CephsInAction: what next? – NUI Galway, Ireland 2017
‘CephsInAction: what next?’ is a COST Action FA1301 meeting (WGs and MC) aimed to:
1. summarize the results and achievements of this FA1301 COST Action;
2. enhance and further facilitate collaborative work and networking among all participants;
3. identify and plan future research priorities by preparation of a whitepaper;
4. preparation of reports on the achievements of the WGs for the entire Action.
Local Host, Dr Louise Allcock
The participation and contribution of the Young Cephalopod Researchers group will be facilitated by ad hoc actions.
Scientific Goals of this meeting
Fostering networking initiatives to enlarge and encompass the cephalopod community by increasing interaction with other scientific communities, veterinarians and regulators with the aim to significant improvement of policies for the use of animals in research and other contexts.
Monitoring the impact of the transposition of Directive 2010/63/EU and MFSD in EU Member States, COST countries and abroad
Increase and improvement of the available knowledge on cephalopod biology, physiology and behavioral plasticity that may affect animals’ welfare.
Contribute to the development of knowledge on care, rearing, environmental and nutritional requirements of different cephalopod species to facilitate the standardization in animals’ care and increase their welfare.
Facilitate the increase of effort on studies on physiology and neurophysiology on cephalopods with the aim of increasing networking, inclusiveness, education and professional development, and improve knowledge on animals’ welfare.
Assist the application of “Guidelines for the Care and Welfare of Cephalopods in Research” and the improvement of experimental practices applied for the use of cephalopods in research and aquaculture in EU Member States, COST countries and abroad.
Development and promotion of the use of non-invasive approaches in assessment of biological and physiological status of animals.
Guidance and tutoring in the application of “Cephalopod Welfare indicators” and of the “Severity Assessment of Procedures” as applied to Cephalopods in compliance with Directive 2010/63/EU and best practice.
Development of an ad hoc PhD program based on multiple-national educational/research program.
Increase of Dissemination and Training initiatives.
Registration – Accommodation – Venue
No registration fee is required. Attendance is based on invitation through e-COST platform and to selected members of our scientific community at large.
Galway is a city in the West of Ireland in the province of Connacht. Galway lies on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay and is surrounded by County Galway. It is the fourth most populous urban area in the Republic of Ireland.
Galway will be European Capital of Culture in 2020.
Venue will be the Lifecourse Institute of the Galway National University of Ireland (green oval in the Campus MAP), a newly designated research institute for the applied social sciences at NUI Galway. It supports applied research that informs policy development and practice to make a positive difference to people’s lives. The core function of the Institute is the pursuit of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences by creatively integrating the rich and diverse intellectual resources from within the University and beyond.
The institute’s SAOL Café, which will provide our lunches and coffee, is run by people traditionally marginalised from employment opportunities, particularly those with disabilities.
Our meeting is running during a quite busy time for the area and accommodation in a single hotel is not possible. Below you will find a list of hotels and other type of accommodations, suggested by our Local Host. Consider that COST FA1301 members and participants are eligible to a max of 100 euro/day for their accommodation (flat rate).
Here are some suggestions!
Galway is busy, so book your accommodation soon. There is a full range of accommodation from hotels, through guest houses, bed and breakfast, self-catering apartments, right down to budget hostels. Staying either in the city centre or in Salthill (with a view of the prom and Galway bay) are both fine. Ireland is fairly expensive, but some options are suggested below. The university (NUI Galway) is clearly marked on Google maps if you want to know where any hotel is in relation to the university. Galway is a very small city.
- Imperial Hotel – A formal hotel in the city centre
- Galway Arms Inn – It’ll be lively staying here, but you’re right in the heart of it if you want to sample Galway’s nightlife.
- Clybaun Hotel – Further out, but on a bus route. Although this is the other side of the university from the town and night life.
Woodquay Mews – Self catering apartments. Very close to the university. Book through booking.com or similar
Galway Bay Sea View Apartments – Self catering apartments. Further out (4 km), but feasible with a taxi or bus. Book through booking.com or similar
Please consider that with the help of the local Host, we may be able to reimburse your taxi expenses. Please be in touch with us first!
Here are some suggestions!
There are buses from all three airports (Shannon, Knock and Dublin), but the buses are most frequent from Dublin. The Dublin service has good WIFI too.
- Buses from Dublin Airport:
Run every half hour, with two companies operating.
If your flight is late, you can simply get the next bus from whichever service you booked with. There is always a bus waiting so you do not have to stand in the cold.
DO NOT get the Buseireann service for Dublin Airport. It goes to several small towns on route, has no wifi, and it takes very much longer!
- Buses from Knock Airport:
Disembark ³Galway (Bus Station).
- Buses from Shannon Airport:
Take either the 51 or the X51 (the express service)
Program – CephsInAction: what next – Galway 2017
The meeting will start in the morning of September 13th and will end in the early afternoon of September 15th, 2017; the afternoon session is reserved to the FA1301 MC Members (MC Meeting).
COST ACTION FA1301 Galway September 2017 What next?
Wednesday September 13, 2017 (9:30 – 17:00)
Introduction to the meeting
This meeting serves to summing up main results and achievements
Assigning tasks to key people for the next few weeks to finalize most of our required goals
Workshop I – COST FA1301 goals – tour de table (feedback from participants on the main achievements)
Workshop II – what’s is needed after this COST Action – tour de table (feedback from participants)
COST FA1301 – STSMs
Prospective Severity Assessment of Cephalopods
Trainees of the Training School – ARRIVE reporting in Cephalopod publications
Thursday September 14, 2017 (9:30 – 18:00)
What was expected and what has been achieved
4parts Research Topics & Other Publications
Workshop – Guidelines for care of Cephalopods and beyond
Workshop – the digestive system of Cephalopods; what next
Cephalopod Research – What’s next? (summary of Crete meeting)
Cephalopod care – what’s next? (DoC and other tools)
Genomic tools and resources
Education and Training – training programs, higher education and beyond
Challenges for early life styles: Cephalopods ‘paralarvae’
The requirements for humane killing Cephalopods in research and any other field
Friday September 15, 2017 (9:30 – 12:30)
Cephalopods and their welfare – working on behavioral, physiological and biological needs
Workshop – Guidelines for care of Cephalopods and beyond (2) – standardization of protocols
Friday September 15, 2017 (13:30 – 17:00)
COST FA1301 Management Committee meeting