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Integrative & In Vivo Pharmacology 2017 Workshop

This workshop is aimed at project licence holders or experienced Personal Licencee (PIL) under the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986. The workshop will provide delegates with better knowledge and understanding of good practice in laboratory animal sciences, animal welfare and the 3Rs.

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18 Sep 2017

Abstracts deadline: 11 Sep 2017

Registration deadline: 11 Sep 2017

  • Overview
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  • Registration
  • Venue


Fulfilling your obligations as an A(SP)A Project Licence Holder

  • Do you hold a Project licence (PPL) under the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act or are you an experienced personal licence holder (PIL)?
  • When did you last engage in Continuing Professional Development in laboratory animal science, welfare, ethics or the 3Rs.
  • Are you up to date with changes to A(SP)A, your responsibilities under the Act or advances in the 3Rs in your field?

Changes to A(SP)A resulting from transposition of the EU Animal Welfare Directive, EU 201/63/EU into UK law now make it a requirement for all individuals working under the Act to engage in Continuing Professional Development. To provide a CPD opportunity for PPL holders and experienced PIL holders (held PIL for more than 5 years), and to enable them to better fulfil their obligations as an A(SP)A PPL or PIL holder, the British Pharmacological Society are running a laboratory animal sciences CPD workshop in central London from 10.00-16.00 on 18th September 2017. This workshop will be highly interactive.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Have a better knowledge and understanding of good practice in laboratory animal sciences, animal welfare and the 3Rs
  • Be better able to fulfil your legal and moral obligations as a Project Licence Holder (PPLh) or experienced Personal Licencee (PIL) under the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986

Speaker Information

Dave Lewis: Currently a Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience & Scientific Ethics at the University of Leeds.  Originally trained as a pharmacologist, his PhD and subsequent research involved the use of research animals to investigate the physiology and pharmacology of the Central pathways controlling the cardiorespiratory and gastrointestinal systems.  More recently, he has focused his attention on the development and delivery of education, training and continued professional development in laboratory animal sciences and welfare, nationally and internationally.

Dave is Chair of the BPS Animal Welfare and In-vivo Pharmacology Committee, was a co-author of the recently published, BPS-led, evaluation of the Integrative Pharmacology Fund, and is a member of the steering group taking the reports recommendations forward.  He is a member of the UK Accrediting Bodies working party re-writing the assessments for PIL and PPL modular training, and was, until recently, a Member of Council of the Laboratory Animal Sciences Association.  He Chairs the IUPHAR Integrative and Organ Systems Pharmacology (IOSP) initiative, developing and delivering both short courses and Train-the Trainer workshops in laboratory animal sciences and in-vivo pharmacology in the Developing World.  Dave has also developed ETRIS (, a free to use repository of over 170 online open educational resources in laboratory animal sciences and welfare.


A programme will be available shortly. It will include sessions on good practice in the 3Rs, finding 3Rs information, animal welfare and welfare assessments, experimental design.

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Registration fees

Registration fees include attendance to the workshop and refreshments.

Early bird rates expire: Monday 28th August 2017
   Early-bird rates   Standard rate 
 BPS Member Registration   £100 £150
 Non-Member Registration £150 £200
Workshop venue
The venue will be confirmed shortly. Please note that the workshop will be held in central London.

British Pharmacological Society on-site contact details
Laura Neville - Education & Training Manager
Mobile: +44 (0) 7789 076273