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Laboratory Animal Sciences 2021

LabRoots is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Laboratory Animal Science Virtual Conference which will take place on February 10, 2021. This is a premier online-only conference that will bring together scientists from basic sciences to bioinformatics, clinicians, veterinary technicians, veterinarians, technical support staff and compliance personnel from around the world to learn about recent advances and challenges in drug discovery and development.

The North American 3Rs Collaborative (NA3RsC) and New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR) have planned a program to increase awareness and understanding of relevant 3Rs concepts (Refinement, Reduction, and Replacement). This year's theme is: From Theory to Practice, Tools & Considerations for Implementing the 3Rs.

Topics will include:

Preclinical Research

This track will cover tools and strategies available to implement the 3Rs for in vivo studies and measure success. You will hear from leaders in the field on a variety of topics including robust study design and refinements in animal handling and assessment.

Microphysiological Systems (MPS):

This track will provide an overview of available MPS technologies, considerations for using these technologies, and practical examples of application. MPS are emerging technologies (spheroids, organoids, and organs-on-chips) that hold potential to increase translation and possibly serve as replacement or reduction for some animal models.

Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. The event will remain open 6 months from the date of the live event.  The webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing.  This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global scientific community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.

Like the 2020 conference, this event will be produced on our robust platform, allowing you to watch, learn and connect seamlessly across all desktop or mobile devices. Equipped with gamification and point system, you can now move around the entire event, earning points for a chance to win one of LabRoots' most popular T-shirts.

Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Plan now to have your poster included in the 2021 Laboratory Animal Sciences Virtual Event. You can submit your abstract here, and submission is free.

RACE Continuing Educational Credits
The 2021 conference has been approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards for Continuing Education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians to offer RACE CE credits, and will also meet AALAS and CALAS continuing education criteria.

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Posters

POSTER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Posters should be submitted as a PowerPoint file. Presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text. This content is not peer-reviewed. Submission is free.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

Enter the following information to this Submission Form:

  • Poster Title
  • Your Name
  • Your Institution
  • Your Email
  • Abstract describing the poster

If you are interested in sponsoring a Poster for this virtual event and generate leads, the cost is $250 and you can submit the poster at advertise@labroots.com.

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and decisions regarding acceptance will be made as abstracts are received. You will be notified within one week of receipt about acceptance. Further details and registration materials will be provided at that time. You do not have to be present in order to have a poster displayed. Only those abstracts approved by LabRoots may display posters at this event.

If accepted, you will also have the opportunity to record a 3-5 minute summary video for each poster. LabRoots will work with each individual to create these videos. Video links and email contact information will be included on each poster displayed.

Questions? Email Posters@LabRoots.com

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Committee

To download the Program Committee brochure here.


  • Chairman - Szczepan Baran

    Szczepan Baran is a comparative medicine veterinarian & scientists turned technology geek who currently heads Global Emerging Technologies (GET) within Comparative Medicine at Novartis. In this position, he leads integrated enterprise strategy for portfolio driven growth in ...

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  • Natalie Bratcher

    Natalie serves as 3Rs Scientific Liaison and Animal Welfare Specialist within AbbVie's Office of Global Animal Welfare. She earned a Master's degree in Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences from Illinois State University with an emphasis on applied behavior analysis. She's been with ...

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  • Matthew Flegal

    Matt entered the research field over 20 years ago as a lab animal technician at the TSI/Mason contract research facility. He has worked at both contract facilities such as TSI and OREAD Biosafety as well in industry at Pharmacia, Pfizer, and Sanofi-Aventis. During that period he ...

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  • Megan LaFollette

    Megan LaFollette is currently a 3Rs Fellow with The North American 3Rs Collaborative. She has her PhD in Animal Behavior & Well-Being from Purdue University, where she also received a Master of Science in Animal Welfare. Her primary interests lie at the intersection of ...

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  • Tom Leach

    Tom Leach is an experienced biomedical research advocate, lobbyist, and non-profit association manager. Tom serves as the executive director of the Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research and the New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research. Tom has more than 20 years ...

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  • Co-Chairman - Marcel Perret-Gentil

    Dr. Perret-Gentil currently serves as University Veterinarian and Director of the Laboratory Animal Resources Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is also the Attending Veterinarian for XENOSTART, Crown Scientific and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin ...

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  • Laura Schaevitz

    Laura Schaevitz, PhD, currently serves as VP at Recursion Pharmaceuticals. She is passionate about leveraging advanced sensor technology and machine learning capabilities to improve reproducibility and translatability of animal models. Drawing upon her expertise as a ...

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  • Mary Ann Vasbinder, DVM

    Mary Ann Vasbinder, DVM, DACLAM, is the Global Head of Laboratory Animal Medicine at GlaxoSmithKline in Upper Providence, PA, in the In Vivo Biological Platform Technologies group. She oversees the global veterinary program for the US and UK sites. In this role she has led ...

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