About the Conference

What is the Canine Science Forum ?

The Canine Science Forum is a interdisciplinary Forum that brings together scientists with different expertise on Canines. It is held biannually since 2008 and it is the main international meeting devoted to the biology, ecology and behaviour of dogs, wolves and related canids.

Aims and scope

    Through enhancing communication between various fields, the Canine Science Forum aims at substantiating canine biology in order to develop it as a major model for biological investigations. The canine science forum also intends to utilize science as a source of knowledge to promote:
  • - Consolidation of an interdisciplinary field of canine biology
  • - Better integration of dogs in our rapidly changing modern society
  • - Dog science that develops non-invasive research technologies (good scientific practice)
  • - The Canine Science Forum is also aimed to spread information on the advantageous roles of dogs in our society and thus increase their well-being

Major topics

Evolution of canines

Ecology and conservation of canines

Dogs and humans

Applied aspects of canine biology

Behavioural biology of canines


Canine genetics and endo/phenotyping

Important dates

  • abstract submission
  • early bird registration
  • abstract acceptance
  • regular registration
  • conference days

Conference Venue


The 2016 Canine Science Forum is organized by the Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Sciences of the University of Padua with patronage by the Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Sciences, the University of Padua, the city of Pauda and the Italian Society of Veterinary Physiology (SOFIVET).

Local committee

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Lieta Marinelli, University of Pauda, Italy
  • Dr. Paolo Mongillo, University of Pauda, Italy
  • Prof. Ádám Miklósi, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Prof. Daniel Mills, Lincoln University, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Emanuela Prato-Previde, University of Milan, Italy
  • Prof. Paola Valsecchi, University of Parma, Italy