14 June 2023

Webinar series: Creating the right environment for animal care

A new webinar series from a cross-European group of 3Rs centres will explore the topic of culture of care.

Expert speakers will cover putting a culture of care into practice in different research environments, the issue of compassion fatigue as well as practical advice on how to measure impact and progress.

The series is aimed at animal care staff at all levels, though will be of interest to anyone working day-to-day with research animals. It is a chance to hear from experts from across the field, to pose questions and to be part of wider discussion.

Program

June 7 (13.00-14.15 CET)

An introduction to culture of care: Sally Robinson, CRUK Manchester Institute

How to measure a culture of care: Thomas Bertelsen, Novo Nordisk

Introducing a set of culture of care case studies: Jeffrey Bajramovic, 3Rs Centre Utrecht (3RCU)

June 14 (13.00-14.15 CET)

On the Responsibility of Responsibility: Stephanie Krämer, Justus Liebig University Giessen

Establishing a culture of care in an industrial environment: Lotte Martoft, Industry consultant. Lotte is member of the Swedish National Committee for the Protection of Animals used for Scientific Purposes, steering group of the Swedish 3Rs Center.

June 21 (13.00-14.15 CET)

Avoiding compassion fatigue in the animal facility: Megan LaFollette, The North American 3Rs Collaborative

Culture of Care Charta: Alessandra Bergadano, University of Bern

Followed by a panel discussion focusing around the provided case studies.

Accompanying case studies

The 3Rs centres have produced a series of case studies to go alongside this webinar series. These will be introduced at the first session and will be available to download from 7 June. We encourage animal care staff to use these to consider various scenarios around the topic of culture of care in their own time, for example as part of a team meeting.

Format and registration

Each webinar will begin at 13.00 (CET) and run for just over one hour. There will be a chance to ask questions during each of the webinars, and there will be a panel discussion at the end of the third and final webinar.

All webinars are free to attend, but we ask that you register in advance. You register at the website of NC3Rs in UK.

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