Officials;

Are you…

  • Already part of the worldwide animal rescue community and want to engage with likeminded people? 
  • An emergency planner seeking clarity about how animals impact an emergency or disaster and how to prepare?
  • A veterinary or emergency service responder looking to develop skills and knowledge?
  • A member of local or national governance wanting to understand why animals should be considered within One Health community preparedness and national resilience?

Then the mixture of engaging talks, panel discussions, breakout workshops and the opportunity to spend time with dedicated people, making a difference in their communities is not to be missed. We hope to see you in Glasgow 2024, save the date and more details to follow.

Listen here as Professor Josh Slater gives his roundup of the outcomes from California 2017;