Enrichment Symposium June 12, 2019

The University of Michigan – Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine will be hosting the 4th Annual Enrichment Symposium

Wednesday June 12, 2019 from 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Location: The Kensington Hotel, 3500 S. State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Co-hosted by the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) Animal Enrichment Committee and the Michigan Society for Medical Research (MISMR). Now in its fourth year, the symposium is a day-long event designed to engage laboratory animal staff and research investigators in the science of environmental enrichment for animals used in biomedical research.

The Symposium will focus on evidence-based recommendations for enrichment best practice(s) and features speakers from academia, government, and industry with expertise in rodents, frogs, exotic animals, and non-human primates.


There is a $50 registration fee for this event, which includes breakfast, lunch, and 7 hours of RACE accredited CE.


  • Changing the Health Checking Culture: Evaluating Rodents with Large Nests
  • Enrichment of Exotic Animal Species
  • Pairing Non-Human Primates Based on Temperament Evaluation
  • Immunomodulatory Effects of Stress and Environmental Enrichment in Long-Evans Rats
  • Quantitative Assessment of Environmental Enrichment Plans in Nonhuman Primates
  • Enrichment of African Clawed Frogs


Free parking is available on-site at The Kensington Hotel, with overflow parking available in the adjacent Briarwood Mall parking lot.

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QUESTIONS If you have any questions about this event, please contact ULAM Faculty Veterinarian Tara Martin, DVM, at taramar@umich.edu.

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