We host an annual event dedicated to promoting the welfare of non-human primates used in research. 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 meeting 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 Primate Welfare Meeting is complemented by a network we established in 2013 to support Named Animal Care and Welfare Officers (NACWOs), who are responsible for the day-to-day care of non-human primates in UK laboratories, to disseminate practical information and ideas on refinement.
The 2018 Primate Welfare Meeting will take place Thursday 15 November in central London. Abstract submission and registration are now open.
|2017||Primate Welfare Meeting|
|2017||NACWO networking||Newcastle University|
|2016||Cumulative severity and lifetime experience of NHPs used in research|
|2015||10 years of supporting NHP welfare|
|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|