The main focus of this meeting will be to help those involved in the use and care of animals in science to predict, recognise and reduce pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm. In particular, it will focus on ways of refining models and procedures in which this can be challenging (e.g. humane endpoints in regulatory tests and analgesia provision in pain models). Speakers from industry and academia will highlight how pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm has been successfully reduced or avoided in specific models or procedures.
In addition, there will be a presentation on how local AWERBs can assist in developing strategies to apply refinement in ‘challenging’ models. The meeting will close with a discussion session directed towards strategies to improve dissemination of information on refinement. Delegates will be able to share experiences and expertise and will take away practical recommendations and action points for applying refinements.
This meeting is free to attend, but places are limited and those with direct involvement in the care and use of animals will be prioritised.
For more information and to register, visit the RSPCA website.