AWI President Cathy Liss to Speak on Animal Welfare at Research Symposium

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Washington, D.C. -- On Friday, February 4, Animal Welfare Institute President Cathy Liss will give a presentation entitled “Informing Policy: The Responsibility of Scientists Conducting Research on Animals” at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in Arlington, Virginia.

Cathy’s presentation is part of the "Neuroscience and Non-Speciesist Neuroethics: Implications for Animal Welfare and the Responsible Conduct of Research” symposium, hosted by the Potomac Institute in conjunction with the Capital Consortium for Neuroscience: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues.

Bringing together experts from science, philosophy, and ethics, this symposium will address ways in which current neuroscientific discoveries regarding non-human species compel and sustain an expanded, "non-speciesist" approach to neuroethics. Rep. James P. Moran (D-VA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, will give the keynote address. In addition, Dr. James Giordano of the Potomac Institute will present on the “3Rs +3: Toward a Neuroethics of Responsibility and Reciprocity in Animal Research and Practice.”

A live broadcast of the symposium will be available via the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies website. For additional information including the full list of speakers and topics, tentative schedule, media access, or to register, please contact Laurie Kinney at lkinney@potomacinstitute.org, or visit the event page on the CCNELSI website.

For more on AWI’s work to promote better care of animals used in research, please visit our Animals in Laboratories page.

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