One week from today the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Use of Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research will release its report, “Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research: Assessing the Necessity.”
They are hosting a public hearing on Thursday December 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. If you’re in D.C. you can register to attend this hearing. They are also allowing the public to listen to the briefing from home and will make their written report available for downloading that day.
Please visit this link for more information including the call in number and access code to hear the briefing.
For more background, read:
Chimpanzee research on trial before blue-ribbon panel from Nature.com
NEAVS Helps Tip Scales on IOM Chimp Study from Project R&R
Ban Chimp Testing: Why it is time to end invasive biomedical research on chimpanzees from Scientific American