SAALAS 2020 Congress

Due to the global COVID-19 developments and following thoughtful considerations, the SAALAS Executive Committee and the 2020 conference organising committee has decided to postpone the conference scheduled to take place in November 2020. This decision also reflects public health concerns and acknowledges the restrictions now in place for national and international travel. The risk of bringing together a large group of professionals is currently difficult to justify and could jeopardize the continuity of science and care.

A new date will be announced in the future and we are hopeful that the Conference will take place in 2021.

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SAALAS Workshop on AREC Training

Dear members / interested stakeholders, 


Please find attached an invitation to attend a Animal Research Ethics Committee (AREC) Training Workshop to be held on 18 May 2018 at  the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort Campus. The training day follows on from the NHREC meeting (17 May) however is fully independent of the NHREC. The programme for the day is in the attached document, the sessions will be in the format of a concise introductory lecture followed by ample time for discussions and interactions with other AREC members across the country. Attendance, although at no cost to SAALAS members, is by prior registration only


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Save The Dates for 2018

3- 5 October 2018, Stellenbosch, South Africa



7-11 May 2018/Central Animal Services/Wits University/Johannesburg

Current international best practice in the care and use of rodents and rabbits: A continuing professional development workshop for LAS veterinarians and para-veterinarians


7-10 October 2018/SPEIR/STELLENBOSCH

1st Conference of Biomedical Sciences and Therapeutics (CoBNest)

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