The SAALAS (South African Association for Laboratory Animal Science) International Conference 2017 local organizing committee takes great pleasure in inviting you to join us at the beautiful Spier Wine Farm in Cape Town for the 2017 conference taking place from 1 November to 3 November. The International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) will convene its annual Governing Board (GB) meeting (30 & 31 October) in association with the SAALAS conference. We are pleased to announce that the ICLAS General Assembly on the 31 October will be open to all SAALAS members.
Under the conference theme One Africa, One World, the conference brings together international expertise and the Pan-African Laboratory Animal Science (LAS) community. This will be a truly unique and unparalleled event for LAS in Africa. The scientific programme will cover a spectrum of subject areas, with an emphasis on the following:
The conference will be ideally suited for:
We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town in October 2017!
The conference will be taking place at Spier. Chosen by the committee as it embodies the culture and beauty of the Western Cape. Set against a backdrop of the Stellenbosch mountains and heritage buildings, Spier Wine Estate is one of the oldest farms in the area, having been established in 1692.
For more information about Spier please visit www.spier.co.za
|REGISTRATION CATEGORY||EARLY BIRD BEFORE 30 JUNE 2017||LATE REGISTRATION FEE AFTER 30 JUNE 2017|
|SAALAS Members||R 3,200||R 3,600|
|Developing Country (incl. SA)||R 3,600||R 4,000|
|Other Country||R 4,200||R 4,800|
|Day ticket*||R 4,400||R 4,600|
NEW! *A day ticket is one conference registration that is shared between a maximum of three people, the registration will provide three tickets, one per day, allowing entrance for one person per ticket per day. Should you wish to take advantage of these shared tickets, please contact our conference organiser, Lara van Zyl (firstname.lastname@example.org) and do not register via the online portal.
There is an additional option of combining your conference registration with a one year private individual membership subscription to SAALAS, at a cost of R3600 (before 30 June 2017); R4000 (after 30 June 2017). In this instance, a membership application will be sent to you for completion after registration.
Registration fees include:
A gala dinner will be held on the Thursday evening (2 November) at R550 a ticket, don’t miss out on this social event during which the SAALAS awards will be announced and the new committee!
Several Scholarships will be made available for attendees from African and developing countries. Scholarships will include full conference registration, accommodation and meals. Please note that airfare, visa and other costs are not included. Applications for a Scholarship should be submitted to Dr. Tamsyn Fourie ( email: email@example.com) by 28 July 2017 and must include the following information: 1-page CV, letter of motivation and abstract. Persons who receive scholarships will be required to present an oral presentation or poster at the conference. For further details please see attached call for abstracts document.
Registration terms & conditions
On this website we collect information that you voluntarily provide, in order for us to process registrations and accommodation bookings as you request, as well as provide a better customer service.
We use the information provided to inform you of updates and send you relevant information regarding the SAALAS International Conference 2017. If you have selected the membership included option for registration, your details will be provided to SAALAS for their member list and the SAALAS policies regarding use of information will apply.
We do not sell, rent, or lease our delegate lists to third parties.
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The conference organiser has taken all reasonable care in making arrangements for the conference. In the event of unforeseen disruptions, neither the conference organiser or the organising committee of the SAALAS International Conference 2017 can be held responsible for any losses incurred by delegates. The program is correct at the time of printing, but organisers reserve the right to alter the programme if and when deemed necessary. The conference organiser acts as an agent and shall in no event be liable for acts or omissions in the event of injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity of any kind whatsoever during arrangements organised through contractors or by the employees of such contractors.
To register please CLICK HERE to go to the online registration portal
The conference organiser has negotiated favourable rates for the SAALAS International Conference delegates at Spier Hotel. To benefit from these rates, please book directly through the conference organiser at firstname.lastname@example.org or add to your registration when completing your registration form.
|HOTEL||STAR GRADING||LOCATION||ROOM TYPE||SINGLE||DOUBLE/TWIN|
|Spier Hotel||4||On site||Signature Room||R1,677||R1,858|
|Signature Garden Terrace Room||R1,727||R1,909|
Accommodation Terms & Conditions
Accommodation can be booked with conference registration via the online registration portal: click me!!
Bring your dancing shoes and join us for the conference dinner taking place at Spier on Thursday, 2 November 2017.
The dinner starts at 19:00 ending at 23:00. Limited wine and soft drinks will be served and delegates are able to purchase any additional drinks. The awards will be handed out during the dinner and the new SAALAS executive committee announced. Don’t miss out on these exciting announcements!
Please don’t forget to book your ticket on registration and to advise on registration should you have any specific dietary requirements.
WALKING TOUR OF THE WINE FARM
For those arriving early, there is an option to do a voice map walking tour of the farm on Tuesday afternoon after the general assembly. Bring your walking shoes and let’s enjoy an afternoon walk together.
Conference organisers reserve the right to cancel this event should there not be sufficient interest.
SAALAS FUN RUN / WALK
Conference attendees may participate in the SAALAS Fun Run / Walk. This will take place on Thursday morning at 6 am. The 3 km or 5 km run is included in registration fee, but it is necessary to confirm your participation when registering on Wednesday.
The organisers reserve the right to cancel the event should there not be sufficient entrants.
COCKTAIL WELCOME EVENT
Details to be announced.
INFORMAL MEET AND GREET
There will be an informal, pay your own way, meet and greet on Tuesday evening, for those that are at the venue early. We will meet at one of the restaurants on site at 20:00
THINGS TO DO AT THE VENUE
There are many activities at the conference venue. The Spier Wine Estate has the following amenities, for use at your own cost,
- Eagle Encounters: rehabilitating and releasing birds of prey and promoting conservation and education. Enjoy up-close-and-personal interactions with eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, kites, buzzards, snakes and lizards. www.eagle-encounters.co.za
- Wine tasting & Spier wines available at cellar door prices (www.spier.co.za/wine/home)
- Eight to go Deli
- Hoghouse BBQ & Bakery
- Restaurant at the hotel
- Eight Restaurant
- Segway tours of the farm
- Walking tours of the farm
- Spa at the hotel
See www.spier.co.za/visit for more information
Programme at a glance –see attachment below
NEW! CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The scientific committee invites all interested parties to submit their abstracts for presentation as talks or posters at the upcoming SAALAS International Conference 2017.
There will be eleven conference sessions. Abstracts for poster sessions or oral presentation in the following key areas of focus are invited:
Abstracts for poster sessions in the abovementioned key areas of focus are welcome, as well as the following additional key areas:
Please submit your application form (see attachment below), abstract, 1-page CV, photograph & biography via email to email@example.com. Submission deadline is 04 August 2017. Please refer to attached “call for abstracts document” for further details.
List of exhibitors
Sponsorship / Exhibition Opportunities
Dear Industry Partners,
The local organising committee takes great pleasure in inviting you to be a sponsor and/or exhibitor at the SAALAS international Conference 2017. For further information please refer to the attached prospectus below or contact the conference organiser, Lara van Zyl at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information regarding registration, accommodation or the conference, please contact the conference organiser:
Lara van Zyl
Silver Apple Events
082 223 4684