APV News

AVMA Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications

From recent veterinary school graduates to veterinarians with years of experience, every veterinarian possesses the skills needed to make a difference. The AVMA Fellowship Program is an unparalleled opportunity to shape public policy while enhancing your knowledge of the political process? One-month externships and one-year fellowships are available.

AALAS GLAS Program Deadline Is February 1

The mission of the AALAS Grants for Laboratory Animal Science (GLAS) Program is to enhance scientific knowledge in laboratory animal health and welfare through research, and to further promote collaborative efforts by the AALAS membership within the broader scientific community. The Scientific Advisory Committee oversees this program.
 
The GLAS Program provides competitive short-term research grants in the laboratory animal science field. Current AALAS members are invited to apply for one-year grants of up to $50,000 (Standard Grant) or $7,500 (Small Grant). The principal investigator (PI) must be an AALAS member but Co-PIs need not be members. PIs are strongly encouraged to include collaboration with a research scientist in their proposals. Examples of research interest are as follows: environmental conditions; housing and enrichment; pain and distress; health and welfare; euthanasia; and advancements in animal care and use. Refer to previous awards for examples of the kind of research supported.
 
An updated application form and submission guidelines was posted on December 1.
The grant submission deadline is 11:59 pm CST February 1 of each year, and notifications of GLAS grant awards are sent by May 15. For questions or comments, please email us.

2017 Election Results

Congratulations to the following APV members who have been elected to serve the association:

Vice President: Drew Martin
Treasurer: Laurie Brignolo
Trustees: Lorna Millen, Diane Stockinger
Newsletter Editor: Geraldine Fleurie

Joint Position Statement Regarding Functionally Appropriate NHP Environments

The American Society of Primatologists (ASP), the Association of Primate Veterinarians (APV), and the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) have come together to develop this position statement in which the term "functionally appropriate nonhuman primate environments" is proposed as a better descriptor and as an alternative to the previously used term, "ethologically appropriate environments" to describe environments that are suitable for nonhuman primates involved in biomedical research.

Plan ahead for the 27th International Primatological Society Congress August 19-25, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya

The International Primatological Society was created to encourage all areas of nonhuman primatological scientific research, to facilitate cooperation among scientists of all nationalities engaged in primate research, and to promote the conservation of all primate species. The society is organized exclusively for scientific, educational and charitable purposes. Visit the planning page to stay updated and maybe plan a safari while you’re in Africa

2017 European Primate Veterinarians Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2017 European Primate Veterinarians seminar. It will be held from November 30 through December 1, 2017 in Goettingen, German. For more information and registration documents, click here. The meeting will focus on cases, techniques, and applications for research, as well as legislative updates and other topical subjects.

Monkey White Paper

The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) announced today the release of the white paper, The Critical Role of Nonhuman Primates in Medical Research. The white paper is a collaboration between FBR and eight premier scientific groups: the American Academy of Neurology, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the American Physiological Society, the American Society for Microbiology, the American Transplant Foundation, the Endocrine Society, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology and the Society for Neuroscience.

The white paper highlights the essential role NHPs historically have and continue to play in finding treatments for serious and life-altering conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, Zika virus, HIV/AIDS and Parkinson’s disease. To learn more about how research with NHPs is contributing to lifesaving cures for people, please download the white paper, The Critical Role of Nonhuman Primates in Medical Research or visit fbresearch.org.

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