Bangalore, India

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Timings Program
08.00 - 09.00 AM Registration
09:00 - 10:00 AM Inauguration of AFLAS Congress
10.00 - 11.00 AM Dr. Cynthia Pekow, ICLAS, USA
Keynote lecture : International Harmonization in Ethical Oversight of Research Animals
11:00 - 11:30 AM Tea break/vendor exhibits/poster viewing
Session I A : International harmonization B : Production of quality animals
11.30 - 12.00 PM Dr. Ann Turner
Topic : Animal research in a global environment: meeting the challenges
Dr. Sai Tummala
Topic : Challenges in production of quality animals
12.00 – 12.30 PM Dr. Kathryn Bayne
Topic : Harmonizing veterinary training and qualifications in laboratory animal medicine: a global perspective
Dr. Ana V. Perez
Taconic Biosciences, USA
Topic : Importance of genetic monitoring in breeding colonies
12.30 - 01.00 PM Dr. Kasai Noriyuki
AFLAS, Japan
Topic : Harmonization among AFLAS member countries
Dr. Sridhar Radhakrishnan
Research Diet, USA
Topic : Role of nutrition in production of quality animals
01.00 - 02.30 PM Lunch/vendor exhibits/poster viewing
Session II A: Animal models for infectious/immunological disorders B : Advances in oncology models
02.30 - 03:00 PM Dr. Fumio Ike
RIKEN, Japan
Topic : Microbiota of laboratory animals : Implications
Dr. Rajesh Uthamanthil
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, Seattle, USA
Topic : Patient Derived Tumor Xenograft Models : Current perspectives
03:00 - 03:30 PM Dr. Srini Kaveri
INSERM, France
Topic : Animal models in understanding the mechanisms of action of therapeutic antibodies
Dr. Kumar Somasundaram
IISc, Bangalore
Topic : Animal models of brain tumors
03:30 - 04.00 PM Dr. John Sundberg
The Jackson Lab, USA
Topic : Approaches : Developing an animal model for human infectious disease
Dr. Neelam Shirsat
ACTREC, Navi Mumbai
Topic : Contribution of laboratory animals in cancer biology
04.00 - 04.30 PM Tea break/vendor exhibits/poster viewing
Session III A : Animal welfare and 3R’s B : Laboratory Animal Medicine & management
04.30 - 05.00 PM Dr. Leslie Retnam
Topic : Animal welfare through environmental enrichment : Scientific insights
Dr. Cholawat Pacharinsak
Stanford University, USA
Topic : Advances in pain management in rodent research
05.00 – 05.30 PM Dr. Chinni Krishna
Blue Cross, Chennai
Topic : Humane use of animals in research
Dr. Cynthia Pekow
Secretary General, ICLAS, USA
Topic : International Training Programs in Laboratory Animal Medicine
05.30 – 06.00 PM Dr. Byung Chul Kang
Seoul National University
Topic : Current status of Promoting Animal Welfare in Korea
Mr. Charles Miller
The Jackson Laboratory, USA
Topic : Genetically engineered models : Strategies to optimize the production
06.30 – 07.30 PM Cultural programme
07.30 – 09.30 PM Dinner
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Session IV A: Health monitoring of lab animals B: Regulatory/Pre-clinical studies
09:00 - 09:30 AM Dr. Nobuhito Hayashimoto
CIEA, Japan
Topic : Quality control of experimental animals
Dr. Ekta Kapoor
NGCMA, DST, Govt. of India
Topic : Pre-clinical studies : OECD perspectives
09:30 - 10.00 AM Prof. Yang Kyu Choi
Kunkuk University, South Korea
Topic : Standardization of Rodent microbiological monitoring
Dr. A.B. Pant
IITR, Lucknow
Topic : Alternatives (non-animal models) in pre-clinical studies
10.00 - 10.30 AM Dr. Dhinakar Raj
TANUVAS, Chennai
Topic : Challenges : Development of diagnostic kits
Dr. Bikash Medhi
PGIMR, Chandigarh
Topic : Experimental animals in drug development process : Regulator’s perspectives
10.30 - 11:00 AM Tea break/vendor exhibits/poster viewing
Session V A : Pathology of laboratory animals B : Accreditation of animal facilities
11.00 - 11.30 PM Dr. John Sundberg
Jackson Laboratory, USA
Topic : Pathology of Laboratory Animals: The Jackson Laboratory perspectives
Dr. Montip Gettayacamin
AAALAC International, Southeast Asia, Thialand
Topic : International Accreditation of Animal Care and Use Program – AAALAC International Update
11.30 – 12.00 PM Prof. Vijayasarathi K.
Eurofins Advinus, Bangalore
Topic : Techniques in evaluation of neurotoxic potential of test compound/article in preclinical toxicity studies
Dr. Geetha Rajashekhar
Qualtox, Bangalore
Topic : Accreditation of animal facilities : Necessity for CROs
12.00 - 12.30 PM Dr. Ramesh Somvanshi
IVRI, Izatnagar, India
Topic : Pathology of Diseases of Laboratory Animals: Overview of Indian contest
Dr. P.V. Mohanan
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
Topic : Accreditation/ Regulatory requirements of facility for Biomedical device testing
12.30 - 02.00 PM Lunch/ vendor exhibits/ poster viewing
Session VI A : Advances in transgenic technology B : Alternatives in animal experimentation
02.00 - 02.30 PM Dr. Je Kyung Seong
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Topic : Functional annotation of Human Genome through Systemic Mouse Phenotyping
Mr. Barney Reed
Topic : Harm-Benefit Analysis
02.30 - 03:00 PM Dr. Toru Takeo
Kumamoto University, Japan
Topic : Advances in Cryopreservation technology
Dr. M.A. Akbarsha
Madurai, India
Topic : Inappropriate animal models of human diseases
03:00 - 03:30 PM Dr. Aurelie Jory
NCBS, Bangalore, India
Topic : Creating mouse models through transgenic technology
Dr. Chris Lawrence
Boston Children's Hospital Boston, USA
Topic : Zebra fish : Emerging research model
03:30 - 04.00 PM Tea break/ vendor exhibits/ poster viewing
Session VII A : Advances in Biomedical imaging B : Biosafety and biosecurity
04.00 - 04.30 PM Dr. Lajos Balogh
Topic : PSMA as a common human and canine target : Serum evaluations and hybrid scans
Dr. Cecelia V. Williams
Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Topic : Bio risk in laboratory animal facilities
04.30 – 05.00 PM Dr. Shripad Bangale
Fujifilm Asia Pacific Pte Ltd., Singapore
Topic : Multimodal molecular imaging in pre-clinical research- A novel approach with a focus on Reduction and Refinement
Dr. Juliyana Thurokzi
Topic : Environmental risk factors, influencing the canine and feline endocrine functions
05.00 – 05.30 PM Dr. Raymond Serrano
National University of Singapore
Topic : Imaging protocols in disease models
Dr. Vinod Jyothikumar
Syngene International Ltd., Bangalore, India
Topic : Building and Implementing Biosafety and Biosecurity Programs for Translational Medicine
05.30 –06.30 PM AGM of LASA
06.30 – 07.30 PM Cultural programme
07.30 – 09.30 PM Dinner
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Session VIII A : Lab animals in biomedical and pharmaceutical research B : Advances in Animal Facility management
09:00 - 09:30 AM Dr. A. Sankaranarayanan
Vivo Bio Tech Ltd, Hyderabad
Topic : Challenges and Future Directions in Animal Models in drug development
Mr. Franco Mondini
Tecniplast, Italy
Topic : DVC® : activity monitoring in the home-cage to enhance animal welfare and automate scientific data collection
09:30 - 10.00 AM Dr. K.S.Rao
Eurofins Advinus, Bangalore
Topic : Role of toxicology in human health and risk assessment
Dr. Suresh Poosala
OncoSeek Bio Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad
Topic: Culture of Care – a Metrics driven approach
10.00 - 10.30 AM Dr. Ran Gao
Institute of Laboratory Animal Science, China
Topic : Tumor xenograft models : Contributions in cancer therapy
Dr. S. G. Ramachandra
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Topic : Managing the facility - Strategies
10.30 - 11:00 AM Tea break/ vendor exhibits/ poster viewing
Session IX A : Non-human primates/ large animals in research B : Oral presentation
11.00 - 11.30 PM Dr. Suresh Pothani
NABRF, Hyderabad, India
Topic : Large animals in biomedical research
11.30 – 12.00 PM Dr. Subeer Majumdar
National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad
Topic : Non-human primates in research – Current perspectives
12.00 - 12.30 PM Dr. Lars Friis Mikkelsen
Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs,
Topic : Göttingen Minipigs in biomedical research
12.30 - 02.00 PM Lunch/ vendor exhibits/ poster viewing
Session X A : AFLAS country updates B : Human Resource Development/Continuing education
02.00 - 02.30 PM   Dr. Patri Vergara
President, ICLAS, Spain
Topic : Professional Development through Education and training in Laboratory Animal Science
02.30 - 03:00 PM   Dr. Marcel Gyger
FELASA Vice-President for Education & Training, Switzerland
Topic : FELASA contributions to Education and Training: 1978 to 2018 and beyond
03:00 - 03:30 PM   Dr. Parag Gaiki
Anand Medicare & Hospitals, Navi Mumbai
Topic : Human health in Biosafe Laboratories
03:30 - 04.00 PM Tea break/ vendor exhibits/ poster viewing
04.00 – 05.30 PM Closing ceremony and AFLAS flag handover ceremony