April 24th 2024 - World Day for Laboratory Animals

Today we celebrate World Laboratory Animal Day. As a tribute to all animals used for scientific purposes, SPCAL highlights on this day their contribution to the development of knowledge that allows diagnoses, vaccines and treatments for so many patients, of various species.

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Re-election of SPCAL President featured in ICVS News

Magda Castelhano-Carlos has recently been re-elected as SPCAL president, which has been featured at the ICVS News website

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5th SPCAL Congress - 25-26th of January 2025

The deadline for submitting abstracts, registering at a reduced price has been extended until January 14, 2024.

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Online Course on Laboratory Animal Science

This course provides the theoretical training defined by FELASA for the former Category B (currently being revised to align with the functions defined by Directive 2010/63/EU). All authors are experts in their respective fields and have training in Laboratory Animal Sciences.

Upon completion, and when supplemented with 20 hours of practical training, this course will qualify you to apply for authorisation to perform functions A, C, and D in accordance with Decree-Law 113/2013. It is also suitable for individuals seeking to acquire basic theoretical knowledge in the field of Laboratory Animal Sciences.

SPCAL is currently restructuring the course to comply with the European Commission's recommendations for training in laboratory animal sciences.

NOTE: To obtain authorisation from DGAV, this course must be complemented with practical training, in accordance with the European Commission's recommendations. Registration for the Online Theoretical Course does not include the provision of practical training by SPCAL.


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