The Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) and the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) supports science conducted in an ethical and humane manner. Their 2016 symposium will promote the 3Rs (Reduction, Replacement, Refinement) in animal biology. The NC3Rs is sponsoring five speakers.
This event will be dedicated to improving animal welfare, reducing numbers of animals used and replacing animals in experimental procedures in animal behaviour, endocrinology, neurobiology, physiology, toxicology, and other disciplines by focussing on innovations in the 3Rs principles.
The symposium will showcase the latest research through two days of invited and submitted presentations by experts and young researchers in the field of 3Rs research. The final day is devoted to educating SEB members on key areas of experimental animal welfare, reducing or replacing animals in experiments, ethics, funding opportunities, engagement with the public and openness in science (e.g. the Concordat). This symposium covers all of the interest groups within the Animal Section, so has broad appeal and will also be relevant to members of the Cell Section that use cell cultures rather than whole animals.
The symposium welcomes abstracts from Ph.D. students, early career researchers and academics on the following topics:
- Reduction – Methods that minimise the numbers of animals used in experiments
- Replacement – Methods that avoid or replace the use of animals
- Refinement – Methods that minimise suffering and improve animal welfare
The NC3Rs has several members of staff and grantholders speaking at this event:
- Dr Maja Wallberg
- Dr Charlotte A Hosie
- Dr Matthew Leach
- Dr Johnny Roughan
- Dr Lynne U Sneddon
- Prof Robin S B Williams
- Dr Nic Bury
- Prof Malcolm Macleod
- Dr Nathalie Percie du Sert - Programme manager, experimental design, analysis and reporting
- Dr Mark J Prescott - Head of Research Management and Policy
Abstracts must be submitted online by 29 April 2016.
Read more about the event and register online at this link.