Scand-LAS (Scandinavian Society for Laboratory Animal Science) was founded in 1970 has around 350 members, mainly from the Nordic and Baltic countries.

The aims of Scand-LAS are, according to the bylaws, to:

  • co-ordinate issues concerned with laboratory animals in the Nordic countries

  • harmonize education and training within the member countries

  • improve the state of knowledge about and in laboratory animal science amongst the membership and the public

  • continually work for the highest standards of ethical treatment and welfare in the application of laboratory animals, and support the development of common health monitoring systems and other standards

  • ensure that only high quality animals are used

  • establish and maintain contact with the membership as well as institutions and organisations with responsibility for laboratory animal issues or using laboratory animals

  • be responsible for making contacts with and influencing relevant international organisations

Membership is open to everyone working within the field of LAS.

Scand-LAS arranges an annual symposium (with the exception of the years when FELASA arranges its congresses). Links to some of the past symposia are available here.

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