NC3Rs/ZSL Workshop on Amphibian Welfare

  • NC3Rs
Thursday 05 October 2017
Central London

Registration for this workshop is now at full capacity. Please register to be added to the reserve list. 

The NC3Rs in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London, is jointly hosting a workshop on amphibian welfare in central London on 5 October 2017.

Amphibians are one of our most well-known experimental organisms. Despite this, knowledge of amphibian husbandry and welfare ​remains limited, with little established guidance on their husbandry or evidence-based refinements for their captive care. The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts from the laboratory, zoo and field communities to explore approaches that can be taken to help improve conditions for amphibians in research, and take initial steps in establishing common principles for their housing and care.


The key objectives of the workshop are to:

  • Establish a community of researchers working to better address welfare and the principles of the 3Rs across amphibian research.
  • Identify gaps and challenges that need to be addressed to advance amphibian welfare in research and create a platform for communicating findings, discussion and queries on the subject.
  • Discuss and identify effective means of translating an interest in welfare into fundable research.
  • Develop and publish a report focusing on the outcomes of this meeting, key areas of attention in amphibian welfare and the next steps going forward.


Chaired by Dr Trenton Garner from the Zoological Society of London, the programme will consist of presentations, breakout group discussions and networking opportunities.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Matthew Guille; University of Portsmouth, UK 
  • Professor Caren Helbing; University of Victoria, Canada  
  • Dr Lottie Hosie; University of Chester, UK
  • Professor Richard Griffiths; University of Kent, UK
  • Professor Jacques Robert; University of Rochester Medical Center, US
  • Dr Stephen Price; University College London, UK
  • Dr Mark Prescott; NC3Rs, UK


There will be an opportunity to present a poster on relevant work in the field. Please note, the space for posters is limited, so posters will be selected from submitted abstracts.  If you would like to present a poster at the meeting please complete and return the poster abstract form to by 08 September 2017. We will let you know if you have been successful by 13 September 2017.


Attendance is free, but registration is essential. The closing date for registration is 15 September 2017. Please note that places are limited for this workshop, therefore early registration is advised.

You will need an NC3Rs website account to register. Please use your institutional email address when registering.

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