2023 ANZCCART Conference
The 2023 ANZCCART Conference will be held in Adelaide, South Australia. The dates and more details will be available soon.
Archive of ANZCCART Conference proceedings:
2022 ANZCCART Conference - Melbourne 26-28 July (PDF 3.4MB, 99 pages)
2021 ANZCCART Conference – Openness in Animal Research (PDF 7.2MB, 160 pages)
Exploring the benefits and risks of openness in regards to the use of animals in Australian and New Zealand research.
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The 2021 conference (delayed from 2020) looked at ‘openness’ in animal research and teaching. Public confidence in animal research hinges on the scientific community engaging in the evolving conversation about how and why animals are used. Being open about these matters is a worthwhile endeavour, and to be encouraged.
To gain a broader perspective on how openness looks in practise, the conference examined overseas examples, both success stories and failures, and learn from different cultural viewpoints.
2019 ANZCCART Conference – Breaking Down Laboratory Walls (PDF 4.1MB, 138 pages)
2018 ANZCCART Conference – Keeping it Relevant (PDF, 198 pages)
2017 ANZCCART Conference – Maintaining social license in a changing world (PDF) Part 1, Part 2
The theme of the conference was maintaining social licence in a changing world. The conference covered a wide range of topics from addressing social license in different contexts, to advances in replacement, reduction and refinement technologies, lessons from animal ethics committee front lines, and animal handling.
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 (PDF 1.7MB, 106 pages)
The use of animals for research and teaching can be awkward. Necessary, justifiable, ethical, well managed, well regulated without doubt. But still it can be awkward. It raises awkward questions. The conference sought to provide good answers to those questions.
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)
The eclectic mix of contributions in these proceedings recognise the complex interdependence between animals and people, an inextricable connection woven with feelings.
2010 ANNZART Conference – Ethics in a changing environment (PDF)
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)
The contributions to the 2008 conference "Blue sky to deep water: the reality and the promise" held in Auckland, New Zealand, reflect the conference presentations dealing with science, values and the reality of understanding “backward running rats” and “cunning fighting fish”.
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)
The conference focused on what Animal Ethics Committees do in regulating and monitoring the use of animals in research and teaching, and the public’s and scientists’ expectations of the process.
2004 ANZCCART Conference – Animal Ethics: New Frontiers, New Opportunities (PDF, 1 MB, 44 pages)
2003 ANZCCART Workshop - Monitoring Animal Welfare and Promoting Refinement (PDF)
2002 ANZCCART Conference – Animal welfare and Ethics Committees. Where are the goalposts now? (PDF, 2.2 MB, 94 pages)
2001 ANZCCART Conference – Learning, animals and the environment: Changing the face of the future (ANZCCART website)
Exploring the relationships between ourselves, animals, and the environment was the theme of the conference jointly organised by ANZCCART and the National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC). Issues to be addressed included the interdependence and interconnectedness of all life, the images of science and scientists, relevant legislation, dealing with new technology, fish research, and what could and should statistics or the popular media tell us.