2023 ANZCCART Conference

Tue Aug 08 2023 at 09:00 am to Thu Aug 10 2023 at 03:30 pm

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide | Adelaide

2023 ANZCCART Conference
On behalf of the Board and the Organising Committee we would like to welcome all delegates to Adelaide for the 2023 ANZCCART Conference.
About this Event

Program highlights include advances in the 3Rs, animal welfare assessment, training, ethical review, compliance initiatives and openness, and both laboratory animal and wildlife topics will be covered.

Presentations will be designed for members of all Animal Ethics Committee categories as well as any others with an interest in the ethics and welfare of animals used in research or teaching including scientists and members of the broader community.

The conference aims to foster informed discussion and debate with respect for differing views. The popular breakout sessions will facilitate small group discussions, and there will be plenty of opportunities for networking and exchange of ideas.

Draft Conference Program:

The program is in a draft format and the official Conference program will be available soon.

The following tour and workshops are included and can be booked through Eventbrite

Animal Facility Tour

1. Animal Facility Tour at Preclinical, Imaging and Research Laboratories (PIRL)

Tuesday 8 August 3.00 – 5.00pm

The PIRL facility is the only purpose-built large and small animal NATA-accredited Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) research facility in Australia where surgical theatres and imaging equipment sit side-by-side with quality indoor and outdoor animal holding facilities. The facility covers 23 acres and is located at Gilles Plains, 13 km northeast of the Adelaide CBD.

The tour will include a tour of the facility where you will be able see the surgery suites, imaging equipment and most animal holding areas. A Q & A session will also be included. Please note that covered footwear is required to enter this facility.

Numbers are limited to 15 people per visit. Depending on demand, additional tours may be arranged for Wednesday and Thursday from 3.00pm.

Bus transport cost is $20.00. The bus will leave from and return to the Hotel. Please book and pay through Eventbrite.


1. Competency Training and Assessment for Animal Users – how do we assure competence is achieved?

Thursday 10th August from 3.15 - 5.00pm. Facilitator: Gail Anderson.

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Room TBA

The Code and the New Zealand Act say that Animal Ethic Committees (AECs) must assure that animal users are competent to do the procedures for which they have been given AEC permission. How can we best do this?

The workshop will outline a step-wise process for trainers and AECs to walk their trainees from novice to competence. The process of training and assessment using Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) will be outlined such that any procedure can be broken into its component parts to allow the development of training templates. The training templates and those for DOPS assessments already available in ComPass will be highlighted as starting points to allow further Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) based training. The concept of a Skills Lab will be introduced.

The Workshop is free. Please book your place through Eventbrite.

2. Making Training Models and Setting up a Skills Lab to facilitate Competence Training.

Friday 11 August from 9.30 - 12noon. Facilitator: Gail Anderson

This workshop will involve a look at the Skills Lab that was set up in the old sheep surgery at The University of Adelaide and uses very low-cost models for training. We will then go to an open teaching lab to go through how to make some of these models for basic skills training - the lab will be focused on laboratory animal training and aseptic technique skills trainers. Recipes for how to make the models will be given.

Helen Mayo South Building, University of Adelaide, Frome Rd, Adelaide. To get there, take the free tram along North Terrace going east and get off at the last tram and walk north down Frome Rd towards the Zoo. The Helen Mayo South Building is on the right-hand side just passed the construction where the Dental school used to be. Rooms TBA.

Workshop cost is $50 for materials. Please pay and book through Eventbrite.

Registration Information:

Early Bird, Full, Full Presenter and Full Student Registrations all include morning, afternoon teas and lunch for the duration of the Conference. Welcome drinks and the Conference Dinner are also included. Workshops are not included and need to be booked and paid for through Eventbrite.

One day Registration of any type includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch for the day of the Registration only. Welcome drinks and the Conference Dinner are not included, however, tickets can be purchased for these separately.

The Early Bird Conference Registration rate closes at midnight on Sunday 11 June.


The Hotel Grand Chancellor, 65 Hindley Street, Adelaide. Phone 08 8231 5552. Room rates start from $205 for the room only and this rate will apply from Sunday 6 to Sunday 13 August 2023. Rooms are limited.

More Conference Information:

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Getting around Adelaide:

The Adelaide tram is free in the City and travels, along North Terrace and King William Street. The tram also travels from the Central Market to Glenelg, fares apply. More information on public transport.

Things to do:
  • Visit the Adelaide Botanic Gardens to see an array of flora from around the world
  • Take a stroll or hire a bike to ride along the River Torrens Linear Park Trail
  • Explore the city's past with heritage trails and get to know Adelaide's rich history
  • Sample local cuisine at the cafes and restaurants at Adelaide's beaches
  • Visit the Adelaide Zoo to see over 2,500 animals from around the world
  • Learn about the history of South Australia at the South Australian Museum
  • Take a tour of the historic Adelaide Oval, home to cricket and AFL matches
  • Visit the Adelaide Central Market and taste some of the fresh local produce
  • Wander through the Art Gallery to see a diverse range of art from around the world
  • Take a day trip to the wine regions of Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale or Adelaide Hills
  • Explore the vineyard and architecture of the National Wine Centre

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide, 65 Hindley Street, Adelaide, Australia


AUD 0.00 to AUD 800.00

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