LASA Care & Welfare Section : Virtual Coffee morning
Friday 4th December 2020, 11am – 12pm
Live online virtual event
Registration free of charge
The LASA Care & Welfare Section Convenors would like to develop a “safe online place” for all members of the laboratory animal science community to discuss the topic of emotional resilience and the uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic had brought on project plans, staffing numbers and job security. The Care and Welfare Section plan a virtual coffee-morning meeting on Friday 4th December 2020 on this topic with small breakout discussion groups. The aim of the session is to bring members of the community together to give an opportunity to discuss their experiences, share the burdens and pressures, pass on lessons learnt and support each other. Join us with a coffee to discuss topics close to your heart.
All staff within the biomedical community are welcome to attend – please share information about this virtual coffee morning widely.
Attendance is free of charge, but registration required.
LASA ½ day PEL Training
Tuesday 9th February 2021, 1pm – 5:30pm
Virtual online event
LASA is organising their annual half-day PELH training session online this year, the workshop will focus on the core job for new/recent (3 years)/prospective Establishment Licence Holders. Feedback from previous attendees has indicated this is also an ideal CPD refresher opportunity for all PELHs (no matter how experienced!)
- Legal and ethical requirements related to the ASPA
- The role of the Establishment Licence Holder and their responsibilities
- Ensuring Compliance
- Challenging aspects of the PELH’s role
- What to do when things go wrong?
- Open forum discussion for sharing ideas on governance
- Q&A opportunity
The legislative, responsibilities and compliance webinars will be recorded to watch on demand via secure password protected login for up to one month after the event for those PELhs unable to join the live event on the day. (Please note the interactive group case discussion work will not be able to be watched on demand, so register early to secure your place)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest in this great learning and networking opportunity
BPS & LASA joint focused meeting: Exploring the status of animal models of psychiatric disorders – their validity and scope for successful translation
Wednesday 24 February 2021
Registration: OPEN (early bird deadline: 22 December 2020)
The British Pharmacological Society and the Laboratory Animal Science Association are delighted to bring you our first joint-virtual meeting; exploring the status of animal models of psychiatric disorders – their validity and scope for successful translation. Evaluation and correct interpretation of changes in the behaviour of laboratory animals, following an experimental intervention, is essential for successful translation of novel candidates for treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. However, many procedures that have been used for decades as effective preclinical drug screens are often assumed, without scientific justification, to offer ‘models’ of human disorders. This meeting will discuss the extent to which this is a realistic assumption, incorporating evidence that the validity of these tests will depend on the scientific objectives and experimental context, including environmental factors.
The online event is an exciting one-day meeting comprising scientific talks and opportunities for interaction with colleagues. The talks and discussions will be of interest to anyone interested in behavioural laboratory animal science, whether from a clinical, preclinical, translational, welfare, academic, industrial, or even regulatory perspective. We particularly encourage registration from animal care staff as talks are intended to illustrate some common variables, including the experimental environment, housing and husbandry that are typically disregarded and yet can confound experimental findings when evaluating animal behaviour.
We hope you enjoy our joint venture which will deal with a timely and important topic.
If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact email@example.com
CPD points from the Royal College of Physicians, Royal Society of Biology and the Laboratory Animal Science Association are available at this meeting. You will be emailed a certificate of attendance with CPD points after the meeting.
The Hitchhikers Guide to your Establishment… are you searching for an answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything?
Wednesday 24 February 2021, 10am – 5:30pm
Virtual online meeting
LASA is organising an online one-day workshop focusing on sharing experiences of management systems, organisational checks and practices to ensure good governance for all those working under ASPA (1986).
2020 was the 42nd year celebration of the first BBC radio broadcast of Douglas Adam’s Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, which inspired the title of this workshop. Come along to LASA’s workshop to find the answers to everything you might want to know – you may be surprised to discover that the answer may not actually be 42!
- What does good governance look like?
- How does governance relate to good science?
- What does a culture of care look like? How can you benchmark your establishment?– Interactive session
- Do external audits assist with identifying areas for improvement?
- International collaboration – the good, the bad and the ugly
- Review and ideas for updating the Guiding Principles for Named Training and Competency Officers (NTCO), Named Information Officers (NIO) and Home Office Liaison Contacts (HOLC) working under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 – Group discussion work
The majority of webinars will be recorded to watch on demand via secure password protected login for up to one month after the event for those delegates unable to join the live on the day. (Please note the interactive group case discussion work “Review of Guiding Principles for NTCOs, NIOs and HOLCs working under ASPA (1986)” will not be able to be watched on demand, so register early to secure your place)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest in this “Good Governance” CPD event
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