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Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals

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Co-hosted by USDA, OLAW, UC Davis School of Veterinarian Medicine, Division of Veterinary Resources NIH, Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
March 17-18, 2016
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Valley Hall
Davis, California

For Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities and Registration Click Here

Registration Information:

Attendee registration extended through March 11, 2016.

Primate facility tour on March 16th (optional): $15 
Registration fee: $150/day or $250/both days
Government: $100/day or $175/both days
Student (must include copy of student ID with payment): $50/day or $75/both days

*Free registration for UC Davis students. MUST provide copy of student ID badge to Jamie DeRita at jderita1@jhu.edu.*

Sponsor and/or Exhibitor registration information here. Sponsor and/or Exhibitor registration closes March 11, 2016.

If attending one day, please specify which day you are attending on the registration form.

Draft Agenda

March 16, 2016 - Primate Center Tour

Time 3pm
Tour of California National Primate Research Center
Meet at the hotel (Holiday Inn Express & Suites Davis - University Area, 1640 Research Park Drive, Davis, CA 95618) no later than 2:15pm. Transportation to the tour will leave at 2:30pm sharply.

March 17, 2016 - Day 1

8:30
Organizer’s Welcome

8:45
Keynote/Social Organization  
Brenda McCowan, UC Davis

9:30
Best Practices for Socializing Macaques
Dawn Abney, Charles River Laboratories

10:15
Break/Visit Sponsors

10:45
Social Housing During Experimentation
Melanie Graham, University of Minnesota 
Kelly Metcalf-Pate, Johns Hopkins University

11:45
Lunch/Visit Sponsors

12:45
Current Viewpoints From Regulators and Peer Reviewers
Carol Clarke, USDA
Pat Brown, OLAW
John Bradfield, AAALAC International

1:45
The Use of Personality to Predict Compatibility
John Capitanio, UC Davis

2:30
Breakout Sessions

4:50
Adjourn

March 18, 2016 - Day 2

8:30
100,000 MRIs of Awake Dogs: What We’ve Learned
Gregory Berns, Emory University

9:30
Rabbit Socialization
Jim Weed, Centers for Disease Control

10:15
Break/Visit Sponsors

10:45
Fish Socialization and Enrichment
Doreen Bartlett, OLAW, NIH

11:15
Amphibian Socialization and Enrichment
Jim Cox, Howard Hughes Medical Institute 

11:30
Swine Behavior and Socialization
Candace Croney, Purdue University

12:30
Lunch/Visit Sponsors

1:30
Social Housing of Mice: Principles, Controversies, Challenges, and Solutions
Joe Garner, Stanford University

2:15
Breakout Sessions

4:50
Adjourn

For further information, please contact Jamie DeRita-Rodriguez.