Abstract # 13158 Poster # 101:

Scheduled for Thursday, August 9, 2018 06:00 PM-08:00 PM: (Chula Vista ) Poster Presentation


PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE ASSOCIATION OF PRIMATE VETERINARIANS AND THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PRIMATOLOGISTS

S. Jean and M. Bloomsmith
Yerkes National Primate Research Center, 954 Gatewood Rd. NE, Emory Univeristy, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
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     The missions of the Association of Primate Veterinarians (APV) and the American Society of Primatologists (ASP) are synergistic and symbiotic. Past partnerships between these two organizations and the blending of their two areas of expertise have benefited the field of nonhuman primate (NHP) welfare. APV promotes this goal through workshop content, public outreach , and collaborations with like-minded organizations. APV’s commitment to educating its membership about the developments and best practices in primate welfare is evidenced by the establishment of the APV Welfare Committee. NHP welfare is an equally integral part of ASP’s mission through its contribution to the scientific literature on primate welfare, and with ASP’s establishment of its Primate Care Committee. The complementary expertise of APV and ASP members in NHP health and behavior make a number of productive collaborations possible and this poster will describe past and future work. Recently APV and ASP have jointly endorsed organizational statements and recently joined forces to develop a working group on a welfare-related topic which resulted in a jointly-authored publication. ASP has also committed to further engaging NHP veterinarians in ASP by pursuing approval from the American Association of Veterinary State Boards RACE program for their annual conference allowing veterinarians to earn continuing education credit by attending. We will propose future collaborative opportunities for cross-training, research and education between these two organizations.