IV Congresso SPCAL | 2018

June 21st to 23rd, 2018

Attention: Registration in the Workshops extended until June 14th at 24h00.


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 Science with laboratory animals and /or the 3R’s and animal facilities Management, including Nuno Sousa (University of Minho; Portugal);  Joseph Garner (Stanford University, USA); Alberto Gobbi (COGENTECH S.c.a.r.l., e Fondazione Istituto FIRC di Oncologia Molecolare (IFOM), Milan,  Italy); Kirsty Reid (EFPIA - European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations);  Kirk Leech (EARA – European Animal Research Association); among others.

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

We count on your presence, register to join!


Instituto de Investigação em Ciências da Vida e Saúde
Escola de Medicina, Universidade do Minho
Braga, Portugal



SPCAL - Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências em Animais de Laboratório
Escola de Medicina da Universidade do Minho
Laboratório Associado ICVS/3B's
ICVS - Life and Health Sciences Research Institute
Município de Braga