This year we had our second highest ever number of registrations, a London venue always helps and an interesting and stimulating scientific programme combined with an excellent trade exhibition ensured that we were able to provide something for everyone.  Our keynote speakers delivered excellent presentations on a range of subjects moving from cancer therapeutics, to new medicines for respiratory diseases and finally to enclosure enrichment for primates in captivity.  This year we invited our exhibitor colleagues to hold workshops on the first afternoon and were delighted that these were well attended and that the feedback, including comments from 12 triple science students who attended the event, was very good.