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Bernard E. Rollin, PhD

University Distinguished Professor; Professor of Philosophy; Professor of Biomedical Sciences; Professor of Animal Sciences; University Bioethicist, Colorado State University

presenter photoBernard E. Rollin, PhD, is University Distinguished Professor, professor of philosophy, professor of biomedical sciences, professor of animal sciences, and University bioethicist at Colorado State University. He was a major architect of the 1985 US Federal laws protecting laboratory animals. Dr. Rollin is the author of 20 books, including Natural and Conventional Meaning, Animal Rights and Human Morality and The Unheeded Cry: Animal Consciousness, Animal Pain and Scientific Change, Farm Animal Welfare, The Frankenstein Syndrome, Science and Ethics, Veterinary Medical Ethics: Theory and Cases (which has been translated into Spanish and Japanese), Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine Considered (with David Ramey), The Well-Being of Farm Animals: Challenges and Solutions (with John Benson), Equine Welfare (with Wayne McIwraith), Animal Welfare in Animal Agriculture (with Wilson Pond and Fuller Bazer), and over 600 articles. He has edited a two-volume work titled, The Experimental Animal in Biomedical Research. Dr. Rollin is considered the “father of veterinary ethics” and, for 20 years, has written a popular monthly column on veterinary ethics for the Canadian Veterinary Journal. He recently published his autobiography, Putting the Horse Before Descartes. His latest book is titled, A New Approach to Animal Ethics: Telos and Common Sense, forthcoming in 2016. Dr. Rollin is one of the leading scholars in animal ethics and animal consciousness, and he has lectured over 1500 times in 28 countries. Dr. Rollin is a founder and board member of Optibrand, an animal identification company utilizing retinal images. He developed the world’s first courses in veterinary medical ethics, ethical issues in animal science, and biology combined with philosophy. He served on the Pew National Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production and served on the Institute for Laboratory Animal Resources Council of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Rollin is the winner of numerous US and international awards, including the American Veterinary Medical Association Humane Award (2007) and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Lifetime Achievement Award (2012). In addition, he is a weightlifter, horseman, and motorcyclist. PRIM&R is pleased to honor Dr. Rollin with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Research Ethics.

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Keynote Address

Keynote Address: Beyond Pain: Alleviating Suffering in Laboratory Animals

Friday, April 1

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

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Bernard E. Rollin, PhD

University Distinguished Professor; Professor of Philosophy; Professor of Biomedical Sciences; Professor of Animal Sciences; University Bioethicist, Colorado State University

Bernard E. Rollin, PhD, University Distinguished Professor; Professor of Philosophy; Professor of Animal Sciences; Professor of Biomedical Sciences; University Bioethicist, Colorado State University

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