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SAFETY POLICY FOR SCAND-LAS 2021

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SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

Please note that the scientific programme is not final and more information will be added!

The Organising Committee of the Scand-LAS2021 Symposium reserves the right to make changes in the programme.

 

November 2, Tuesday

Workshops

WORKSHOP SESSION 1 (9:00-10:30)
WS1: Designing and running a zebrafish facility, cancelled Lars Bräutigam​, Karolinska Institutet
WS2: Assessment of practical skills to carry out procedures on laboratory rodents Rafael Frias, Karolinska Institutet
WS3-I: How can we prevent or alleviate pain effectively in laboratory animals?, part I, cancelled Paul Flecknell, Newcastle University
WORKSHOP SESSION 2 (11:00-12.30)
WS4: Practical refinement in animal handling and procedures Anna Meller,  University of Helsinki
WS5: Are you PREPAREd? How to design animal experiments Adrian Smith, Norecopa
WS3-II: How can we prevent or alleviate pain effectively in laboratory animals?, part II, cancelled Paul Flecknell, Newcastle University

SCAND-LAS 2021 SYMPOSIUM

12.00 - 13.00 Registration and welcome coffee

SESSION 1: PLENARY

13:00-13:15 OPENING CEREMONY
13.15 – 13.45 50 years anniversary plenary
Klas Abelson, former president of Scand-LAS, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
13.45 – 14.30 KJÖ Memorial Lecture
Jaanus Harro, University of Tartu, Estonia
14.30 – 15.15 Coffee break
15.15 – 15.45 Reduction revisited
Timo Nevalainen, Univesity of Eastern Finland, Finland
15.45 – 16.15

Lars Wass Award
Axel Kornerup Hansen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

19.00 - 22.00 WELCOME RECEPTION & EXHIBITORS' EVENING (Song Festival Grounds)
 

November 3, Wednesday

  SESSION 2 SESSION 3

Animal Stress in LAS

Facility Management

09.30 – 10.30 Animal Stress in LAS
Donald Broom, University of Cambridge​, United Kingdom
Achieving a good 'culture of care'
Barney Reed, RSPCA, United Kingdom
10.30 – 11.00 Is analyzing glucocorticoids in hair the future of assessing stress in laboratory animals?
Otto Kallikoski, University of Copenhagen, Denmark​
Culture of care' in practice - an industry perspective
Lotte Martoft, Astrazeneca, Sweden
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break Coffee break
11.30 – 12.00 The effect of positive reinforcement training (PRT) on fear of humans and novel environments in pigs
Dorte Bratbo Sørensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Using data to identify indicators of animal mortality and improve animal welfare
Chris Lelliot, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, United Kingdom
12.00 – 12.30 Mental wellbeing of the laboratory animals
Nadine E. Suendermann, Zoonlab GmbH, Germany
Understanding and reducing neonatal mortality in laboratory mice
Anna Olsson, University of Porto, Portugal
12.30 – 13.30 Luncheon Luncheon
 
  SESSION 4 SESSION 5
  Addressing the Three Rs Education and training in LAS
13.30 – 13.45 Addressing the three Rs, TBA
Tom Bengtsen, Danish 3R-Center, Denmark
Teaching and Training in LAS - Perspectives on the past and the future
Timo Nevalainen, Univesity of Eastern Finland, Finland
13.45 - 14.00 Eight steps to competence
Rafael Frias, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
14.00 - 14.15 Update of the ETPLAS e-learning modules
Nuno Franco, University of Porto, Portugal
14.15 - 14.30 New E-learning module on search for alternatives
Jelméra (Merel) Ritskes-Hoitinga, Radboud Univesity Medical Center​, Netherlands
14.30 - 14.45 3R resources: where to find them and how to contribute
Adrian Smith, Norecopa, Norway
Harmonisation and improved career pathways for technicians - conclusions from the FELASA-EFAT WG
Klas Abelson, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
14.45 - 15.00 The Scand-LAS Education and Training Committee
Hanna-Marja Voipio, Scand-LAS, Finland
15.00 – 15.30 Tea break Tea break
15.30 – 16.00 Addressing the three Rs
Jelméra (Merel) Ritskes- Hoitinga, Radboud Univesity Medical Center​, Netherlands
How to effectively apply the 3Rs in LAS training
Adrian Smith, Norecopa, Norway
16.00 – 16.30 About FELASA
Ana Santos, president of FELASA, Portugal
Panel discussion (QA session)
19.00 - 22.00 MEDIEVAL FEAST IN OLDE HANSA RESTAURANT 

 

4 November, Thursday

SESSION 6 SESSION 7
  Analgesia and Anaesthesia Research Ethics Committees
09.30 – 10.30 Analgesia and Anaesthesia
Paul Flecknell, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Research Ethics Committees, TBA
Siri Knudsen, University of Tromsø, Norway
10.30 – 11.00 Development of slow release analgesics
Paulin Jirkof, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Presentations by state representatives
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break Coffee break
11.30 – 12.00 Pain relief and other refinement strategies models of neuropathic and inflammatory pain
Klas Abelson, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Discussion of commonality and differences
Representatives from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, moderating: Siri Knudsen, University of Tromsø, Norway
12.00 – 12.30 Avoiding the need for analgesia and anaesthesia: how to provide/use more predictive pre-clinical models to meet 3R requirements?
Erwan Corcuff​, Janvier Labs
How best to harmonize
 
12.30 – 13.30 Luncheon Luncheon
     
SESSION 8

SESSION 9

  Miscellaneous Evidence-based Assessment of Laboratory Animal Welfare – How Behavioral Neuroscience Can Help?
13.30 – 14.00 Critical Incident Reporting System in Laboratory Animal Science - CIRSLAS
Sabine Bischoff, Denmark
Assessing Affective States in Laboratory Rodents to Promote Animal Welfare
Lars Lewejohann, Freie Univeristät,Germany
14.00 - 14.30

Does Relative Humidity Affect Welfare of Laboratory Rodents?
Karen Ekkelund Petersen, Scanbur, Denmark

Can we use infrared thermography to infer emotional states in mice?
Nuno Franco, University of Porto, Portugal
14.30 – 15.00 Brussels view about new legistation
Jelméra (Merel) Ritskes-Hoitinga,Radboud University Medical Center​, Netherlands
Steps to improve animal welfare and scientific validity in behavioral neuroscience based on the interaction of emotion and cognition
Oliver Stiedl, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
15.00 – 15.30 Tea break Tea break
15.30 – 16.00 Limitations of in vitro replacing in vivo
Anton Terasmaa, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Estonia
Where the lab mice are living and how does it matter for their behaviour. Discussion.
Chaired by Vootele Võikar, University of Helsinki, Finland
16.10 CLOSING CEREMONY