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Scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2011 09:15 AM-11:45 AM: Session 2 (Salon F (Sixth Floor)) Symposium


SYMPOSIUM: INTEGRATING BEHAVIOR AND MEDICAL CONCEPTS THAT PROMOTE HEALTH & ENRICHMENT IN CAPTIVE PRIMATE ENVIRONMENTS

A. G. Brady1, C. Abee1, D. Elmore2, S. J. Schapiro1, G. K. Wilkerson1, L. E. Williams1, C. J. Doane3, S. Siemon3, K. Coleman3, K. Andrews3, B. Morris3 and R. Doughty3
1UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Michale Keeling Center for Compararative Medicicine and Research, 650 Cool Water Dr., Bastrop, TX 78602, USA, 2Consultant, 3Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Hlth & Sci. Univ
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We are in a new era of design for primate housing in research facilities, where primate behavior and health concepts can and should be an integral part of building design rather than addition as an afterthought. The best designs come from cooperative efforts between experts in architecture, primate medicine, behavior, and husbandry. The purpose of this Symposium is to present experiences, research and case studies related to innovative primate housing facilities, and to promote dialogue among participants with veterinary, behavior and husbandry backgrounds to enhance the design of facilities that will optimize housing for nonhuman primates.