4th SPCAL Congress - June 21st-23rd 2018 - Braga, Portugal

The 4th SPCAL Congress will be held in the millennial city of Braga, Portugal, on June 21st-23rd 2018. The theme chosen – Quality and Transparency in Science involving Laboratory Animals – reflects current social and scientific trends and issues concerning animal-based biomedical research, within the framework of increasing responsibility of all stakeholders for a more relevant, competent and ethical science.

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Registrations open for course in Laboratory Animal Science at the Champalimaud Foundation

In collaboration with SPCAL, the Champalimaud Foundation is organising another edition of the Champalimaud Course on Laboratory Animal Science for Function A (former FELASA Category B) - Persons carrying out procedures on animals. This course will have two components: Theoretical Component: SPCAL Online Theoretical Course - Estimated online access by 15/Feb/2018. Estimated dates for theoretical exam on 9 March 2018, 14h or 12 March 2018,14h at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (Seminar Room). Dates to be confirmed

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TERNOX donates -150 ºC freezing units to Portuguese cientists, with a little help from SPCAL

As in 2016, and in collaboration with SPCAL, at the end of 2017, TERNOX donated Thermo Scientific freezers capable of temperatures up to -150⁰C, to Portuguese higher education institutions and research laboratories.

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Online Course on Laboratory Animal Science

The Online Cat. B Theoretic Course provides the minimum theoretical education in Laboratory Animal Science (LAS) as recommended by FELASA for Category B. All authors are competent persons in their field of expertise.

Upon completion, and when complemented with 20h of practical training, this course will qualify you to request accreditation as “Investigador” or “Técnico de Investigação” to the Portuguese Competent Authority, the Direcção Geral de Veterinária.

SPCAL is currently restructuring the course in order to comply with the guidelines of the European Commission for training in laboratory animal sciences.


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Registration is fast and allows you access to exclusive and reserved contents for registered users on page of the Portuguese Society of Sciences Laboratory in Animals.

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