Turku 2015 – CephsInAction meets Scand-LAS 2015
The 45th Annual Meeting and Educational Days of Scand-LAS 2015 will occur on 9th – 12th June at LOGOMO event center in Turku, Finland.
CephsInAction supports the participation to the event of one of its members, in order to facilitate the circulation of the work of the FA1301 COST Action within the scientific community and those belonging to universities, research institutes, pharmaceutical and drug development companies as well as from private, governmental and public organisations having different viewpoints to the use of animals for scientific or educational purposes.
Scand-LAS 2015 is the place where different scientific, social and practical viewpoints concerning the use of animals and the roles of animal models are discussed, providing also a focus on basic and translational research, as well as education of animal ‘users’ and assuring animal welfare in the light of Directive 2010/63/EU. It is the first time that cephalopods as “Laboratory Animals” will meet the other “traditional” models in an official meeting after the start of our COST Action and the transposition of Directive 2010/63/EU in Member States.
Scand-LAS (together with FELASA, AALAS, ICLAS) is an organization aimed at to further the progress of Laboratory Animal Science (LAS). Acting at regional level (i.e. Nordic and the Baltic countries) Scand-LAS is renowned to act by elevated standards and practice in relation with welfare in the use of animals in research and education. Baltic countries are also the first that promoted a systematic attention to welfare issues in relation with fisheries and aquaculture, thus spreading the impact of welfare, extending it over the walls of research laboratories.
The meeting includes important topics to be discussed that are relevant to FA1301 COST Action.
Dr. Graziano Fiorito will take part to the event in the “We do for Science” Session as invited representative of CephsInAction, delivering an oral presentation entitled “Cephalopods as Laboratory Animals: Back to the future”. The speech is aimed at promoting the FA1301 COST Action and the role of Cephalopods as Laboratory Animals.
Scand-Las2015 programme will cover the principles of 3R´s focusing especially on Refining.
Topics to be discussed include:
Development of animal models and research methods
Establishment of Directive 63/2010 in practice, pros and cons
Practical work of institutional animal welfare bodies
Education and Training
REACH, OECD Principles of GLP and regulatory studies
Facts and fictions about alternative methods in safety studies
The programme will consist of plenary lectures, poster presentations and workshops