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2015 SNEAALAS Summer Meeting + Clam Bake

  • 28 Aug 2015
  • 4:30 PM
  • University of Rhode Island, Center for Biotechnology & Life Sciences, Room 100, 120 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI 02881


  • (Does NOT include the Clam Bake).
  • (Does NOT include the Clam Bake).


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

Speaker only:

Free for SNEAALAS members

$20 non-members

Why not stay the weekend and attend the 2015 AALAS District 1 Seminar too??

Click for more D1 info.

Behavior, Enrichment, and Welfare:  First Principles and Real Solution for Laboratory Mice

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. 

Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn - Coventry/Warwick

850 Centre of New England Blvd.

Coventry, RI 02816

Right off I-95!!

Click here for more hotel information

TEL: +1-401-823-4041

Special Room rate: EXPIRED 

Event Agenda:

4:30pm Registration

5pm Lectures Begin

7pm Yaw Goo Clam Bake

(Other food will be provided as well)

Surprise fun event after dinner! - Wear comfy shoes!

Cancellation policy:   If you registered and you cannot make it, please cancel at least 3 days prior to the event. Anyone who registered for the event and does not show up, will still have to pay the registration fee. Please send cancellation notices by 8/25/15 to:  anna.kwiatkowski@boehringer-ingelheim.com  

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.

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