BioConference Live and Veterinary Bioscience Institute Announce the Inaugural Two-day International Virtual Laboratory Animal Science Conference on February 15th and 16th

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Free Virtual Event at Features Live Presentations from Industry Experts, an Expo Hall with Sponsors Duch as Techniplast, Bio-serv, Transnetyx and AALAS, and a Networking Lounge for Peer to Peer Engagement

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I’m much in favor of promoting interaction in this field which doesn’t require people to travel long distances at considerable personal, financial and environmental costs.

BioConference Live, the world's largest producer of online-only conferences for the Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics community, and the Veterinary Bioscience Institute announce the inaugural two-day international Laboratory Animal Science (LAS) BioConference Live. This is the premier online-only conference focused on laboratory animal medicine. The theme of this conference is Animal Wellbeing and Welfare Science with three tracks; housing, enrichment and pain/distress/pleasure.

Laboratory Animal Science BioConference Live will bring together scientists, veterinary technicians, veterinarians, technical support staff, IACUC administrators and support staff, as well as training and compliance personnel from around the world to learn about recent advances in the field of laboratory animal medicine. Never before has such a diverse group of experts been able to participate in one, groundbreaking conference.

This conference offers an amazing opportunity as it is free to participants, and there will be no out-of-pocket expenses for travel. However, participants will still benefit from interacting with a global community of like-minded colleagues, without leaving the comfort of their office or home.

Dr. Pat Turner of International Association of Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine stated “The free educational opportunity and prospect for conference participants to virtually engage with internationally renowned speakers in laboratory animal science are exciting developments, bringing the global community a step closer to realizing internationally harmonized best practices for laboratory animal welfare.”

Conference participants will be able to:

  • Search and attend session(s) of their choice
  • Have their questions answered in real-time by experts via live video
  • Receive Free Continuing Education Credits
  • Chat live with peers and speakers
  • Browse a virtual exhibit floor for solution providers

No crowded airports, delayed flights or expensive hotel rooms, but still the look and feel of a first-rate conference with world renowned experts. Participants also benefit from the fact that experts and vendors are more accessible, no more waiting in line to speak to someone, only have them leave before your questions can be answered.

Dr. Anna Olsson, Director of Laboratory Animal Science Research Group at the Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Portugal, stated “I’m much in favor of promoting interaction in this field which doesn’t require people to travel long distances at considerable personal, financial and environmental costs.”

The goal is to bring together leading authorities from around the world to present on the science of animal wellbeing and welfare, and the use of science in housing and enrichment decisions and policies. This conference will stimulate discussion with a view to identifying future priorities for research, education, and practical/policy developments.

Leading sponsors for the event include: Tecniplast, Bio-serv, Andersons Inc, CRC Press Taylor Francis Group llc, Transnetyx, Taconic and Aquatic Habitats. Non-profit partners include the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science, the Association of Assessment and. Accreditation for Laboratory Animal. Care International, the International Association of Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine, the Laboratory Animal Scientist's Association India, the Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange and Cátedra de Animales de Laboratorio y Bioterio Fac. Cs. Veterinarias.

Speakers Include:

  • Joseph Garner, Ph.D. Acting Associate Professor, Stanford University, Comparative Medicine,
  • Timo Nevalainen, D.V.M., Ph.D., DipECLAM, Professor ,University of Eastern Finland Laboratory Animal Center        
  • Johnny Roughan, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate The Medical School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne Comparative Biology Centre        
  • Emily Patterson-Kane, Ph.D. Animal welfare scientist, American Veterinary Medical Association, Animal Welfare Division        
  • Lisa Leon, Ph.D., US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Thermal Mountain Medicine Division        
  • Lei Cao, Ph.D. Research Scientist, The Ohio State University             
  • Christina Winnicker, DVM Chief, Charles River Laboratories , Comparative Clinical Services
  • Annie Valuska, Ph.D. University of California Davis, Animal Science Department    
  • Robert Hubrecht, Ph.D. Universities Federation for Animal Welfare        
  • John Capitanio, Ph.D. Research Psychologist/Staff Scientist University of California Davis, Department of Psychology/California National Primate Research Center
  • F. Claire Hankenson, D.V.M., M.S., DipECLAM School of Veterinary Medicine University of Pennsylvania Department of Pathology        
  • Anna Olsson, Ph.D. Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology            
  • Sylvie Cloutier, Ph.D., MSc Washington State University, Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology        
  • Patrick Hardy, D.V.M, M.S. Professor
  • Kathy Laber, Medical University of South Carolina, Comparative Medicine
  • Hansjoachim Hackbarth, Dr. Med. Vet., University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover    

A complete list of speakers and agenda is available at To register to attend for free, visit

To learn more about presenting, contact Abstracts(at)BioConferenceLive(dot)com or call (714) 269-2986.

To sponsor BioConference Live, contact Sponsors(at)BioConferenceLive(dot)com or call (714) 926-6384.

About LabRoots
LabRoots is a social networking utility designed to network the scientific community based on individual scientific experience, discipline, and aptitude. LabRoots is relevant for all scientists including those within the fields of Life Science, Clinical Diagnostics, Healthcare, Environmental Science, Space Science, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science.

About Veterinary Bioscience Institute
The Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI) is dedicated to providing an environment that nurtures and promotes active and self-directed instruction through E-learning and mobile on-site consulting/training services. VBI specializes in the art and science of experimental surgery and bioethics while promoting the responsible use of animals. The institute encourages communication and interaction throughout the laboratory animal community by providing an online platform. VBI acts as a central resource to members of the laboratory animal and biotechnology communities on matters of rodent surgery, biomethodologies, bioethics and welfare.

BioConference Live are trademarks of LabRoots, Inc. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners.

Press Contact: Greg Cruikshank, LabRoots, press(at)BioConferenceLive(dot)com, 714-926-6384.
Press Contact: Ann Sproul, Veterinary Bioscience Institute, 877-VET-BIOS.

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