ASP 2020 PreConference Workshops

As we move to the September date we are working on plans for these preconference workshops.  Please check back for details. 

1. ASP 2020 Primate Care Committee Pre-ASP Workshop
Nonhuman Primate Enrichment Workshop: Best Practices for Welfare

 

This workshop will include a full day of instruction, discussion, and presentations focused on best practices for providing enrichment to nonhuman primates.  Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of providing appropriate enrichment, strategies for designing and evaluating enrichment programs, and how stakeholders (e.g., veterinarians, researchers, behavioral staff) can work together to implement an effective environmental enrichment plan. Topics to be covered include enrichment overview, applications, design, veterinary view, enrichment and technology, and progressively challenging enrichment. The workshop will focus on problem solving and small group activities. This workshop is designed for those working with primates in the zoo, sanctuary and research environments including caregivers and keepers; behavior management specialists; veterinarians; veterinary technicians; curators and supervisors; research personnel.

This workshop will be held at the Denver Zoo on TBD

Please note that the maximum number of registrants is 30 people. If fewer than 10 people register for this workshop, we cannot run the workshop.

If you have questions about attending the workshop, please contact the Primate Care Committee (primatecare@asp.org)

 

2. Science Communication Workshop

 

Your research matters - but can you explain why to people outside of your department? You care about primates, but does your congressperson? Research on animals is transformative, but can you articulate that to a skeptical reporter? Why bother tweeting about your work when you can just publish papers?
 
Join us for a workshop on science communication. We'll discuss opportunities to build science communication into your research projects, effective techniques for communication on social media (Twitter, Instagram), engaging with Congressional representatives, working with reporters, and institutional communication departments.

This will be an interactive workshop, so come prepared to share your science! 

This workshop will be held at the Denver Zoo on TBD

If you have questions about attending this workshop, please contact Kimberley Phillips (Kimberley.Phillips@trinity.edu) and/or Erin Kane (erinelizkane@gmail.com).

Please note that the maximum number of registrants is 18 people. If fewer than 10 people register for this workshop, we cannot run the workshop.

 

Pricing:

Both workshops have the same price structure:

  • Early Bird 
    • ASP Members: $75
    • Non-Members: $115
  • Regularn 
    • ASP Members: $85
    • Non-Members: $125

 

Registration:

  • Registration will be open through the ASP website. Please register as soon as possible as attendance for both workshops is limited.