SfN 2018

If you’re headed to Society for Neuroscience 2017 in San Diego, CA, this November, be sure to stop by our Booth #4200! Join us for our #sfn18 #animalresearch #booth4200 activities! (And check out our #animalresearch #sfn17 activities from last year!)


Paula Clifford is the executive director for Americans for Medical Progress (AMP), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the research community. The US-based group focuses on public outreach that builds understanding and appreciation for necessary and humane animal research.

Jim Newman is the Director of Strategic Communications for Americans for Medical Progress (AMP), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the research community.  The US-based group focuses on public outreach that builds understanding and appreciation for necessary and humane animal research.

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David Jentsch
is a Professor of Psychology at Binghamton University. His studies focus on behavioral neuroscience and influences on addiction. He is also a Committee Member of Speaking of Research (SR), and is an avid activist for animal research with a lively twitter account and website.

Amanda Dettmer is a primatologist and behavioural neuroscientist, and is currently a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow hosted by the American Psychological Association. She is a Senior Editor at the international advocacy group Speaking of Research, which provides accurate information about the importance of animal research in medical and veterinary science. Amanda is a member of SfN’s Committee on Animals in Research, and will be speaking at the SfN Animals in Research Panel on Monday, November 13, from 12-2pm.

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Kirk Leech is the director of the animal research advocacy group, European Animal Research Association (EARA).  The group is an organization that communicates and advocates biomedical research using animals by providing accurate and evidence-based information. Kirk is also a Committee Member of Speaking of Research (SR).

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Wendy Jarrett
is the Chief Executive of the non-profit organization Understanding Animal Research (UAR). The UK-based organization helps the public to understand why and how animals are used in research and provides a large variety of resources and information on the topic.

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Stefan Treue
is a Professor for Cognitive Neuroscience at the German Primate Center. He studies the processing of visual information and the influence of attention. He is also a vocal advocate for animal research and representative of the Germany-based advocacy group Tierversuche Verstehen, which communicates animal research to the public.

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Mar Sanchez
is a neuroscientist at Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University, and is Chair of the SfN Committee on Animals in Research. Her work focuses on the influence of social stress and maternal care on brain development.