The EUPRIM-Net Project

Events and Meetings

Please klick here for information about the course series on General Primate Biology and Primate Husbandry, Nutrition and Handling within Network Activity 4


Workshop on in vivo imaging in non-human primates
In the context of the EUPRIM-Network and on the occasion of the newly established imaging facility at German Primate Center there will be a workshop on in vivo imaging in non-human primates at the German Primate Center (DPZ) in Göttingen on 29th and 30th of June 2015.
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EUPRIM-Net Course on Marmosets as Animal Model
From breeding to bleeding: What you should know about marmosets in research
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Workshop on Primate food and fluid control - Sharing knowledge on training methods to refine the use and care of these animals.
This workshop will bring together animal trainers, scientists, veterinarians and animal care staff involved with training non-human primates in different research settings. The aim is to share knowledge, data and expertise on training methods in order to refine the use and care of these animals.
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Workshop on Alternative Methods for the use of non-human primates in biomedical research.
The workshop will include lectures by key players in the field of alternatives as well as include workshop sessions to stimulate discussion.
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EUPRIM-Net WP2 Workshop on BioBanking. An interesting workshop on biobanking with a focus on primate material and external speakers presenting other areas.
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EPV seminar / webinar: “Samples collection & testing in NHP”. An interesting and practical seminar which might help us in our routine work. We will also have speakers from the US and remote countries giving presentations via web connection and who will also answer questions from the audience.
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Three-day workshop on primate welfare and training at the BPRC
A 3-day primate training seminar will be held in the Netherlands from the 30th of September - 2nd of October 2013 hosted by the Biomedical Primate Research Center and in collaboration with EUPrim-Net and AnimalConcepts. [Click here for more information]


12th FELASA and 12th SECAL joint congress entitled: ‘Animal Research: Better Science from Fewer Animals’ to be held 10-13 June 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. The venue of the Congress is the Barcelona's International Convention Center (CCIB) located on Barcelona seafront.
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Symposium to mark the launch of the IDMIT project.
A few months ago the Department of Immuno-Virology of the Institute of Emerging Diseases and Innovative Therapies (iMETI) at CEA (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives) obtained a grant for a new infrastructure (Center for Infectious Disease Models and Innovative Therapies, IDMIT) to further develop our programs and facilities. This project coordinated by Roger Le Grand is supported by a consortium of CEA, Institut Pasteur, Université Paris-Sud, the ANRS (national agency for HIV/AIDS research) and INSERM (National Institute for Medical Research) and a private company, Bertin Pharma. The aim of IDMIT is to develop preclinical research in the field of infectious disease prevention and treatment by establishing a European research infrastructure with core facilities for monitoring diseases and the safety and efficacy of vaccines and treatments in relevant animal models of human infections.

On May, 24th 2013, we organize a symposium to mark the launch of IDMIT. The objective of the symposium is to review the critical challenges and perspectives in preclinical research and the ensuing translation of innovation from bench to clinical practice. Distinguished international speakers will share their views and vision on the rational and ethical use of animal models in combination with innovative technologies to better understand the pathogenesis of infections so as to develop and test new vaccines and treatments.

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Symposium: Novel Insights into Primate Genomics: Impact for Biomedical Research, DPZ, Germany
It was recently unraveled that genetic variation in non-human primates occurs more often than previously assumed. This may have serious consequences for biomedical research as unnoticed hybridisation in captive non-human primates can change experimental results of models of infectious or autoimmune diseases or toxicological studies. Based on this EUPRIM-Net is planning a Symposium at the German Primate Center (DPZ) to discuss the biomedical implications of hybridisation in macaques (and other non-human primates).

[Registration] [Tentative Agenda]


Morningside Symposium, Kunming Biomed International
The theme of this year's meeting is "NHP Models for Human Complex Diseases and Stem Cell Reseach", and there will be four sessions covering the topics of 1) Central nervous system and disease models; 2) Cardiovascular research and disease models; 3) Stem cell research and regenerative medicine, and 4) Laboratory animal sciences. More information will follow.


New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research:
Unraveling Cyno DNA: Mapping a Path to Better Research Models

This conference will build on ground-breaking work to sequence the Macaca fascicularis genome and focus on practical applications of primate genetics in drug discovery and development. World-renown NHP researchers will present the latest findings and share strategies for advancing the science through improved experimental design. Afternoon workshops will allow researchers to explore plenary topics in greater depth with the speakers and colleagues from academia and industry. [More information]


2011 NC3Rs Primate Welfare Meeting
The annual NC3Rs Primate Welfare Meeting brings together scientists, veterinarians, animal care persons and facility managers with a common interest in the welfare of laboratory-housed non-human primates. The broad aims of the meeting are:

  • To support the development and implementation of refinements in primate care and use
  • To provide evidence that can be used to promote improvements in primate welfare and direct welfare research
  • To bring people together to establish new contacts and for exchange of views and information on primate issues

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WP2 Workshop on Best Practice
We would like to invite you to the joint EUPRIM-Net /European Primate Vets (EPV) Workshop on best (primate) veterinary practice on 4-5 November 2011 at BPRC, Rijswijk. For those who prefer, we plan to organise a joint dinner on Thursday evening (own costs). Please send the registration form to before 27th October. Please note that for those not in EUPRIM, the EPV part (Saturday) will need to have a separate registration and costs added. Please see the EPV website ( Looking forward to welcoming you at the BPRC. [Preliminary Programme] [Registration Form]


11th EPV annual Symposium
The association of European Primate Veterinarians has the pleasure to announce the 11th EPV annual Symposium, which will be held in Rijswijk, the Netherlands November 4th and 5th. This year, the focus will be on Diagnostic imaging with particular attention for endoscopy and FLIR. Expert speakers will be invited. You’ll get the opportunity to handle an endoscope and share your experience with colleagues. We will also enjoy the visit of the BPRC facilities dedicated to primate breeding and biomedical research. Our meeting will be supplemented by a EUPRIM course on the same topic developed for veterinarians and primate specialists November 3th and 4thThe BPRC is located close to Delft. The royal city in wich the old kings are buried and where you can float on the canals. [More information]


DPZ/University of Göttingen Course: Introduction to bioacoustic field methods: from recording to statistics
DPZ and the Courant Centre "Evolution of Social Behaviour: Comparative Studies on Human and Non-Human Primates" of the University of Göttingen offer a short methods course "Introduction to bioacoustic field methods: from recording to statistics" to students taking place at the DPZ and the CRC [read more...]


8th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences August 21-25, 2011.
Following on from the 7th World Congress Calling on Science, WC8 provides a forum that supports both the ethical use of animals and quality science. In Canada, scientific animal use policy is developed with input from scientists, regulators and the public. This tradition of consensus-building inspired our Congress motto "The Three Rs-Together it's possible".
The goal of WC8 is to bridge the distance between science and policy and to identify opportunities for collaborations. [More information]

07-11/08/2011 Sochi-Adler 2011, Russia: 2nd International Symposium "Fundamental and applied aspects of medical primatology" - The Research Institute of Medical Primatology of the Russian Academy of Medical sciences (IMP RAMS) devoted to the 90 anniversary of the World oldest primatologist Boris Lapin

12/05/2011 1st TRANSVAC workshop on animal models at CVI in Lelystad, The Netherlands.

This workshop is an excellent opportunity for animal modellers and those who use data from animal studies to gain and share information on appropriate use of animals for efficacy and safety assessment in vaccine development. Representatives from all TRANSVAC members that use animal models are highly encouraged to attend. Attendance is free of charge, but for organisational purposes registration is required. Registration can be done by sending an e-mail to:

Please feel free to pass this message on to and invite your colleagues working with animal models in vaccine development.

10-13/04/2011 XX° Italian Congress of the Italian Primatological Association (API)
Location: Parco Natura Viva
Sponsor: Italian Primatological Society
Focus: The Congress program will be divided into sessions, main lectures of invited speakers and poster presentation and will be completed by General Meeting, Governing Council, Awards, Conference dinner, etc. It will address issues aimed at increasing the knowledge on non-human primates to better understand the human primate. The topics of the sessions will be defined on the basis of contributions under the various themes.

12-18/09/2010 International Primatology Symposium XXIII Congress Kyoto 2010
The theme of the conference will be 'Quest for Coexistence with Nonhuman Primates.'

16-18/08/2010 Kunming 2010 - From Cage to Clinic, Primate Research for Regenerative Medicine
Primate Models for Human Diseases, Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, Animal Science

03-08/08/2008 22nd Congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS) in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
IPS Film Competition - Deadline for entries is January 31, 2008.

30/04/2008 8th Symposium of the European Primate Veterinarians (EPV) in Leipzig, Germany

11-14/12/2007 VI Göttinger Freilandtage: Primate Behavior and Human Universals in Göttingen, Germany
The Göttinger Freilandtage is a bi-annual international conference on timely topics in primate behaviour, ecology and evolution organised by the Department of Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology at the German Primate Centre

30/11/2007 Network Activity 3
Training von Primaten mittels „Positiver Verstärkung“ - Ein einführender Workshop für Tierpfleger, Deutsches Primatenzentrum
Der Vortrag wird auf Englisch gehalten und ins Deutsche übersetzt.

Der 3stündige Workshop der erfahrenen Tiertrainerin Karolina Westlund vom Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control richtet sich an Tierpfleger und Techniker, die im Bereich der Primatenhaltung arbeiten. 

Für Wissenschaftler und Tierärzte bieten wir einen Vortrag über PRT innerhalb unserer Kurs-Serie über Primatenbiologie.

Positive Reinforcement Training Methods for Primates - An Introductory Workshop for Animal Caretakers, German Primate Center
The lecture will be translated into German

This 3h workshop is conducted by Karolina Westlund, an experienced animal trainer of the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, and is addressed to animal caretakers and trainers.

Scientists and Veterinarians are also welcome, however, we offer a lecture on Positive Reinforcement Training within our course series which is more specific to this target group.

Abstract und Anmeldung/abstract and registration: hier klicken/click here (de/en)
Anreise und Unterkunft/travel and accommodation: hier klicken/click here (en)

27-29/09/2007 7th Symposium of the European Primate Veterinarians (EPV) in Camarles, Spain

03-07/09/2007 2nd Congress of the European Federation for Primatology in Prague, Czech Republic

11-14/06/2007 FELASA and ICLAS Joint Meeting in Cernobbio (Como), Italy

19-20/04/2007 Workshop "SOP in Breeding Colonies and Experiments" within Network Activity 2
The workshop will be held at the German Primate Center.

23-24/11/2006 Workshop on Health Monitoring in primate colonies within Network Activity 2
The workshop will be held at the German Primate Center.

24-25/10/2006 2. Workshop on Positive Reinforcement Training of Non-Human Primates within Network Activity 3
The workshop will be held in Stockholm at the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control. Invited are Prof. Steve Shapiro and the experienced trainer Jaine Perlman, both from USA, who will demonstrate what can be accomplished by using positive reinforcement training and operant conditioning in the handling of non-human primates.

27-29/09/2006 European Marmoset Research Group (EMRG) Meeting in Milan, Italy

26/06/2006 Kick off meeting EUPRIM-NET (german)
Am 12. und 13. Juni fand im Deutschen Primatenzentrum (DPZ) das erste Treffen des neuen Netzwerkes der europäischen Primatenzentren statt. Das European Primate Network (EUPRIM-NET) verbindet acht europäische Primatenzentren aus fünf Ländern mit dem Ziel, der europäischen Wissenschaft ihre Infrastrukturen zur Nutzung anzubieten, Ressourcen bereitzustellen, das Methodeninventar zu standardisieren und optimieren, sowie die spezifischen Kompetenzen zu bündeln. [read more ...]

08-21/05/2006 1. Workshop on Positive Reinforcement Training of Non-Human Primates within Network Activity 3
The workshop at the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control in Stockholm consists of two parts: Part 1 - Discrimination level workshop - Teaching fundamental principles of applied behavior

analysis; mechanical skills (timing); developing observing skills; training philosophy. Part 2 - Criteria-Cueing level workshop - Teach applied behavior analytic procedures; plan simple training tasks; evaluate behavior; establish reinforcement criteria for simple cued and non-cued behaviors.