LASA /UFAW 3Rs workshop

25th September 2019 | Hertfordshire

This workshop, organised by the LASA 3Rs Section and UFAW, is scheduled for 25th September 2019 in Hertfordshire and will provide an up-to-date review of the assessment, prevention and alleviation of pain and distress in laboratory animals. The workshop will be of interest to veterinarians, animal technicians, research scientists, and members of ethics committees. This one-day workshop will also include time provided for discussion and reflection.

The topics covered will include:

  • Current concepts of animal welfare and our understanding of pain and distress.
  • Objective measures of pain and distress in animals and their interpretation.

A full programme and registration form are available to download. Contact the LASA Secretariat to register your interest  and book your place info@lasa.co.uk.

LAboratory Animal Anaesthesia and peri-operative care workshop

8-10th October 2019 | Newcastle

This will be an interactive workshop and in order to facilitate discussion, the number of participants will be limited. 

The course includes problem-based group discussions and other interactive content. 

The workshop is aimed at a wide audience, including veterinary, technical and scientific staff involved in anaesthetising laboratory animals and those who advise on appropriate techniques. The workshop also provides an update on current best practice and offers practical solutions to some of the common problems encountered when anaesthetising animals in a research setting. 

A full programme is available to download here, and you can view the full description here.

To register for the workshop, please follow this link.

LASA Annual Conference 2019

26-28th November 2019 | Birmingham, UK

The 2019 annual congress will run from 26th to 28th November 2019 and will be hosted by LASA in Birmingham. It will feature a scientific and educational programme, with a particular focus this year on the CRISPR technology as well as the latest information and recommendations on our understanding of sentience, animal welfare, 3Rs and influencing human behaviour on experimental design.

Exciting key note speakers include the following:

1)      Professor Elizabeth Fisher- Professor of Neurogenetics at the Institute of Neurology in Queen Square, University College London (UCL)

Humanising’ mouse models to understand neurodegeneration

2)      Professor Michael R F Lee, Chair in Sustainable Livestock Systems, School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol & Head of Department and Site Sustainable Agriculture Sciences, Rothamsted Research, North Wyke

“Agricultural sustainability metrics based on land required for production of essential human nutrients”

The congress will also feature a large trade exhibition, showing recent updates in animal care materials and equipment; animal use and health programs; and research equipment; as well as opportunities to network with colleagues from around the UK and beyond. There is opportunity to submit scientific posters to the meeting and also a call for speakers from the LASA 3Rs section.

A summary of the scientific sessions can be downloaded here along with a copy of the preliminary programme.

Download your registration form here.

Abstracts for Posters to be presented at the Annual Conference are requested. Submissions are invited particularly, but not exclusively, on topics related to the meeting. Posters that have been presented elsewhere will still be considered and will be eligible for the awards; only those covering work conforming to all legal and ethical requirements will be accepted. The LASA Annual Conference Poster prize will be awarded by Envigo this year. This prize is for the best poster which aligns science and technology with the 3Rs, inspiring scientists to readily adopt new approaches. The Envigo poster award includes registration fees and expenses to attend a second scientific meeting with the prize poster to disseminate this information and foster innovative thinking to a wider audience.
Download the Call for Posters 2019 Form

AST 2020 Annual Science and Technology Conference

24-26 March 2020 |Edinburgh (UK)

The Largest UK Animal Science and Technology meeting in 2020. Register for interest at www.ast2020.org

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LASA Animal Science (Transgenics) Section Workshop 

The LASA Animal Science (Transgenics) Section are organising a two-day workshop on 22nd & 23rd June 2020 on Cryopreservation and IVF technology.

The first day will be seminar based with lectures on embryology of the mouse, metabolism of the preimplantation mouse embryo (and media) and an overview of cryobiology. The second day will form part of a technical forum with discussion focussing on innovations & tips for cryopreservation, shipping methods, assisted reproductive technology (ART), alternative uses for cryo & ART, vitrification techniques, refinements and ethical considerations for those working in this field.

There is the opportunity to register for one or both days of these workshops, for those staying for both days a social event, with opportunity to meet new people, is planned for the evening of the 22nd June.

For further information and to register contact info@lasa.co.uk

OTHER MEETINGS

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