HOLTIF Meetings

The LASA HOTIF group continue their close work with ASRU and host small stakeholder group meetings to assist with feedback on ASPeL and its software development.

The next virtual ½ day meetings is are planned for:

Friday 25 June (virtual)
Monday 6 September (virtual)
Monday 29 November (virtual)

If you would like to attend any of the HOLTIF meetings or become a member of this network, please contact the LASA Secretariat on info@lasa.co.uk who will put you in touch with the Section Convenors for this group.

The LASA/ UFAW 3Rs Section Meeting “Enrichment and Science: A match made in Heaven?”

9th Sept 2021

13:00h – 16:00h GMT


The LASA 3Rs section will be hosting our annual event online this year, the theme is to discuss the inclusion of environmental enrichment and how it may impact on science.  The programme will include speakers from all sectors across the UK, EU, the USA and Canada; and will include presentations validating the need for enrichment, how this can be achieved, and how enrichment affects variability. Provisional subjects for presentations at the meeting include:

  • Effects of barren vs. enriched mouse cages on health and welfare
  • Recent evaluation of different enrichment items from a mouse perspective
  • Statistical variability – what is the evidence?
  • Some broader considerations for enrichment and welfare

“COVID-19 has impacted everyone across the globe, but some good things have come out from it and one is the opportunity to host online events where we can bring people together from across the globe. For 2021 we wanted to talk about the importance of environmental enrichment to the animals and how or if we need to balance this with the need for a robust study design in science. We want to ensure we enrich the lives of our animals without compromising the science and when using enrichment how can we improve our understanding of the physiological and psychological response of animals to the enrichment may have on scientific outcomes?  Please join us online to explore this interesting and complex topic.”

Registration fee is £25 for LASA members and £35 for non-LASA members for 3 hours of CPD.




Fish Anaesthesia – Time to re-convene
Edinburgh, postponed until March 2022 (Date TBC)

Since the acclaimed 2017 LASA-FVS meeting on the topic, fish anaesthesia has seen significant developments with new products being authorized for use in the UK, publications of efficient provisions of analgesia, and gatherings of data on euthanasia. It is now time to re-convene a group of experts to discuss latest advances and remaining challenges.

Please contact the LASA Secretariat on info@lasa.co.uk to express your interest in attending this meeting and joining instructions will be sent to you closer to the event.


Please visit the following events calendars for information on other meetings: