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150px_symposium mouse_0BCLAS Symposium 2018

26-27 April 2018

Culture of care in practice

Palais des Congrès, Liège


26 April 2018

General Assembly

Only accessible to BCLAS members having paid their annual fee.
Free of charge.
Lunch is provided but registration is required.

Workshops - parallel sessions

(only accessible to professionals and PhD students)

11:00 - 11:45 BCLAS General Assembly (for BCLAS members only)
11:45 - 12:30 Sandwich lunch (registration needed)
11:15 - 12:30 Welcome coffee (for all participants)
12:30 - 14:00 Workshop A
IVC Debris Sampling Device Testing
Ronald de Boer & Renso Peters, QM Diagnostics
Workshop B
To support your research and facility management
Danny Hendrikx & Jan-Bas Prins
14:00 - 15:30 Workshop C:
Ethical Committees: Cost-Benefit Analysis during Project Evaluations Part 1
Workshop D
Developments in Techniques for Working with Lab Mice
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30 Workshop C
Ethical Committees: Cost-Benefit Analysis during Project Evaluations Part 2
Workshop E
Strategies to Minimize Genetic Drift and Maximize Experimental Reproducibility in Mouse Research
Dr Jean Cozzi, Charles River

Workshops will be given in English. No simultaneous translation will be provided, but, if they prefer, participants can express themselves in Dutch or French.

Evening event

18:00 - 19:30: Visit of the 'La Boverie' museum - Walk to La Brasserie Liégeoise with stop at the Calatrava railway station

20:00: Dinner at La Brasserie Liégeoise


27 April 2018:

Symposium: Culture of care in practice

08:00 - 08:55  Registration of participants – Welcome coffee/tea
08:55 - 09:00  Opening of the meeting by the symposium coordinator
Session 1 : Introduction to Culture of Care
  09:00 - 09:45  Keynote lectureTransition to animal free innovations and animal welfare: have the Dutch gone totally mad ?
Jan-Bas Prins, Leiden University Medical Center
 09:45 - 10:30  The International Culture of Care Network
Pascalle van Loo, Utrecht University
 10:30 - 11:15  Coffee/Tea Break – Commercial exhibition – posters
Session 2: Culture of Care from Top to Down
 11:15 - 11:45 Behavior, enrichment and transport, the breeder’s strengths
Jean Habyarimana, Janvier Labs
11:45 - 12:15 The 3Rs and culture of care: some practical examples in preclinical regulatory evaluation
Jean-Paul Briffaux, Charles River Laboratories
12:15 - 12:30 President talk on BCLAS activities
Guy De Vroey, BCLAS
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch - Commercial exhibition - posters
Session 3 : Practical examples of culture of care
14:00 - 14:30 From lab to home, a second life for laboratory animals
Amélie Romain, Association GRAAL
14:30 - 14:50 The care of animals in a model of intensive care disease
Sarah Derde, KULeuven
14:50 - 15:10 Keep it nice in a house full of male mice
Ine Adriaensen, Janssen Research & Development
15:10 - 15:30 Culture of Care applied to  experimentation on farm animals
Catherine Bette, Zoetis
15:30 - 16:15 Coffee/Tea Break – Commercial exhibition
16:15 - 17:00 Closing lecture:
Is caring of animals a sufficient answer to ethical questioning ?
Marc Vandenheede, University of Liège
17:00 - 17:10 Closure of the meeting – Poster awards

Lectures will be given in French or Dutch with simultaneous translation.

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