12th - 14th April 2022

Join us at the BSAS Annual Conference 2022 at the EMCC, Nottingham | 12th – 14th April. We will discuss the true 'Role of Animals in Human and Planetary Health'. The conference will debate the role that animals play on the wider stage of dietary, environmental and mental health

In-person (@EMCC)

At venue attendees will be able to get up close to the action, while also being able to seamlessly participate and network with virtual delegates and speakers from across the globe.


Virtual attendees will be able to show their active participation at the conference, by liking and commenting on the content, engaging in live Q&A’s and breakout sessions.

With its global reach the conference offers a great opportunity for delegates to build significant international connections.


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Who Should Attend?

You should attend the BSAS Annual Conference 2022 if you are:-

  • interested or involved in animal science, through industry or academia
  • work with companion animals or livestock
  • are involved in the care, sustainability and utility of animals
  • want to be part of the discussion on how animals impact human and planetary health in terms of our current and future well-being and sustainability


Book directly with Orchard Hotel (BSAS rate is £95 per night B&B).

With anticipation high for BSAS 2022, we’re sure you’ll want to make a weekend of it. NuBreed Hotels, who are the official accommodation partner for BSAS 2022, have secured a number of event-exclusive rates, specifically for our conference exhibitors, speakers and delegates, but you’ll need to be quick, as space is limited. For more information, click here.

What Will Be Discussed?

We will discuss and address the latest scientific developments and research in livestock production, as well as the wider issues shaping the sector including:

  • Dietary Health
    • What role do animal products have within a healthy balanced diet?
    • Biological value of animal-based protein
    • Can we change the way humans think about food? Should we?
    • The production of proteins for animal feed and their significant co-benefits
    • The importance of sustainable, ethical food systems
    • Should ‘carbon’ be included in food labelling?
    • Is the use of alternative proteins the only way to ensure a sustainable future?
    • How much meat is good for us?
  • Environmental Health
    • Are Livestock bad for the planet?
    • Can C-neutral livestock systems be possible?
    • The role of grazing in delivering biodiversity and soil carbon
    • Future-proofing sustainable animal production systems
    • The drive for sustainability and achieving net zero
    • Carbon Accounting. Challenge the calculators!
    • The science of biodiversity and its application in a real-life setting
    • Animal solutions to human problems
    • Mitigation of the threat of global zoonotic diseases
    • GHG emission reduction strategies
  • Mental Health
    • The social implications of eating and dining
    • Supporting our rural communities
    • The broader potential for animal assisted therapy for human mental health and wellbeing
    • The impact of human and animal interactions/connections on human mental health

Animal Science Knowledge Challenge

Join us on the evening of 12th April in a show of brute animal science strength to find out who will be crowned the ‘Animal Science Knowledge Champions 2022’!

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Conference Reception and Dinner

Join us on 13th April for the Conference Reception and Dinner which offers conference participants an excellent chance to enjoy delicious food in a relaxed setting while getting to know each other

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Equine Symposium


Alternative Protein Session


One Nutrition Symposium