We are pleased to announce that the training session for NEW Establishment Licence Holders, NPRCs, and prospective ELHs is open and a place can be booked on the LASA website. Please click here to book https://www.lasa.co.uk/lasa-annual-conference-2024-registration-open/

A full-day workshop for new PELhs and those who are still within the ‘early stage’ of their role (e.g. <3 years) is scheduled for Tuesday 19 November 2024. Expert speakers have confirmed their availability and it is anticipated that this workshop will have a highly interactive element to enable networking between PELhs, which has proved to be beneficial to those who hold this responsibility. Feedback from previous workshops has also signalled that this is an excellent continuing professional development (CPD) opportunity to refresh the knowledge of those who have been establishment licence holders (ELHs) for some time.

Topics include:

  • Legal and ethical requirements related to the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA)
  • The role of the PELh and their responsibilities
  • Ensuring compliance
  • Good practices in leadership
  • Open forum discussion for sharing ideas on governance
  • Q&A opportunity

The meeting will be held in the West Midlands, the programme is HERE for your information.

Please note: The training of NEW Establishment Licence Holders or named persons responsible for compliance is expected to deliver the relevant legal and ethical issues relating to the use of animals under A(SP)A and that new establishment licence holders are expected to undertake accredited training at least in modules L + E1. Further, it is recommended that they also take additional training provided by LASA through the Establishment Licence Holders’ Forum.

This workshop will focus on the core job for new/recent (3 years)/prospective Establishment Licence Holders.

The meeting will run parallel to LASA’s annual meeting, details of which are provided on the same registration link above. There is the option to also register for the gala dinner on the evening of 19 November and mix with colleagues in a more informal social setting.

We hope to see you there!