NBTS Co-sponsors Congressional Briefing

Below is the announcement of the Congressional Briefing that NBTS agreed to co-sponsor. Directions to RSVP for the event are below.


Animal Research: What’s at Stake?


A Congressional Briefing Sponsored by

The American Psychological Association


March 27, 2015

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Capitol Visitors Center (SVC 209)

Lunch will be available


According to a 2013 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 20% of children in the United States suffer from a mental disorder. Scientists strive to find solutions for this grave societal problem, using the best resources available. Research with animals is one of many scientific approaches for understanding psychological disorders, and it continues to be critical to advancing knowledge of complex brain, body, behavior, and environmental interactions that determine healthy development across the lifespan. Basic research with animals that is both scientifically and ethically sound provides the foundation for applied and clinical research with humans that lead to new prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies. Join us to learn more about the relationship between basic research with animals and research with human participants, as well as the ethics of conducting or not conducting research with animals.



Megan Gunnar, PhD, Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development

Mary Dozier, PhD, Professor, University of Delaware, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Allyson J. Bennett, PhD, Member of the American Psychological Association Committee on Animal Research and Ethics, and Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Psychology


This is considered a widely attended event.  Positive RSVPs only to Will Starck at (202) 336-6182 or [email protected]


Co-sponsoring Organizations

American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Inc. (ACNP)

American Society of Primatologists (ASP)

International Study Group Investigating Drugs as Reinforcers (ISGIDAR)

Neurobehavioral Teratology Society (NBTS)


Craig D. Fisher, Psy.D.

Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer

Science Directorate

American Psychological Association

750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242

Tel: 202.336.5762 |  Fax: 202.336.6063

[email protected]  | www.apa.org