Three scientists were awarded the first ICLAS European Fellowship Program. Marina Krasilshchikova (Russia), Irina Belozertseva (Russia) and Florina Popovska (Macedonia) will be hosted by IDIBELL (Spain), Biomedical Research Foundation (Athens, Greece) and ICS (France). This program has been possible thanks to the collaboration of the host institutions, and specially of the sponsors: ALTROMIN, TECNIPLAST and SDS.
The 1985 International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals have been revised by an ad hoc committee appointed by the Council for International Organizations for Medical Science (CIOMS) and the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS).
The revised International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals reflect current best practices and standards of care in laboratory animal medicine and science and provide a touchstone or framework of responsibility and oversight to ensure the appropriate use of animals. They also may serve as a benchmark for advancing international collaboration in biomedical sciences.
It is hoped that international organizations and governmental agencies will adopt these revised International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals and that they will encourage use by the scientific community worldwide.
The CIOMS principles may be translated into languages other than English, but any translation must include the following notice:
“Disclaimer: ICLAS does not guarantee the accuracy of this translation.”
In 2014, the ICLAS European Region Committee (ICLAS ERC) is willing to organise a scientific meeting, in association with a national/regional laboratory animal science association. The objective of the meeting will be to help bring together European scientists working in the field of Laboratory Animal Science, improve their scientific and technical skills and promote their professional network. National, Institutional and Scientific members are encouraged to submit the application, following the available instructions.
Dr. Tatsuji Nomura, former Vice-President and Treasurer of ICLAS died on January 11, 2013 at the age of 90. Have a look at the obituary by ICLAS.
On 11-February 2013 the ICLAS Ethics and Welfare Committee has published in its dedicated page of the ICLAS website new ethical Guidelines for Researchers using animals.
On 28- January 2013 the ICLAS European Regional Committee (ERC) has launched a call/invitation to apply for the co-organization of a scientific meeting in 2014, open to the current european ICLAS members and to the potentially interested european non-ICLAS members LAS associations.
The call and application instructions can be found here.
ICLAS ERC will select the most appropriate candidates on the basis of their application.
ICLAS ERC objective is to provide the necessary scientific & funding help to organize the meeting so that it will benefit the most to as many people as possible that need this type of event to improve their scientific and technical skills as well as their professionnal network.
ICLAS is participating as a non-profit partner at the seconf Virtual Lab Animal Sciece Conference in 12-13 February.
Key note speakers include:
Kathryn Bayne, MS, PhD, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW, CAAB Global Director, AAALAC International
Sherril L Green, DVM, PhD, Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine, Director, Veterinary Service Center, Professor – Med Center Line, Comparative Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine
Paul Flecknell, PhD; Professor/Director, Comparative Biology Centre, The Medical School, University of Newcastle
You can register at: www.lasconference.com
FELASA and the ICLAS European Regional Committee (ICLAS ERC) are offering scholarships to young European laboratory animal scientists presenting an abstract at theFELASACongress to be held inBarcelona,Spainfrom June 10-13, 2013. For more information on this program, click here.
On 29 October 2012 the Europen Regional Committee of ICLAS has launched a regional fellowship training program to help laboratory animal science professionals from developing countries acquire new skills and knowledge. For more information on this program, click here.
The ICLAS Governing Board accepted on 9 october 2012 the application for scientific membership from the recently established Russian Laboratory Animal Science Association (Rus-LASA). ICLAS welcomes the Russian colleagues and encourages Rus-LASA to keep working on improving laboratory animal science in Russia. Rus-LASA was established in 2011 and has already held 2 scientific meetings and is being very active in organizing training courses in the country. More information on Rus-LASA can be found at: http://ruslasa.ru/