NC3Rs/IAT Animal Technicians’ Symposium 2016

  • NC3Rs
Thursday 22 September 2016

The NC3Rs and the Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) are jointly hosting an Animal Technicians’ Symposium on 22 September 2016.

Full attendance at the symposium carries 5 IAT CPD points.


The programme will consist of presentations, posters and networking opportunities aimed at primarily junior animal technicians. Speakers from academia and industry will present the latest refinement opportunities and approaches to improving animal welfare in laboratory animals. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Paul Flecknell (Newcastle University) - A new e-learning module to support EU Module 6.3 - Humane methods of killing
  • Dr Lottie Hosie (University of Chester) - Refining the laboratory husbandry of the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis
  • Dr Joanna Makowska (University of British Columbia) - Improving the welfare of laboratory rats and mice: modifications to standard housing and expression of natural behaviours
  • Mr Phil Ridley (GlaxoSmithKline) - Latest refinement opportunities for the care and use of pigs
  • Dr Noelia Lopez-Salesansky (Royal Veterinary College) - Variability in the olfactory characteristics of routine husbandry procedures and its impact on laboratory mouse behaviour and welfare
  • Dr Jordi Lopez-Tremoleda (Queen Mary University of London) - Practical experimental and welfare considerations for preclinical imaging
  • Dr Sara Wells (MRC Harwell) - Rodent little bother: Home cage monitoring - what happens when you are not looking? 
  • Dr Katie Lidster and Dr Mark Prescott (NC3Rs) - Latest news from the NC3Rs 

The full programme can be found here


There is the opportunity to present a poster on a topic relevant to the 3Rs, and a prize for the best poster. To present a poster, please complete the abstract submission form and submit by 30 August 2016. We will let you know if you have been selected by 31 August 2016. 

Short presentations

We have allocated three 10 minute slots for presentations from technicians on a topic relevant to the 3Rs. If you are interested in speaking at the symposium please complete the form and submit by 30 August 2016. We will let you know if you have been selected by 31 August 2016.

Travel bursaries

Ten travel bursaries of up to £100 each are available to contribute to travel expenses. To apply for a travel bursary, please complete the travel bursary form and submit by 30 August 2016. We will let you know if you have been selected by 31 August 2016. 


Attendance is free but advanced registration is essential. Registration closes on 01 September 2016

You will need an NC3Rs website account to register. Please use your institutional email address when registering. If you do not have an email address, your line manager can register you using his/her email address; we will contact you via them.

Event status

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