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LASA Annual Conference November 2016

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...

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LASA are supporting the Janet Wood Innovation Award

LASA are helping with the promotion of this fantastic competition which is being run by The Datesand Group. Janet Wood was the cofounder of Datesand Ltd and the mother of current owner Jonathon. Janet sadly passed away in 2010 and in her memory, they decided to launch an annual innovation award. Datesand would like to invite animal technicians and industry professionals to design a product that will then be marketed and sold within the biomedical science industry. For more information and to download your application pack! Good...

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Summer reception and celebration

Thanks to everyone who attended our summer reception earlier in September. The event was for invited key influencers in the life science industry, including heads of department, chief scientists and veterinary officers. This event was an excellent way of celebrating a great year for LASA and the work that has taken place within the industry this...

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Bursary award supporting life science research

Let LASA support you through their bursary scheme. A LASA bursary is an award of up to £1000 which can be used to attend a meeting and pay for travel and registration. Therefore, ideal for members looking to enhance their life science training and continual professional development. Applicants must reside within the UK or a FELASA affiliated country.   A substantial part of the activity must be devoted to science relating to the use, care and/or welfare of laboratory animals, rather than a specific scientific discipline.  Applications are considered every 3 months and must be received at least 4 months before the first day of the meeting to which the application relates. To request your LASA bursary application form contact the secretariat today on 08456 711956 alternatively download and complete the form....

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We’ve rebranded!

LASA recently showcased their new branding at the 13th FELASA Congress in Brussels, Belgium.  Offering a fresh new image for the developing and growing research industry association the rebranding process hopes to attract new members. The rebranding process is part of a much wider strategic view for LASA which includes a review of strategy, strengthening of collaborations with partner organisations and improving links with universities and other organisations working in life...

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LASA CPD SCHEME

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a prerequisite for many professional medical and scientific disciplines but less common for those involved in laboratory animal work.

Revision of Directive 86/609EEC requires that persons “are adequately educated, competent and continuously trained” (Article 23A). This comes into effect from 1st January 2013.

The scheme is available FREE to LASA members. Please contact the Secretariat for more information