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Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) and ASAB symposium: Improving Experimental Approaches in Animal Biology: Implementing the 3Rs

Organised by Nic Bury (KCL) and Lynne Sneddon (University of Liverpool)

This meeting will be dedicated to improving animal welfare in experimental procedures by focussing on innovations in the 3Rs principles. This symposium will showcase the latest research in animal biology through two days of invited and submitted presentations by experts in the field of 3Rs research. We shall also devote a proportion of this meeting to education for our members and other attendees on key areas of experimental animal welfare, reducing or replacing animals in experiments, ethics, funding opportunities, engagement with the public and openness in science e.g. The Concordat. We hope you will be interested in presenting in what will be an important meeting in the calendar of scientists exploring the 3Rs and welfare in animal biology.

Days 1 & 2 Confirmed speakers: Katherine Sloman (UK); Gil Rosenthal (USA); Vivian LuTan (Switzerland); Stefan Scholz (Germany); Matthew Leach (UK); George Kemenes (UK); Robin Williams (UK); Maya Wallberg (UK); Manasi Nandi (UK); Charlotte Hosie (UK); Johnny Roughan (UK)

Day 3: Presentations from NC3Rs, BBSRC, UAR, LASA, RSPCA - Engaging with the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB) by Penny Hawkins, Lucy Whitfield (RVC), Stephanie Sorge (UCL); Educating in the 3Rs sponsored by SEB+ by John Bryant and Teresa Valencak

Registration now open (register early to avoid disappointment):

Thanks to the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) Workshop funding ASAB members get reduced registration (SEB member rates) using these discount codes:

Full Members: ASAB_MEM_ANIMAL16
Student/early career/retired: ASAB_STU_ANIMAL16

*The discount codes need to be added at the time of checkout and the discounts will be applied. Please note your ASAB membership will be checked with ASAB and your membership should be current at the time of the symposium.

The web site for the meeting is now available:

Abstract Submission (Deadline Friday 29 April 2016):
We welcome abstracts from Ph.D students, early career researchers and academics on the following topics:

Reduction - Methods that minimise the numbers of animals used in experiments
Replacement - Methods that avoid or replace the use of animals
Refinement - Methods that minimise suffering and improve animal welfare

Participants: BBSRC, NC3Rs, RSPCA, LASA, UAR, SEB+

Poster Prizes sponsored by ASAB, RSPCA and UFAW
Talk Prize sponsored by ASAB
NC3Rs Grant holders: NC3Rs have advised us you should use your current grant funding to attend this meeting.


Later Event: 12 July