In 2012 we changed our Primate Welfare Meeting from the usual symposium format and instead hosted two separate, 1-day, focused workshops.
The second workshop, held on Wednesday 21 November, was co-organised with the University of Oxford. The aim was to share information on the challenges of working with chronic implants used in neuroscience studies with non-human primates and the opportunities for refinement. Attended by over 110 delegates, together we explored what works and what doesn't, and how to design and use the most successful implants with the fewest complications.
The workshop built on the 2008 NC3Rs/Wellcome Trust workshop on this subject, with break-out groups for focused discussion and networking. As with the previous workshop, we involved specialists from other disciplines, such as orthopaedics and dentistry.
The delegate handbook, with the programme and presentation and poster abstracts, is given below. The NC3Rs has convened an expert working group to take forward some of the ideas arising from the workshop.
2012 PWM Delegate Handbook - Chronic Implants Workshop (PDF, 1211KB)