We host an annual event dedicated to promoting the welfare of non-human primates. This unique event brings together researchers, veterinarians, animal care staff, facility managers and regulators, from national and international institutions, with a common interest in the welfare of laboratory-housed non-human primates. The aims of the event are to:
- Support the development and implementation of evidence-based refinements in non-human primate care and use
- Provide a platform for sharing the output from NC3Rs-funded research
- Bring users together to establish new contacts and exchange views and information.
The meeting is free to attend and open to laboratory personnel working directly with non-human primates.
The annual Primate Welfare Meeting is complemented by a NACWO Network that we established in 2013 to support the dissemination of practical information and ideas on refinement among those responsible for the day-to-day care of non-human primates.
The 2015 Primate Welfare Meeting will be held in London on 9 October 2015. This 10-year anniversary meeting will cover a variety of topics on the use and care of nun-human primates, including training monkeys for cooperation with procedures, new techniques for welfare assessment, minimising data variability, and resources for staff training and information exchange.
|2014||NACWO networking||University of Oxford|
|2014||Assessing and improving non-human primate welfare: new approaches from the UK||Association of Primate Veterinarians|
|2013||Primate neuroimaging: tools for animal welfare and science||University of Oxford, Newcastle University|
|2012||Primate training workshop: meet the trainers||Huntingdon Life Sciences|
|2012||Chronic implants workshop: let’s share what works||University of Oxford|
|2011||Welfare assessment, captive management, refining scientific procedures|
|2010||Animal welfare, natural history and captive care, future directions in primate research|
|2009||Refining scientific procedures||European Primate Veterinarians|
|2008||Breeding and supply|
|2007||Advances in housing|
|2005||Socialisation and training|