10th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences

26 September 2017

UFAW’s Senior Scientific Programme Manager Dr Huw Golledge recently travelled to Seattle to attend the 10th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences.  The emphasis of the event, which attracted delegates from across the globe, was on the latest technologies for reduction and replacement of animals and innovations in approaches to ethics, animal welfare and public policy.

The theme was based on the 3Rs, a concept developed by the UFAW scholars Russell and Burch, and was entitled “The 3Rs in Action”. It highlighted the extraordinary number of advances in developing and implementing the 3Rs into cutting edge, innovative science.   During the four day event, Dr Golledge gave a presentation entitled Can we diagnose poor welfare at the cage-side? and also a poster paper, in which he discussed ethical principles relating to the conduct of  companion animal clinical trials.