ANZCCART Conference

ANZCCART 2017: Maintaining Social License in a Changing World

The 2017 ANZCCART conference was held in Queenstown, New Zealand, and ran from Saturday 2nd September to Monday 4th September, as part of Queenstown Research Week.

The theme of this year’s conference was “Maintaining Social License in a Changing World” reflecting our view that the responsible use of animals in research and teaching is a socially positive activity, which ought to be defended freely. Society continues to afford the research and teaching community its continued consent because the legal framework under which we operate is well enough trusted, and while societies viewpoint has shifted over the years and decades and the direction is always towards greater not less attention to animal welfare.

There was an exciting line-up of speakers covering a wide range of topics from hearing about addressing social license in different contexts, to advances in replacement, reduction and refinement technologies, lessons from animal ethics committee front lines, and animal handling. The conference also celebrated winners of the AEC member of the year and animal care technician award.

For further information, see the ANZCCART Conference Flyer, Programme Flyer May 2017 or view the Conference Proceedings (Part 1, Part 2)

Conference presentations

Archive of ANZCCART Conference proceedings:

2017 ANZCCART Conference – Maintaining social license in a changing world (PDF)Part 1, Part 2

2016 ANZCCART Conference – Man or Mouse (PDF, 3.5 MB, 109 pages)

2015 ANZCCART Conference  – Animal ethics – the gold standard

2014 ANZCCART Conference – Mixing it up – ethics, science, and adventure tourism

2013 ANZCCART Conference – Can we do better? (PDF, 3.96 MB, 162 pages)

2012 ANZCCART Conference – Thinking Outside the Cage: A different point of view (PDF, 2 MB, 128 pages)

2011 ANZCCART Conference – Science with feeling: animals and people (ANZCCART website)

2010 ANNZART Conference

2009 ANZCCART Conference – AEC best practice (PDF, 3.2 MB, 126 pages)

2008 ANZCCART Conference – Blue Sky to deep water: the reality and the promise (ANZCCART website)

2007 ANZCCART Conference – Getting it Right (PDF, 1 MB, 120 pages)

2006 ANZCCART Conference – Responsibilities – The 4th R (PDF, 2.9 MB, 175 pages)

2005 ANZCCART Conference – Animal Ethics Committees and animal use in a monitored environment: is the ethics real, imagined or necessary? (PDF, 2.6 MB, 98 pages)

2004 ANZCCART Conference – Animal Ethics: New Frontiers, New Opportunities (PDF, 1 MB, 44 pages)

2003 ANZCCART Conference – Lifting the veil: finding common ground(ANZCCART website)

  • Scientists to push for more public information on animal research (September 2003)

2002 ANZCCART Conference – Animal welfare and Ethics Committees. Where are the goalposts now? Monitoring animal welfare and promoting refinement (PDF, 2.2 MB, 94 pages)

2001 ANZCCART Conference – Learning, animals and the environment: Changing the face of the future (ANZCCART website)