Animal Welfare Symposium

This is an annual program of contemporary animal welfare considerations presented by international and local speakers.

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Animal Technicians Week

This annual celebration in November recognises animal technicians for their essential contribution as members of the research team that are responsible for providing compassionate attention to the animals in their care.

Institutions are invited to join us in taking the time to offer special recognition to those hardworking individuals. ANZLAA has allocated funds to support these special recognition events.  State organised events and activities are encouraged.
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NZ Branch Conference

If you want to be involved with a small, intimate group of dedicated animal care personnel while having a great time in New Zealand this conference is for you. The presentations are aimed towards animal technicians, facility mangers, researchers and whoever else is interested in learning about improved lab animal husbandry and practice.
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ANZLAA Conference

This is by far the biggest event of the year. With amazing venues, fantastic presentations from local and international speakers and a wide range of vendors to talk to you about the latest technology in the lab animal industry. This conference gives you the chance to network and form connections with other people in the industry.

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One of the primary aims of ANZLAA is to promote continuing professional development for those working with animals in research and teaching. One of the ways in which ANZLAA promotes this is by offering grants or scholarships designed to assist our member’s access to educational or other further professional development opportunities that they may not otherwise be able to take advantage of.
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Upcoming events

    • 29 Jul 2021
    • 1:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Zoom

    This is the second of the planned quarterly events hosted by the ANZLAA Wellbeing Committee that are tailored specifically to our unique industry. The ANZLAA Wellbeing Committee would like you to share your workplace animal tributes however small or large.

    This Webinar and Open forum will focus on the different ways that we acknowledge the contribution of animals in research and share positive stories on how we value them. Our Q & A discussions will provide a valuable opportunity to share any strategies you/ your workplace developed to support each other.

    Perhaps you have thought about doing a tribute and not sure what to do.  Now is the time to create one.  

    Tribute Entries are open until COB Friday 23rd July 2021. Send in your pictures and details to

    All submitted will be shared with your permission.

    All entries go into an online raffle and the winning entry is drawn on the day.  The winners will receive a sponsored morning tea or lunch courtesy of Tecniplast.

    Register now as the the webinar numbers will be limited. Registration is free for members.

    • 31 Aug 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 09 Sep 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 6 sessions
    • ONLINE

    The ANZLAA Executive and Queensland Organising Committee would like to invite you to register for the 2021 ANZLAA annual conference.

    This year, the conference will run 6 webinar sessions from 12pm - 4pm AEST across August and September 2021.

     Tuesday 31st August
    Tuesday 7th September
     Wednesday 1st September
    Wednesday 8th September
     Thursday 2nd September
    Thursday 9th September

    The Organising Committee is pleased to announce the below National and International speakers have been confirmed.

    Dr Paul Flecknell - Professor Newcastle Emeritus, University, and Lead Consultant and Director, Flaire Consultants Ltd.

    Dr Nikki Osborne - Founding Director at Responsible Research in Practice Ltd, UK.

    C. Glenn Begley - Physician and haematologist/medical oncologist, with a PhD in cell and molecular biology and currently serves as an independent biotechnology consultant.

    Prof Gail Anderson - Project Leader for the Compass training project with ANZCCART

    A/Prof Rachel Allavena - Deputy Head of School, UQ School of Veterinary Science Faculty of Science

    Dr Bradley Smith - Senior lecturer in psychology at Central Queensland University

    If you would like to be part of this high-profile program, please submit your abstract before the 9th of July on our Presentation Portal. This is a great opportunity for experienced to novice speakers to share their experience with an ANZLAA online audience.

    Conference registration are opened until the 20th of August.  

    $100 for Members
    $150 for Non-Members

    We are looking forward to sharing this event with you.

    Qld Organising Committee

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