The scientific programme consists in 6 streams:
A. Education and Training
This stream includes some sessions on animal user training, professional development (including a day focusing on animal technicians and carers), training delivery in practice, and how to make assessments a key part of a successful education scheme.
B. Reproducibility and Translation
This stream discusses animal research reporting and focuses on three aspects of the reproducibility conundrum: experimental design, genetic quality, and microbiota management.
C. Model Management
This stream details a wide range of key considerations for the development of a project: 3Rs implementation including the termination of severe suffering, pain management, and adapting animal husbandry to the latest advances.
D. Defining Good Care
This stream presents the latest working groups’ recommendations to optimize husbandry and care. Topics include capture, transport, health monitoring and euthanasia of various species like rodents, farm animals, NHP and aquatics.
E. Compliance and Communication
This stream tackles the high-level challenges regarding legislation, openness and transparency, strength of ethics committees within institutions, LAS staff management, cooperation and 3Rs implementation.
F. Severity Classification
This stream is made of four half-day workshops on the classification and reporting of severity (one at introductory level, three at advanced level), one Q&A session opened to everyone, and one session focusing on the severity classification and refinements in aquatics.
The Scientific Committee looks forward to reviewing your abstracts!
Dr J-P Mocho MRCVS MVDr DVM
Chair of the FELASA 2019 Scientific Committee