Registrations for the Canine Science Forum have closed on June 20. At this time you can only sign up for the Round Table on Service Dogs, by clicking here.

April 1
from April 2
to May 10
from May 11
to June 20
June 28
and June 29
Full € 380 € 430 € 480 Not Available
Student € 260 € 310 € 360 Not Available
Accompanying person € 95 € 110 € 150 Not Available
Round Table € 50 € 50 € 75 € 75
Round Table - Disabled € 30 € 30 € 50 € 50

Prices listed above include 22% VAT. Please, note that if you cancel your registration by the end of May you will be refunded 50% of the registration fee. No refund can be given for cancellation after May 31th.

    Round-table registration fees include:
  • - Attendance to the afternoon session of the conference on June 29th, including the round table on service dogs
  • - Certificate of attendance at the roundtable
  • - Afternoon coffee break (June 29th)
  • - Wine and Cheese Party (June 29th)

A discounted fee is reserved for people with disabilities wishing to attend to the Round Table. Please choose the appropriate option in the registration form (available from January 10, 2016)

Abstract submission

The Scientific Committee of the Canine Science Forum 2016 invites submission of abstracts for both oral (15 min presentation + 5 min discussion) and poster presentations. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is March 10th, 2016. Guidelines for abstract requirements and format can be found here

The email address for the submissions of abstracts is:

Contributions will be sent for revision in anonymous form to two reviewers, who will provide a recommendation of suitability as oral or poster presentation or unsuitability, and an overall evaluation of the submitted abstract based on research quality, clearness and relevance. A third revision may be requested in case of disagreement between reviewers. No more than one contribution per type (oral presentation/poster) per presenting author will be accepted.

Early Career Scientist Award

In addition to regular scientific presentations, the organising committee of the 5th Canine Science Forum extended a special invitation to early career scientists to submit a presentation proposal on a research topic relevant to the conference aims and scopes. The procedure was concluded on December 14, and Dr. Anna Kis was appointed as winner of the Early Career Scientist Award. She will present her work on "The effect of oxytocin on human-directed social behaviour in dogs" on June 28.

Admission criteria

Candidates for the Early Career Scientist Award can be of any nationality but must be within 7 years of completion of their PhD (or equivalent higher degree) and have a scientific track record showing great promise. The candidate must not hold a permanent academic or equivalent position and must be the (or one of the) principal investigator(s) of the research project related to their talk. The selected candidate will be asked to present a review of the project topic including any relevant results of her/his work. The topic of the proposed presentation must be relevant to one of the following major themes about dogs and other Canids: cognition, behavioural biology, evolution of canines, genetics and endo/phenotyping, dogs and humans, applied aspects of canine biology.


The international scientific committee of the CSF 2016 judged proposals on: relevance of the research to the aims and scopes of the conference, originality of the research, clarity of thought and expression of the research question being addressed, research quality.

How to apply

Applications for the Early Career Scientist Award have closed on November 15th 2015.