Plenary Lecture 1 - The President's Guest Lecture - The Animal Research War: Animal Research and Medical Progress
Time:9:00 am - 9:45 am
Location:Ballroom 6 - San Diego Convention Center
P. Michael Conn, Ph.D., Oregon National Primate Research Center
Endowed by a 1987 grant from Ortho Women’s Health
The President's Guest Lecture: The Animal Research War: Animal Research and Medical Progress
Needs Assessment and Description
Physicians routinely provide patients with treatments
that have been developed as a result of animal
experimentation. The general public is frequently unaware
of the links between research and drug development, and
physicians have an important role in educating the public
about the threat of animal extremism to the development
of new drugs and devices. This live course will enable
physicians to address this issue in their practices.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able
- Assess the threat of animal extremism to research in drug
and device development.
- Create strategies to convey this information to the public.
A patient tells you that she is no longer going to take postsurgical
chemotherapy for ovarian cancer since an animal
rights group has alerted her that all chemotherapy resulted
from the torture of animals. After participating in this session,
in my practice I will:
- Explain the oversight and humane methods under which
the drugs were created.
- Explain that adherence to the medications as
prescribed is important.
- Ignore the complaint.
- Not applicable to my area of practice.