Point/Counterpoint: The Cases For and Against Harmonization

William S. Stokes

PARTICIPANTS

Michael D. Kastello

Gilles Demers

Jonathan Richmond

John G. Miller

Nelson Garnett

Wim deLeeuw

Derek Forbes

Clément Gauthier

John C. Crabbe

Naoko Kagiyama

DR. STOKES (William S. Stokes, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC): I want to thank all who have stayed throughout the meeting to this final session, which I think will be well worth your attendance. We will discuss the cases for and against harmonization of laboratory animal guidelines and how we might approach balancing the need for accomplishing high-quality medical research while providing for optimal animal welfare.

First, I would like to comment that I have been very impressed with this conference and the level of the discussions that have been taking place. I think this workshop is moving us in the right direction. I have



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