The Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association was founded in 1987. Its aims are the promotion of laboratory animal science and the furthering of animal protection and ethical considerations in animal experiments. These aims shall be attained by organizing education and the flow of information within the scientific community. The society will represent the views of its members vis à vis the authorities and the general public. It will cooperate with other scientific societies both in Switzerland and abroad.
Several commission support the board in the necessary scientific and educational activities and in the important field of laboratory animal protection. An informal Newsletter is published twice a year; the official journal of the society is Laboratory Animals.
Every Year a scientific meeting is organized, usually as a symposium at the annual meeting of the Swiss Union of Societies for Experimental Biology. A two-day training course or workshop on a selected topic is held in the autumn.
Each year the society awards a prize to an outstanding contribution in the field of laboratory animals.Financial support may be granted to young researchers attending training courses or meetings.
Eligible as ordinary members (at present approximately 170) are persons who hold appropriate qualifications in biological, veterinary or medical sciences or who, by their experience and attainments, qualify as respected specialists in the field of laboratory animal science. Eligible as institutional members are persons or organizations intending to support the activities of the society.
The membership fees are actually 50.-CHF for an ordinary member and 300.- for a institutional member.
For more information, please contact the SGV secretary.