Pre-registration workshops

For some workshops, the capacity has been increased. Please go back to the registration module to see if you wish to modify your subscription.

The program offers a variety of topics, lectures and seminars in parallel sessions. Where capacity is limited, e.g. because of the interactive nature of the session (workshop), pre-registration is required. All workshops are offered free of any extra charges.

Pre-registration is limited to 2 workshops per participant, and not at the same time. Reserve lists will be kept to ensure that these workshops are fully available to who’s interested (compensating for no-shows). Persons who hold a confirmed registration but cannot attend are kindly asked to inform the registration desk at the congress.

 

What to do

  1. Study the workshop program below beforehand and list your preferences regarding the workshops
  2. Click here to register for the congress first, or to modify your registration.
  3. If already registered, use the button ‘modify’ and return to your registration using your reference number and go to the section ‘Pre-registration workshops’.
  4. When registration opens, use your personal preferences list to register. When registration succeeds, your attendance is booked.
  5. In case the workshop is full, you can choose to be listed as a reserve (in that case, it counts as a registration, it means you’ve one more left).
  6. You can also decide not to register as a reserve and move on to other workshops on your personal list.

Your workshops will be printed on your badge, either as “confirmed” or “reserve”.
When the workshop starts, the doorman will admit everybody with a confirmed registration (printed on their badge). In case of no-shows, people waiting will be considered starting with the ones on the waiting list.

Note: If you opted to pay for your registration by wire transfer and did not yet make the payment, please make sure the payment has been made beforehand or have a credit card ready and alter your payment method.

Overview of workshops for pre-registration (by day and time)

Monday June 13

Monday 14:00h – 15:30h

OS7WE Charles River Seminar 1
The Vital Role In Vivo Research Plays in Drug Discovery
Riccardo Cortese (Okairos, Rome, Italy) and Luca Guidotti (Immunopathology, San Raphael Hospital, Milan, Italy) will explain how animal studies have contributed to the development of novel vaccines and antiviral drugs, and what’s in the development pipeline to address the unmet needs regarding viral diseases.

Monday 16:15h – 17:45h

OA10W
Imaging
Sandra Meyer, Ronald Koop, Martin Ilg and Jordi Tremoleda (from FUJIFILM VisualSonics Inc, PerkinElmer, Bruker BioSpin MRI, and Queen Mary University London, respectively) will discuss the considerations regarding the choices of imaging modalities for differential research applications.

OC5W Repeat 1
Classification and reporting of severity
David Smith, David Anderson and others from the FELASA working group will, in an interactive way, examine the process and challenges of achieving consensus on how animal welfare may be affected, how to minimize welfare impact and how to classify severity according to the Directive 2010/63 (prospectively and retrospectively). This workshop is held 3 times (on different days) to allow active participation by all interested.

Tuesday June 14

Tuesday 8:00h – 9:30h

OE7W
e-Learning
Paul Flecknell (Newcastle University) and Nicole Linklater (Philipps-Universität Marburg) will introduce the topic and FELASA ABET and e-learning course organizers will discuss how e-learning can be of value to disseminate expertise internationally in the context of competence requirements and continuing education promoting responsible animal use and the implementation of the 3Rs principles.

Tuesday 10:15h – 11:45h

OS3WE Janvier labs
Advanced Cryopreservation Methods: New Ways to Manage Genetically Modified Mouse Colonies
Robert Taft (The Jackson Laboratory) and Casper Caspersen (Janvier Labs) will explain and illustrate the advancements in cryopreservation technologies and how these can be instrumental in the efficient management of colonies of transgenic rodents.

OS2WE Envigo
Successful maintenance of a rodent colony to support oncology drug development
Stephen Hillen and Graham Tobin from Envigo will discuss key factors regarding the breeding and maintenance of rodent colonies for anticancer drug studies.

Tuesday 14:15h – 15:45h

OS6WE Tecniplast
How Automated EMF Home Cage Monitoring supports both Science and Animal Welfare.
John Hasenau, assisted by David L. McCormick, Oliver Burman, Camilla Recordati, Jan Bas Prins and Amanda Kiliiaan will explain and illustrate how Electromagnetic field (EMF) technology has the potential to improve both scientific data capture and welfare assessment in animal facilities by allowing automated data collection and digitalization (e.g. animal activity) from individual cages minimizing impact on animal welfare.

Tuesday 16:30h – 18.00h

OC5W Repeat 2
Classification and reporting of severity
David Smith, David Anderson and others from the FELASA working group will, in an interactive way, examine the process and challenges of achieving consensus on how animal welfare may be affected, how to minimize welfare impact and how to classify severity according to the Directive 2010/63 (prospectively and retrospectively). This workshop is held 3 times (on different days) to allow active participation by all interested.

OS4WE Taconic
Criticality of Genetic Quality in Genetically Modified Animal Models
Ana Perez (Taconic) and Michelle Simon (Harwell MRC) will discuss different aspects of genetic quality when breeding genetically modified models, what encompasses genetic quality of a genetically modified animal model, what considerations need to be addressed when intercrossing them and how the substrain(s) used may affect the phenotype of the genetically modified mouse or rat models.

OS9WE Getinge
Sterilizers for BioContainment Applications
Due to the pathogenic nature of the waste material from high biocontainment facilities the use of the autoclave as a barrier between the facility and the outside world places special requirements on the autoclave design and processes used that standard autoclaves cannot fulfill. Joakim Larsson (Getinge) will explain what specific options are available to overcome these challenges.

Wednesday June 15

Wednesday 10:15h – 11:45h

OS1WE Idexx seminar 1
Integrating Environmental Sampling into Animal Health Monitoring
Lela Riley (IDEXX BioResearch, Columbia, Missouri, US) will discuss the advantages and limitations of differential approaches for health monitoring including environmental sampling approaches applicable at the cage and rack level providing information that is complementary to the traditional monitoring practices of sampling colony and sentinel animals.

OF10W Facility MT
How Facility Management can assure compliance and Governance helping you to sleep easier at night?
Mathew Sanderson, Norman Mortell, and their colleague P. Sanders, from Agenda Lifescience Europe, will provide a highly interactive and potentially entertaining workshop for people involved with animal facility management on governance, quality management, compliance (oversight) and competence management, to name a few of the common challenges.

Wednesday 14:15h – 15:45h

OS8WE Charles River seminar 2
A review of the evolution of animal health surveillance from the bedding sentinel method to exhaust air dust (EAD) PCR
Kenneth Henderson and Stephanie Durand from Charles River, and Angela Kerton from Imperial College, will highlight the recent advances in health monitoring that promote the 3Rs while improving pathogen detection. Topics include the use of the dry blood spot and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing to replace or supplement the bedding sentinel method, and the introduction of exhaust air dust (EADTM) PCR.

Wednesday 16:30h – 18.00h

OS5WE Idexx seminar 2
Health monitoring sample collection – 3R innovative, non-terminal techniques
Adaobi Udobi and Massimo Foa from IDEXX BioResearch Europe will share how health monitoring can be conducted on non-terminal samples from rodents. This will include hands-on training on Dry Blood Spot (DBS) and swabs and will provide insight in testing methodologies like MFI2, RT-PCR and MALDI-TOF
, all to be concluded by a Q&A session

Thursday June 16

Thursday 9:00h – 10:30h

OC5W Repeat 3
Classification and reporting of severity
David Smith, David Anderson and others from the FELASA working group will, in an interactive way, examine the process and challenges of achieving consensus on how animal welfare may be affected, how to minimize welfare impact and how to classify severity according to the Directive 2010/63 (prospectively and retrospectively). This workshop is held 3 times (on different days) to allow active participation by all interested. For those planning to attend the RSCPA seminar on Severity (satellite to FELASA, to start on Thursday afternoon) this might be the best opportunity to attend.