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6th Annual Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals

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Co-hosted by the USDA Animal Welfare Information Center, NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, the Johns Hopkins Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT).

This symposium brings together experts in animal behavior and welfare to address common issues in trying to achieve the mandate for social housing for social species. Participants will be encouraged to discuss  special issues they are facing at their institutions. 

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Registration closes May 25th, 2019


2019 Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals
June 3-4, 2019
USDA National Agricultural Library
Beltsville, MD
In collaboration with USDA Animal Welfare Information Center, NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, and the Johns Hopkins Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology.

Program 

Pre-symposium activity
Sunday, June 2nd at 10am

Behind the scenes tour of the National Zoo, Washington, DC

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Monday, June 3rd
USDA National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD

8:30-8:45
Organizers' Welcome

8:45-9:45
Establishing a Culture of Care
Patricia Turner

9:45-10:35
Expanding the social community: breaking down the barriers between animals and humans
Catherine Schuppli

10:35-11:00
Break

11:00-11:50
Social introductions, inequity and bias: how different perspectives affect animal management in zoos
Elizabeth (Besty) Herrelko

11:50-12:45
Enhancing the Animal Experience
Jessica Sheftel

12:45-1:45
Lunch

1:45-2:45
Case Studies from the field: a Perspective from USDA, OLAW, and AAALAC International
Representatives: Gwendalyn Maginnis, Neera Gopee, and Gary Borkowski​

2:45-4:50
Breakout Sessions

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Tuesday, June 4th
USDA National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD

8:30-9:30
The call of the wild is lost in translation: animals, models, science, and what we don't know
Kathleen Pritchett-Corning

9:30-10:20
Zebrafish and Body Condition Scoring
Tannia Clark

10:20-10:50
Break

10:50-11:40
Social Housing in the Trenches: Lessons from Zoos
Louis DiVincenti

11:40-12:30
More Case Studies from the Field

12:30 – 1:30
Lunch

1:30-2:20
Enrichment for Rabbits, Mice, and Rats
Debra Hickman

2:20-2:45
Organizers' Remarks

2:45-4:50
Breakout Sessions

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For further information, please contact Camila Januario (cjanuar1@jhu.edu). To register, visit here.  NOTE: Registration closes May 25, 2019.