Abstract and Workshop Submissions for Openness Conference NOW OPEN

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Abstract and Workshop Submissions for Openness Conference NOW OPEN



SUBMISSIONS OPEN: Call for abstracts and workshop proposals for the Openness in Animal Research Conference now open!

Openness in Animal Research: A Conference to Celebrate a Decade of the Concordat | 2-3 May 2024 | West Midlands, UK

May 2024 marks the 10-year anniversary of the UK’s Concordat on Openness on Animal Research. To celebrate this important landmark for the world’s first transparency agreement, Understanding Animal Research is delighted to host a first-of-its-kind conference dedicated to openness in animal research.

We hope to bring together colleagues from across the world who have a professional interest in openness and improving laboratory animal welfare, whether or not they have an openness agreement in place or are working towards one.

Do you have practical advice on how to communicate openly about animal research? Does your organisation have an innovative, openness in animal research case study to share with the bioscience community? This is your chance to help conference attendees embed change within their own organisations.

We are looking for abstract and workshop proposals that provide a learning opportunity for anyone with a professional interest in openness. We want to hear how you've used new media (websites, podcasts, videos, and social media), traditional media engagement, internal engagement, and public engagement activities to communicate how your organisation has carried out, funded, or supported the use of animals in scientific research.  

We also want to hear about how the harms and limitations, as well as the benefits, of animal research, have been communicated within these activities. 

Submissions for abstracts and workshop proposals are now open and we want to hear from you!

The deadline for submissions is Monday 2 October 2023, and you can find more information here.

Abstract Submissions

Abstracts should be education-driven and provide practical examples of activities that support openness. The conference is intended to provide a learning opportunity for anyone with a professional interest in openness, so instead of focusing on why openness is important, we want to provide case studies and practical advice, encouraging attendees to implement change within their organisations.

Oral abstracts

These will be presented within a panel discussion and will run as 60-minute sessions involving 3-4 people speaking back-to-back for 12-15 mins each, with time at the end for Q&A and speaker discussion. The organisers will group selected speakers together into 60-minute panel sessions.

Poster abstracts

Posters will be available to view throughout the programme.
A dedicated poster session will be held on Thursday prior to the conference dinner and will offer a chance for interaction and discussion between poster authors and attendees.

You can find the abstract submission form here.

Workshop Proposals

Workshops should also be education-driven and will be an opportunity for a more interactive discussion with participants.

Workshops will be run as 50-minute or 1-hour 50-minute sessions.
Audience interaction is actively encouraged within your workshop programme.

You can find the workshop proposal form here.

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