Meeting Agenda Track Scientific Programme THURSDAY May Scand LAS by bullsonparade


									                                                                                2008 Scand-LAS Annual Meeting, Tartu, Estonia

         Track 1 Scientific Programme
         Track 2 Practical and Technical Approach to Laboratory Animal Science
         Track 3 Scientific & Practical and Technical Approach to Laboratory Joint Session Animal Science

     THURSDAY, May 8, 2008
12:00 – 18:00                                                              Registration

14:00 – 15:00                                                           Coffee & Snacks served

15: 00 – 15:15                                                          Opening Ceremonies
                                                                            (Main Hall)
                  Exhibits Open

15:15 – 16:00                     Karl Johan Öbrink Memorial Lecture - Mart Ustav: Development of the genetic vaccine against

16: 00 – 16:45                    David Smith: Review of Directive 86/609 – impact on the biomedical community

16:45 – 17:30                     Gilles Demers: ICLAS and the Harmonization of Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Science

17:45 – 19:15                                                                 Town Tour

20:00 – 22:00                                              Get-Together Party (History Museum of University)

     FRIDAY, May 9, 2008
9:00 – 17:00                                                               Registration

                                  Plenary session
                                  Chair: Andres Aland

9:00 – 10:30                      Peter M. Kragh: Production of transgenic pigs by hand-made cloning

                                  Adrian Sherman: Recent advances in avian transgenesis - generating transgenic chickens for
                                  biotechnology and basic research

10:30 – 11:00                                                                Coffee Break

                                  Main Hall                       Library Big Hall                     Library Small Hall

                                  Disease models in               Occupational health                  Kidney session
                 Exhibits Open

                                  transgenic large animals        Chair: Ann-Christine Eklöf           Chair: Mai Rosenberg
                                  Chair: Sulev Kõks
                                                                  Sandor Bereczky : Biosafety -        Mai Rosenberg: Chronic
                                  Gottfried Brem: Production of   Working safely with infected         experimental kidney disease
                                  recombinant bispecific          animals
                                  antibodies                                                           Ülle Pechter: Aquatic exercise
                                                                  Moustafa Hassan: Safe                lowers MCP-1 and TGF-beta
11:00 – 12:30                     András Dinnyés: Rabbit          working with chemicals, drugs        transcription in rats with 5/6
                                  somatic cell nuclear transfer   and radiation                        nephrectomy
                                  (SCNT) cloning: effects of
                                  donor cell type and histone                                          Ursel Soomets: Effect of novel
                                  acetylation status                                                   antioxidant compound UPF on
                                                                                                       chronic kidney injury

                                                                                                       Ingrid Mesila: Adrenals supress

12:30 – 13:30                                                                    Lunch
                Main Hall                         Library Big Hall                    Library Small Hall

                Disease models in                 Behavioural neuroscience            Occupational health
                transgenic large animals          and animal welfare -                (continues)
                (continues)                       problems, solutions and             Chair: Ann-Christine Eklöf
                Chair: Sulev Kõks                 benefits
                                                  Chair: Vootele Võikar               Ricardo Feinstein: Zoonoses in
                Rikke Westh Thon: The                                                 laboratory animals (45)
                perspectives of genetically       Frauke Ohl: Anxiety in relation
                modified pigs in comparative      to the animals’ environment and     Werner Nicklas: Murine
                medicine                          welfare                             norovirus – its prevalence in
13:30 – 15:00                                                                         European mouse colonies
                Merete Fredholm: Importance       Paola Palanza: Sex
                of sequencing the pig genome      differences, social factors and
                                                  genotype in animal models for
                Sulev Kõks: Analysis of           behavioral neuroscience
                transcriptome in farm animals
                                                  Simone Macri: Housing
                                                  conditions, neonatal
                                                  experiences and quality of
                                                  experimental data

15:00 – 15:30                                                Coffee Break

                Session: Various aspects of       Session: Exotic animals in          Housing and welfare on large
                laboratory animal science         laboratory animal studies           animals
                Chair: Aurora Brønstad            Chair: Morten Eriksen               Chair: Lars Friis Mikkelsen

                Per-Olof Berggren: In vivo        Souilem Ouajdi: Physiological       Hanne Gamst-Andersen:
                imaging of pancreatic beta cell   particularities of dromedary        Housing and handling of pigs and
                function and survival             (Camelus dromedarius) and           minipigs (presentation supported
15:30 – 17:00                                     experimental implications (30)      by Novo Nordisk A/S)
                Gemma Perretta: Non-human
15:30 – 17:45   primate models in                 Parntep Ratanakorn:                 Peter Gade: Handling and
                neuroscience research             Researches in unconventional        training of pigs in the laboratory
                                                  animal species in Thailand (30)
                Jann Hau: Corticosteroids in                                          Lars Friis Mikkelsen: Dog
                saliva, urine and feces as non-                                       housing and care (presentation
                invasive stress markers in                                            supported by Novo Nordisk A/S)
                animals from pigs and
                primates to mice and birds.                                           David Arney: Sheep - behaviour,
                Possibilities and limitations                                         needs, housing and care

18.00 – 22.00                                       Exhibitors’ Evening (Main Hall)
     SATURDAY, May 10, 2008

9:00 – 16:30                                                                          Registration

                                          Main Hall                          Library Big Hall                    Library Small Hall

                                          Laboratory animal facilities       Large animals in scientific         Refinement aspects in
                                          Chair: Hanna-Marja Voipio          research: present and future        laboratory animal science
                                                                             trends                              Chair: Kristina Dahlborn
                                          Nikolaos Kostomitsopoulos:         Chair: Axel Kornerup Hansen
                                          Guidelines for designing and                                           Urho Abramov: Applications of
                                          building laboratory animal         Axel Kornerup Hansen: The           environmental enrichment in
                                          facilities                         pig as a model for metabolic        rodent behavioural research
                                                                             syndrome and related diseases
                                          Karin Kold: Considerations                                             E. Spangenberg: Aspect on home
9:0 0 –1 0: 30                            running a large animal facility    Aage Kristian Olsen: Pig            cage social interactions in
                                                                             models for neurological             laboratory rats
                 Exhibits Open

                                          Marcel Gyger: Physical             diseases
                                          environment in animal rooms:                                           Anna Meller: Single, double, triple
                                          light                              Peter Glerup: Dermal research       and quadruple occupancy in an
                                                                             in large animal species             IVC – reflections on cardiovascular
                                                                                                                 parameters in rats

                                                                                                                 Klas Abelson: The sensitivity of
                                                                                                                 faecal corticosterone output as a
                                                                                                                 measure of preceding elevated
                                                                                                                 levels in the circulation

10:30 – 11:00                                                                           Coffee Break

                                          Laboratory animal facilities       Wolframin (Wfs1) deficient          Large animals in scientific
                                          (continues)                        mice - a model for study of         research: present and future
                 Workshop 10.45 – 12.45

                                          Chair: Hanna-Marja Voipio          behavioural and metabolic           trends (continues)
                                                                             disorders                           Chair: Axel Kornerup Hansen
                                          Vootele Võikar:                    Chair: Eero Vasar
                                          Mouse home-cage as a                                                   David Arney: Welfare of large
                                          behavioural arena                  Hendrik Luuk: Generation of         animals in a scope of scientific
                                                                             Wfs1 deficient mice and             research
                                          Peter Glerup: Considerations       localization of Wfs1 in the brain
                                          in construction of a new                                               Aage Kristian Olsen: Imaging
                                          preclinical facility               Sulev Kõks: Metabolic               techniques in large animals
11.00 – 12.30                                                                phenotype of Wfs1 deficient
                                          Ann-Christine Eklöf:               mice
                                          Reconstruction of an old
                                          animal facility at Karolinska      Eero Vasar: Wolframin (Wfs1)
                                          Institutet, Stockholm. A new       deficient mice display the
                                          way of thinking                    increased anxiety

                                          Niina Kemppinen: Walls, tube
                                          or functional furniture in IVC –
                                          do they modify cardiovascular
                                          parameters in rats?

12.30 – 13.30                                                                               Lunch
                                        Main Hall                         Library Big Hall                  Library Small Hall

                                        Refinement and reduction          Laboratory animals and
                                        possibilities of restricted       welfare
                                        feeding                           Chair: Otto Kugelberg
                                        Chair: Timo Nevalainen
                Workshop 13.15 -15.15

                                                                          Rikke Westh Thon: An
                                        Timo Nevalainen: Restricted       overview of phenotyping
                                        feeding in rats - the challenge   protocols and
                                        and a solution                    recommendations regarding
                                                                          their use in practice
13.30 – 15.00                           Iiris Kasanen: Diet board – a
                                        novel dietary restriction         Kristina Dahlborn: Animal
                                        method for group-housed rats      identification for rodents

                                                                          The Ulla Kristina Stephens:
                                                                          Travel and Education Award
                                                                          Lecture - A Technical and
                                                                          managerial career in laboratory
                                                                          animal science in USA

15.00– 15.30                                                                         Coffee Break

                                                                          Laboratory animals and            Ethics and teaching
                                                                          welfare                           Chair: Tarja Kohila
                                                                          Chair: Otto Kugelberg
                                                                                                            Ann-Christine Eklöf:
                                                                          Thomas C. Krohn: How do           Communication strategies within
                                                                          rats perceive music and noise?    the COST B24 action, focusing
                                                                                                            ethical review procedures and
                                                                          Anaesthesia                       animal welfare in biomedical
                Exhibits Open

                                                                          Chair: Kai Õkva                   research
15.30 – 17.00
                                                                          Carsten Grøndahl: Practical       Denna Benn: Animal utilization
                                                                          use of anaesthetics               protocol review - the Canadian

                                                                                                            Osvaldas Ruksenas:
                                                                                                            Replacement of vertebrates by
                                                                                                            locust in student laboratory

17.00 – 17.45                                                                    Annual Meeting

20:00 – 23.59                                                                 Symposium Banquet

     SUNDAY, May 11, 2008
10:00 – 12:00                                                                      Registration

                                        Mats Sjöquist: FELASA working group: guidelines/recommendations for continuing education. First
                   Exhibits Closed

                                        David Smith: Challenging the requirement for acute toxicity studies in the development of medicines
10:00 – 12:00
                                        Werner Nicklas: FELASA guidelines for the accreditation of health monitoring programmes and testing
                                        laboratories involved in health monitoring

                                                                              Closing Ceremonies

                                                                                 Farewall coffee

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