The Veterinary Bioscience Institute Partners With LabRoots, Inc. to Produce Laboratory Animal Science BioConference Live
Published: Feb 07, 2013
The Laboratory Animal Science (LAS) BioConference Live is a free, two-day, international, online-only conference focused on laboratory animal medicine. Speakers and attendees from around the globe will gather in a virtual environment to discuss the topics of this year’s meeting: Animal Well being and Welfare Science. This conference will have three tracks; housing, enrichment and pain/distress/pleasure. This is a coveted opportunity to meet and learn from experts and peers from around the globe without leaving the comfort of attendee's home or office. There is even a virtual exhibit hall, where attendees can meet and talk with their favorite vendors, or learn about new products that some didn’t know existed. Virtual lounges are available to utilize for discussions between attendees, or between attendees and speakers.
“In this economy, LAS BioConference Live is the perfect solution to meet continuing education needs while not placing undue stress on already tight budgets”, explains Dr. Szczepan Baran, President of the Veterinary Bioscience Institute. “It is unfortunate that when funding decreases in a bad economy, it is typically things like training and professional growth whose budgets get slashed. It is not good for morale and cutting training is certainly not good for research!” Dr. Baran states.
LAS BioConference Live will bring together scientists, veterinary technicians, veterinarians, technical support staff, IACUC administrators and support staff, as well as training and compliance personnel from around the world to learn about recent advances in the field of laboratory animal medicine.
“LabRoots is the premiere provider of online virtual conferences,” states Greg Cruikshank, CEO of LabRoots® and BioConference Live. “It was a natural decision to work with the Veterinary Bioscience Institute for a Laboratory Animal Sciences conference. Last year’s inaugural LAS BioConference Live event was very successful, and 2013 is shaping up to be even more so.”