The Animal Welfare research network

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Focus on Fish

The use of fishes in research and testing is rapidly increasing globally, and there is now widening recognition of the need to minimise harms and improve welfare. This free-to-attend RSPCA-led online event, which is now in its second year, brings together experts to share cutting-edge knowledge and approaches to refining fish use, enhancing both animal welfare and translatability.

23rd February 2022, 11.00-16.15 GMT

Website and registration:

Focus on Fish – Virtual Event – 23 February 2022 – RSPCA

Looking forward and looking back – opportunities to focus on ‘severe’ suffering

20th April 2022, 10.30-15.45 GMT

University of Manchester

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Felasa 2022

A congress is an arena for communication. The scientific committee has embraced the theme of this FELASA congress, ‘Communication’, and has designed four streams each with a different angle and direction of communicating. Communication is the act of conveying information and experiences from one to another. The obvious interactions are between people, between animals, and between animals and people. More subtle examples include communication between cells, microbiological agents and the host and at a molecular level to name but a few. There are direct and indirect ways of communication. For example: creating a psychologically safe and trusting working environment is a way of communicating that staff wellbeing is being taken seriously. A state-of-the-art facility is an indirect way of communicating that creating the best environment for animals and science is deemed beneficial to all. A great theme with many angles, which inspired us to define the following four streams. We hope you feel inspired too!

The call for session proposals for the scientific programme of the 15th FELASA congress, on 13-16 June 2022 in Marseille, France is now open.  Further details are in these attachments

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The deadline for session proposal submission is Wednesday 30th June 2021.


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