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March 21st, 2014 by Mary Wood

National Academies Launches New Roundtable on Laboratory Animal Science and Welfare

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The National Academies’ Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) has launched the ILAR Roundtable to stimulate dialogue and provide new pathways to promote the responsible use of animals in science.  The ILAR Roundtable provides a forum for researchers and animal care givers from government, industry, and academia to discuss animal welfare in research, and an opportunity to discuss topics ranging from laboratory animal care to experimental design to regulatory issues.

Roundtable Members include faculty members from UC Davis:  Dr. Kent Lloyd and Dr. John Wingfield

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Roundtable Workshops

The Roundtable is a balanced and civil forum to stimulate dialogue and collaboration, to help build trust and transparency among stakeholders, and to provide a new medium to promote the responsible use of animals in science.

Workshop #1:  Reproducibility Issues in Research with Animals and Animal Models: A Workshop, June 4-5, 2014
The National Research Council has appointed a committee of experts to organize and conduct a public workshop to discuss fundamental aspects of experimental design of research using animals and animal models, aimed at improving reproducibility.

Workshop #2: Transportation of Laboratory Animals,  September 3-4, 2014
Speakers and agenda to be announced

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ILAR publications focus on laboratory animals, including :

Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals, 8th edition

Improving the Utility and Translation of Animal Models for Nervous System Disorders: Workshop Summary

International Animal Research Regulations: Impact on Neuroscience Research: Workshop Summary

Recognition and Alleviation of Pain in Laboratory Animals

Recognition and Alleviation of Distress in Laboratory Animals

Guidelines for the Humane Transportation of Research Animals

Social Housing for Lab Animals – symposium presentations

March 7th, 2014 by Mary Wood

Selected presentations from the Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals are available, hosted by AWIC, Animal Welfare Information Center, a service of the National Agricultural LibraryThe symposium was co-hosted by NIH, USDA, OLAW, The Enrichment Record, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) on August 22-23, 2013 and held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Natcher Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Presentations include:

Socialization: Behavioral Intervention and Temperament Testing
Kristine Coleman, Oregon Health & Science University

Socialization of Nonhuman Primate Groups
Steven Schapiro, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Federal Oversight and Peer-Review Perspectives on Social Housing: Representatives from AAALAC, USDA, and OLAW
Carol Clarke, USDA, APHIS; Brent Morse, NIH, OLAW; and Kathryn Bayne, AAALAC

Pigs: Social Housing
Candace Croney, Purdue University

Rabbits: Social Housing
Karen Froberg, Bio-Serv

A Historical Perspective on Social Housing
Kathryn Bayne, AAALAC

Zoobiquity 2014

March 3rd, 2014 by Mary Wood

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Zoobiquity Research Symposium 2014
Fostering Innovation in Comparative Medicine Research

April 5, 2014 | 8:30 – 5:00
Registration is free, pre-registration required
Li Ka Shing Center, LKSC, Stanford

 

The goal of the Zoobiquity Research Symposium is to educate medical and veterinary professionals on cutting edge cross-species basic and clinical research that benefits both humans and animals…  As a part of its educational mission, this conference will involve students at a number of levels, including undergraduate, medical, veterinary and graduate students to allow these individuals to incorporate the benefits of comparative medicine and research into their careers at an early stage.

The one-day conference will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in the Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall (2nd floor). Veterinarian and MD basic science and clinical researchers will present overviews of their research, which will address a wide range of subjects including medical imaging for cancer diagnosis and treatment, infectious diseases, and other comparative medicine topics.

Speakers from UC Davis include:

Key Note Speaker
Michael Lairmore DVM PhD DACVP/DACVM

Robert Cardiff MD

Speakers that graduated from UC Davis include:

Melissa Miller DVM, PhD
California Fish and Game

Paul Buckmaster DVM PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine

Karen Terio DVM, PhD, DACVP
U of Illinois, Chicago

Joseph Garner PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine