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June 13-16, 2022 | Marseille, France

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Scientific Programme

Only a snapshot of sessions and workshops already scheduled are listed below. The Scientific Committee is waiting for your abstract submissions to create new sessions and complete the programme.

Sessions: 

  • Emerging technologies for animal welfare assessment
  • Non-verbal communication as tools to assess animal welfare and to refine procedures
  • Improving the writing of non-technical summaries (NTS) for 3Rs and adverse effects content (just after the session Non-verbal communication …)

Workshops: 

  • Classification and reporting of severity of procedures: Introductory session using ‘basic’ models
  • Severity classification and reporting under Directive 2010/63/EU – a train the trainer workshop
  • A taster of complex aquatic models in the classification and reporting of severity of procedures
  • A taster of complex farm animal models in the classification and reporting of severity of procedures
  • Digitalization in laboratory animal research: welfare, science and operational aspects

Sessions: 

  • Enhancing vivaria sustainability
  • “Green champion” initiative – Communicating on the environmental impact of LAS
  • A good culture of care – a win-win to everyone involved
  • FELASA today and tomorrow – How can you contribute?
  • National networks of animal welfare bodies – Sharing ideas and good practices
  • Rehoming lab animals – equal standards for all species?
  • The designated veterinarian: same job, different views
  • The role of internal and external communications for the implementation of good practice of humane killing of laboratory fish (FELASA Working Group)
  • Working together to end ‘severe’ suffering

Workshops: 

  • Defining a good culture of care in an animal research facility and how this is translated into organisational practices
  • Care-full stories? Introducing a training resource to explore the ‘culture of care’ from the perspective of different stakeholders
  • Communicate better
  • How to facilitate a good culture of care in laboratory animal establishments
  • Technicians’ care & compassion toolkit

Sessions: 

  • Evolving education to meet current and future needs
  • Laboratory animal surgery – can we do better?
  • Mutual acceptance of education and training – how to build trust on the quality of training and competence claims
  • Scientific communication: who is that mouse and does it matter?
  • Three Rs education and training outreach
  • Training, trust and transparency: Optimal team development for successful surgical outcomes
  • Use of survey data to forecast future trends in laboratory animal science
  • What can you gain from a FELASA accredited laboratory animal science course according to Directive 2010/63/EU?

Workshops: 

  • Come breed with us! The interactive colony management workshop for virtual GA mouse colonies
  • Inbred, outbred and well-bred
  • Communicating good experimental design
  • Modern education and training tools – hands on workshop on eModules, training assessment tools, VR and others
  • Skills for communication and learning in the workplace – Developing your practical skills….and more
  • The art of rodent anaesthesia 101 – Made easy
  • Widening participation: Education as a dialogue between student and tutor in a virtual world

Sessions: 

  • How to improve institutional communications on animal research
  • Improving communication at the establishment level in favour of animal welfare
  • Interdisciplinary dialogues around animal research and care
  • Moving towards openness on animal research: How national transparency agreements are transforming the conversation with the European public
  • Preregistration of animal study protocols – increase value through transparency
  • Project evaluation: how to assess the performance of ethical review bodies across Europe?
  • Strategic communication is a key to change
  • The challenges and opportunities to improve public understanding of the use of NHP in research in Europe

Workshops:

  • Biomedical research – breaking the deadlock by drawing innovation from multidisciplinary approaches
  • Filming (and taking pictures) with your smartphone
  • Improving research reporting and scientific communication
  • How to promote public awareness about animal research using social media
  • Media training – practical tips to help share your research with the public
  • Public (& friends and family) engagement with animal research
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