On Tuesday 15th November, EARA's Executive Director Kirk Leech took part in a panel discussion at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting in San Diego, USA. The discussion was organised by Mar Sanchez, chair of SfN's Committee on Animals in Research (CAR) with the support of the National Primate Research Centres in the USA.

In the session entitled 'How to Engage Institutions to Publicly Support Animal Research; a Top-Down Approach', the panel discussed the proven benefits of positive institutional public communication and openness which has been successful in the UK, Spain, Belgium and Germany, and how this approach could develop in North America (Source: EARA).

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