INDIA: 2nd International Course on Laboratory Animal Science
The CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi is going to organize the 2nd International Course on Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) from January 19-30, 2015. One of its kind, this course in collaboration with Laboratory Animal Ltd. (LAL), Utrecht University, The Netherlands and Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA) will provide an insight on conducting experimental studies on animals in an ethical manner. The course runs over two weeks, with extensive exercises for participants and modules of learning methods on the use of alternatives to animal experiments in research. A detailed module of the course has been designed on the basis of the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Association (FELASA) category C requirement to license laboratory animal users.
The course will help researchers to understand how to minimize the use of animals in research and how to perform experiments on animals with refined results and minimal pain to the animals. The course will cover ethical issues, statistical methods, alternatives to animal use in research, disease pathology and animal welfare as topics of discussion. Participants will be awarded certificates after an extensive exam series to test their attitude towards animal experiments and knowledge gained after attending the workshop.
Detailed information regarding the course can be found at the undermentioned web address along with application forms, speakers and course details. http://www.igib.res.in/sites/default/files/iclas/index.php
Dr Vijay Pal Singh
CSIR-Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology
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