Dear Colleagues, We would like to thank you again for your patience and understanding throughout this very drawn out and lengthy process.  We are now beginning the process of calculating the pro rata refunds to all those who registered to attend AST2020 or who...

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The Forced Swim Test

LASA is pleased to announce the publication of a fact sheet on the Forced Swim Test (or Porsolt Swim Test). This has been jointly sponsored by LASA, Understanding Animal Research and the British Association for Psychopharmacology. You can find the fact sheet here  or...

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Rodent surgery survey

If you are involved in experimental rodent surgery, we would encourage you to contribute to this survey, the results of which will form part of a PhD thesis. It should take you no longer than 15 minutes to complete, and all responses will be confidential.

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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). This comes into effect from 1st January 2013.

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