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Deadline: exam registration
May 31 all-day

Deadline for receipt of examination registration; see the Forms page.

ESLAV Webinar: Gut microbiota: variability and translatability in rodent models
Jun 2 @ 15:00 – 16:00

Speaker: Prof. Craig Franklin, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, University of Missouri, U.S.

Biweekly TC (Pres, Past Pres, Pres-elect, Secretariat)
Jun 2 @ 16:00 – 17:00

 This is the regular bi-weekly meeting of the President, President-elect and Past-President with the Secretariat. If you have items to bring to our attention please contact the Secretariat.


ESLAV Webinar: Understanding neonatal mortality in laboratory mice
Jun 16 @ 14:00 – 15:00

Speaker: Anna Olsson, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Laboratory Animal Science, i3S, Universidade do Porto, Laboratory Animal Science, Portugal.

Biweekly TC (Pres, Past Pres, Pres-elect, Secretariat)
Jun 16 @ 16:00 – 17:00

 This is the regular bi-weekly meeting of the President, President-elect and Past-President with the Secretariat. If you have items to bring to our attention please contact the Secretariat.


FELASA Primate Course @ German Primate Center
Jun 22 – Jun 26 all-day

Registration deadline is 18 May 2020.

The course was developed by the European Primate Network (EUPRIM-Net) and is organised by the German Primate Center (DPZ) in Göttingen, Germany. It includes a four week e-learning period from 20th May – 17th June 2020 and a 5-day on-site course at the DPZ from 22nd- 26th June 2020.
Course contents are designed for personnel conducting and designing experiments (EU Directive functions A+B). The course language will be English.

If you are not able to attend this course due to time constraints please be aware that the course will be held again in autumn 2020.


LASA Animal Science (Transgenics) Section Workshop
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day

The LASA Animal Science (Transgenics) Section are organising a two-day workshop on 22nd & 23rd June 2020 on Cryopreservation and IVF technology.

The first day will be seminar based with lectures on embryology of the mouse, metabolism of the preimplantation mouse embryo (and media) and an overview of cryobiology. The second day will form part of a technical forum with discussion focussing on innovations & tips for cryopreservation, shipping methods, assisted reproductive technology (ART), alternative uses for cryo & ART, vitrification techniques, refinements and ethical considerations for those working in this field.

There is the opportunity to register for one or both days of these workshops, for those staying for both days a social event, with opportunity to meet new people, is planned for the evening of the 22nd June.

POSTPONED: ESLAV-ECLAM Summer School Module 5: Pre-anaesthesia, Anaesthesia, Analgesia, and Euthanasia @ Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences of the University of Bologna, Italy
Jun 22 – Jun 26 all-day

This event was postponed until 21-24 June 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Number of participants: minimum 16 – maximum 30.

Registration priority is given to ESLAV members until February 29th, 2020. After this date, seats will be offered on first-come, first-served basis, so early registration is strongly recommended. Deadline for registration is March 31, 2020.

The key objectives of this Summer School are:

  • To learn about the most relevant anaesthetic and analgesic protocols and monitoring for the species used in animal research.
  • To learn about the different euthanasia techniques in the covered species and understand the importance of the correct choice in this fields.
  • To acquire manual skills by means of species specific wet labs.

The programme will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Anaesthesia (Basic principles and definitions, Anaesthesia and the 3Rs, Preparation for anaesthesia, preoperative care)
  • Anaesthesia delivery units and instrumentations
  • Anaesthetic agents and safety issues
  • Emergencies
  • Pain (physiology and assessment)
  • Euthanasia
  • Non-human primates: anaesthesia & analgesia
  • Rodents, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs: anaesthesia & analgesia and Refinements
  • Aquatic animals: cephalopods, pain assessment in fish, anaesthesia & analgesia and euthanasia
  • Farm animals (pig and sheep): anaesthesia & analgesia, vascular accesses and catheters, and Refinements

The main instructors are experts in the field such as Alessandra Bergadano (University of Bern), Paul Flecknell (Flaire Consultants), Viola Galligioni (Trinity College Dublin), Noemi Romagnoli (University of Bologna), Lynne Sneddon (University of Liverpool), Domenico Ventrella (University of Bologna). They will be supported in the practical activities by the trained personnel of the University of Bologna.

Registration fees:

For ESLAV Members: €786 with accommodation, €550 without accommodation

For non-ESLAV Members: €836 with accommodation, €600 without accommodation

For ESLAV members the registration fee is €786, and this includes Summer School fee, meals (lunches, coffee breaks), and accommodation (4 nights in a single room at Meditur hotel Bologna, breakfast included) for the length of the course (4 days). If you want to stay in double or triple rooms, you will need to contact the hotel personally and proceed with the booking independently ( ;object: ESLAV-ECLAM Summer school). Also, to book extra nights before or after the event, please contact the Meditur hotel directly. For more information on the hotel, go to If lodging is not needed, the enrollment fee for ESLAV members is €550 and includes School fee, lunch and coffee breaks.

For non-ESLAV members, the fee will be €50 more expensive for each option: €836 with lodging or €600without accommodation. These prices do not include airport transfers, visa costs, insurance (travel or health), airfares or any other additional expense.

Transportation from the hotel to the veterinary faculty is included in the registration fee (bus or taxi depending on availability); as well as insurance during teaching activities carried out in the Department.

Registration links are at the bottom of this page. Please register and return for the payment.


Lessons will be held at the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences of the University of Bologna, located in Ozzano dell’Emilia (40064 BO, Via Tolara di Sopra, 50) and is about 12 km from the center of Bologna; 20-30 minutes using public transportation (bus or train). The Department is EAEVE accredited and has been recognized among Italian Departments of Excellence, qualifying as the first absolute in the Area CUN 07 – Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, and is Ozzano dell’Emilia, an Italian town of 13,804 inhabitants, is located between the Via Emilia and the beautiful hills of the Regional Park of Gessi Bolognesi and Calanchi dell’Abbadessa. Its territory is crossed by the Strada dei Vini e Sapori Colli d’Imola, where you can savor typical Emilian cuisine dishes and wines; moreover, you can take advantage of your free time doing outdoor activities surrounded by nature (e.g. walks/trekkings, running and cycling) or visiting the gorgeous Bologna. This city is historically steeped in culture, where the oldest university in Europe stands, home to great intellectuals, the capital of Emilia-Romagna and one of the most important Italian cities.

Travel information:

To get to the hotel from the airport, it is advisable to take advantage of the Aerobus service, which takes you from the airport to Bologna Central Train Station. From the Bologna bus station, easily reachable from the central train station with a 5 minute walk, take the bus (TPER spa) number 101 towards Imola and exit at the Campana stop; the hotel is easily reachable by walking (190 meters from the bus stop). The bus ticket costs approximately €2. If you prefer to travel by taxi, you can contact the following services: COTABO Tel. 051 372727 or TAXI Bologna Tel. 051 4590. Transportation from the hotel to the veterinary faculty is included in the registration fee.

Other information:

To complete the enrollment, it is necessary to attach a copy of an identity document; the absence of this it will not be possible to access the ESLAV ECLAM Summer School.

On Friday June 26, 2020, a mock ECLAM exam will be organized at the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences of the University of Bologna, Ozzano dell’Emilia. This exercise is an excellent training opportunity for those who are preparing the board exam. If you are interested to attend this free-of-charge event, please register separately via this link.

For other information, please contact or Dr. Alberto Elmi

Examination Committee monthly teleconference
Jun 22 @ 15:00 – 16:00

Details for connecting to the teleconference are on the page.

ECLAM Council monthly teleconference
Jun 23 @ 17:00 – 18:00

 Monthly meetings of the ECLAM Council. Connection information and the agenda are on the site.