Podcast brought to you by: BioConference Live's Annual Laboratory Animal Sciences - Coming February 13-14. Register here for free.
Szczepan Baran, VMD, President, Veterinary Bioscience Institute Bio and Contact Info
Listen (6:23) A worldwide platform for improving lab animal welfare
Listen (2:40) A PR problem - it's not like the movies
Listen (5:23) A big change in thinking with a little education
Today’s show is about a topic which doesn’t receive much coverage, that of the issues around lab animals. Joining us is Szczepan Baran, president of the Veterinary Bioscience Institute, which provides education for lab animal science. He’s partnering in February with our friends over at BioConference Live for an online conference on the topic. As Szczepan says in the interview, the conference will be focused on the 3 R's: replacement (not using animals when possible), reduction (using less animals), and refinement (alternate, more humane procedures). The Institute is now engaging in a public PR offensive to change attitudes about using animals for research as well as offer custom training courses for those in the lab working with the animals.