Institute of Animal Technology
Bulletin
Vol 53 No 2 February 2017
G AALAS Report G AS-ET
G Congress Publicity G Branch News
G Congress Workshops G Situations Vacant
G AAALAC Fellowship Award G Diary Dates
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CONTENTS
AALAS National Meeting 5-14
Report
Congress Workshops 8,16,18,
22,27,32
Congress Publicity 15
IAT Annual Awards 17
Congress Trade Passport 19
Competition
AS-ET 20-21
Suppliers Register i-xliv
AAALAC Fellowship 23-27
Award 2016 Report
Branch News 33-34
Situations Vacant 37-38
Diary Dates 39
AALAS National Meeting
Charlotte, North Carolina
Oct 30th Nov 3rd 2016
S
arah Lane and I were fortunate enough to be chosen by Council to
represent the IAT at this annual meeting in the USA. There was a slight
degree of trepidation as the meeting drew closer when news of some serious
street riots were reported taking place in Charlotte these as a result of police
shooting and killing a civilian. Still, things quietened down and we were
assured by the organisers that all was well and that Charlotte was ready to
welcome us.
Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina. It is the second
largest city in the south eastern United States, just behind Jacksonville, Florida.
Charlotte is the third fastest growing major city in the United States and
according to the last census, the 17th largest city in the United States based on
population. Residents of Charlotte are referred to as “Charlotteans”. It is listed
as a “gamma-plus” global city and is home to the corporate headquarters of
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the Bank of America and the east coast operations of Wells Fargo, which along
with other financial institutions makes it the second largest banking centre in
the USA. Among Charlotte’s attractions are the Carolina Panthers of the
National Football League, the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball
Association and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Charlotte Douglas International
Airport is a major international hub and was ranked the 23rd busiest airport in
the world by passenger traffic in 2013.
We arrived at Charlotte Douglas airport early on Saturday evening after a fairly
pleasant flight with American Airlines. We were soon unpacking at our hotel
and ignoring the jet lag, we met with some other colleagues from the UK for
supper and a few drinks before retiring for the night. There were quite a
number of folk out and about in fancy dress costumes in recognition of
Halloween which was coming up the Americans celebrate this very
enthusiastically and some of the costumes were certainly sinister!
The convention centre was close to our hotel which was very handy and the
next day we made our way there. Following registration at which we collected
our badges and sponsored bag etc., we joined the Tecniplast team for
breakfast. We had been invited some weeks before and this was a great way
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to catch up informally with friends and colleagues alike before the conference
itself began.
Sarah and I then set off to the trade exhibition in the Grand Hall to pick our
way carefully around the army of forklift trucks and teams of workers who
were erecting large booths and setting up equipment. We found our much
more modest booth and went in search of Shepherds and LBS, both of whom
very kindly store and transport the IAT ‘pop-ups’ and other equipment for us.
Alas, our union flag had gone missing! We shall have to replace it.
Our booth was number 849 and we were in a good position quite near the
internet café. Instead of being among a row of Affiliates only we were more
mixed up with trade companies which we felt was a good thing. We had
travelled laden with IAT pens, Caring Career
brochures and postcards and of course, our
traditional Flying Saucers and other ‘British
candy’. It didn’t take us long to set up and get
our bearings, so we decided to go shopping and
pick up some Halloween-inspired additions to
join in with the spooky fun due to take place
the following day. We found a CVS store and
purchased some Halloween buckets for
pens/sweets plus some interesting headgear for
us…
Sunday evening was the PMI dinner, at which one UK and one US recipient
would be awarded the PMI Technician of the Year Award. This year’s winners
were Allan Thornhill and Lynelle DuPepe. We had actually met Lynelle before
as she had been an AAALAC Fellowship Prize winner a few years ago and
therefore had visited IAT Congress. The PMI dinner is always a jolly affair
where past recipients get together and each person gets the chance to stand
up and say a few words about what they have been doing. A major feature is
the running montage of photographs, many of which are very amusing.
Naturally, the Americans far outnumbered the Brits but we did our bit. When
everybody had had their say, the current winners got up to make their own
presentations and these were very well prepared. Allan found himself the
brunt of some good-natured jokes and those amusing photographs. It was all
very entertaining well done Allan and Lynelle! Thanks are due as always to
Senga Latta at IPS and George Nugent at PMI for their hospitality.
Monday morning found us suited and booted (plus Halloween attire) at our
stand for the 08.30 opening of the trade hall. We had rather thought that there
would be more spooks/ghouls or witches among us but in fact there were more
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massage machines in evidence than anything else! These did seem to be very
popular whether they were armchairs which delegates could sink into and rest
their weary feet, or mobile machines which you could actually purchase.
Straightaway we were quite busy at our booth. Some people know who we are
and we even recognise faces and other affiliate members now. Delegates who
visit are always very interested in what we do and the Caring Career Brochure
was immediately very popular. We swapped candy with nearby booths and as
usual, the flying saucers were a source of intrigue and amusement. They are a
bit like Marmite most people seem to love them or hate them! As usual we
had arranged to take part in the ‘Technician Fair’ so lots of technicians visited
the booth to seek answers to the set questions. Each company or affiliate
taking part supplies two questions as well as a ‘prize’ which is put into a draw.
Technicians have to answer as many questions as they can and visit those
booths to check that they have the correct answers. Then they can enter the
draw where the highest number of correct answers wins a prize. There are
always plenty of prizes too; the IAT donated two copies of the IAT Manual.
Many of our visitors on the first day seemed to work with primates, so some
found our questions quite challenging as they were to do with mice.
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At lunchtime we met up with our good friends Gail Thompson and Rob
Weichbrod who are both Vice Presidents of the IAT and very supportive of our
organisation. Our booth is also, naturally, a focus point for other Brits in
attendance so we had plenty of visitors and especially as we were close to the
Cyber café, which meant they could pick up the free Wifi easily. After a brisk
day the trade exhibition closed at 5pm and we returned to our hotel to
freshen up ready for a relaxing evening.
On Tuesday it was quieter at the booth and the general footfall through the
exhibition hall seemed less than usual. By talking to other exhibitors we
discovered that numbers were down by quite a large number this year. This
was thought to be partly due to the previous rioting which had taken place in
Charlotte some weeks before (as some companies had placed a travel ban to
the location) plus Carolina had taken a political decision with regard to the
treatment of people of different sexual orientation which some states had
disapproved of and hence had boycotted the meeting this was quite
surprising. So it was a shame to see fewer people but it did give Sarah and I
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the chance to take turns to have a look around and also gave me a bit of time
to practise a presentation on IVCs and sentinel health screening I was due to
give the following day.
That evening we were the guests of Tecniplast again and were taken to a
restaurant a little way out of town transported there by a proper American
bus which was good fun! We were joined at the restaurant by a group of
Australian customers as well which was nice. We are very grateful to Tecniplast
for providing a very pleasant evening with good food and good company.
The following morning Sarah attended the Affiliates breakfast where
everybody gives an update on the activities of their organisation over the
previous year. Sarah took along some copies of the Caring Career brochures
and spoke about the launch of the career pathway.
As the booth was fairly quiet again, apart from lots of friends coming to say
hello, we were able to start break down at 11am (prior to the exhibition
closing at 1pm). This helped our schedules for the afternoon as Sarah was
attending the AAALAC/AALAS/ICLAS International Luncheon and I was
participating in the workshop (Making the Move: Sentinel Animals to Exhaust
Air Dust PCR’) where I was giving a presentation on a trial we had carried out
at Imperial College. This was the first time I had presented at AALAS it was a
‘platform presentation’ session where I and two other colleagues gave a
presentation and then attendees could come to a microphone to ask questions.
It was very well attended as many of the workshops seemed to be.
At the International Luncheon Stephen Woodley who was the 2016 UK winner
of the AAALAC Fellowship Award received his prize and gave a short
presentation. Many congratulations to Stephen on his achievement.
The luncheon was well attended with delegates from around the world and
past recipients of this prestigious award.
The trade exhibition closed on Wednesday afternoon and although we had
handed out most of the ‘British candy over the previous few days we managed
to offload the remaining sweets to a Brit who works in the US and was on a
booth in the next aisle. It was amazing how quickly the exhibition was
dismantled on Wednesday compared to assembling it on the previous Sunday.
The evening was spent with other Brits at the basketball where we saw the
local team, Charlotte Hornets win a close game.
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Both Sarah and I thought it was a great experience although it was quieter
than other AALAS conferences we had been to in the past.
We would like to thank Council for giving us this opportunity to represent the
IAT.
Wendy Steel and Sarah Lane
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COUNTING DOWN TO CONGRESS
Final date to register is Friday 3rd March
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND!
Apart from the Scientific Programme
of Platform Papers, Ten Workshops,
Poster Displays and Presentations to
engage in there are plenty more
opportunities to provide you with
excellent content-rich information:
O Furthering your career?
Board of Moderators’ members as
well as CLAST representatives will
be available to answer questions
on FE and HE qualifications at the
Drop-In Session
O Network and connect by:
Attending everything from the
AGM to the Ice Breaker and Quiz
Night!
O Meet our industry experts:
Who all have a wealth of
knowledge and great products to
show you, as well as seeing the
latest innovations
See you there!
Keep checking for updates www.iat.org.uk
Download the
Invitation to Participate and
Provisional Scientific
Programme at
http://www.iat.org.uk/congress
To discuss any aspect of Congress
with the Congress Committee or if
you have any questions, email
congress@iat.org.uk
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IAT Annual Awards
Honorary Fellows
The Council may elect as an Honorary Fellow any member who in the
opinion of the Council shall have given long and valuable service in the
interests of the Institute. An Honorary Fellow shall be entitled to enjoy
all the privileges of a Fellow for so long as he/she shall remain a
member of the Institute but shall not be required to contribute to the
funds of the Institute except in the case of a winding up. No more than
two Honorary Fellows shall be elected in any one calendar year.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Paul Flecknell was
awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Institute in December 2016 which
will be presented to him at Congress next month.
IAT Council
Paul Flecknell MA VetMB PhD DECLAM DLAS DECVA (Hon)
DACLAM (Hon) FRCVS
Paul has been a lab animal vet for almost 40 years
and spent most of that time working on pain
assessment, pain alleviation and laboratory animal
anaesthesia. He commenced a long association
with the IAT when working for the MRC, when he
taught on the Animal Technology courses at
Paddington Technical College. He attended the first
of many IAT Congresses a few years later, running
anaesthesia workshops. Paul was elected as a Vice
President of the Institute and has continued to work to promote the
role of Animal Technologists in the UK and elsewhere. Most recently, he
became a trustee of CLAST and is also involved in the delivery of one of
the course modules.
He steps down as Director of the facilities at the University of Newcastle
this year but will continue to teach and develop e-learning materials.
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Congress Trade Passport Competition 2017
YES! It’s happening again! For the 6th year running, the Trade Exhibitors
have grouped together to give delegates attending Congress the chance
to win one of 2 iPads. There are still no questions to answer and no one is
excluded from entering.
Look out for your ‘Congress
Passport’ in your delegate bag
and make sure you have it with
you at all times in the Trade
Exhibition Hall to get it signed
against the logo by a member
of staff on each stand and we
all know people in the trade
who want to sign autographs!
As long as you have got all the
companies’ signatures by the
deadline printed on the
passport and return it to Nicky
Windows or Ryan Hill on the
Datesand stand, you will be
in with a chance of winning.
Each year one of the two iPads
is always won by a first time
Congress attendee so if you
have never attended before,
why not come away with more
than some free pens and a sore head (from all the learning obviously)!
The second device can be won by anyone.
Warm thanks to the Trade Exhibitors who generously participate each year
because the funds generated from this competition are always split
between the nominated branch charity at Congress and AS-ET. So as the
London branch has chosen AS-ET as the charity for 2017, they will benefit
from this two-fold support.
Get your Passport signed and make Congress 2017 a winning one!
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James Bussell with AS-ET Patron
Lord Patel
AS-ET News
G AS-ET Bursaries
If you want to follow an education or training course and cannot obtain funding,
remember you can apply to AS-ET. Application forms are on our website
(www.as-et.org.uk
). The conditions are that you are employed in the care and welfare
of animals used in science and the course must be relevant to your work.
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AS-ET Fundraising
The more money AS-ET can raise, the more people it can help improve their education.
Our funds come from corporate sponsors (see the list in this Bulletin), official supporters
and fund raising activities.
Official supporters should complete a standing order form to donate £24 a year or £2 a
month and if they complete a gift aid form AS-ET can claim an extra 20% from HMRC.
Please consider becoming an official supporter, forms can be found on our website.
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Prize Winners
AS-ET likes to acknowledge educational achievement and one way we do that is by
awarding prizes for the students who obtain the highest marks in the IAT Higher
Education courses. The winner of the 2016 AS-ET / IAT West Middlesex Branch Prize for
the level 4 qualification was Michelle Warburton of King’s College, London and the
winner of the AS-ET / Tecniplast Prize for the level 5 qualification was James Bussell of
the Sanger Institute.
Michelle Warburton with AS-ET
Patron Lord Patel
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AS-ET is a charity to advance education and promote excellence in the care and
welfare of animals used in science.
Sponsors of AS-ET are listed below and to find out more please visit the website
www.as-et.org.uk
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AAALAC Fellowship Award 2016
I
n June 2016 I received the call to inform me that I had won the prestigious
AAALAC Fellowship Award which nearly brought tears to my eyes. Winning
the award meant a lot to me especially when you look at the past winners who
have played a significant role in the improvement of animal welfare and
education, amongst many other areas. Everyone at the AAALAC office were
amazing, organising the whole trip for me.
On Saturday 22nd October I set off from London Heathrow to Washington
Dulles on my adventure. After an 8hr flight I arrived and went through security
to be greeted by a driver to take me to my hotel. The hotel was located in
Bethesda which was a beautiful location close to the centre of Washington,
DC. After checking into
the hotel I decided to
relax after the long
journey.
Sunday 23rd October this
was a free day which
allowed me to explore
Maryland and
Washington, DC. I decided
to take the metro so I
could see the famous
buildings (White House,
Washington Monument,
Washington Mall and the
surroundings).
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After enjoying lunch I decided to head back to
the hotel but on the way I noticed a station
“Woodley Park-Zoo” and the coincidence that my
last name is Woodley meant I couldn’t resist the
temptation of getting off and exploring. This was
a great place with nice independent shops,
restaurants and a zoo. The zoo was great and I
expect it was named after me ;o). Back at my
hotel I went for dinner and decided to have an
early night as there was a busy week ahead.
Monday 24th October I was picked up by Rob Weichbrod who took me to
University of Maryland for my first tour of a USA animal facility. Initially, I was
given an overview of the facility and then taken through the various units
where I met very friendly technicians who gave me a great insight into the
workings of an animal research facility in the USA. I was then collected and
taken to Virginia for dinner and a night at another separate hotel. We arrived
at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus James; I was at a
loss for words seeing this site containing beautiful buildings, a lake, on-site
hotel and restaurant. Having met some of the senior team at Janelia we sat
down for a nice meal and drink. After this the staff headed to the hotel and
went to bed.
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Tuesday 25th October I had breakfast with the Director of Janelia and was
then taken for my tour around the facility. This was an impressive facility
unlike I have ever seen before and the staff were incredibly passionate about
animal welfare, polite and happy to answer any of my questions. During my
tour I also met researchers who were carrying out innovative research and to a
high standard.
Wednesday 26th October This day was allocated to visit National Institute of
Health which is a federal building with high levels of security. Once I had gone
through security I met with the administrative staff for the care and use of
animals in research. Having discussed various aspects of USA law I was slowly
gaining a better understanding of how research can be conducted and the
works put into place to ensure it is done at the highest standards.
After the meeting I headed off to the Zebrafish facility and the size was simply
amazing, 86,000 ltrs, spanning over a vast area with a mammoth plant area.
I was taken to a little garden area where I was shown a plaque which was in
place as a dedication to the animals used in research, which was beautiful.
I then went to the staff room where I was greeted by the staff of building 49
and gave a brief presentation about myself and career to date, answering
many questions on UK research, living in the UK and BREXIT (this was a
common question especially with potential USA election looming). After lunch
I was given a presentation and then headed off to the facility. The facility was
a multi-species facility including some species you are unlikely to see in the UK.
I was surprised by the size, spanning over 5 floors with 120 staff.
Thursday 27th October I was taken to National Eye Institute to meet a fellow
Brit to discuss the behavioural research his group is carrying out and to see
experiments in action. This was really interesting to me after working in the
area of Ophthalmology research for over 13 years. Then we headed off to
lunch and to meet everyone at the AAALAC office. Firstly, I had to thank them
for all their hard work organising my trip and then gave them an update on
my experiences so far. I was given a presentation where the staff discussed
various aspects of AAALAC accreditation which I believe is becoming ever more
widely used globally.
I was given my AAALAC goodie bag and then headed off to view another
facility which was part of the National Institute of Health. On arrival I met vets,
facility managers and unit staff where we discussed various aspects of animal
research in the UK and USA. We then went for a tour around a large primate
quarantine facility which had both indoor and outdoor facilities.
Friday 28th October Consisted of a tour to Medlmmune where I was greeted
by one of the 2016 USA winners of the AAALAC Fellowship Award. This was a
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fantastic opportunity to discuss our trips and have a tour of the facility. I had
the afternoon free so decided to explore a little more of Washington, DC.
Saturday 29th October I was collected by a chauffeur and taken to the
airport for my flight to Charlotte. On arrival I headed off to my hotel and then
meet up with some Brits for lunch and a tour of the NASCAR museum.
Sunday 30th October This was the first day of the AALAS meeting to collect
my ID and have a tour. I was told the conference would have over 3000 people
and based on the size of the venue I wasn’t surprised.
Wednesday 2nd November International Luncheon (Award day)! We sat
down for lunch and following this awards/prizes were given out for various
contributions to animal welfare/research. It came to my award and I went up
to give my speech. I have to say with roughly 300 people in the room from all
around the world I got a little nervous. I was given the beautiful globe which I
was so proud to receive and then sat down to talk with people from across the
world.
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Throughout my time at AALAS I attended great lectures, posters and the trade
stands where I met some amazing people and learnt so much.
This has been a once in a lifetime experience and a great opportunity to share
information on the use and care of animals in research. It was fascinating to
learn more about the use of animals in research within the USA, see all the
care that goes into animal welfare and the passion from the people involved.
It has been such an honour receiving this award and I would encourage
everyone who is eligible to apply, to do so. I would also like to say a special
thank you to everyone who accommodated me in the USA especially Rob
Weichbrod and the staff at the AAALAC office who made my trip stress free.
A special thank you also to the sponsors of the trip (Priority One and
Datesand).
I would also like to thank all my mentors along the way who have developed
me as an Animal Technologist, providing me with great support and advice
along the way, plus all my colleagues at King’s College London for their
support, especially during my wonderful AAALAC Fellowship.
Stephen Woodley MIAT RAnTech
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t has become a tradition at the
National AALAS meeting in America
to have an evening event where the
Brits can get together to socialise
after a busy day at the conference.
This year AALAS was held in
Charlotte famed for its NASCAR
racing heritage and for its basketball
team, the Charlotte Hornets and
football team, the Panthers.
By luck the Hornets were playing on the night of the 2nd November whilst the
AALAS conference was in full swing and a group of 20 attendees had pitch side
match warm up/practice seats, pitch side photos, a stadium tour of the facilities
before being escorted to a private box with fantastic views of the stadium and
of the court. In the process
of the tour we met the
Hornet’s mascot, Hugo, and
some members of the cheer
leader team, the Honey
Bees. It was clear that the
event was much more than
just the basketball with
Oblivicam on before the
match filming unsuspecting
spectators with a timer to
see how long it was before
they realised they were on
the huge screens above the
basketball court.
Buzzing around in Charlotte
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There was the traditional
welcoming fanfare for the teams,
loads of loud music and the
American National Anthem to set
the scene for the night.
At each of the breaks there was a
fantastic commentator who gee’d
up the crowd, dancing from the
Honey Bees and a Unicycle act
amongst the interludes from Hugo
the mascot and sponsored events
to provide spectators with the
opportunity to win t-shirts and
other merchandise.
The match itself was against the Philadelphia 76ers and after going more than
10 points behind, the Hornets eventually turned it around and won. It was
hard not to get caught up in the electric atmosphere and I am sure that I am
not the only one who will remember being at the Brits Night Out in Charlotte
2016 for a very long time.
Norman Mortell
Team Reporter
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Thanks go to our sponsors Datesand, Agenda Resource Management, LBS,
Impex and NKP for what was a memorable American sporting spectacle.
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For more great reasons to join the IAT visit http://www.iat.org.uk/membership.html
NC3Rs/IAT Animal Technicians’ Symposium
22 September 2016
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n what was a mild day, a large number of Animal Technicians made their
way to London for a very full programme of presentations covering a
variety of species used in research including mice, voles, minipigs, frogs and
Zebrafish.
The subject matter included:
A new e-learning module to support EU module 6.3 Humane methods of
killing (Professor Paul Flecknell).
Home cage monitoring what happens when you are not looking? (Dr Sara
Wells).
Variability in the olfactory characteristics of routine husbandry procedures
and its impact on laboratory mouse behaviour and welfare (Dr Noelia
Lopez-Salesansky).
Refining the laboratory husbandry of the African clawed frog, Xenopus
laevis (Dr Lottie Hosie).
Latest refinement opportunities for the care and use of minipigs (Mr Phil
Ridley).
Practical experimental and welfare considerations for preclinical imaging
(Dr Jordi Lopez-Tremoleda).
Improving the welfare of laboratory rats and mice: modifications to
standard housing and expression of natural behaviours (Dr Joanna
Makowska).
In addition to the presentations there were 4 posters:
Light intensity and its impact on survival rates of pigment-less Zebrafish
(Danio rerio).
Evaluation of enrichment and housing for voles (Microtus aevalis).
Ultrasonic vocalisation as a measure of evaluating positive welfare in rats.
Refining disinfection protocols for Zebrafish embryos.
The one thing that was very clear throughout was the passion that the
presenters had not only for the science but also for the welfare of the animals
used in research.
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This is the second year this symposium has been held and it is good to have an
event like this to be aimed at Animal Technicians. Sharing experiences and
refinements in looking after animals is vital to the roles of both an Animal
Technician and Animal Technologist.
Matthew Bilton
IAT Council Member/Animal Welfare Group
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West Middlesex Branch Thames River Cruise
through Central London
T
he West Middlesex Branch held a number of events during 2016. We are
lucky to have a very active branch located in Central London where there
are numerous events and attractions. One of these attractions we visited is a
river cruise along the Thames in central London, taking in the sights of our
capital city. The West Middlesex Branch opened up the trip to all IAT
members from any branch but if you were a Branch member, then the tickets
were subsidised.
The group met in a small pub underneath the gaze of Big Ben before boarding
a cruise boat docked by the Houses of Parliament. The boat was equipped with
indoor seating in case of adverse weather and a spacious upper deck for those
who wanted to enjoy the fresh air and take in the sights. The tickets included a
welcome drink and food and the boat included a bar.
Viewing London from the deck of a cruise boat on the river Thames gives a
very different perspective of the capital from the one we usually enjoy, stuck in
traffic or on public transport. Once again we were blessed with fine weather
which enabled us to enjoy all the sights from the open deck. The London
skyline is constantly changing and each year we have attended the river cruise
has seen a change to the magnificent views.
We enjoyed a very relaxing evening in great company, in one of the world’s
great cities. We all wish to say a big thank you to Nilgun Fulbrook for
organising the trip and I for one am looking forward to next year’s trip.
The IAT West Middlesex Branch is always looking for new members and new
ideas for events so if you wish to join us on one of our adventures or join our
branch, please get in touch.
Wayne Russell
Branch Reporter
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Speakers include:
G Condition Taste Aversion in Crows & Magpies Dr Sandra Baker (Oxford University)
G Mating Behaviour in Harvest Mice Ms Ruth Brandt (Oxford University)
G Bats (Bristol University)
G Bees/insects/butterflies (FERA)
G Fish and (Micro) Chips Gareth Reedman
G Naked Mole Rats (Bradford)
G Xenopus Betsy Powel (York University)
CPD Points
available
9.30am–4.00pm FERA Science Ltd., York YO41 1LZ
Free event with lunch and refreshments provided
To register email iatnortheastbranch@hotmail.co.uk
Chief Technical Oicer 1 in Comparative Medicine,
Trinity College, Dublin.
Reporting to the director. This unit consists mainly of rodents in both IVCs and open caging.
Duties will include the management of sta, financial resources, health and safety, training
and regulatory compliance. Oversight of transgenic breeding programs is a key duty for this
position.
This will be a 5 year fixed contract.
At least 5 years’ experience of managing an animal unit, including a supervisory role, is
essential.
Experience within an academic environment would be an advantage.
This appointment will be made on the Chief Technical Oicer 1 salary scale
(below the bar) at a point in line with current Government pay policy.
(Range: €56,282 - €63,700 gross per annum)
Closing Date for applications is 12 Noon on Tuesday, 28th February 2017.
Please go to https://jobs.tcd.ie for the full job specification and application instructions.
Trinity is an equal opportunities employer and we encourage and welcome talented
people from all backgrounds to join our staff community.
Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin https://jobs.tcd.ie
DIARY Dates
8 March
NEE Branch Research on British
Wildlife
Details from
iatnortheastbranch@hotmail.co.uk
See page 35
21-23 March + 28-30 March
PiL A-C Training
London
Details from
info@learningcurvedevelopment.co.uk
21-24 March
Congress 2017
Latest updates
Details from
www.iat.org.uk
22-24 March
8th European Charles River Short
Course
Berlin
Details from
www.eushortcourse.criver.com
See page 2
30 March
LASA & Fish Veterinary Society
Meeting
Edinburgh
Details from
www.lasa.co.uk/meetings
5 April
Tecniplast Foundation Course in
Tecniplast IVC’s
Central UK
Details from
info@tecniplastuk.com
10 April
Workshop: Assessment,
prevention and alleviation of
pain and distress in lab animals
Newcastle
Details from
Newcastle University Website
See page 35
8 June
Tecniplast IVC Knowledge & Skills
Refresher Course
Central UK
Details from
info@tecniplastuk.com
15-16 June
NACWO Course
Cambridge
Details from
info@learningcurvedevelopment.co.uk
26 June 7 July
International Course in
Laboratory Animal Science
Utrecht
Details from
las@uu.nl
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