The NC3Rs and IAT are jointly hosting an Animal Technicians’ Symposium on 16 September 2015.
Full attendance at the symposium carries 5 IAT CPD points.
The programme consists of presentations, posters and networking opportunities. Speakers from academia and industry will cover welfare assessment in a variety of species, refinements to common procedures, and the role of named persons under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act. Confirmed speakers include:
- Dr Lynne Sneddon, University of Liverpool
An automated system for monitoring pain and stress in the laboratory zebrazish
- Professor Craig Lygate, University of Oxford
Refining post-operative analgesia using the mouse grimace scale
- Dr Laura Hall, University of Stirling
A practical framework for harmonising the welfare and quality of data output in the laboratory beagle
- Dr Kelly Gouveia, University of Liverpool
Refining mouse handling techniques and implications for reducing data variability
- Ms Michelle Stewart, MRC Harwell
Phenotyping viability and fertility in mice - the key to good experimental breeding
- Dr Claire Gibson, Leicester University
Refinement of the MCAO stroke model in mice
- Mr Wesley Dopson, GlaxoSmithKline
The 3Rs benefits of microsampling
- Mrs Tina O'Mahony, Imperial College London
Working with the Named Training and Competency Officer
- Ms Lucy Whitfield, Royal Veterinary College
Best practice in rodent surgery
The draft agenda can be found here.
There is the opportunity to present a poster on a topic relevant to the 3Rs, and a £400 prize for the best poster. To present a poster, please complete the abstract submission form and submit by extended deadline 01 September 2015. We will let you know if you have been selected by 04 September 2015.
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 extended deadline 20 July 2015. We will let you know if you have been selected by 31 July 2015.
Attendance is free but advanced registration is essential. Registration closes on 1 September 2015.
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 him/her.