LabRoots Hosts 9th Annual Laboratory Animal Sciences Event to Transform Scientific Discovery for Improving Research Reproducibility in Preclinical Research, on May 14th

How Reliable Are Your Animal Experiments? 2020 Online Program Unveils New Insights and Concepts, Increasing the Probability of Success and Reproducibility

LabRoots, the leading scientific social networking website, offering premier, interactive virtual events and webinars, welcomes participants to attend its Laboratory Animal Sciences virtual event on May 14, 2020. Marking its 9th year, these topics bring together scientists from basic sciences to bioinformatics, clinicians, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal welfare leaders, training and compliance professionals, on a global front to learn about recent advancements and the latest research within preclinical phases of drug development.

The ability to reproduce animal experiments is a challenge for in vivo research and the cause of reproducibility failure is multifactorial. This year, to increase awareness of relevant concepts and encourage the use of available resources to improve reproducibility, Laboratory Animal Sciences 2020 explores insights on the importance of robust experimental design, reporting and guidelines to improve transparency, emerging technology and modeling through translational digital biomarkers, and effective therapies in the drug safety through mathematical modeling.

The agenda culminates with a plenary live panel delivery by Dr. Joseph Garner, Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and Courtesy Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center; and Dr. Brianna Gaskill, Associate Professor of Animal Welfare, Animal Sciences, Purdue University, College of Agriculture discussing experimental design and the reproducibility crisis: pitfalls, power, and practical best practice and reviewing the reasons why good experimental design is so important.

Consisting of over a handful of lectures by accomplished industry experts in the field of laboratory animals sciences, the program promises to offer an outstanding opportunity for attendees to understand the impact of lack of reproducibility on scientific progress and animal use, the cause of reproducibility failure, and the strategies you can implement today to improve our experiments tomorrow. Embracing biological variation to reduce animal use, sex bias in preclinical research, why it exists and how to drive change, and the introduction of ARRIVE guidelines 2.0 and the importance of reporting critical and transparent information, are a few areas that will be examined.

Natalie Bratcher, 3Rs Scientific Liaison and Animal Welfare Specialist, AbbVie’s Office of Global Animal Welfare and past President of the North American 3Rs Collaborative, commented, “The North American 3Rs Collaborative, the UK’s National Centre for the 3Rs (NC3Rs) and New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR) have partnered with LabRoots, and would like to thank the amazing speakers, held in high regard for their expertise, for sharing practical considerations in preclinical research and development. LabRoots has brought excellent meetings in the past, and this year more than ever, we appreciate LabRoots for offering an opportunity to engage with our colleagues using this unique and robust virtual platform. It has been a pleasure serving on the 2020 planning committee, working together to create an agenda that will increase awareness and understanding of these relevant 3Rs concepts and encourage the use of available resources to improve reproducibility of in vivo research.”

“By disseminating recent advances in the field of laboratory animal science research, our continued aim for this conference is to promote high-caliber scientific developments and approaches to improve areas of animal use,” said Greg Cruikshank, Chief Executive Officer of LabRoots. “We get really excited each year to offer this online forum for the exchange of information and expertise to overcome challenges in laboratory animal science and biomedical research.”

Produced on LabRoots’ interactive and robust platform, the virtual environment complete with lobby, auditorium, poster hall, exhibit hall (highlighting the latest array of technologies), and networking lounge allows participants to maximize learning and connect seamlessly across all desktop and mobile devices. The 2020 conference has been approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards for Continuing Education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians to offer RACE CE credits and will also meet AALAS and CALAS criteria.


For more information or to register for the event, click here.

About LabRoots 
LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, and primary source for scientific trending news and premier educational virtual events and webinars and more. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning. Offering more than articles and webcasts that go beyond the mundane and explore the latest discoveries in the world of science, LabRoots users can stay atop their field by gaining continuing education credits from a wide range of topics through their participation in the webinars and virtual events.

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