Meetings within Laboratory Animal Science and Alternatives
Norecopa maintains an up-to-date Meetings Calendar within Laboratory Animal Science and Alternatives. This calendar is also distributed in Norecopa's newsletters which are published in English approx. 8 times a year.
Norecopa arranges international consensus meetings on the application of the 3Rs to specific areas of research involving animals. Four such meetings have been arranged (including one by the temporary platform before Norecopa was officially founded). The full scientific programme, with downloadable abstracts and presentations, as well as consensus statements and other resources produced by the participants or speakers, can be downloaded from the links below.
Another excellent source of presentations by experts within Laboratory Animal Science, all for free downloading, is the homepage of Norecopa's annual scientific seminars.
Harmonisation of the Care and Use of Fish in Research (May 2005)
The meeting attracted 100 participants from 10 countries.
Harmonisation of the Care and Use of Animals in Field Research (May 2008)
There were 50 participants from 5 countries at this meeting.
Harmonisation of the Care and Use of Fish in Research (September 2009)
There were 61 participants from 7 countries at this meeting.
Norecopa arranged the fourth international consensus meeting in September 2012:
Harmonisation of the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research
There were 47 participants from 12 countries at this meeting.
The next meeting in this series is:
Harmonisation of the Care and Use of Wild and Domestic Mammals and Birds in Field Research, 26-27 October 2017, at Oslo international airport, Gardermoen.
Norecopa has also been involved in three meetings arranged by the RSPCA and AHVLA (now called the APHA) in the UK. The reports from the first two meetings have been published in Animal Technology and Welfare, published by the Institute of Animal Technology, and are provided here with permission:
- Report of an RSPCA/AHVLA meeting on the welfare of agricultural animals in research: cattle, goats, pigs and sheep (2013)
- Report of the second RSPCA/AHVLA meeting on the welfare of agricultural animals in research: cattle, pigs, sheep and poultry (2014)
- RSPCA/APHA meeting on the welfare of wild animals used in regulated procedures (2015). To be published in April 2017.
A World Congress on Animal Use in the Life Sciences and Alternatives has been held approximately every 3 years since 1993. The 10th World Congress was held in Seattle in August 2017 (abstracts) and the 11th Congress will be held in Maastricht in August 2020.
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