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SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

Please note that the scientific programme is not final and more information will be added!

The Organising Committee of the Scand-LAS2021 Symposium reserves the right to make changes in the programme.

 

November 2, Tuesday

Workshops

WORKSHOP SESSION 1 (9:00-10:30)
WS1: Designing and running a zebrafish facility Lars Bräutigam​, Karolinska Institutet
WS2: Assessment of practical skills to carry out procedures on laboratory rodents Rafael Frias, Karolinska Institutet
WS3-I: How can we prevent or alleviate pain effectively in laboratory animals?, part I Paul Flecknell, Newcastle University
WORKSHOP SESSION 2 (11:00-12.30)
WS4: Practical refinement in animal handling and procedures Anna Meller,  University of Helsinki
WS5: Are you PREPAREd? How to design animal experiments Adrian Smith, Norecopa
WS3-II: How can we prevent or alleviate pain effectively in laboratory animals?, part II Paul Flecknell, Newcastle University

SCAND-LAS 2021 SYMPOSIUM

12.00 - 13.00 Registration and welcome coffee

SESSION 1: PLENARY

13:00-13:15 OPENING CEREMONY
13.15 – 14.00 KJÖ Memorial Lecture
Jaanus Harro, University of Tartu
14.00 – 14.30 50 years anniversary plenary
Klas Abelson, president of Scand-LAS
14.30 – 15.00 Coffee break
15.00 – 15.45 Welfare and LAS
Robert Hubrecht, Universities Federation for Animal Welfare
15.45 – 16.30 Reduction revisited
Timo Nevalainen, Univesity of Eastern Finland
16.30 – 17.00

Lars Wass Award
Axel Kornerup Hansen, University of Copenhagen

19.00 - 22.00 WELCOME RECEPTION & EXHIBITORS' EVENING (Song Festival Grounds)
 

November 3, Wednesday

  SESSION 2 SESSION 3

Animal Stress in LAS

Facility Management

09.30 – 10.30 Animal Stress in LAS
Donald Broom, University of Cambridge​
Achieving a good 'culture of care'
Barney Reed, RSPCA, UK
10.30 – 11.00 Is analyzing glucocorticoids in hair the future of assessing stress in laboratory animals?
Otto Kallikoski, University of Copenhagen, DK​
Culture of care' in practice - an industry perspective
Lotte Martoft, Astrazeneca, Sweden
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break Coffee break
11.30 – 12.00 The effect of positive reinforcement training (PRT) on fear of humans and novel environments in pigs
Dorte Bratbo Sørensen, University of Copenhagen, DK
Using data to identify indicators of animal mortality and improve animal welfare
Chris Lelliot, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
12.00 – 12.30 Animal Stress in LAS, TBA Understanding and reducing neonatal mortality in laboratory mice
Anna Olsson, University of Porto, Portugal
12.30 – 13.30 Luncheon Luncheon
 
  SESSION 4 SESSION 5
  Addressing the Three Rs Education and training in LAS
13.30 – 14.00 Addressing the three Rs, TBA
Tom Bengtsen, Danish 3R-Center
Overview of EU recommendations on LAS education and training
Rafael Frias, Karolinska Institutet
14:00-14:30 Addressing the three Rs, TBA
Tom Bengtsen, Danish 3R-Center
Education and training in LAS, TBA
14.30 – 15.00 Addressing the three Rs, TBA 
Adrian Smith, Norecopa
Working under supervision and competence assessment: the UK experience
TBA
15.00 – 15.30 Tea break Tea break
15.30 – 16.00 Addressing the three Rs
Jelméra (Merel) Ritskes- Hoitinga, Radboud Univesity Medical Center​
How to effectively apply the 3Rs in LAS training
Adrian Smith, Norecopa
16.00 – 16.30 Addressing the three Rs Panel discussion (QA session)
19.00 - 22.00 MEDIEVAL FEAST IN OLDE HANSA RESTAURANT 

 

4 November, Thursday

SESSION 6 SESSION 7
  Analgesia and Anaesthesia Research Ethics Committees
09.30 – 10.30 Analgesia and Anaesthesia
Paul Flecknell, Newcastle University
Research Ethics Committees, TBA
Siri Knudsen, University of Tromsø
10.30 – 11.00 Development of slow release analgesics
Paulin Jirkof, University of Zürich
Presentations by state representatives
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break Coffee break
11.30 – 12.00 Pain relief and other refinement strategies models of neuropathic and inflammatory pain
Klas Abelson, University of Copenhagen, DK
Discussion of commonality and differences
(representatives from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, moderating: Siri Kndusen, University of Tromsø)
12.00 – 12.30 Analgesia and Anaesthesia, TBA How best to harmonize
TBA
12.30 – 13.30 Luncheon Luncheon
     
SESSION 8

SESSION 9

  Miscellaneous Evidence-based Assessment of Laboratory Animal Welfare – How Behavioral Neuroscience Can Help?
13.30 – 14.00 Limitations of in vitro replacing in vivo
Anton Terasmaa, University of Tartu
Assessing Affective States in Laboratory Rodents to Promote Animal Welfare
Lars Lewejohann, Freie Univeristät,Germany
14.00 - 14.30

Does Relative Humidity Affect Welfare of Laboratory Rodents?
Karen Ekkelund Petersen (Scanbur)

Can we use infrared thermography to infer emotional states in mice?
Nuno Franco, University of Porto
14.30 – 15.00 Brussels view about new legistation
Jelméra (Merel) Ritskes- Hoitinga,Radboud Univesity Medical Center​
Steps to improve animal welfare and scientific validity in behavioral neuroscience based on the interaction of emotion and cognition
Oliver Stiedl, University of Amsterdam
15.00 – 15.30 Tea break Tea break
15.30 – 16.00 Open session, TBA Where the lab mice are living and how does it matter for their behaviour. Discussion.
Chaired by Vootele Võikar, University of Helsinki
SESSION 10: Closing ceremony

16.00 – 16.30

Wild animals, theme: birds
Tuul Sepp, University of Tartu

16.30 – 17.00 CLOSING CEREMONY