Individuals who work with animals in biomedical research will sometimes form bonds with these animals. Although these relationships may enhance the well-being and welfare of laboratory animals, they involve a moral cost to staff. Institutions should acknowledge the existence of these bonds and provide support mechanisms to help laboratory personnel deal with the emotional challenges of their profession.
This one-day workshop will focus on working practices and challenges faced by laboratory animal care professionals and researchers. It will provide a forum for those working with animals to comment openly about animal welfare, how it impacts them emotionally and will provide an insight into observations commonly experienced. It will also aim to improve delegates' confidence in communicating concerns about animal welfare and support them to build their emotional resilience.
Registration is free but essential and limited to two people per establishment. The deadline to register is 1 April 2019.
For more information and to register, visit the event webpage.