Welcome to Congress
Dear colleagues, scientists and experts from field of laboratory animal science, it is our pleasure to welcome You to 3rd Congress of Croatian Laboratory Animal Science Association (CroLASA) and 2nd joint CroLASA and Society for Laboratory Animals of Slovenia (SLAS).
Croatian Laboratory Animal Science Association (CroLASA) with Society for Laboratory Animals of Slovenia (SLAS)
Matica hrvatska hall, Matice hrvatske 2, 10000 Zagreb
25th and 26th October 2018
Sofia Blažević, Julija Erhardt, Vladimir Farkaš, Damjan Franjević, Maja Lang Balija, Maja Lazarus, Andreja Prevendar Crnić, Blanka Smolić, Dubravka Švob Štrac
Scientific Programme Committee
Srećko Gajović, Andrea Gudan Kurilj, Marija Heffer, Nataša Jovanov-Milošević, Simona Kranjc, Valentina Kubale Dvojmoč, Nada Oršolić, Martina Perše, Tatjana Pirman, Bojan Polić, Damir Sapunar, Ranko Stojković, Dubravka Hranilović
Croatian and English
The organizer reserves the right to change the program
|Thursday 25 th octiber 2018.|
|8:30 - 9:15|
|9:15 - 9:30|
|9:30 - 10:15|
|A new role of an old player: IFNɣ-mediated crosstalk between the immune and endocrine systems in viral infections||Bojan Polić|
|10:15 - 10:35|
|Multimodal imaging as an important tool for improving mouse preclinical studies of ischemic stroke||Srećko Gajović|
|10:35 - 10:55|
|PET imaging in small animal models||Vladimir Farkaš|
|10:55 - 11:15|
|11:15 - 11:35|
|In vivo and in vitro models in diabetes research||Marijana Popović Hadžija|
|11:35 - 11:55|
|Experimental models of traumatic brain injury||Kristina Pilipović|
|11:55 - 12:15|
|Gene therapy in animal tumour models||Simona Kranjc|
|12:15 - 12:35|
|Stem cell therapy in animal model of kidney injury-preclinical promises and challenges for translation||Željka Večerić Haler|
|12:35 - 12:55|
|Metabolic syndrome, lipid physiology - animal and alternative models||Domagoj Đikić|
|12:55 - 13:15|
|Advanced solutions for the lab animal facilities||Hrvoje Komac MMK trgovina
Tecniplast and IWT
|13:15 - 14:15|
|14:15 - 14:45|
|3R – Animal cell technology – Achievements and challenges||Igor Slivac|
|14:45 - 15:05|
|Example of 3R approach in D. melanogaster: Investigating neurogenetics of addiction to psychostimulants||Rozi Andretić Waldowski|
|15:05 - 16:45|
|16:45 - 17:05|
|The standards in animal research||Martina Perše|
|17:05 - 17:25|
|Selected examples of spontaneous pathology and pathology of aging in GEMs, NSG and NOG mice||Andrea Gudan Kurilj|
|17:25 - 17:45|
|Evolving rodent housing. Improvement of standards in holding laboratory animals||Peter Hepburn
Animal Care Systems
|17:45 - 18:00|
|The best poster presentation award|
Closure of the first day
|18:00 - 19:00|
|WINE & CHEESE PARTY|
|Petak 26. listopad 2018.|
|8:30 - 9:10|
|9:10 - 9:40|
|Opto- and pharmacogenetic approaches in animal models||Dóra Zelena|
|9:40 - 10:00|
|Retrospective assessment of the project||Branka Buković Šošić|
|10:00 - 10:20|
|Classification of animal pain and distress levels||Daša Ševeljević Jaran|
|10:20 - 10:40|
|Impact of three handling methods on the anxiety of three different strains of laboratory mice||Tatjana Pirman|
|10:40 - 11:10|
|11:10 - 11:30|
|The role of optineurin in Amylotrophic Lateral Sclerosis||Ivana Munitić|
|Animal research using approaches of synthetic biology||Duško Lainšček|
|11:50 - 12:10|
|Transgenic mice models and alternative approach for the study of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatacellular carcinoma||Kaja Blagotinšek Cokan|
|12:10 - 13:10|
|13:10 - 13:30|
|Photoacoustic and Microultrasound Imaging in preclinical research with the Vevo LAZR System: Principles and Applications||Milan Kopeček
FUJIFILM VisualSonics, Inc
|13:30 - 14:45|
|WORKSHOP ON THE SEVERITY CLASSIFICATION AND REPORTING UNDER EU DIRECTIVE 2010/63/EU (1. GROUP)||David Smith
|14:45 - 15:00|
|15:00 - 16:45|
|WORKSHOP ON THE SEVERITY CLASSIFICATION AND REPORTING UNDER EU DIRECTIVE 2010/63/EU (2. GROUP)||David Smith
|16:45 - 17:00|
The organizer reserves the right to change the program
Registration and submission
Participation at the Symposium is confirmed by payment of the fee according to the prices in the table below and covers all items from the Program (lectures, materials, refreshments and lunch the first day of the Symposium). All participants should fill up their personal information (first and last name, contact email address) in the form below and indicate whether they wish to participate in the Workshop. Participation in the symposium can be passive and active. Active participants should enclose the abstract for their posters presentation.
Registration and Submission
- Early registration: 17. 05. – 15. 09. 2018.
- Late registration: 16. 09. – 24. 10. 2018.
- Abstracts submission: 17. 05. – 15. 09. 2018.
- Cancellation of participation and return of the entry fee: until 01. 10. 2018.
|Registraion fee||Early (HRK)||Late (HRK)|
Registration fee includes
- Active / passive participation in scientific activities and certificate of attendance (on request)
- Congress material (Book of abstracts, Programme)
- Lunch the first and second day of Symposia
- Refreshments (coffee, tea) during the breaks
- Workshop attendance (number of places is limited, and participants will be chosen according to the order of submission of requests)
Registration fee payment
Registration fee should be payed in advance to the account number below. All payments are bank transfer in kunas, payment by credit card is not possible. Payment by cash is going to be possible on site during the congress.
NOTE: Please send Your confirmation of registration fee payment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bank: HPB, d.d.
- Address: Rooseveltov trg 6, Zagreb
- For: Hrvatsko društvo za znanost o laboratorijskim životinjama
- Account number: IBAN: HR4623900011100319222
- Model: HR00
- Payment reference : 20183
- Purpose: Kotizacija za Simpozij CroLASA 2018
Workshop on the Severity Classification and Reporting under EU Directive 2010/63/EU (26th October 2018)
The new Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes entered into force in Member States on January 1st, 2013. As with the previous Directive 86/609/EEC, this Directive requires that experiments are designed to cause the least pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm to the animals used.
However, there is a new and additional requirement that all procedures are assigned a severity classification in advance of the procedure being performed. Furthermore, the actual severity experienced by each individual animal must be reported in the Statistical returns. This actual severity of any previous procedure is a key consideration in determining whether or not an animal can be re-used in further procedures.
The implementation of a severity classification process, both prospectively and retrospectively, is a big challenge in animal studies as it entails legal and ethical implications. On the other hand, it is an important and useful tool for properly evaluating research projects with regards to their prospective severity classification so as to implement the least constraining procedures (refinement), and keep the level of severity of procedures to the lowest possible. The reporting of actual severity will help to refine similar procedures going forward and improve communication with the public by providing a more detailed picture of what animals experience during procedures.
The animal models used in the workshop will be based on commonly used laboratory species and will address the three steps described in the document of the Commission’s Expert Working Group which was endorsed by the National Competent Authorities in 2012: designing the project, monitoring it when it is performed and assessing the outcomes after it has ended.
The workshop will consist of lectures, case studies and group participation/ discussions.
The workshop is addressed to project leaders, scientists applying for project applications, veterinarians, responsible persons for animal welfare, advisors to and members of Animal Welfare Body, senior technicians, animal care staff and members of Ethical Review Boards.
The workshop will be hosted by FELASA trainers
- David Smith, VP European Affairs for FELASA, Chair ETPLAS and Former President of FELASA and LASA (UK)
- David Anderson , Technical Adviser to the European Commission on implementation of Directive 2010/63/EU and immediate past-president of LASA in UK.
Number of places is limited and participants will be accepted according to the order of application.
All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Attendance to the Workshop will be confirmed after the payment of Congress registration fee. Please send Your confirmation of registration fee payment at email@example.com.]
Call for Support
The Croatian Laboratory Animal Science Association (CroLASA) is organising the 3rd Congress of the CroLASA and 2nd joint CroLASA-SLAS (Society for Laboratory Animals of Slovenia) meeting which will take place 25th and 26th October 2018 at the Matica hrvatska hall in Zagreb, Croatia.
The aim of the Congress is to exchange knowledge, experience and ideas from both scientific and professional areas that involve laboratory animals or models and methods that replace them. The Scientific programme will be presented by eminent experts and young scientists from Croatia and Slovenia that use equipment and material provided by Your Company, so we see this Congress as an opportunity for you to interact with participants and promote the latest product lines of interest for the audience. For this purpose, we ensured that all session breaks and poster sessions take place within the exhibition area.
There are several opportunities for your Company to support Congress organisation either by sponsoring the congress activities, or promotion/advertising of your Company on-site and/or in our printed and e-materials. You can find details HERE.
If you should have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or with your application before 15th August 2018.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at the Congress.
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