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13-14 October 2014

Communication on laboratory animals

Palais des Congrès, Liège


13 October 2014 - Afternoon

Workshops - parallel sessions
(only accessible to professionals and PhD students who subscribed to the symposium of 14 October 2014)

13:00 - 13:15 Welcome coffee
13:15 - 14:45 Workshop 1:
Euthanasia of laboratory animals
Benjamin Bodart (GSK), Piet Dierckx (J&J), Philippe Horlait (Biopole),
Stéphanie De Vleeschauwer, Kathleen Lambaerts and Kris Meurrens (KULeuven)
14:45- 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00 Workshop 2:
Effectively manage your facility and legal compliance
Alison Hopkins (a-tune software)
Workshop 3:
Health monitoring. Is PCR the solution?
Dr. Esther van de Ven and Dr. Wieke de Bruin
(QM Diagnostics)

Workshops will be given in English. No simultaneous translation will be provided for the workshops.
Evening event

17:45 - 22:30: Visit of the Val Dieu Abbey and dinner at restaurant La Bistronomie

Instructions for departure will be announced at the end of the workshop sessions.


14 October 2014:
Symposium: Communication on laboratory animals

8:00 - 8:55 Registration of participants - Exhibition - Welcome coffee/tea
8:55 - 9:00 Opening of the meeting by the symposium coordinator
Session 1: How to speak about animal experimentation ?
9:00 - 9:30 In dialogue with all stakeholders in the animal experimentation chain
Marianne Kuil (Dialoog platform, The Netherlands)
9:30 - 10:00 Patient drives innovation
Julian Isla (President of the Dravet syndrome foundation, Spain)
10:00 - 10:30 I work with animals every day: how can I speak about it ?
Claire-Maëlle Fovet and Joanna Demilly (MIRCen CEA Inserm, France)
10:30 - 10:45 Introducing EARA (European Animal Research Association)
Emma Sanchez (EARA, UK)
10:45 - 11:30 Coffee/tea break - Exhibition - Competition
Session 2: Scientific communication: how to optimize publications ?
11:30 - 12:15 Analysis of scientific manuscripts: useful and necessary ?
Marlies Leenaars (SYRCLE, Radboud university medical centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
12:15 - 12:45 Practical applications of ARRIVE guidelines
Anne Vermeylen (Université de Namur)
12:45- 13:00 President talk on FELASA 2016 and BCLAS activities
Dr. Guy De Vroey (BCLAS)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch - Exhibition - Competition
Session 3: Communication between scientists, technicians...and animals
14:00 - 14:30 Expert group on animal welfare bodies: outcome
Prof. K. Hermans (UGent)
Practical cases from Animal Welfare Bodies
14:30 - 14:50 Implementation of an Animal Welfare Body at Janssen
Dr. Piet Dierckx (Jannsen)
14:50 - 15:10 Implementation of an Animal Welfare Body at UCB
Nathalie Alexander (UCB Biopharma SPRL)
15:10 - 15:30 Implementation of Animal Welfare Bodies in an academic environment
Dr. Kris Meurrens (KULeuven)
15:30 - 16:15 Coffee/tea break - Exhibition - Competition
16:15 - 17:00 Closing lecture:
What links us to animals: communication, imagination and cultural practices
Dr. Véronique Servais (Université de Liège)
17:00 - 17:10 Closure of the meeting and winners of the competition

All symposium presentations will be in French and Dutch.
Simultaneous translation to Dutch/French will be provided.
For a printout of this programme, you can download the attachment below.
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