ANIMPACT, Scientific Meeting, 7th February of 2014 at Porto, Portugal
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18th June 2014 | Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology (IBMC), Porto
19th June 2014 | NOVA Medical School, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa


10:00-10:30 Welcome and registration
10:30-11:30 1. Legislation
  2. Establishment of ORBEA
  Ana Paula Martins, Direcção Geral de Alimentação e Veterinária
  1. Legislation
- Main changes imposed by the 2010/63/EU Directive of relevance to ORBEA
- Specificities of national legislation and their framing within the EU Directive
- European Commission’s Consensus documents relevant to ORBEA
- The new Comissão Nacional para a Protecção dos Animais Utilizados para Fins Científicos
  2. Establishment of ORBEA
- Minimum staff requirements and optional members
- Range of activity (Institute/Faculty/University or Regional)
- Exceptions to the need for ORBEA and ensuring their functions in these cases
11:30-12:00 Q & A session
12: 00-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:30 3. Running an ORBEA

Anna Olsson, IBMC
Gianni Dal Negro, GlaxoSmithKline
Sofia Lamas, IBMC (Porto edition) / Dolores Bonaparte (Lisboa edition)

3. Running an ORBEA
- Placing the ORBEA within the institutional framework
- Attributions, competences and responsibilities of ORBEA
- Promoting the 3Rs: key strategies and main obstacles
- Planning of projects and experiments
- Issuing of appraisal of animal welfare to competent authority
- Monitoring and advising on animal welfare in ongoing experiments
- Working and communicating with researchers, other departments and competent authority
- ORBEA and Ethics Committees
- Presentation of case-studies
- Sharing the experience of 3Rs promoting in the industry

15:30-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-16:15 4. Severity Classification of Procedures

Nuno Henrique Franco, IBMC

4. Severity Classification of Procedures
- Prospective and retrospective classification of severity: general considerations and methodology (as proposed by FELASA Working group)
- Reporting Severity to the Competent Authority
- Humane endpoints
- Presentation and discussion of practical examples

16:15-17:00 5. Setting-up an ORBEA Network

Moderators: Anna Olsson, IBMC and Ana Isabel Santos, NOVA Medical School, Nova University of Lisbon

5. Setting-up an ORBEA Network
- Continuous training as a driver for a progress in animal welfare in research
- National and International models for knowledge exchange and networking in laboratory animal welfare
- Establishing a contact list and defining future lines of action



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