Dissemination Grant Report – Nuno Henrique Franco

Conference Details

Conference title: 12th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences

Conference web page: https://www.wc12canada.org/

Conference venue: The Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, Canada

Conference start and end date: 27/08/2023 to 31/08/2023

Oral contribution details

Title of the oral presentation: Animal welfare and 3Rs advantages of home-cage monitoring systems

Session: [S443] 21st century Animal Welfare Assessment

Conference participation outcome

In this talk I covered I less explored advantage for home-cage monitoring, namely how it can improve animal welfare through non-invasive monitoring and allow for early signs of poor welfare of disease to be detected automatically, as well as the scientific benefits of studying undisturbed animals 24/7, and how it could also benefit reduction of animal numbers. The presentation used the TEATIME slide template and duly acknowledged COST and the Action.

The talk was integrated in the well-attended session “21st century Animal Welfare Assessment” and was well received by peers, some of which showed interest in joining TEATIME, at the end of the session. More positive feedback was received through social media interactions. I hope this contribution allowed greater awareness and adherence to HCM, and thus to further the goals of this action.