Belgian Council Laboratory Animal Science
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Forum for animal caretakers and technicians

Nederlandse versie

You have developed a new technique to more easily collect small blood volumes from mice?
Challenges encountered with a new transgenic animal model and how a solution was put in place?
A new app to keep track that racks were already changed and that still have to be done?
Experiences with validation of lab animal equipment to heat/warm animals worth sharing with the LAS community?
An internal comparison of different types of enrichment from which others may learn?
An initiative taken to foster a culture of care that turned out to be very successful?
Clinical problems encountered and how a solution was provided to prevent them or to successfully restore the animal’s health & welfare?

BCLAS believes that every year many new (small) initiatives are taken to improve the daily life of lab animals, technicians and researchers working with animals. Many of these may also be relevant to other institutes. BCLAS therefore organizes a workshop during which a forum will be provided to animal caretakers and technicians to talk about small improvements they were able to make, to share experiences about what works and what doesn’t, to talk about new initiatives taken and useful feedback that matters for colleagues from other labs.

Animal caretakers and technicians are invited to submit proposals for presentations.

These presentations should be:

  • about sharing experiences that a) may help others to identify 3R opportunities, b) have the potential to be of interest to other colleagues to improve their daily work practices, c) may help to strengthen occupational health & safety, d) may further contribute to a culture of care within the institute
  • short (10-15 minutes without Q&A)
  • in Dutch or French (slides may be in Dutch, French or English)

Proposed Submission Deadline is 10 March 2019. The organizing committee will select proposals based on their relevance for the LAS community and if needed will decide on a first come, first serve basis. Depending on number of proposals the workshop will or will not be split in a Dutch and a French speaking session. Feedback will be provided to the applicants before 21 April 2019. Presentations should be ready at the time of registration at the reception desk on 20 May 2019.

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