Nordic ISAE meeting 2024

By Marko Ocepek

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The Nordic ISAE Winter Meeting will be held in Ski (Norway) from the 6th to the 7th of February 2024.

Meeting will be followed by a 1-day (8.2.2024) workshop on Welfare indicators in salmon. Further information to be announced. This part will be free of charge.

The Ethology and Animal Welfare group at Faculty of Biosciences (NMBU) is pleased to welcome you to the Nordic ISAE meeting 2024.

The Nordic ISAE meeting is arranged every second year. Come and share your latest findings on applied ethology and animal welfare! For PhD students, postdocs, and students with a completed Master project, this is a great opportunity to gain experience presenting results at a friendly international conference.

We invite you to submit an abstract (in English, maximum 400 words, including results) by 10th December.


Time: 2024-02-06-09:00 – 2024-02-07-17:00, City: Ski, Norway

Speaker registration and abstract submission deadline: 22.12.2023
All 15-min presentations should be 10 minute presentation + 3 min discussion + 2 min for change of speaker.

Submit abstracts to: or

You have to book and pay for your hotel room at THON hotel in Ski

Non-speaker registration deadline: 22.12.2023 (see information below)

You have to book and pay for your hotel room at THON hotel in Ski

Thon Hotel Ski

The meeting will be held at the THON hotel in Ski

The hotel is near the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

The venue is easy to reach by public transport from Oslo Airport. More information is to be found here.

How to come to Oslo by ferry (Ferry to Oslo, timetables, prices and tickets (

See the programme on this link (pdf)

You will find information about the keynote speakers below

Program workshop Fish welfare 8th February (pdf)

Registration and participation fee

Meeting fees include meals (two lunches, dinner, snacks/coffe/tea/refreshments during breaks).

Non-speaker registration deadline: 22.12.2023

  • Regular ISAE members 250€ per person /NOK etter dagskurs pr person
  • Student ISAE members 210€ per person /NOK etter dagskurs pr person
  • Non ISAE members 270€ per person /NOK etter dagskurs pr person
  • Non ISAE students 230€ per person /NOK etter dagskurs pr person

Your participation will not be registered until we have registered your payment. The fee is non-refundable.

Sign up here for the meeting
(You have to make the payment by using the information below)

Payment information:

  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences
  • Bank: DNB Bank ASA
  • Bank address: Stranden 21, NO-0021 Oslo

  • ACCOUNT NO: 7694 05 12510
  • IBAN NR: NO8976940512510
  • REFER TO: Your name/Nordic Isae/7007562 (Very important to register)

Payment in Norway: Transfer according to Norwegian banking system.

For questions about registration or payment, please contact Marko Ocepek

  • Liza R. Moscovice, PhD
    Postdoctoral scientist
    Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
    18196 Dummerstorf

    She uses a psychobiological framework to investigate the mechanisms mediating social relationships and prosociality in animal models, ranging from primates to pigs. She studies how animals form and maintain social relationships and how relationships provide fitness benefits to individuals. This work has broader implications for understanding the evolution of cooperation and the links between social support and health benefits, in humans and other animals.

  • Elodie Floriane Mandel-Briefer,
    Associate professor
    Section for Ecology & Evolution
    Department of Biology
    University of Copenhagen,

    Her primary research interests are cognition and vocal communication in mammals and birds. The main aims of her research are understanding how animals use vocal signals to encode information about their identity (e.g. species, group, individual identity), their quality (e.g. body size, dominance status, age) and their affective states (emotions, mood), as well as the impact of such information on conspecifics.

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