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:

Monday 21 June (virtual)
Monday 20 September (virtual)
Monday 6 December (face -to-face depending on government guidance)

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.

Cryopreservation and Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Genetically Altered Animals. Best practice, tips and tools.
19th – 22nd April 2021, 14:00-16:15 each day.

The LASA Animal Science (Transgenic) Section invites you to our third technical forum. This highly interactive meeting with a focus on the laboratory mouse, will provide ample of opportunity for learning, building your professional network and for sharing best practice with others working in the field.

The meeting opens in the afternoon of Monday 19th April 2021 and will comprise of four afternoon sessions between 14:00 and 16:15 each day. The sessions are structured to include a series of presentations by international experts in their respective fields, followed by opportunities for attendees to present and interact with colleagues and speakers.

Across all the sessions the following subjects will be covered;

  • Innovations & tips for cryopreservation
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology (IVF, ICSI)
  • Alternative uses for cryo and ART
  • Transportation Methods
  • Different species (mouse, rat, zebrafish, opossum, frog).

To participate in the interactive elements of the event, please register by 26th March 2021.Bookings will continue to be accepted after this date, but the delegate will have no access to the interactive elements of the event.

Click here to download the programme.

These single prices are applicable to the whole event. Once paid, you may attend at will. Part-bookings are not possible. Only those registered will be admitted to the meeting(s). Registrations and log-in details must not be shared.

Establishment Licence Holders’Spring Forum


Replacement: Your responsibilities as PELh
What challenges are faced by animal-free innovations?


10th May 2021

Online virtual meeting 14:00 – 17:00h GMT

Implementing the 3Rs requires that, in every research proposal, animals are replaced with non-animal alternatives wherever possible. Standard Condition 1 for Establishment licences states:The licence holder shall ensure that the regulated activities carried on at the establishment are carried on in a manner that is consistent with the principles of replacement, reduction and refinement”. How are you ensuring that replacement models are utilised fully at your Establishment? What are the benefits and limitations of replacement models which are currently available and how can you encourage their integration in future research projects? Come and learn more with our expert line-up of speakers and join in the discussion work with fellow PELhs.

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Note: This meeting is open to registration by PELhs or their nominated delegates only

6th Meeting of LASA Large Animal Research Network (LARN)

11th, 18th and 25th May 2021, afternoon schedule each day.

The LASA Large Animal Research Network (LARN) invites you to their 6th annual meeting, but this year in 2021 it will be held online and LARN are hoping to attract an international audience! The programme contains a varied range of speakers bringing their own expertise from their places of work (SRUC, The Pirbright Institute, University of Chester and The Moredun Research Institute) and details of their research projects to these online workshops. In addition to hearing more about their scientific projects there will be time to pose your own Q&A to the expert panels of speakers.

Tuesday 11th May – Poultry in biomedical research

Tuesday 18th May – How to engage with laboratory swine and learn more about their emotional state & What does behaviour tell us about cattle welfare in biocontainment facilities?

Tuesday 25th May – Refining sheep models and learning more about influenza in pigs

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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: