Institute of Animal Technology Bulletin G G G IAT Council Officers Election MIAT Awards AS-ET G G G Branch News Situations Vacant Diary Dates Vol 51 No 7 July 2015
Institute of Animal Technology  Bulletin  G G G  IAT Council Officers Election MIAT Awards AS-ET  G G G  Branch News Situa...
Bulletin Vol 51 No 7 July 2015 EDITOR* Sarah Lane bulletineditor@iat.org.uk ASSISTANT EDITOR* Carole Wilson bulletinassistant@iat.org.uk ADVERTISEMENT MANAGERS PRC Associates Ltd mail@prcassoc.co.uk Published monthly by the Institute of Animal Technology *Registered Office: 5 South Parade Summertown Oxford OX2 7JL ISSN 0263-2861 For enquiries other than Bulletin related contact: IAT ADMINISTRATOR* admin@iat.org.uk or 0800 085 4380 CONTENTS IAT Council Officer Elections 5 PMI European Technician of the Year 2015 6 MIAT Awards 7 Three Minute Interview 10-11 AS-ET 12-13 Suppliers Register i-xliv Branch News 22-23 Situations Vacant Final copy date for September Bulletin 1st August The opinions expressed in the Bulletin do not necessarily reflect those of the Editor or the Institute. 26 Diary Dates 27
Bulletin Vol 51 No 7 July 2015  EDITOR  Sarah Lane bulletineditor iat.org.uk ASSISTANT EDITOR  Carole Wilson bulletinassis...
Bulletin July 2015 • IAT Council Officer Elections May 2015 The following six new Council members were elected at the AGM held during Congress 2015: Matthew Bilton, Nicky Gent, Sam Jameson, Theresa Langford, Carole Wilson and Adrian Woodhouse. At the May Council meeting the following IAT Officers were elected: Chair of Council Immediate Past Chair of Council Vice Chair of Council Honorary Secretary Honorary Treasurer Assistant Treasurer Chair Board of Education Policy (BEP) Secretary BEP Chair Board of Moderators (BoM) Secretary BoM Chair Registration and Accreditation Board Chair Congress Committee Animal Welfare Officers Chair ATW and Bulletin Editorial Board Bulletin Editor Communications Group Branch Liaison Officer EFAT Representative EFAT Deputy Representative Website Co-ordinator Congress Committee Ken Applebee Steve Owen Norman Mortell Linda Horan Charlie Chambers Glyn Fisher Glyn Fisher Steven Cubitt Cathy Godfrey Haley Daniels Wendy Steel Alan Graham Andy Cunningham Sarah Lane Jas Barley (co-opted) Sarah Lane Norman Mortell (Chair) Adrian Woodhouse Elaine Kirkum Lynda Westall Allan Thornhill Kate Burton Lynda Westall Charlie Chambers Kate Burton Allan Thornhill Linda Horan Allan Thornhill Adele Kitching Haley Daniels Carol Fox (co-opted) The members of the Board of Educational Policy and the Registration and Accreditation Board will be confirmed at the July Council meeting. Linda Horan Honorary Secretary. 5
Bulletin  July 2015      IAT Council Officer Elections May 2015 The following six new Council members were elected at the ...
Bulletin July 2015 • MIAT Awards IAT Council are delighted to announce that the following members have upgraded their IAT membership, being elected as full voting members and can now use the designatory letters MIAT: Piotr Czapski Anna Morgunowicz Kendra Cummins Beverley Walladge Mark Powell Charlotte Cade Ann Lovett Sarah Jane Fletcher Aleksandra Czerniak Clare Sims Timothy Jones Ruth Ferguson Michala Nightingale Heather Smyth Harry Pistell Lee Wheeler Jessica Howe Fiona Susan Fox Claire Fisher Congratulations to them all on their achievement. Anyone who has obtained their Level 3 IAT qualification, along with a Practical Animal Handling & Health Module can apply for MIAT status. Further details on requirements and how to apply can be found on the IAT website or from the IAT Administrator (iat101@btconnect.com) New Assistant Bulletin Editor I am delighted to announce that newly elected Council Member, Carole Wilson from UCL has joined the editorial team for the IAT Bulletin. Carole joins us as Assistant Bulletin Editor and will be helping with sourcing meeting reports, articles and proof reading. So we say thank you to Elaine Kirkum for her contribution, holding this role for many years. Sarah Lane Editor 7
Bulletin  July 2015      MIAT Awards IAT Council are delighted to announce that the following members have upgraded their ...
10 • July 2015 Bulletin Three Minute Interview Name: Pete Gerson Job title: IAT Life Member, retired Describe yourself in 3 words Loyal, dutiful, doubting. What is your earliest memory? The enormous spiders in the outside loo of my mother’s café in Ealing (I was around 4). When you were at school, what or who did you want to be and why? Popular and a good athlete, so when I jumped up and down people would clap. What was the first music album you bought? Beatles ‘Please, Please Me’ and as with many of my generation I still have lots of vinyl and a ‘gramophone’ to play them on. If you could have dinner with one person, who would that be? Gandhi. What is the best advice you have been given? “Stop doing that Gerson!” What is your next goal in life? We are readying ourselves to move house; I hope we make it so all this anxiety is washed away. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you choose and why? To be truthful I don’t have a burning desire to visit anywhere but maybe a cruise to see the Northern Lights would be different. What is your favourite quote or saying? Duty before pleasure.
10     July 2015  Bulletin  Three Minute Interview Name  Pete Gerson Job title  IAT Life Member, retired Describe yourself...
Bulletin July 2015 • 11 What is the most important thing your job has taught you? I’m always right – some of the time. Cup of tea or stiff drink? People who know me will realise that this is a superfluous question – a cup of tea, just to confuse them. Favourite colour? Blueish. Favourite place? Any golf course playing with my mates. Last book you read? Peter Straub ‘Houses without doors’ and I’ll read another one when I next go on holiday. Name something that annoys you? Having nobody to blame but yourself. Printable most embarrassing moment? While examining a candidate in the Oral Associateship examination, I had to excuse myself and leave the room as I was about to pass wind. Hobbies or interests: Golf, Spurs, (for my sins) and looking for a hobby I would really be interested in. This takes up a lot of my time!
Bulletin  July 2015      11  What is the most important thing your job has taught you  I   m always right     some of the ...
14 • July 2015 Bulletin AS-ET Fifth Anniversary Fundraising Ball Do not forget to book your tickets for the AS-ET Ball which is being held on 5th September at the London Metropole Hotel. There will be good food, an after dinner speaker, a charity auction and dancing until 1am. Tickets are £75.00 each. So far we have advertised five of the auction lots so you can get in an early bid. This month we add two more: Lot 6 – Two tickets for the golf Masters at Woburn. The event is being held 8th-13th October and the winning bidder can attend on any day. Lot 7 – Two tickets to the Betfair Chase Day at Haydock Park with a Chairman’s lunch included. To book tickets for the ball or place bids for auction lots contact elaine@lbs-biotech.com AS-ET Special Lecture We are pleased to announce the first AS-ET special lecture which will be held at 6pm, on 21st October 2015 in the Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, University College London. The lecturer will be Prof Sir Richard Gardner MA, PhD, ScD, FIAT(Hon), FRS. The title of Sir Richard’s lecture will be ‘Harnessing Stem Cells for Regenerative Medicine: how far have we got?’ The presentation will be suitable for a general audience so please bring your friends and family. The lecture will be followed by a short reception. Tickets are £25.00 each, proceeds will go to further the work of AS-ET. To register an interest email: contact@as-et.org.uk
14     July 2015  Bulletin  AS-ET Fifth Anniversary Fundraising Ball  Do not forget to book your tickets for the AS-ET Bal...
Bulletin July 2015 • 15 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
Bulletin  July 2015      15  AS-ET is a charity to advance education and promote excellence in the care and welfare of ani...
Bulletin July 2015 • 17 IAT Inter-branch Fishing Match Saturday September 26th 2015 Organised by the IAT West Middlesex Branch Draw 09:00, fish 10:30-16:30 The venue this year is a River Reading/London Area Venue details supplied on registering Fishing in teams of 3 or as individuals Cost is only £10 per person, £30 per team The Event has been organised in aid of HELP for HEROES Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability. For information or to enter please contact Wayne Europe@allentowninc.com Tel 07717533159 Sponsored By
Bulletin  July 2015      17  IAT Inter-branch Fishing Match Saturday September 26th 2015 Organised by the IAT West Middles...
18 • July 2015 Bulletin IAT Congress 2015 Trade Passport Competition O nce again at Congress, thanks to the generosity of 47 trade exhibitors, delegates were given two opportunities to win an iPad and also a substantial donation was made to both AS-ET (£438.50) and this year’s nominated charity, Guide Dogs (£238.50). CONGRESS Congress 2015 17th – 20th March 2015 2015 As in previous years, every congress bag contained a ‘Passport’ and all delegates had to do was visit Animal Technology – advancing comparative biology the participating company stands and have their passport officially stamped. Once completed, the passports were handed into Nicky at the Datesand stand and on the final day of Congress, the winners were drawn. (With first time attendees having double the chance of winning as the first draw was specifically for them and the second draw encompassed all entrants.) The competition, now in its 3rd year is gaining popularity year on year and we had over 60 entries! This year’s winners were: Melanie Crooks from Harlan UK and Kelly Jones from Crown Bioscience UK who were both first time attendees. Melanie and Kelly were ‘over the moon’ to be winners and said that the effort of visiting the trade stands was well worth the prizes – they even picked up additional freebies on the way round! Kelly promised to make her iPad available in the tearoom at work for all of the staff to make use of. Mel Crooks receiving her prize from Jonathon Wood, Managing Director of Datesand
18     July 2015  Bulletin  IAT Congress 2015 Trade Passport Competition  O  nce again at Congress, thanks to the generosi...
Bulletin July 2015 • 19 Kelly Jones with her colleague, Gemma Willoughby receiving their iPad from Jonathon for the Crown Bioscience ‘tearoom’! The competition has proved really successful for delegates and trade alike and we hope to run it again in 2016. One trade member said “the small cost for us to take part in this competition is really worthwhile. It really brings delegates to our stand and is a great opener for conversations”. Delegates seem to really enjoy having a reason to speak to trade members too. One first time attendee told me “it can be really daunting to go and speak to the people on the stands as they seem to know everyone! By asking them to sign my passport it meant I could then start a conversation about what they did without feeling silly”. Make sure you take part next year – whether you plan to exhibit or attend as a delegate! For more information on the competition in the meantime, contact Nicky Windows (nicky@datesand.com or 07789 631397). Nicky Windows Datesand Ltd
Bulletin  July 2015      19  Kelly Jones with her colleague, Gemma Willoughby receiving their iPad from Jonathon for the C...
24 • July 2015 Bulletin IAT Herts and Essex branch presents: - The learning theory behind the Presentation and practical session of positive reinforcement training with a focus on dogs. Tickets 5:45pm for a 6pm start £3 per adult Free entry for children under 10 BBQ at 8pm 2 IAT CPD BBQ included in Price 3rd September 2015 Hertfordshire location points for attending this event Limited spaces please register early To register please email hertsandessexsecretary@hotmail.co.uk Kindly Sponsored by
24     July 2015  Bulletin  IAT Herts and Essex branch presents  - The learning theory behind the  Presentation and practi...
EC will not change legislation in response to anti-petition European Commission has today (3 June 2015) responded to the European Citizen’s Initiative that sought to repeal the current EU Directive and impose a ban on animal research within the EU. The Commission has announced that it does not intend to submit a proposal to repeal Directive 2010/63/EU and is not intending to propose the adoption of a new legislative framework. The Commission’s response notes that the organisers of the ECI disagreed with the effectiveness of animal research, but continues: “… the Commission does not share the view that scientific principles invalidate the ‘animal model’. Indeed, despite differences with humans, animal models have been the key scientific drivers to develop almost all existing effective and safe medical treatments and prevention measures for human and animal diseases. “In medicine development, animal models have been very effective in removing candidate medicines that could have been dangerous to humans when tested in later clinical phases. In areas of great biological complexity where existing alternatives do not yet provide sufficient predictive power, animal models are still needed to decipher the complex biological mechanisms leading to an observed effect or to provide the information needed to ensure that a product is safe.” http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communicationsmedia/victory-for-common-sense-in-europe/
EC will not change legislation in response to anti-petition European Commission has today  3 June 2015  responded to the E...
Bulletin July 2015 • 27 DIARY Dates 3 September London Branch Catch Up The Marlborough Arms, London Details from j.holby@ucl.ac.uk 3 September Herts & Essex Branch How Can We Teach an Old Dog New Tricks? Hertfordshire Details from hertsandessexsecretary@hotmail.co.uk Details on page 24 5 September Charity Ball London Details from elaine@lbs-biotech.com See page 12 8 September RSPCA/APHA Welfare of Wild Animals used in Research South East England Details from www.nc3rs.org.uk 16 September NC3Rs/IAT Animal Technicians’ Symposium 2015 Central London Details from www.nc3rs.org.uk Cover photo: Alligator – Malcolm Gamble 22 September Midlands Branch Trade Day Birmingham Details from biomedicalservices@bham.ac.uk 23 September LASA 3Rs Meeting – Birth to Study; 3Rs Animal Development and Transport South of England Details from info@lasa.co.uk 23 September LASA 3Rs/UFAW Section Meeting – Improving the Welfare of Research Animals Stevenage Details from info@lasa.co.uk 23 October RSPCA/UFAW 22nd Rodent and Rabbit Welfare Group Meeting North East England Details from research.animals@rspca.org.uk 25-27 November LASA Winter Meeting South of England Details from info@lasa.co.uk
Bulletin  July 2015      27  DIARY Dates 3 September London Branch Catch Up The Marlborough Arms, London Details from j.ho...