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The 4th SPCAL Congress will be held in the millennial city of Braga, Portugal, on June 21st-23rd 2018. The theme chosen – Quality and Transparency in Science involving Laboratory Animals – reflects current social and scientific trends and issues concerning animal-based biomedical research, within the framework of increasing responsibility of all stakeholders for a more relevant, competent and ethical science.

The IV SPCAL Congress will have the presence of internationally recognized researchers with expertise in the different fields of Laboratory Animal Science and Animal Facility Management, including Joseph Garner (Stanford University, USA); Alberto Gobbi (European Institute of Oncology and COGENTECH - Consortium for Genomic Technologies, Italy); and Kirsty Reid (EFPIA - European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations); among others.


The venue of the event will be the School of Medicine and the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS) at the University of Minho, which opened their doors to the congress, but also the city of Braga through the support of the City Council that will help in getting us to know the city better during the social events of the congress.


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