Since 1987 we serve as an intermediary between animal welfare and research for the benefit of humans and animals. We are a key partner for the authorities, scientists and the public. Our dedication is to promote the 3Rs (REPLACE, REDUCE, REFINE) and the animal welfare and ethical considerations in animal experimentation.
- Every year we organize a two-day scientific meeting, as well as a symposium at the annual meeting of the Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2).
- Our association initiates and supports different networks and working groups promoting the aims of the SGV.
- Each year our society awards a prize to an outstanding contribution to the 3Rs and animal welfare in the field of laboratory animal science.
- Financial support may be granted to young researchers attending training courses or meetings and persons who will actively promote and implement the 3Rs.
- The SGV financially supports projects related to the goals of the SGV with the “SGV 25 years fund".
SGV meeting 2020 canceled but postponed for 2021
This year, the SGV Board has decided to postpone the annual meeting due to the SARS-CoV-2 situation. It was not an easy decision, but we will move on and organize further events for you.
Other events will be organized by our association in the coming months and you will be informed about this in time by email or by visiting our website! Please book the date: the next SGV meeting will take place at the Technopark in Zürich in December 7th and 8th 2021 in collaboration with the ECLAM and the ESLAV societies.
We are looking forward to seeing you soon again!
The actual SGV Awardees
Prof Würbel gives us an interview about propriately designed and analysed animal experiments that are robust and reproducible, and truly add to the knowledge base and therefore reduces the use of animals.
Prof Patricja Nowak-Sliwinska points out accelerating the development and use of models and tools, based on the latest science and technologies, can improve important scientific questions without the use of animals and therefore replace them.
Prof Jane Hurst from the University of Liverpool gives us a interisting interview with tunneling of mice as a good example for refinement.
Canceled and postponed for 2021 Technopark ZH December 7th and 8th 2021