Spring meeting 2019 - Meetings

Mon, 8 Apr 2019

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Primate Health, Captive Care and Conservation

Powell-Cotton Museum and Canterbury Christ Church University

PSGB Spring 2019 programme

The conservation of primates whether in-situ or ex-situ is of utmost importance to ensure their long-term survival. Disease and illness threaten all primates, captive or wild, thus research into primate health is important to facilitate the survival of these species. For primates in captivity, we have a duty to provide them with the best care possible and ensure their welfare needs are met. 

This meeting has a broad theme which aims to unite primatologists from a variety of fields to share research and good practice for primate conservation purposes.

The meeting will be one and a half days in duration; a half day on Monday 8th April from 12.30pm (plus an evening reception) and a full day on Tuesday 9th April 9.30am to 4.45pm.

Invited speakers include:

  • Professor Sarah Wolfensohn, University of Surrey
  • Tony King, Aspinall Foundation
  • Professor John E Cooper, Wildlife Health, Forensic and Comparative Pathology Services (UK)   


Registration information

Early bird registration deadline: Friday 1st March 2019

From Saturday 2nd March 2019, standard registration costs apply.

The cost of registration includes access to Powell-Cotton Museum and grounds for both days. Tea/coffee breaks, a cold buffet in the evening of the 8th and lunch on the 9th. 

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Call for presentations, speed presentations and posters

You are invited to submit abstracts for a 15 minute oral presentation, a 5 minute oral speed presentation or a poster presentation. These should be relevant to the broad meeting theme. The spring conference has been purposely designed to include a very broad theme of primate health, captive care and conservation to facilitate as many presenters as possible, specifically students. 

Abstracts should be submitted using the abstract submission template word document - this can be found below. When you submit your abstract, the form will ask you to confirm that you have registered for the conference via Eventbrite. You will be unable to present if you do not register.The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 15th February 2019. Applicants will be informed whether their abstract has been accepted by Friday 1st March 2019. 


Accepted presentation guidelines

Oral presentations should be 15 minutes in total with 5 minutes allowed for questions. Please use Microsoft Powerpoint to create your presentation.


Accepted speed presentation guidelines

Speed presentations will take the format of “five slides, in five minutes”. Timing will be strict, so that we can accommodate as many presentations as possible. Please use Microsoft Powerpoint to create your presentation.


Accepted poster guidelines

Posters should be in A1 portrait format.