Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Laboratory Animal Science (LAS)

Each user institute, breeder or supplier shall ensure that the employed elementary and special caretakers, active participants, and trial leaders keep their knowledge up to date. This requirement also applies to persons responsible for the killing of laboratory animals.

In addition, proof of maintenance of knowledge must be shown when requested by the respective regional authorities responsible for Animal Welfare.

Via the links below you can find more guidance about CPD requirements  in Flanders:

Below you find the offer of continuing education activities.

Event date

Titel

Type & location

Accredited & Target Audience*

C (caretakers), AE (active experimenter), R (researcher or project leader), E (ethical committee), WO (welfare officers).

2024

06-08/02/2024

Discovery to Innovation in Animal Health – Gent University/Provaxs/PDA – Ghent

Symposium

No

R

17- 18/06/2024

ESLAV-ECLAM-AAALAC Conference 2024 “Quality in Animal Care and Facility Management” – Amsterdam NL

Conference 

Yes (de facto)

C, AE, R, E, WO

16/04/2024

Workshop on severity assessment of animal experiments – Laboratory Animal Center KU Leuven

Workshop

Yes

AE, R, E, WO

09 – 11/04/2024

Improving welfare and reproducibility in zebrafish research – NC3Rs and RSPCA – Exeter (UK)

Workshop

Yes (de facto)

C, AE, R, E, WO

6 – 7 /03/2024

What you should know about your rodent facility – Fondazione Guido Bernardini

Course – online

Yes (de facto)

AE, R, E, WO

6-7/03/2024

FSVO/UFAW Symposium: Humanely Ending the Life of Animals – FSVO/UFAW – Bern (Switserland)

Symposium

No

C, AE, R, E, WO

29/02/2024

Focus on fish 2024 – RSPCA

Symposium – online

Yes (de facto)

C, AE, R, E, WO

20/02/2024

Workshop on severity assessment of animal experiments – Laboratory Animal Center KU Leuven

Workshop

Yes

AE, R, E, WO

2023

14/12/2023

Workshop on severity assessment of animal experiments – Laboratory Animal Center KU Leuven

Workshop

Yes

AE, R, E, WO

05/12/2023 – 
07/12/2023

Austrian 3R days ‘InN Motion’ – 
Austrian 3R Center (A3RC), the RepRefRed Society, the MUI animalFree Research Cluster, the Cell Culture Days Graz and the ACTC (Advanced Cell and Tissue Culture)

Symposium

No

AE, R, E, WO

27/11/2023 – 
30/11/2023

Assessment, prevention and alleviation of pain and distress in laboratory animals – RAT (Research Animal Training)

Workshop

Yes (de facto)

C, AE, R, E, WO

16-17/11/2023

Practical approaches and challenges for microbiological monitoring of rodents and zebrafish – Fondazione Guido Bernardini Milan 

Course

Yes (de facto)

C, AE, E, WO

16/11/2023

Humane endpoints for fish in regulatory toxicology – RSPCA (Surrey – UK)

Workshop

Yes (de facto)

AE, R, E, WO

15/11/2023

EPAA Annual Conference 2023 – European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) (Brussels)

Conference

Yes (de facto)

AE, R, E, WO

9/11/2023

Workshop on severity assessment of animal experiments – KU Leuven Laboratory AnimalCente

Workshop

Yes

AE, R, E, WO

24/10/2023

BCLAS Live – Learning from in Vivo Experiences: Webinar ‘The practical basics  of breeding a mouse colony for research.’ – Online

Webinar

Yes

19/10/2023

Workshop kennis delen tussen biotechnici uit Nederland en België – Medewerkers Radboud UMC – Nijmegen (Nederland)

Workshop

No

C, AE

17/10/2023 –
19/10/2023

Anaesthesia and perioperative care of laboratory rodents and rabbits – RAT (Research Animal Training)

Workshop

Yes (de facto)

AE, R, E, WO

12/10/2023 –
13/10/2023

5th RSPCA international meeting: Focus on severe suffering – Cumulative severity – Netherlands National Committee for the Protection of Animals used for Scientific Purposes (NCad), Leiden University Medical Center, Dutch Association for Laboratory Animal Science (DALAS) and the University of Leiden

Symposium

Yes (de facto)

AE, R, E, WO

6/10/2023

The small camelid (llama and alpaca) as an intriguing animal for science and biotechnology. Animal care and handling. – University of Antwerp and Lamasté – Campus de drie eiken (Wilrijk)

Workshop

Yes

C, AE, R, WO

04/10/2023 –
05/10/2023

Key aspects to design an environmental enrichment program for lab rodents – Fondazione Guido Bernardini

Course (online)

Yes (de facto)

AE, R, E, WO

29/09/2023

NKI Animal Facility Symposium: In vivo translation and collaboration – NKI Animal Facility, Mouse Cancer Clinic and Mouse Model Facility – Amsterdam, NL

Symposium

No

AE, R, E, WO

29/09/2023, 06/10/2023 and 13/10/2023

Intensive course on experimental design and biostatistics – Fondazione Guido Bernardini

Course (online)

Yes (de facto)

AE, R, E, WO

22/09/2023

Swine as translational research models – Karolinska Institutet

Webinar

Yes (de facto)

AE, R, E, WO

19/09/2023 –
21/09/2023

Joint 3R Symposium 2023 ‘Emerging fields in 3Rs’ – Innovation Centre 3Rs (IC-3Rs), RE-Place and the EU-TWINALT consortium

Symposium

Yes

AE, R, E, WO

27/08/2023 –
31/08/2023

World Congress on Alternative Methods – 2023 –Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods, live congress in Canada Niagra Falls

Congress

Yes (de facto)

R, E, WO

21/08/2023 –
08/09/2023

Summerschool Function B Course – University of Antwerp

Summerschool

Yes (de facto)

AE, R, E

21/08/2023

3R workshop: Advances in alternative non-animal methods and policies – FIN3R

Seminar (online)

No

AE, R, E, WO

17/08/2023

Reducing animals in research – The Swedish 3Rs Center

Online webinar

No

AE, R, E, WO

28/06/2023 –
30/06/2023

ESLAV 3 days live courses, Tallinn (Estonia) – ESLAV

Summerschool

Yes (de facto)

vet

26/06/2023 –
27/06/2023

ESLAV-ECLAM Annual meeting 2 days symposium Tallinn (Estonia)

Symposium

Yes (de facto)

vet

 

22/06/2023

How the pharmaceutical industry is working to avoid and replace the use of animals for scientific purposes – RSPCA/EFPIA

Webinar

Yes (de facto)

C, AE, R, E, WO

19/06/2023 –
23/06/2023

Assessment, prevention and alleviation of pain and distress in laboratory animals – RAT (Research Animal Training)

Workshop

Yes (de facto)

C, AE, R, E, WO

07/06/2023 –
09/06/2023

47th AFSTAL Colloquium: “La chirurgie de A à Z” , Bordeaux (France) -AFSTAL

Symposium

Yes (de facto)

AE, R, E, WO

29/05/2023

1st Central-East European Laboratory Animal Science Congress (CELASC) – Central-East European FELASA member associations

Congress

Yes (de facto)

C, AE, R, E, WO

15 & 16/05/2023

BCLAS Symposium: ‘It’s all about communication: how humans and animals interact’

Symposium

10/05/2023 –
12/05/2023

15th Minipig Research Forum – MRF

Symposium

No

C, AE, R

05/05/2023

Optimizing animal model selection for human translation: the animal model quality assessment – Karolinska Institutet

Webinar

No

AE, R, E, WO

25/04/2023

Biologically Relevant Models to Advance your Research, Antwerp – PROMEGA

Symposium

No

R

25/04/2023 – 
27/07/2023

Anaesthesia and perioperative care of laboratory rodents and rabbits – RAT (Research Animal Training)

workshop

Yes (de facto)

AE, R, E, WO

17/04/2023

Re-evaluating the need for chronic toxicity studies with therapeutic monoclonal antibodies: weight of evidence and further 3Rs approaches – NC3Rs – EPAA

Webinar

Yes (de facto)

R, E, WO

31/03/2023

Clicker training as a refinement for mice – Karolinska Institutet

Webinar

No

AE, R, E, WO

28/03/2023

Simple Tips to Significantly Improve Rodent Surgical Outcomes – EALAS

Webinar

No

AE, WO, VET

2022

12/12/2022
9am & 2pm

Swiss 3R technological and Science meeting

Webinar

No
R, E, WO, AE

27/09/2022

Health and humane endpoints for rodents in research

Webinar

21/09/2022

‘More Science, More Care, Less animals’

26/04/2022

Experimental design: the most common mistakes and how to avoid them

16/02/2022

Dier: welzijn, recht en ethiek les 1,2, 3 en 6