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APV Officer Candidates Announced
For full candidate bios, please click here and view the "Leadership" box on the right-hand side.
- Lauren Drew Martin
- Lavonne Meunier
- Christina Cruzen
- Lorna Millen
Trustees (two positions available)
- Robert Baker
- Louis DiVincenti
- Geraldine Fleurie
- Amy Funk
- Marek Niekracz
- Stephanie Seidler
The Working Group on the Use of Chimpanzees in NIH Supported Research
In February 2012, NIH sought public comment regarding issues associated with the implementation of the Institute of Medicine’s report on “Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research: Assessing the Necessity.” The report summarizing these comments was released on January 22, 2013. Click here to access the report.
Urgent Action Requested Regarding GAPSCA
APV recently supported a letter to the senate cosigned by ACLAM, AALAS, and ASLAP opposing the GAPSCA. The letter submitted on December 3, was effective. Over 2,300 letters were received to date, resulting in attention to this issue and the willingness of several senators to place a "hold" on progress of the bill.
We are in a situation where we need to act again, and quickly, to address the primary amendment, the Cantwell amendment. Time is again of the essence as the situation is changing by the hour. Any assistance from the community is helpful, and we need to emphasize that even if people responded before, we need to respond againto address the new situation of the amendment. We specifically appeal to members in Washington and New York states, where the influence is most needed.
Below is the link with some updated language in the suggested letter.
APV on Social Media
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2012 APV Workshop: A Great Success
The 2012 Workshop in St Paul, Minnesota was a great success. Kudos to the Local Arrangements and Education Committees, as well as all of the presenters, for their efforts in creating such a strong program. And as always, a special thanks to The Enablers for their Hospitality Suite expertise. It was great catching up with everybody, and for the colleagues who did not travel to Minnesota this year, we hope to see you next year in Baltimore!