Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to welcome you to celebrate Scand-LAS’s 50th Anniversary with us in magnificent Tallinn, Estonia, 13-15 April 2021. Actually, by then, we will have turned 51. But 2020 became a year different from what anyone of us has ever experienced. Having a physical meeting of this magnitude in 2020 was impossible.

We decided early not to cancel the anniversary, but merely to postpone it. Scand-LAS has been an important part of laboratory animal science since 1970, and we aim to continue that tradition for a long time ahead. It is our wish to celebrate this jubilee together with you!

So, welcome to Scand-LAS 2021! We are anticipating an exciting scientific programme, with some highly influential and respected speakers, focusing on a range of aspects of animal use and care; a captivating exhibition of all the latest equipment and services for running an animal facility or performing animal experimentation, and – last but not least – the friendly and unsurpassed social networking you always find at a Scand-LAS meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you in lovely Tallinn in April!

Yours sincerely,

Klas Abelson
Scand-LAS president