How to Prepare for, Defend Against, and Recover From Animal Rights Oppositional Efforts
January 19, 2022
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Working with animals in your research comes with additional oversight, regulation, and the inherent risk of opposition. The Society for Neuroscience has many resources available to prepare for, defend against, and recover from animal rights activist efforts. The panel features researchers who have faced personal attacks and association leaders for biomedical research who will discuss how to best combat attacks, and generate institutional support, on animal research across biomedical sciences.
The goal of the panel is to engage researchers and invited experts in the field to share their personal stories about being victims of attacks from animal rights activist groups due to conducting animal research and the best ways to combat these attacks and generate institutional support in order to prevent them from happening again. It is expected that attendees will learn the impact these attacks have had on their fellow researchers and the best course of action their institutions can take to protect them from further harm.