2015 SNEAALAS Summer Meeting
Friday, August 28, 2015
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881
Registration Deadline: 8/21/2015
Speaker and Clambake:
$20 for SNEAALAS members
$50 for non-members
NEBAALAS members: register via NEBAALAS website
Free for SNEAALAS members
Why not stay the weekend and attend the 2015 AALAS District 1 Seminar too??
Click for more D1 info.
Dr. Joseph Garner, Stanford University
This session will introduce the audience to the range and adaptability of normal behavior in wild mice, and the central role these behaviors play in adapting to harsh environments. In particular we will explore thermal stress in rodents and the challenges and rewards of designing a nesting enrichment that mice will actually use!
We will then expand the discussion to consider the impact of modern mouse husbandry on behavior, the limitations this places on mice’s ability to cope with the stress of captivity. Ultimately we will use this perspective to assess mouse housing and enrichment from the mouse’s point of view. Consequences for well-being and scientific validity will be explored.
The goal of the session to is to get to know the mouse from a new perspective, and to provide audience members with a rationale, arguments, and examples to help with the implementation of enrichment in their home institutions.
Hampton Inn - Coventry/Warwick
850 Centre of New England Blvd.
Coventry, RI 02816
Right off I-95!!
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Special Room rate: EXPIRED
5pm Lectures Begin
7pm Yaw Goo Clam Bake
(Other food will be provided as well)
Surprise fun event after dinner! - Wear comfy shoes!
Walk in policy: Because most SNEAALAS events are held at secure facilities, we can not allow walk ins. You must be registered prior to the event to attend.
Southern New England American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, P.O. Box 837, Marion, CT 06444