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Election Candidates Announced

The APV Election opens June 1. Be sure to review the candidates so you can make an informed decision on who should lead APV. Nominees for Vice President are Curtis Klages and Geraldine Fleurie. Nominees for Trustee are Satish Adusumilli, Sherrie Jean, Crystal Johnson, Mark M Klinger, and Elizabeth Magden. Nominees for Secretary are Tina Grove and Michael Hart.

APV Travel Grant Awards

APV recognizes the importance of post-DVM/VMD training programs to promote nonhuman primate care and wellbeing. Each year the APV Education Committee awards three trainee Travel Grant Awards to residents or graduate students as a way to defer the cost oftravel to the annual workshop. The Travel Grant Award trainees will introduce themselves to their APVcolleagues by presenting a case report, clinical investigation, or research project at the annual workshop. This year, the three chosen grant awardees will give their presentations during the workshop held October 26th through October 29th, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

To be eligible, applicants for the travel grant must have a DVM, VMD, or eq uivalent degree from a veterinary medical college and they must be enrolled in a formal residency or postgraduate training program. Applicants that do not have a degree in veterinary medicine will not be considered.

Qualified candidates should submit a brief letter of recommendation from their mentor or advisor describing the candidate's residency or graduate program and their involvement in nonhuman primate medicine, care, or research. Mentors must be either hold board certification (in an AVMA-recognized ized veterinary specialty) or have a PhD. If the mentor or advisor is not a  current APV member, the applicant must also submit a letter of recommendation from a current APV member. Applicants must also submit a brief CV of no more than two pages, an essay of less than 400 words describing the applicant's interest in primate medicine, care, research, and the impact that attending the APV workshop will have on their professional development; and an abstract (200 words or less) describing the clinical case, research report, or management-related issue to be presented. Abstracts will be assessed on general impact and contribution to the nonhuman primate community, impacts on animal welfare, and innovations to the fields of primate medicine, care, and research.

Applicants will be reviewed and final selections made by the APV Education Committee. Electronic application submission of all required material (abstract, CV, essay, and letter(s) of recommendation)  should be done here. For more information please contact Dr. Tina Grove and cc Dr. Diane Stockinger.  The submission deadline is July 1, 2016. The successful candidates will be notified in August 2016.

European Primates Vets Meeting: September 22-23

The EPV seminar is held September 22-23, 2016 and will focus on stem cells and gene therapy in NHPs. Held in Toulouse, France, the meeting is located a short walk from the historic district. The registration deadline is August 31, 2016. For more information, click here.

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