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LASA Annual Conference November 2017

Attendance at the LASA Annual Conference 2017 was the highest ever.  This year we returned to Birmingham which has easy access for both exhibitors and delegates due to the excellent road and rail links. We are very grateful for the support shown to the meeting from ASRU with all their senior management team in attendance and a significant number of inspectors.  This was much appreciated by the delegates.  The scientific sessions covered a wide range of topical issues which provided something for everyone – topics discussed ranged from: GA animals to the role of vets – are they seen as interfering individuals or helpful heroes?, included topical 3Rs presentations, a session on “the only way is ethics” and a lively session on severity assessment.  Our key note presentation looked at the importance of non-human primates in research.  To complete the programme we held a series of workshops. We are very grateful to all our sponsors and exhibitors, and to our speakers, chairpersons and to everyone else for making the meeting such a...

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LARN Meeting: Opening the doors to large animal research in high containment

On Wednesday 24th May 2017, The Pirbright Institute will be hosting the 2017 LARN (Large Animal Research Network) Meeting. The meeting is open, and should be of interest, to all organisations who work with large animals in biomedical, veterinary and/or agricultural research and will run from 9:30AM to 4PM. The meeting is free to attend and is being sponsored by trade organisations, but spaces will be limited and allocated on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in attending the event, and/or would like further details, please register yourinterest by emailing...

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