The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) 2022 conference will take place both in-person and online this year, on April 12 and 14.

The theme of this year's conference is ‘The Role of Animals in Human and Planetary Health', and there will be over 200 speakers and 40 sessions held and streamed from the EMCC Nottingham.

Delegates can handpick the sessions they wish to attend, to create their own bespoke BSAS 2022 conference experience. They will also have opportunity to directly pose questions.

In-person attendees will also benefit from a range of social events, including the launch of the BSAS 'Animal Science Knowledge Challenge’.

Commenting on the event, BSAS president, Prof. Michael Lee said:

"I’m sure like me you are keen to meet with your colleagues and peers again in a face-to-face environment and to re-explore the ability to network at a real in person conference, well April will not be long in coming and I look forward to welcoming you to our annual BSAS conference.

"Never has there been a more important time to explore the role of animals in human and planetary health – see you in Nottingham. For those who are unable to attend in person, I will see you online."

BSAS 2022

This year’s programme has been designed to incorporate specialisms across the sector, discussing topics at the heart of animal science.

Attendees will debate the role that animals play on the wider stage of dietary, environmental, and mental health, covering cutting-edge developments from agriculture, policy, education, and knowledge exchange, all led by a respected international speaker panel.

As well as encouraging lively debate and discussion around the conference theme, speakers will also offer an insight into the latest research developments, practical solutions to underpin sustainable animal production and what they feel the sector needs to do to unify its approach to improving the performance and well-being of animals.

BSAS 2022 will also see the return of the ‘Developing Talent’ sessions, a series of bespoke sessions and workshops specifically designed for those in their early career.

Following the success of last year’s event, the Equine Symposium will also be a feature of this year’s programme, and BSAS 2022 will see the launch the One Nutrition Symposium.

Attendees to ‘One Nutrition’ will be encouraged to explore the premise that if we are to sustain a viable food chain, we need to look at the whole system and science-based evidence, to provide a greater understanding of delivering exciting and novel food products without long-term impacts on human and planetary health.