EB 2011 POLICY SESSIONS EXPLORE ADVOCACY, USE OF ANIMALS IN RESEARCH, AND OTHER HOT TOPICS Created by on 04/08/2011
From April 9th through 13th, nearly 13,000 scientists and exhibitors will convene in Washington, DC for Experimental Biology (EB) 2011, a multidisciplinary, scientific meeting featuring plenary lectures, poster sessions, career services, and an exhibit hall showcasing an array of equipment, supplies, and publications for research labs. Six FASEB member societies – American Association of Anatomists, The American Physiological Society, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society for Investigative Pathology, American Society for Nutrition, and American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics – plus several guest societies will participate in the meeting which takes place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
As in prior years, EB 2011 will offer a series of policy sessions coordinated by the public affairs staff of the participating FASEB societies. More information about the public policy sessions is available on the EB website. Session topics include a symposium on the eighth edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, opportunities and concerns for the National Institutes of Health and the biomedical research community, scientific credibility and the polarization of science, the challenges of running an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and several workshops offering advocacy training for scientists.