Rodent Breeding and Colony Management Seminars

These seminars are designed to bring the latest techniques and technology to those creating and breeding mouse and rat models. 

July 14, 2017 (8:30am-4pm)

Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York, NY) - Davis Auditorium

Cost: FREE

Details: This free educational event will offer attendees educational presentations from experts on topics related to rodent breeding and transgenic technologies. We will have four to five 5-minute educational presentations throughout the day. During lunch, participants can meet with program organizers, speakers and connect with colleagues doing similar work. 


ACTS has partnered with Primate Products to provide two workshops to support your work with non-human primates.

Primadaption Workshop (Basic) and Primadaption 2.0 Workshop (Advanced)


Original PRIMADAPTION WORKSHOP:  “Training and Enrichment that constantly evolves to meet the realistic needs of non-human primates in laboratory settings” 

October 10-13, 2016

Panther Tracks Learning Center- Florida

Primadaption is a training and enrichment concept based on the idea that traditional methods of training and enrichment for captive NHP are not always compatible with the resources available at many facilities, and therefore, it is necessary to tweak those methods to achieve the desired results within the set means. The ultimate goal is to create a realistic program with flexibility to change and grow, and capable of being easily instituted at a specified facility. Click here to view a flyer


New PRIMADAPTION 2.0:  “Temperament and Behavioral Assessment strategies to meet the realistic needs of non-human primates in laboratory settings”

November 14-16, 2016

Panther Tracks Learning Center- Florida

This Advanced workshop builds on the foundational concepts of the original Primadaption Workshop (see description above), and demonstrates the techniques and tools that can be readily modified to meet a variety of facility needs. This session will provide the foundation for temperament and behavioral assessment of nonhuman primates. Once learned these skills will allow more purposeful enrichment, socialization and health care. The ultimate goal is to apply these assessment tools to improve the overall care and well-being of the NHPs in your facility. Click here to view a flyer