Conferences and Events
Primate Behavioral Management Conference
March 7-10, 2023
The Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center invites you to join us for the Primate Behavioral Management Conference (PBMC) in Bastrop, Texas, from March 7-10, 2023. This conference is designed for those responsible for, or interested in, the behavioral management of nonhuman primates in captivity. The PBMC will feature presentations by content experts and implementation experts, and will also include commercial presentations by vendors whose products are particularly relevant to the behavioral management of non-human primates. See scheduled presentations.
Applications are due Nov. 1, 2022. Selected applicants will be required to pay the $875 registration fee.
For additional information or questions regarding any aspect of the conference, contact Steve Schapiro, Ph.D.
This program is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 14.00 Veterinarian CE Credits and/or 14.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits.
Presentations by content experts will be comprised of three sections: 1) the theory and/or science of the content, 2) the methods used to address the content, and perhaps most importantly, 3) ways in which the content can be applied to the behavioral management of captive primates. A partial list of topics and presenters includes:
- Biobehavioral Assessment - Erin Kinnally, Ph.D.
- Stress - Melinda Novak, Ph.D.
- Network Analyses - Brianne Beisner, Ph.D.
- Depression Physiology - Carol Shively, Ph.D.
- Antipredator Behavior - Nancy Caine, Ph.D.
- Temperament Testing - Kris Coleman, Ph.D.
- Neuroscience - Bill Hopkins, Ph.D.
- Genetics - Jeffrey Rogers, Ph.D.
Presentations by implementation experts will be focused 'case reports' that will describe the application of the topic to primate behavioral management.
- Social Learning, Decision Making, and Emotions - Lydia Hopper, Ph.D.
- Positive Reinforcement Training and Research - Melanie Graham, Ph.D.
- Positive Reinforcement Training and Health Care - Liz Magden, DVM, DACLAM
- Program Management - Susan Lambeth, LATG
- Collaborative Research - Steve Schapiro, Ph.D.
- Pairing - Keely McGrew, CVT, LATG
- The Veterinarian-Behaviorist Interface - Eric Hutchinson, DVM, DACLAM
- Sedations/Anesthesia - Lauren Drew Martin, DVM, DACLAM
Vendor presentations will be short 'commercials' for how products, equipment, techniques, and/or animals can be utilized to facilitate behavioral anagement
and research procedures.
- Research equipment
- Jackets (Lomir Biomedical)
- Automated feeders (Research Diets-BioDaq)
- Research animals (Bioculture)
- Enrichment supplies (Bio-Serv)
- Nutrition (LabDiet)
- Caging (C2SI)
- Staffing (Priority One Services)
- Sanitation supplies (Lighthouse Life Sciences)