Volume 51 - February 2015

Institute of Animal Technology Bulletin G G G 171st Council Report Last Call for Congress Life and Honorary Members G G G AS-ET Situations Vacant Diary Dates Vol 51 No 2 February 2015
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Bulletin Vol 51 No 2 February 2015 EDITOR* Sarah Lane bulletineditor@iat.org.uk ASSISTANT EDITOR* Elaine Kirkum 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 6th Educational Stakeholders Meeting Report on 171st Council Meeting Congress 2015 Workshops Notice of IAT AGM 2015 4 5-6 9-15 11 IAT Life and Honorary Members 17-19 AS-ET 22-24 Suppliers Register i-xliv AS-ET Charity Ball Announcement 23 The opinions expressed in the Bulletin do not necessarily reflect those of the Editor or the Institute. 25-29 Branch News Final copy date for April Bulletin 1st March Three Minute Interview 31-37 Situations Vacant 41-42 Diary Dates 43
Bulletin Vol 51 No 2 February 2015  EDITOR  Sarah Lane bulletineditor iat.org.uk ASSISTANT EDITOR  Elaine Kirkum bulletina...
Bulletin February 2015 • 5 Report on 171st Meeting of IAT Council held on 14th January 2015 News Council is delighted that Vicky Robinson, Chief Executive at NC3Rs, has been awarded a CBE and Trevor Richards, the British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours list. The IAT congratulate them both on their recognition of their achievements. It is with great sadness that Council has been informed that former IAT Vice President, Paul Griffiths had passed away, following a short illness. Paul was a tremendous supporter of the IAT and animal technologists, in addition to being extremely kind and a true gentleman. Our condolences go to his family and friends. Council Members The Honorary Secretary was delighted to inform Council that several new members had been nominated to join Council. No election had been held as there were sufficient vacancies for all those standing and Council will have 24 elected members from May 2015. The nominations for Council will be put to the AGM in March. Communications Group There has been much discussion at both the Youth meetings and Branch Reps’ meetings concerning how to stand for election to Council and what it entails. It was suggested that Council members attend Branch AGMs to give a brief talk on their role on Council and how to apply. Any branches wishing to take up this offer should contact the Branch Liaison Officer or the Communications Group. Educational Stakeholders Meeting The 6th Educational Stakeholders meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th March 2015, at the Congress venue. Further details and a registration form can be found on the IAT website (www.iat.org.uk). The meeting is open to everyone who is interested in the provision of training and qualification of animal care staff. IAT App One of the outcomes of the Youth meetings has been the development of an IAT App. Work has been progressing and it is hoped that the App can be launched at Congress 2015.
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6 • February 2015 Bulletin Promotion of the IAT Following on from the December Council meeting, the issue of promoting the IAT as the professional body for animal care staff both within the UK and Europe was discussed further. Council agreed to the proposal put forward by PLMR and this initiative will start in June 2015, initially for 4 months. Prior to this the IAT website will be updated. Progress will be closely monitored and regular reports received by Council. ASPA Codes of Practice The IAT have issued a statement on the ASPA Codes of Practice, which is available on the IAT website. The IAT support best practice and promotion of a Culture of Care. NACWO Guidelines Council have been working on the revised NACWO Guidelines. These are now ready to go to the Home Office for their input. Once agreed, the new NACWO Guidelines will be available electronically on the IAT website. NACWO Exchange There has been interest in the NACWO Exchange programme and it is developing well. Further information is available on the IAT website: (http://www.iat.org.uk/nacwoexchange.php) Named Persons’ Workshop The Named Persons’ Workshop held at the end of last month once again proved very popular and was fully booked by the closing date. The next meeting of the IAT Council will be in March 2015. CORRECTION TO 2015 AGM DATE As some of you may have already noticed the date for the IAT AGM was wrong in January’s issue of the Bulletin. I can only apologise that this was missed prior to the issue going to print and am sorry if this has caused any inconvenience. The correct timings and agenda appear on page 11. Editor
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Congress beckons … with the closing date to register Friday 27th February G G G G G relevant scientific papers, including Home Office Inspectors’ update informative posters and summary presentations educational workshops from industry experts relaxed social programme including another Icebreaker! significant exhibition from our supportive industry Affiliate groups represented: AS-ET, LASA, UAR, AAALAC and LANTRA As well as … This year’s nominated Charity is GUIDE DOGS chosen by the West of Scotland Branch and every branch has donated a prize for the raffle. The very popular Trade ‘Passport’ Competition with 2 iPads to win will run throughout Congress. A Silent Auction, on the first evening during the Trade Reception, with all proceeds to AS-ET. DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! If you have not yet booked for Congress, there is still time to attend what is always the highlight of the scientific calendar for IAT members Register now at http://www.iat.org.uk/congress.html Any questions? Email congress@iat.org.uk and a Committee Member will reply asap!
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Bulletin February 2015 • 11 NOTICE of IAT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015 The twenty-ninth Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Animal Technology will be held at: IAT Congress on Tuesday 17th March 2015 at 18.00hrs For the following purposes: 1. To consider the minutes of the twenty-eighth Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 8th April 2014 (as published in full on the Members’ section of the IAT website and in abridged form in the Bulletin volume 50.6, June 2014). 2. To receive and consider the Company’s annual accounts for the year ended 31 December 2014 together with the Annual Report and the Auditors’ report. 3. To appoint Auditors of the Institute. 4. To review the Council’s objectives for 2014. 5. To elect members of the Council who are proposed for re-election by rotation under the terms of the Articles of Association and any such new members to fill existing vacancies. 6. To elect a President and Vice-Presidents for the ensuing year. 7. To consider the election of Life and Honorary Members of the Institute. 8. Any other business. DATED: February 2015 STEVE OWEN (Chair of Council) LINDA HORAN (Honorary Secretary)
Bulletin  February 2015      11  NOTICE of IAT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015 The twenty-ninth Annual General Meeting of the ...
Bulletin February 2015 • 13 CONGRESS TRADE PASSPORT COMPETITION Now into its 4th year, the Trade Passport Competition once again offers Congress delegates the chance to win one of 2 iPads during the meeting. There are no questions to answer or cost to enter and it also offers delegates a great way to break the ice with trade representatives new and old. So how does it work? Our generous trade companies pay to have their logo displayed in the Congress “Passport” which can be found in each delegate bag. All you have to do is visit the trade stand of each of the companies and have a representative sign their logo. Once all of the logos have been signed, just fill in your details and return the Passport to Nicky at the Datesand stand. There are two iPads to be won – one for first time Congress attendees and one which can be won by anyone. So look out for your Congress “Passport” in your delegate bag and make sure you have space in your bags for a brand new iPad!
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Bulletin February 2015 • IAT Life Members Cathy Godfrey FIAT RAnTech PTTLS IAT Council may elect as a Life Member any person in recognition of especially long and valuable service to the Institute and only one Life Member may be created in any calendar year. For 2015, Council was delighted to nominate Cathy. This is the highest accolade available in recognition of her exceptionally long and outstanding service to the Institute. For over 25 years, she has been an elected member of Council, holding a number of demanding senior positions including Honorary Secretary and Membership Secretary. She is currently the Chair of the Board of Moderators. IAT Honorary Members IAT Council may nominate as an Honorary Member, any person who in the opinion of Council, has substantially furthered the interests of the Institute, subject to approval, at the Annual General Meeting. Once nominated the Honorary Member is invited to IAT Congress to receive their award, the period of election being five years. At the 2014 AGM Terry Priest and Trevor Richards were nominated and approved. Their profiles appear on the following pages. IAT Council offers its warmest congratulations to these recipients and looks forward to seeing them at the AGM being held at Congress 2015, where they will receive their awards. IAT Council 17
Bulletin  February 2015      IAT Life Members Cathy Godfrey FIAT RAnTech PTTLS IAT Council may elect as a Life Member any ...
18 • February 2015 Bulletin Terry Priest MIAT RAnTech Condensing 52 years in to 400 words is not an easy task as I have seen much change and met so many inspiring people whom I will never forget. I started work as a trainee animal technician at the Christie Hospital in Manchester in February 1963 and immediately joined the local branch of the ATA as the IAT was called back then. I became an active branch member serving on the committee in various roles for a number of years. I passed the Preliminary examination in 1965 and I invigilated and marshalled many of the ATA exams held in the area. I moved to Geigy Pharmaceuticals (now Novartis) in 1968 where I was encouraged to study for the ATA Associateship. This was particularly challenging as there were no courses in the area and it was 1971 before I was successful. I left there in 1974 to take up a post as deputy to the chief technician at University of Manchester, before eventually taking over management of the Units in 1979. This gave me the opportunity to work with Bob Kemp and many other enthusiasts and the Macclesfield FE College to develop courses for animal technicians in the area, something I was really committed to because of my own earlier experiences of unsupported study. I became a RAnTech in 1992. If I had to choose one highlight in my 52 years as an animal technician it would be facilitating the training of other animal technicians in the region to IAT standards. I am proud of the University of Manchester’s past and continuing commitment to the IAT and its role in education and training. The IAT has through its education and training programmes, made an incalculable contribution to laboratory animal care and welfare throughout the world. Do not ever underestimate the value of the IAT and its contribution over the last 65 years, only made possible by its volunteer army, many of whom have been exceptional parents nurturing its growth and development. To all of those I say thank you as I near the end of a most rewarding career made possible through the training and education offered by ATA and IAT. I have also been privileged to engage with NC3Rs in various roles since its inception. A wonderful ground-breaking organisation committed to advancing laboratory animal welfare through knowledge, training and education, alongside its role in Replacement and Reduction of the use of animals in science.
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Bulletin February 2015 • Trevor Richards BEM MIAT Trevor Richards started his career working in this industry in 1967 firstly as a laboratory research technician with Wellcome Research Laboratories in Beckenham, Kent. After a couple of years as a research technician he realised that his real interest lay in the laboratory animal field and duly moved to the Royal College of Surgeons to take over the running of the Primate Research facility at Downe in Kent. Subsequently he moved in to academia starting at Oxford University then moving on to Southampton University. After a short spell in a commercial organisation he then moved to Cambridge University as Director of Central Biomedical Resources for the School of Clinical Medicine. In 1978 whilst at Southampton University he helped form the Wessex Branch of the IAT, now known as the Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex branch and held the post of Chair for 3 years. In 1980 he was elected to the IAT Council; he carried out the role of Trade Exhibition Manager for the Congress Committee for several years before serving a term of office as Honorary Secretary of the Institute. During his term as Secretary he was instrumental, along with the then Chair Keith Millican, in the design and eventual incorporation of the IAT Coat of Arms. Over the years, Trevor has acquired a vast knowledge in biofacility working practices, management, technical procedures involving many different species, Home Office legislation and of course, the infrastructure and equipment necessary to support large biofacilities. During his time in biofacility management Trevor was always a strong advocate for animal technicians as being the best skilled, experienced and sympathetic people to perform regulated procedures whenever possible which ensured that the welfare of the animal was always seen as the first priority. In 2012 Trevor transferred to the role of Capital Project Liaison Officer in the School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge. He was a key member of a team established to begin the initial design and planning of a new biofacility for the School, where he remained in this role until June 2014 when he retired from the University. To his great surprise and delight he was awarded the British Empire Medal in the 2015 Queen’s New Year Honours, in recognition of services to biomedical research and the welfare of animals in research. 19
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22 • February 2015 Bulletin AS-ET 5th Anniversary Year First Congress Bursary Competition The Trustees are pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 bursary is Danielle Webster of Agenda Resource Management. We would like to congratulate Danielle and we look forward to seeing her at the IAT Congress 2015. Details of the second Congress bursary will be announced later in the year. AS-ET Charity Ball Make sure you book early for the AS-ET Charity Ball. It will be held on 5th September 2015 at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel. There will be dinner, guest speaker, a charity auction and music and dancing ‘till late. We hope you will come to have a good time and help raise money for AS-ET. Organising a ball is a difficult job and we are grateful to Elaine Kirkum who doing it for us. For more information and to book your ticket contact Elaine at Elaine@lbs-biotech.com Win two tickets for the AS-ET Charity Ball If you sign up to become an Official Supporter of AS-ET before June 2015 you will be entered into a prize draw for two tickets for the ball and a night at the Hilton Metropole Hotel. This prize is worth approximately £300.00. New supporters donate £24.00 a year by standing order and get a personal copy of the AS-ET Newsletter, an AS-ET wristband and an invitation to the AS-ET reception at the IAT Congress. Become a supporter and help us continue to support education and promote excellence in the care and welfare of animals used in science. Standing order forms can be downloaded from our website www.as-et.org.uk.
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24 • February 2015 Bulletin AS-ET is a charity set up to advance education and promote excellence in AS-ET is charity of up to advance education and the care andawelfare set animals used in science. promote excellence in the care and welfare of animals used in science. To see how a charity to advance a bursaryand promote excellence in the care and AS-ET is you can apply for education visit our website (www.as-et.org.uk) To see of animals used in for a bursary visit our website (www.as-et.org.uk) welfarehow you can applyscience. The companies listed below sponsor AS-ET. If you would like to join them The companies listed below sponsor to find out more please to the website Sponsors of AS-ET are listed below and AS-ET. If you would likevisitjoin them find www.as-et.org.uksupport us by lookingat our website. out how to to find out how support us by looking at our website.
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Bulletin February 2015 • 25 Three Minute Interview Name: Stephen Barnett Job title: IAT Vice President, AS-ET Trustee Describe yourself in 3 words Male, hairy, overweight. What is your earliest memory? Things become jumbled up as I get older and I am not sure which was the first but I do remember having to go to a party organised by the local council to celebrate the coronation of the Queen. It was awful and they served the most disgusting ice cream. We then crowded round a ten inch black and white television, hired by my uncle, to watch the procession leaving Westminster Abbey. When you were at school, what or who did you want to be and why? I wanted to be invisible when I was at school, I hated it and could not wait to get home. What was the first music album you bought? This will sound pretentious but it was Beethoven’s 5th piano concerto, I did not have to buy music because my sister had plenty, usually bought for her by her boyfriends. If you could have dinner with one person, who would that be and why? There are plenty of people I would like to meet and talk to but not have dinner with, I would be too worried about spilling soup down my tie to concentrate on what was said. Dinner is for catching up with friends. What is the best advice you have been given? More an order than advice, it came from my headmaster when I was about to leave school, ‘Sit down there and fill in that application form to the Royal Veterinary College for a junior technician’. I did and somehow was appointed. That job was the start of the most enjoyable and fulfilling career anybody could wish for.
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Bulletin February 2015 • 27 What is your next goal in life? Getting up tomorrow. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you choose and why? I have been fortunate in having visited the two places I most wanted to visit, Antarctica and Africa. I would like to go back to both, Antarctica is a magical place but very expensive to get to so I may have to settle for my one visit. I have just got back from Tanzania and look forward to being able to go again. Walk in the same place as all the animals I have watched for so many years on television is a humbling experience. The next time I go I want to learn more about the people. What is your favourite quote or saying? Nils carborundum illigitum declinum. (Don’t let the b…. grind you down). What is the most important thing your job has taught you? Anybody can achieve what they want with the right encouragement. Cup of tea or stiff drink? I don’t drink alcohol so it must be tea. Favourite colour? I find having a favourite colour an odd concept. The world is a wonderful colourful place, they are all my favourites. Favourite place? It has to be home. My home is nothing special, although it is in a nice place. I have my things around me and it reminds me of happy memories. Travelling is great but sooner or later I want to be at home. Last book you read? I have several on the go at once so I will give you two: 1) Gray Mountain by John Grisham 2) Dorothy Hodgkin Biography by Georgina Ferry. Name something that annoys you? I am known as a very calm, even tempered person who never loses their cool, with the possible exceptions of politicians who want to remove our human rights, television and radio interviewers who just want to argue, newspaper
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Bulletin February 2015 • 29 reporters who lie, employers who trap people in zero hour contracts, anybody who dodges paying tax, Rupert Murdoch, rich bankers who screw up the economy then sit back and watch the poor pay for their mistakes, government ministers who let them do it etc, etc, etc. Printable most embarrassing moment? Sorry but if I have done something embarrassing and you don’t know about it I am not going to tell you. Hobbies or interests Walking, reading, pottering in the garden, opera.
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Bulletin February 2015 • 31 West of Scotland, Edinburgh and Dublin Branch Zoo Trip O n the 19th September the ‘usual suspects’ headed out of Glasgow and Edinburgh airports to Dublin. All appeared to be well until the intellectuals in the group headed straight off to see ‘The Book of Kells’, leaving me to meet and greet the Glasgow arrivals. The only slight hiccup was that their phone wouldn’t work and they came into a different terminal which left me to find my way on my own! Eventually, after a slight detour where I was on the right bus but going in the wrong direction, we all managed to find our respective hotels, those that know me and my sense of direction will appreciate this as a minor miracle, even with the detour! We had a quiet night in preparation for the zoo visit the next day. A great turnout from the Dublin branch swelled the numbers to around 20 and it was excellent to have our sponsors along; Nathan from Allentown, Alastair from DBM Scotland and James the ‘new boy’ from IPS Europe. Saturday morning dawned and it was a bright clear day. At the zoo we were greeted by the ever enthusiastic Gerry Creighton, the zoo’s Operational Director. Dublin zoo, one of the worlds’ oldest, located in the 28 hectare Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin is home to some 400 animals. We first went to see the new baby Asian lion cub born only 5 weeks earlier; he was looking very healthy, cute and playful and is of great significance for Dublin zoo and the international breeding programme for this endangered species. There are less than 350 Asian lions in the wild. The entire wild population of these lions can be found in only one place – the Gir Forest in India. Next we went along to the Sumatran tiger habitat the
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32 • February 2015 Bulletin smallest of all existing tiger subspecies; Sumatran tigers are perfectly adapted to life in the jungle. They move easily through the rainforest and their webbed feet help them swim. They often drive hoofed prey into the water. Critically endangered, only a few hundred of these cats survive in the wild, mainly in game reserves and national parks, as they are still regularly shot by poachers. In the enclosure ‘dinner was served’ to the tigers up a tree to exercise their muscles and exhibit their natural climbing ability. Unfortunately the young male decided not to oblige and stole the older female’s ‘leg of meat’ instead. Gerry said it’s the first time he’s not gone for it…typical we only travelled 400 miles! Next we moved on to the stars of the show the Asian elephants, with an incredible 3 calves within the space of 10 weeks. How wonderful they looked as a family unit. The hose was turned on and the animals enjoyed the ‘shower’, although it was a new experience for the youngest of the calves (just a couple of days old) who seemed a little reluctant to get wet. The group will stay as a family unit until the young bull elephants reach adolescence at around the age of 8, which is the age in the wild when they would naturally leave the family unit. They will be moved to another zoo where they too will become involved in the international breeding programme.
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34 • February 2015 Bulletin Since our last visit the zoo has some new species, probably the most beautiful animal with stunning markings is the okapi; the only living relative of the giraffe originally found in the Ituri Rainforest, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, central Africa. It is one of the last species of mammals to be described by western science and even today the okapi largely remains a mystery to the outside world. It has a dark red-brown coloured coat with horizontal, white striped markings on their hind quarters and at the tops of their legs. Its long black tongue is prehensile meaning that it is able to strip leaves from the branches above. Unfortunately, due to deforestation and hunting their numbers are declining rapidly. One of my favourites are the Red river hogs, they have amazing ears! In the wild they live in family groups – called ‘sounders’ – led by an adult male (identifiable by the wart-like growths on his snout). Both sexes have two overgrown teeth that protrude out of their mouths like tusks – perfect for rooting around in the soil for food. They are declining in the wild mainly because
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36 • February 2015 Bulletin they are hunted by farmers who naturally resent their crops being destroyed. They are also killed for the bushmeat trade. The zoo had many babies in a wide range of species which is a good indicator of a healthy thriving breeding programme. The next big project at the zoo is ‘The Pacific Coast’; a large maritime habitat for California sea lions where zoo visitors will be able to observe the sea lions swimming underwater. After a fantastic day at the zoo we had the group photo taken and all headed off to our respective homes/hotels with a view to getting freshened up and heading back out again for some food and to sample some of the local entertainment. We found an Italian restaurant run by Chinese chefs and waiters which was a bit confusing; the food was nice but quite unusual to get spring onions on a carbonara! Then we headed to The Cobblestone in Dublin city centre, which is famous for its live traditional music where we were joined by Wayne from Allentown who happened to be ‘in the area!’ on a fishing trip.
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Bulletin February 2015 • 37 After a few drinks we decided to head to another venue, that’s when the evening went downhill…..the idea was for some of us to head to Wayne’s car, could he remember where he had parked it…..err NO! After a few tours of the centre we located it, not far from the bar we had left 45 minutes before. (I hope his fishing skills are better than his sense of direction.) Once located we were then meeting up with some of the others, however the bar we had chosen had 3 ‘branches’ in the centre, a recipe for disaster, and yes you’ve guessed it, we all ended up in 3 different locations! So we called it a night and said our goodbyes. Sunday was spent shopping and lunching before flying home. A huge vote of thanks for a great weekend must go to Gerry for giving his time so generously and to our sponsors, Allentown, DBM Scotland Ltd and IPS Europe Ltd. Linda Horan Branch Reporter
Bulletin  February 2015      37  After a few drinks we decided to head to another venue, that   s when the evening went do...
38 • February 2015 Bulletin 12 Universities Federation for Animal Welfare Animal welfare nge of backgrounds students’ meeting The 16th UFAW/HSA Animal Welfare Student Scholars Meeting took place recently hosted by the University of Newcastle, with presentations of their work by 2014 recipients of UFAW November 2012 inAnimal Welfare Student Scholarships and HSA Dorothy Sidley Memorial Scholarships. The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) and sister charity The as there have been Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) both operate is also timely with scholarship schemes designed to support and encourage development of interest in ch as retrospective and its application. An annual animal welfare science meeting is held at which scholars can present their work. suffering, including ery welcome. At the Newcastle meeting the range and quality of presentations was again impressive and included four talks from the growing number of overseas scholars – students from Universidad touch please get in Mayor, Chile, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, and two students from the University of Guelph, Canada, presented work on humane management of Rs and rodent care alpacas, welfare of laying hens and welfare of laboratory mice. Also presenting their work were two of the HSA’s 2014 Dorothy Sidley memorial Scholars IAT has ments. Thefrom the Royal Veterinary College and the University of Glasgow with projects on stress in cattle during handling and restraint prior to slaughter without stunning, on the day, please to chicken welfare of low atmospheric pressure stunning (LAPS). and on the benefits For more information about the UFAW Animal Welfare Student Scholarship scheme visit www.ufaw.org.uk, email ufaw@ufaw.org.uk, telephone 01582 831818. For information about the Dorothy Sidley memorial Scholarships visit www.hsa.org.uk, email info@hsa.org.uk, telephone 01582 831919. Some of the participants at the UFAW/HSA Animal Welfare Student Scholars meeting held at the University of Newcastle in December 2014
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Bulletin February 2015 • DIARY Dates 17 February Middlesex Branch Young Presenter Symposium Central London Details from juliebee@cancer.org.uk or wrussell@allentowninc.com 17 March NC3Rs/BBSRC Novel Methods for Measuring and Assessing Animal Welfare London Details from www.nc3rs.org.uk 13 March North West Branch Steve Moore Memorial Poster Prize Details from northwestbranch@outlook.com See page 30 17-20 March IAT Congress 2015 Scotland Details from www.iat.org.uk 17 March 6th Educational Stakeholders Meeting Scotland Details from www.iat.org.uk See page 4 17 March IAT AGM Scotland See page 11 16 June Genetics Breeding and Welfare of Laboratory Mice Cambridge Details from www.nc3rs.org.uk 5 September Charity Ball London Details from elaine@lbs-biotech.com See page 23 Cover photo: Elephant – Linda Horan/Alastair Russell 43
Bulletin  February 2015      DIARY Dates 17 February Middlesex Branch Young Presenter Symposium Central London Details fro...