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CANCELED – District 8 AALAS – CANCELED

April 8-10, 2020

Sacramento, California

Created to give all branches in our district a voice and provide a place to share resources amongst the branches of the largest AALAS district. 

Three tracts following a OneHealth: Animals, People, and the Environment focus with workshops and posters offered in the program.

Preliminary Program

Megan LaFollette, NA3RsC Fellow, is giving a workshop:  Rat Tickling Workshop – How to best handle your Rats!  (Wednesday April 8 at 12:00 pm at UC Davis Cole Facility)

She is also giving 2 talks:  The North American 3Rs Collaborative and Animal welfare meets human welfare:  professional quality of life & compassion fatigue. (Thursday April 9 at 1:40 pm at the Sheraton)

 

AALAS

70th National AALAS Meeting

The 2019 meeting will be held at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver, CO., USA from October 13-17, 2019.  The Spotlight Forum is, “One Health-Connections Between Animal, Human, and Environmental Health.  The One Health concept recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment.  It’s a collaborative, multi-sectional, and trans-disciplinary approach to bring together veterinarians, physicians, ecologists, and many others to learn from each other and monitor and control public health.

The NA3RsC and NC3Rs are cosponsoring a session on Reproducibility in Animal Research at this year’s National AALAS meeting.  Details of the session:

Reproducibility in Animal Research

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

8:00 AM – 10:15 AM/Room: Mile High Ballroom 4A
Leader/Moderator: Natalie A Bratcher
Facilitator: Sara R Oglesby

The ability to reproduce animal experiments is a growing issue for in vivo research with profound implications for scientific progress and ethical animal use. The cause of reproducibility failure is multifactorial and might be attributed to any number of possible explanations related to the animals used, including micro- and macroenvironmental factors, insufficient reporting, and poor experimental design. Ultimately, if a study is not designed to yield robust results, animals and research resources are wasted. Various guidelines and tools have been established to address the problem, yet many researchers are still not fully using these tools for impact. This seminar will cover various ways to address reproducibility across all species and types of research with animals. The target audience includes those interested in learning about various ways to improve research reproducibility and is for anyone involved in supporting and running experiments with animals, including scientists, research technicians, veterinarians, animal welfare leaders, and ethics committee members.

Speakers/Topics:

8:00Natalie A BratcherWelcome and Introductions
8:05Esther PearlImproving Reproducibility: The Revised ARRIVE Guidelines and the Experimental Design Assistant
8:30Mandy L BergquistMaking Each Subject Count
8:55Kelly A Metcalf PateRefining Animal Work to Enhance Research Reproducibility
9:20Jennie LofgrenConsidering What Matters in the Vivarium when Addressing the Reproducibility Problem
9:50All PresentersQuestions & Answers

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