Organization of two “Animal Facility Alliance Forums”

With the aim of increasing the visibility of the PCB-PRBB Animal Facility Alliance and of transmitting scientific competence, two events have been organized, in forum form, in June and November of 2017.

The two days have been a success filling the maximum capacity of the venues and with an overflowing waiting list in both cases.

The first forum, entitled “Animal experimentation for human diseases” was held in the auditorium of the PRBB, with a capacity for 250 people, last June, 2017. It was inaugurated by Jordi Camí, general director of the PRBB and Juan Martín Caballero, director of the PCB-PRBB Animal Facility Alliance. Several relevant speakers such as Carlos López-Otín of the University of Oviedo, Mara Dierssen, of the CRG, and Emma Sánchez, of EARA (European Association for Animal Research) participated.

The second conference, entitled “Animal experimentation, a highly regulated need in biomedical research” was held in the auditorium Antoni Caparrós of the PCB, with a capacity for 150 people, last November, 2017. The presentations were given by Francesc Mitjans from Leitat, Ignasi Sahún from ZeClinics, and Ignasi Rodríguez from the Catalan government.