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 Animals, Research, and Alternatives: Measuring Progress 50 Years Later



Experts from around the world have come together to discuss the scientific and ethical imperatives associated with animal research, changing cultural perspectives about the status of animals in society, and burgeoning alternatives to animal research. Following is a preliminary list of speakers.

Melvin E. Andersen, Ph.D.






Melvin E. Andersen, Ph.D.
The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences

Presentation: Advancing Toxicity Testing Methods for the 21st Century

Thomas Hartung, M.D., Ph.D.






Thomas Hartung, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Presentation: Economics of Animal Testing

Jarrod Bailey, Ph.D.






Jarrod Bailey, Ph.D.
New England Anti-Vivisection Society

Presentation: Lessons from Chimpanzee-Based Human Disease Research: The Implications of Genetic Differences

Alicia Karas, D.V.M.






Alicia Karas, D.V.M.
Tufts University

Presentation: Understanding the Whole Mouse: Pain, Stress, and Physiological Derangements

Marc Bekoff, Ph.D.






Marc Bekoff, Ph.D.
University of Colorado, Boulder

Presentation: The Emotional and Moral Lives of Animals and Why They Matter: Expanding Our Compassion Footprint and Rewilding Our Hearts

Bob Kavlock, Ph.D.






Robert J. Kavlock, Ph.D.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Presentation: The Future of Testing in the 21st Century: An EPA Perspective

Michael B. Bracken, Ph.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.E.






Michael B. Bracken, Ph.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.E.
Yale University

Presentation: Systematic Reviews of the Animal Experimentation Literature

Charles Kimwele, Ph.D.






Charles Kimwele, Ph.D.
African Network for Animal Welfare; University of Nairobi

Presentation: International Frameworks for Protection and Prospects for Improvement: An African Perspective

Marc Breton, Ph.D.
University of Virginia Health System

Presentation: A Computer Simulation Environment Used to Design New Insulin Treatments for Diabetes

Susan Love, M.D.






Susan Love, M.D.
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

Presentation: The Love/Avon Army of Women: A New Approach to Breast Cancer Research

Larry Carbone, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dipl. ACLAM






Larry Carbone, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dipl. ACLAM
University of California, San Francisco

Presentation: Pain in Animals and Subsequent Ethical Imperatives

Sarah Lynagh, Ph.D.






Sarah Lynagh, Ph.D.
Biopta Ltd.

Presentation: Bridging the Gap: The Use of Human Tissue in the Drug Development Process

Rodger Curren, Ph.D.






Rodger Curren, Ph.D.
Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc.

Presentation: Validation and International Harmonization

Lori Marino, Ph.D.






Lori Marino, Ph.D.
Emory University

Presentation: Noninvasive Research on Cetacean Cognition

E. Donald Elliott, J.D.






E. Donald Elliott, J.D.
Yale University; Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP; Georgetown University

Presentation: Legal Acceptance of Nonanimal Data






Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D.
Washington State University

Presentation: Do Animals Experience Various Basic Emotions? The Evidence Overwhelmingly Says Yes!

Hope Ferdowsian, M.D., M.P.H.






Hope Ferdowsian, M.D., M.P.H.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine; The George Washington University Department of Medicine

Presentation: Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Chimpanzees






William Warren, Ph.D.
VaxDesign Corporation

Presentation: MIMIC System and Applications

John Gluck, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico; Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University

Presentation: What is Missing in the Ethics of Animal Research

Martin L. Yarmush, M.D.






Martin L. Yarmush, M.D. Ph.D.
Hμrel Corporation

Presentation: Human-Relevant Microfluidic Devices and Cell Cultures

Brian Hare, Ph.D.






Brian Hare, Ph.D.  
Duke University

Presentation: Noninvasive Cognition Research in Nonhuman Primates and Other Animals




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