Due to the COVID pandemics, we couldn’t organize our yearly symposium. Instead, our organization team, led by Katleen Hermans, Kris Meurrens en Karlijn De Busschere, proposes 2 webinars:
– 26/11 from 13.00-14.30 h: A BCLAS/EARA/IPPO webinar on the transparency agreement: discussing the transparency agreement goals and the survey results to discuss the status of openness in Belgium; with e.g. link to a new initiative in the Netherlands.
Registration is for free for BCLAS members (2019 and 2020), members of the working group Communication and for the signatories of the Belgian Transparency Agreement, who are encouraged to participate in this webinar, which is intended to help to make progress and to get alignment.
– 10/12 from 15.00-16.30 h (?): “Assessing and minimizing pain and distress in the euthanasia of rodents”
Speaker: Prof. Debra Hickman, DVM, MS, DACLAM, DACAW, Laboratory Animal Resource Center, Indiana University, USA.
Registration is for free for BCLAS members (2019 and 2020).
Guy De Vroey,
President of BCLAS, on behalf of the Working Group Symposium