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
ACCOMMODATION: SPIER HOTEL
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