Public Workshop of the Committee on the Use of Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research
Registration is full. However, there will be a listen-only telephone line open for the entire public workshop. Please use the following instructions to call in:
(1) Dial 1-866-528-2256 (toll-free North America)
(2) Enter access code 3343403.
The Committee on The Use of Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research will host a public workshop on Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12, 2011. The workshop will be held 8:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. on Thursday, August 11 and 8:30a.m. – 10:45 a.m. on Friday, August 12, 2011. The workshop agenda is available via the link on the right-hand side of this page.
To obtain background data on the current use of chimpanzees in biomedical and behavioral research.
To explore potential alternative models to chimpanzees.
To seek public comment about the scientific need for chimpanzees in biomedical and behavioral
Please note that registration is now closed for providing public testimony to the committee during the public comment session on August 11 from 11:20 am to 12:20 pm. The committee continues to welcome written comments.
Registered public comment session participants have been asked to address one of the following 3 questions when testifying to the committee:
What criteria must be met to consider the chimpanzee a scientifically valuable model for studying a particular disease or testing a novel drug vaccine?
What models are available, which can currently replace the use of the chimpanzee?
How do you balance the potential benefit of results obtained from chimpanzees against potential delays in the development of disease treatments?