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Programme

 
Preliminary list of Sessions and Scientific Activities
 
The scientific programme of the 12th FELASA and 12th SECAL joint Congress has been structured in sessions, plenary sessions, and workshops.
 
The sessions have been organized in three different itineraries colour coded in blue, green and red. Each itinerary is composed of a number of sessions with a common theme. The three itineraries will run simultaneously on each day of Congress, and participants may move freely to any session according to their preferences.
 
To enable delegates to attend plenary sessions, plenary session will not coincide with any itinerary session.
 
Specific workshops have been scheduled either just before the Congress (Monday, June 10, in the morning), or simultaneously with itinerary sessions. If you want to attend to a workshop, you have to make a specific registration at the same time as the general registration to the Congress.
 
Sessions
 
Blue itinerary: Health, Welfare and Legal Issues
- Europe/USA harmonisation on health monitoring for rodent shipments and harm-benefit analysis in ethical review
- Training and education in LAS: implementation of the new European Directive 2010/63
- Health and welfare in NHP: a review
- Cephalopods and Directive 2010/63: challenges and opportunities
- Health and welfare in GM rodents: a review
- Pigs as research models
- Farm animals and poultry as research models
- Pain in laboratory animals
- From national legislation to the new European Directive 2010/63 in eastern European countries
- Quality assurance of education and training in LAS
- What is new in FELASA? FELASA working groups
- ICLAS, an organisation serving in a global context
 
Green itinerary: Animal Facility Managing
- Approaches to ethical review after the implementation of the European Directive 2010/63
- Transportation of laboratory animals: legal, health, welfare and supply issues
- Economic limitations in the design and management of animal facilities
- New project development:  efficiency, economics, and the environment


- Sperm cryopreservation in non-rodent species
- Implementation of occupational health and safety programmes
- Outsourcing or in-house services?
- Human resources management
- Adapting to zebrafish: facilities and management
- Biosafety and biocontainment in high-risk experimental models
- Disaster planning
- Quality implementation and assessment in animal units
 
Red Itinerary: LAS Applied Research
- Genetically altered models. Why research does not always translate
- Aging: care and management of aged animals (rat, mouse, zebrafish, NHP)
- Neurodegenerative diseases: design of shared units
- Neurological disorders: phenotyping for models of Alzheimer, Parkinson (NHP) and Down Syndrome
- Severity assessment and endpoints in disease models
- Experimental models for the study of metabolic diseases
- Discovery and toxicology: alternative methods (preliminary assays to reduce the use of lab animals)
- Cardiovascular models: refinement in experimental surgery in large animals
- Use of stem cells in disease animal models
- Experimental models and the microbiota
- Data sharing
- Managing genetically altered colonies
 
Workshops
 
- Aspects of genetic monitoring in rodents
- How to present our work to Society?
- Design of databases according to different management needs
- Planning and effective animal imaging unit
- Practical pathology for research and phenotyping
- Experimental design
- Towards evidence-based translational research
- Meet the Editor
- New challenges in education and training in LAS: using e-learning 
- Funding opportunities for the European Laboratory Animal Science Community
 
Satellite Workshop
 
- Mouse sperm cryopreservation