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8th Annual 3Rs Symposium: Pandemic-Driven Advances

The following videos are selected presentations focusing on advancing 3Rs (replacement, reduction, and refinement of animal use) methods and technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include 3Rs in machine learning and literature searching, animal models in COVID research, microphysiological systems, and assessing animal welfare among other topics. The 2021 Symposium playlist on Pandemic-Driven Advances can be viewed on YouTube or as individual videos below.

The 2019 Symposium was held virtually and co-hosted by:

  • USDA, NAL, Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)
  • NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
  • Johns Hopkins Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)
Table of Contents

Ally-or-Enemy: Machine Learning and the 3Rs

Speakers: Jessie Kull, USDA, Animal Welfare Information Center and Jennifer Woodward-Greene, USDA, National Agricultural Library 

Elements of a Systematic Process for Literature Searching: A 3Rs-based Example 

Speaker: Rob Wright, Johns Hopkins University Welch Medical Library

The Evolution of the 3Rs: Reflections on Art, Ethics, and Science

Speaker: F. Claire Hankenson, Michigan State University

Measuring and Enhancing Welfare through Voluntary Training Tasks

Speaker: Lydia Hopper, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

How COVID Spotlights the Model Dilemma in Biomedical Research

Speaker: Sarah Hedtrich, University of British Columbia

Assessing Pain in Small Laboratory Rodents to Improve Animal Welfare

Speaker: Paulin Jirkof, University of Zurich

Facial Cues for Assessing Welfare in Primates

Speaker: Kris Descovich, University of Queensland Australia 

Harmonizing Coronavirus Research Across the NPRCs: Coronavirus Vaccine and Therapeutic Evaluation Network (CoVTEN) 

Speaker: Skip Bohm, Tulane National Primate Research Center

NCATS: Translating Disruptive Technologies from Microphysiological Systems to Electronic Noses 

Speaker: Danilo Tagle, NIH, National Center for Advanced Translational Sciences

Animals First: Redefining Facility Operations and the Utilization of Performance Standards in Animal Husbandry and Care 

Speaker: Donna Matthews Jarrell, Massachusetts General Hospital

These presentations are being hosted by the Animal Welfare Information Center, a service of The National Agricultural Library. Staff did not edit or otherwise modify the original materials. The views expressed in the presentations do not necessarily reflect the policies of the National Agricultural Library or the United States Department of Agriculture.

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