The president of Chinese Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences(CALAS)was invited to attend the 9th annual 3Rs symposium of US
The publicity poster of 3Rs symposium
The annual 3Rs symposium, co-organized by Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg, Animal Welfare Information Center US Department of Agriculture, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare of National Institutes of Health, Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology and Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was held on 22nd, 23rd and 24th of June, 2022 in Baltimore of US. The theme of this symposium is Collaboration to Improve Animal Welfare and Rigorous Results. Invite by the organizer, the president of the Chinese Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences(CALAS) attended th e online meeting on behalf on CALAS and gave a presentation on Introduction of Laboratory Animal Welfare and Ethics in China.
Experts from different countries discuss, answer questions
The symposium viewed laboratory animal from an international perspective. Experts and scholars from Asia, Europe, Africa, South America and other regions shared their successful stories, difficulties and the improvements on 3Rs through international cooperation. In question and answer session, the experts had strong targeted discussion on hot issues in animal welfare.
Professor Qin Chuan is giving a report
Professor Qin Chuan has introduced the development and current status of animal welfare and ethics in China from four aspects, namely the history of animal welfare and ethics in China, laws, regulations, standards and committee setting, professional training, review and approval for laboratory animal welfare and ethics and international cooperation and academic exchanges. She said that from animal care in China to the understanding of laboratory animal welfare and ethics , the scientific research on replacement and reduction, the education and training in modern times and we are always on the way. Chinese Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences(CALAS), Chinese experts and scholars would like to work together with all the experts worldwide to make this area better and better. Meanwhile, she hopes that the global epidemic can be over soon so that more international exchanges and cooperation activities can be held offline.