Please join us on April 5, 2022, at 12:30 EDT, when guest speaker Dr. Ernie Prentice discusses “Selected Events in the Evolution of the Ethics and Regulation of Research Involving Animals”
The evolution of the ethics and regulation of research involving animals has a rich and interesting history, filled with many drivers of change. This presentation will focus on selected key events including: the Thalidomide tragedy in the 1960s; the first cardiac transplant in a human in 1964; the genesis of the 1966 Laboratory Animal Welfare Act; the beginning of the modern era of the animal rights movement in 1981; high profile break-ins at institutions by animal activists in the 1980s; the first, and only, cardiac xenograft in a neonate in 1984; the 1985 Amendment of the Animal Welfare Act marking the birth of IACUCs; and, finally, the rebirth of xenotransplantation in the 1990s, which was primarily halted because of concerns about both ethics and zoonoses, but has recently gained attention with the recent transplant of a heart from a genetically engineered pig into a terminally ill man.
So please join us for what promises to be a very interesting and informative presentation on selected events in biomedical research that helped shape the environment in which we work today.
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