In Memoriam: Dr. Gilles Demers
It is with profound sadness that the CCAC announces the death of Dr. Gilles Demers. Gilles passed away near Montréal, QC, on August 10, 2016. Gilles had an outstanding career as a veterinarian, and worked for 22 years as an Assessment Director with the CCAC. He retired from the CCAC in 2015.
September 26, 2016
Efficient Breeding of Genetically Engineered Animals.
The Home Office, responsible for overseeing animal-based research in the UK has developed an Assessment Framework to assist institutions consider how best to manage efficient breeding of genetically-engineered animals.
September 19, 2016
The Design of Animal Experiments: Reducing the use of animals in research through better experimental design
The Second Edition of this publication on experimental design is now available. Revised by the original authors, Michael Festing et al., The Design of Animal Experiments is intended for all research scientists who use laboratory animals, with the aim of helping them to design their own experiments more effectively and/or to improve their ability to communicate with professional statisticians when necessary.
September 12, 2016
In 2013, the NC3Rs and Newcastle University co-hosted a workshop on the welfare implications of different euthanasia methods for mice, rats and zebrafish. The recently published report presents a summary of findings presented at the meeting, an overview of the current (2016) understanding of the welfare impact of various euthanasia methods, along with recommendations to help inform good practice.
August 29, 2016
AltTox.org revised Table of Validated and Accepted Alternative Methods
AltTox maintains a table of alternative methods similar to the CCAC Three Rs Microsite Alternative Test Methods Table. Both tables provide information about the alternative tests and whether regulatory agencies will accept data resulting from the use of these tests.
August 22, 2016
Head mask for cancer patients adapted as a refinement for primate research
A study published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience Methods describes a new Non-invasive Head Immobilization System (NHIS) as an alternative to surgery for macaque monkeys used in neurobiology research.
Congrès de l’Ordre des médecins vétérinaires du Québec
October 20-22, 2016
2017 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Convention
July 13-16, 2017
October 26-29, 2016
AALAS 67th National Meeting
October 30–November 3, 2016
2016 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference
November 13-16, 2016
Asian Congress 2016 on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Science
November 15-18, 2016
Karatsu, Saga, and Fukuoka, Japan
European Commission Scientific Conference: "Non-Animal Approaches - The Way Forward"
December 6-7, 2016
AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting
Serving Society Through Science Policy
February 16-20, 2017
Tenth World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences
The 3rs in Action
August 20-24, 2017