Non-human primate welfare meeting

We host an annual event dedicated to promoting the welfare of non-human primates used in research. This unique event brings together researchers, veterinarians, animal care staff, facility managers and regulators, from national and international institutions, with a common interest in the welfare of laboratory-housed non-human primates. The aims of the meeting are to:

  • Support the development and implementation of evidence-based refinements in non-human primate care and use
  • Provide a platform for sharing the output from NC3Rs-funded research
  • Bring users together to establish new contacts and exchange views and information.

The meeting is free to attend and open to laboratory personnel working directly with non-human primates.

The Primate Welfare Meeting is complemented by a network we established in 2013 to support Named Animal Care and Welfare Officers (NACWOs), who are responsible for the day-to-day care of non-human primates in UK laboratories, to disseminate practical information and ideas on refinement. 

2019 meeting

The 2019 Primate Welfare Meeting will take place on Friday 8 November in central London.

Past meetings

Year Topic Co-organiser
2019 Harmonising welfare indicators Newcastle University
2018 Primate Welfare Meeting  
2017 Primate Welfare Meeting  
2017 NACWO networking Newcastle University
2016 Cumulative severity and lifetime experience of NHPs used in research  
2015 10 years of supporting NHP welfare  
2014 NACWO networking University of Oxford
2014 Assessing and improving non-human primate welfare: new approaches from the UK Association of Primate Veterinarians
2013 Primate neuroimaging: tools for animal welfare and science University of Oxford, Newcastle University
2013 NACWO networking  
2012 Primate training workshop: meet the trainers Huntingdon Life Sciences
2012 Chronic implants workshop: let’s share what works University of Oxford
2011 Welfare assessment, captive management, refining scientific procedures  
2010 Animal welfare, natural history and captive care, future directions in primate research  
2009 Refining scientific procedures European Primate Veterinarians
2008 Breeding and supply  
2007 Advances in housing  
2006 Welfare assessment  
2005 Socialisation and training  


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