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Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals

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Co-hosted by NIH, USDA, OLAW, The Enrichment Record, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
August 22-23, 2013
The Natcher Center
National Institutes of Health
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 435-0021

For Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities and Registration Click Here

Signature Sponsors

  • Bioculture Group
  • Lomir Biomedical, Inc.
  • SjN
  • Tecniplast USA, Inc.

Exhibitors

  • Allentown
  • Animal Welfare Institute
  • Bio-Serv
  • Bioculture Group
  • Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
  • ClearH2O
  • Lomir Biomedical, Inc.
  • SjN
  • Tecniplast USA, Inc.

Agenda

Day 1: Thursday, August 22 – Social Housing of Nonhuman Primates

7:45-8:15
Continental Breakfast

8:15-8:30
Introduction and Welcome: Symposium Organizers

8:30-9:30
Keynote: Mollie Bloomsmith, Emory

9:30-10:15
Behavioral Intervention/Temperament Testing: Kristine Coleman, ORPRC

10:15-10:45
BREAK / Visit Vendors

10:45-11:30
Group Socialization: Steve Schapiro, MD Anderson

11:30-12:30
Federal Oversight and Peer-Review Perspectives on Social Housing: Representatives from AAALAC, USDA, and OLAW

12:30-1:30
LUNCH / Visit Vendors

1:30-2:15
The Importance of Collecting Data: Keely Harding, Charles River

2:15-2:25
Explanation of Breakout Sessions, split into groups

2:25-3:10
Breakout 1

3:10-3:55
Breakout 2

3:55-4:05
BREAK / Visit Vendors

4:05-4:50
Breakout 3

Breakout Session Moderating Teams:

  • Keely Harding and Steve Schapiro
  • Kristine Coleman and Mollie Bloomsmith
  • Kathryn Bayne (AAALAC), Carol Clarke (USDA), and Brent Morse (OLAW)

Day 2: Friday, August 23 – Social Housing of other Laboratory Animals

8:00-8:30
Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:00
Dogs: LaVonne Meunier, GSK

9:00-9:45
Pigs: Candace Croney, Purdue

9:45-10:15
BREAK / Visit Vendors

10:15-11:00
Rabbits: Karen Froberg, Bio-Serv

11:00-12:00
Rodents: Brianna Gaskill, Charles River

12:00-1:00
LUNCH / Visit Vendors

1:00-2:00
A Historical Perspective on Social Housing: Kathryn Bayne, AAALAC

2:00-2:10
Explanation of Breakout Sessions, split into groups

2:10-2:55
Breakout 1

2:55-3:05
Break / Change Rooms

3:05-3:50
Breakout 2

3:50-4:00
BREAK / Change Rooms

4:00-4:45
Breakout 3

Break-out Topics:

  • Dogs
  • Rodents
  • Rabbits
  • Pigs

Registration fee: $200 for both days, $125 for one day
Government: $150 for both days, $75 for one day
Sponsor and/or Exhibitor registration information here.
If attending one day, please specify which day you are attending on the registration form.

Security at Natcher Conference Center on the NIH Campus

The NIH has implemented security measures to help ensure the safety of patients, employees, guests, and facilities. All visitors must enter through the NIH Gateway Center, located at 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, adjacent to the Medical Center Metro Station at the South Drive entrance to the campus from Rockville Pike/Wisconsin Avenue (Route 355). It combines visitor parking, non-commercial vehicle inspection, and visitor ID processing, all at one location. NIH security personnel will process all visitors in vehicles or arriving as pedestrians. More information on visitor security is available here.

All visitors will be required to show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID, driver's license, passport, green card, etc.) and to state the purpose of their visit.

Visitor Parking is extremely difficult to find at NIH, so if possible, take public transportation. There is a Metro station on the NIH campus, which is a short walk from the Natcher Conference Center. Long-term, attendant-controlled parking is available to visitors at a cost of $2 per hour for the first 3 hours or $12 per day.

Take Metro's Red Line to the Medical Center station. The station's escalators come out on the NIH campus, so continue to the NIH Gateway Center for security processing. Visit the Metro site for information on fares and schedules.

Once you have proceeded through Security, follow the path behind the NIH Gateway Center to the Natcher Conference Center

Visitor Access Map (PDF).

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