4th East Mediterranean Congress of Laboratory Animal Science
9 – 11 December 2021
Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey

9th December 2021 Thursday

10th December 2021 Friday

11th December 2021 Saturday

11.00 – 17.00


11.00 – 13.30 Scientific Program


11.00 – 13.30 Scientific Program

13.30 – 14.00 Break

13.30 – 14.00 Break

14.00 – 15.00 Poster Presentations

14.00 – 15.00 Poster Presentations

15.00 – 19.00 Scientific Program

15.00 – 19.00 Scientific Program

17.00 – 17.30 Opening Ceremony



17.30 – 18.30 Opening Conference


Scientific Program

The following topics will be included in the scientific program.

-       Education and training in laboratory animal science

-       International regulatory framework and harmonisation on the care and use of animals in research

-       Ethics, 3R´s and culture of care

-       Health monitoring in laboratory animals

-       Severity classification

-       Animal welfare bodies and project evaluation

-       Laboratory animal facility management

-       Colony pedigree & surveillance

-       Laboratory animal diets

-       Communication and openness about laboratory animal science

-       Pathology in laboratory animals

-       Experimental animal models

-       Genetic technology in laboratory animal science

-       Transgenic animals

-       Zebra fish as a research model

-       Behavioral models

-       Imaging technologies in laboratory animals

Confirmed Speakers:

Vera Baumans: Assessment of pain and distress in laboratory animals

Ana Isabel Santos: FELASA education and training accreditation scheme

Javier Guillen: Quality and accreditation in animal care and use programs

Ismene Dontas: Ethics, 3R´s and culture of care

Kirk Leech (EARA): Animal research: time to talk!

Anne Dominique Degryse: Severity classification

Kurt Reifenberg: Cancer models in laboratory animals

Nikos Kostomitsopoulos: Health monitoring in laboratory animals

Frank van der Hoeven: Murine transgenesis & CriprCas technology

Ertuğrul Kılıç: Stroke models in mice

Feyza Arıcıoğlu: Experimental models for studying depression

Hasan Körkaya: Imaging technology in laboratory animal science

Details of the program will be announced soon.