ESLAV-ECLAM-AAALAC ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Quality in Animal Welfare and Facility Management

Organized by the European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians (ESLAV), the European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ECLAM), and the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC)

 

Conference Overview: The annual conference on "Quality in Animal Care and Facility Management" jointly organized by ESLAV, ECLAM, and AAALAC is a two-day event designed to bring together a diverse community of professionals involved in animal research. This conference aims to promote best practices in animal care and facility management, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing among technicians, veterinarians, researchers, and animal welfare personnel.

Dates: June 17 and 18, 2024

Location: The Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

 

17 JUNE

 

SESSION 1 - VETERINARY CARE
09:00-12:10

08:00 - 09:00 REGISTRATION
09:00 - 09:10 WELCOME: ESLAV / ECLAM / AAALAC
09:15 - 09:45

KEYNOTE LECTURE

"The Versatility of Veterinary Care"
Caroline Johner, Max-Planck-Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany

09:50 - 10:00 CARE - digitalization of veterinary care
Søren Søgaard, Gubra
10:05 - 10:15 Just getting a number doesn’t mean it’s right: quality control approaches for clinical pathology in a laboratory animal core facility
Ingrid Bergin, University of Michigan
10:20 - 10:50 COFFEE BREAK / POSTERS / EXHIBITORS
10:50 - 11:25

KEYNOTE LECTURE

"AAALAC Expectations and Typical Findings on Veterinary Care"
Heinz Brandstetter, Dr. med. vet., University of Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany

11:25 - 11:35 Camelid health monitoring using a mobile application data visualization and analytics software
Vicky Deblock, Sanofi Ghent
11:40 - 11:50 The key role of the designated veterinarian on promoting culture of care: successful initiatives & challenges
Jordi L.Tremoleda, Queen Mary University London
11:55 - 12:10 Elevator's pitch - exhibitors
12:15 - 13:30 LUNCH / POSTERS / EXHIBITORS
 

SESSION 2 - ANIMAL WELFARE
13:30-17:05

13:30 - 14:00

KEYNOTE LECTURE

"How Artificial Intelligence can be used to assess laboratory animal welfare"
Matthew Leach, Newcastle University, UK

14:05 - 14:15 Looking into the future: Automating parturition detection in the home cage
Sara Capas-Peneda, i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde da Universidade do Porto; ICBAS School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Universidade do Porto
14:20 - 14:30 The use of home cage analyzer technologies to study sex effects on laboratory mouse behaviour
Jordi L.Tremoleda, Queen Mary University of London
14:35 - 14:45 Numbers do matter – addressing sex bias and animal waste in research settings
Patricia Turner, Charles River
14:50 - 15:00 Environmental factors influence behaviour and physiology in rats
Paul Bernard, University of Prince Edward Island
15:05 - 15:35 COFFEE BREAK / POSTERS / EXHIBITORS
15:35 - 16:05

KEYNOTE LECTURE

"AAALAC Expectations and Typical Findings on Animal Environment, Housing and Management"
Delphine G. Denais-Laliève, DVM., Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety, France

16:10 - 16:20 Improvement of a dog housing and enrichment program
Anthony Piccarreta, CRL Safety Assessment Lyon France
16:25 - 16:35 Training non-human primates from breeder to user: a global benefit
Helen Beyer, Silabe - University of Strasbourg
16:40 - 16:50 Mission impossible accomplished? On the incoherent implementation of the harm-benefit analysis as a requirement of directive 2010/63/EU
Dominik Hajosi, Columbia University
16:55 - 17:05 Tunnel-handling in a mouse breeding facility
Kristina Ullmann, Nuvisan ICB GmbH
17:15 - 18:30 ESLAV Annual General Meeting
18:30 - 20:30 Welcome reception & exhibitors' evening

 

18 JUNE

 

SESSION 3 - FACILITY MANAGEMENT
09:15-12:15

09:00 - 09:30

KEYNOTE LECTURE

"The conundrum of facility management: balancing different stakeholders with conflicting interests"
Jan-Bas Prins, Francis Crick Institute, UK

09:35 - 09:45 Big data and how to love it
Alice McNamara, Labcorp
09:50 - 10:00 Establishing an effective university system-wide incident reporting program
Stacy Pritt, Texas A&M University System
10:05 - 10:15 Implementation of an animal-free health monitoring (hm) program in a large academic institution. Key decisions, challenges, and opportunities
Diego Celdran-Bonafonte, the University of Arizona
10:20 - 10:50 COFFEE BREAK / POSTERS / EXHIBITORS
10:50 - 11:20

KEYNOTE LECTURE

"AAALAC Expectations and Typical Findings on Programme Key Responsibilities"
Maria Kamper, DVM, PhD, MBA, University of Manchester, UK

11:25 - 11:35 What happens when mouse genetics is overlooked: is it possible to fix a genetic chaos?
Viola Galligioni, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science
11:40 - 11:50 SWC site visit: how did we get there?
Eleni Amaniti, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre
11:55 - 12:05 Characterization of occupational murine allergens in Stanford research facilities
Stephen Felt, Stanford University
12:10 - 13:30 LUNCH / POSTERS / EXHIBITORS
 

SESSION 4 - LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION
13:00-16:15

13:30 - 14:00

KEYNOTE LECTURE

"One more time: What exactly is Leadership? And does it really matter?"
David Schoorman, Daniels School of Business, Purdue University, USA

14:05 - 14:15 Promoting continuous incremental improvements to advance institutional culture of care
Patricia Turner, Charles River
14:20 - 14:30 What have sea kayaking and working in animal research in common?
Anja Petrie, University of Aberdeen
14:35 - 14:45 Communication and transparency in research involving animals: importance and impacts
Pascal Ance, SILABE - Universite Strasbourg
14:50 - 15:20 COFFEE BREAK / POSTERS / EXHIBITORS
15:20 - 15:50

KEYNOTE LECTURE

"The Importance of Effective Internal Communication: AAALAC Typical Findings and Expectations"
Helena Paradell, Zoetis Manufacturing & Research, Spain

15:55 - 16:05 Empowerment of animal facility staff to improve staff and animal welfare
Ngaire Dennison, University of Dundee
16:10 - 16:20 There is only one welfare!
Kévin P. Dhondt, Charles River Laboratories - RMS France
16:25 - 16:30 CLOSING: ESLAV / ECLAM / AAALAC

 

Please note that the Scientific Committee reserves the right to make necessary changes to the programme if needed.