Release Date:  June 14, 2002

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-02-054

National Institutes of Health

The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH (OLAW) will join the 
Association of Primate Veterinarians (APV) and the American Association 
of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP) in co-sponsoring a workshop 
entitled, "Emerging Uses of Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research."  
It will be held on October 26, 2002, immediately preceding the annual 
meeting of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science in 
San Antonio, Texas.  It will bring together top researchers from a 
variety of specialties using nonhuman primates in cutting-edge science.  
Innovative uses of these animals can pose challenges for Institutional 
Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs) reviewing animal study 
proposals and for veterinarians providing clinical care.  Emerging 
scientific uses of primates will be described as well as strategies for 
IACUCs and veterinarians to ensure appropriate oversight and animal 

The program and registration information will be posted at 


For questions or further information, contact:

Margaret C. Quinlan
Animal Welfare Program Specialist
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
National Institutes of Health
6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 360
Bethesda, MD  20892-7982
301/402-4325 (phone)
301/402-2803 (fax)
e-mail:  margaret_quinlan@nih.gov

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