Invitation for Animal Welfare meeting

16. 07. 2014 Event Information

We would like to kindly invite you for a meeting dedicated to laboratory animal welfare and the 3Rs under directive 2010/63/EU.

The meeting will take place at IMG Prague on 28th August 2014.

Preliminary program:

10:35 Introduction
Jan Honetschläger (DVM, Head of the Animal Facility, Institute of Molecular Genetics)

10:40 Biosecurity
Gianpaolo Milite (DVM, Consultant Laboratory Animal Science)

11:00 2010/63/ EU and the ILAR guide
Javier Guillen (Senior Director and Director of European Activities of AAALAC)

11:20 Open discussion, Coffee break

12:00 The importance of education and training
Jan van der Valk (Vice-chairman of the European platform)

12:30 Revision of the FELASA accreditation scheme for education and training
Marcel Gyger (Member of the FELASA Accreditation Board for Education and Training)

13:00 FELASA health monitoring recommendations for rodents
Jan-Bas Prins (Head of the Central Animal Facility, Leiden University Medical Centre, Current President of FELASA)

13:30 The essential need for a Culture of care
Jan-Bas Prins

14:00 – 14:30 Open discussion

For registration please send email to Ms Ilona Dita (, latest to 20th August 2014.

Participation is free of charge!

Please be aware of the fact that we do not provide any visa assistance for prospective non-EU participants.