Friday, January 21, 2011

Previous Appearances

  • May, 207: What a Rat Knows: Rat Cognition ad its Implications for Environmental Enrcihment. QUAD AALAS 
ABSTRACT: "Cognitive enrichment" is a topic that is currently experiencing  a resurgence of interest, but is rarely a systematic part of rodent enrichment programs in the laboratory. Enrichment options that include all parts of the operant "three term contingency" have special benefits in that they exploit the animals species-specific form of intelligence to create positive states of anticipation and promote an "optimistic" orientation.  Examples include properly designed examples of free operant training, foraging, nest building, exploring/investigation, social contact and positive handling protocols.
  • July 28, 2014: Environmental Enrichment for Companion animals--from lab to lap. AVMA Annual Convention.
  • May 16, 2013: Reporting of Suspected Animal Abuse by Veterinarians . The Chicago Bar Association 
  • May 21-22, 2013: Companion Animal Welfare
    Of Pugs, Pigs, and Pandas: Animal Welfare at Home, Farm, Lab, and Zoo
  • June 5-6, 2013  Beyond the Human-Animal Bond
    Zoo Animal Welfare: Innovations & Future Directions  
  • October 28, 2013: Animal Welfare within the AVMA. 64th AALAS National Meeting.  
  •  October 30, 20132013 AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals. 64th AALAS National Meeting.  
  • March 18, 2013: Update on the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Panel on Euthanasia.  2013 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Conference
  • September 4 2012, at Veterinary Assistant - Continuing Educations, Harper College. On the topic of The Human-Animal Bond.
  • August 4, 2012, at 2012 AVMA Annual Convention. On the topic of: Institutionalization Of Neglect And Abuse how Does It Happen?
ABSTRACT: 'Animal abuse' is a term that describes any act that causes suffering or death of an animal and is not socially acceptable. Increasing, acts of abuse occurring in a workplace (e.g. farm, laboratory, breeding facility, shelter) have been recorded and widely publicized. Theories relating to workplace violence help to illuminate the multiple causes of workplace animal abuse and suggest strategies for reducing risk, and areas in need of further research.  
  • March 20, 2012, at PRIMR  2012 IACUC Conference. On the topic of: Update on the AVMA Panel on Euthanasia.
  • February 12, 2012, at Bioconference Live. On the topic of: Beyond environmental enrichment--providing good environments for experimental animals. [Full details here].
  • August 22, 2011, at the the 8th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences. On the topic of: Sensitivity of animals and application of the Three Rs (presented by Marylin Brown). 
  • July 31 - August 4, 2011, at the annual meeting of the International Society for Applied Ethology. On the topic of: Animal Abuse and Cruelty: An Evolutionary Perspective.
  •  April 14, 2011: the Third Annual MSMR Enrichment Symposium "ALL CREATURES BIG AND SMALL ...Animal Enrichment in a Laboratory Environment"--Horizons of Enrichment: the History, Accomplishments and Aspirations of Environmental Enrichment. 
  • January 20th, 2011: Animal Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association--Animal Abuse, Mandatory Reporting and the Veterinarian.
  • October 16th, 2010:  KVMA Fall Conference--Animal Welfare, Animal Rights, and the Role of the Veterinary Profession.

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