ANZLAA 2024 Conference
27 - 29 August 2024
Adelaide Convention Centre

Hosted at the Adelaide Convention Centre, ANZLAA 2024 will showcase the unparalleled ingenuity of the Australian & New Zealand laboratory animal scientific community. This year, our focus is on celebrating the local talent and culture, providing a platform for you and your teams to immerse yourselves in a vibrant exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences. Join us as we champion a shared commitment to understanding and preserving the environments that shape our world.

Tomorrow Together: Building a culture of collaboration

ANZLAA 2024 aims to shine a bright spotlight on local expertise and achievements. Whether it's small, medium, or large enterprises, whether they're land-based or water-based, our goal is to comprehensively showcase the breadth and depth of success in our community this year!

The program will cover but not limited to:

Safety & Compliance
With ever changing governance conditions and multiple levels of legislation to comply with it's imperative we stay on top of what's required to be compliant and safe at the same time. 

Have you introduced new processes? Are you interested in implementing new processes? Innovation is the key to continual improvement and  is at the forefront of science and adapting to these innovations is paramount.

Future Trends
Where do we see our industry in the future? Where will you and your team be? Anticipating future trends is crucial for effective planning and staying ahead of the curve

Communication & Support
Clear communication plays a pivotal role in fostering strong teamwork and enhancing interactions with animals. Continuously improving support for managers, staff, and students is essential for ensuring optimal performance and well-being.

Culture & Community (Local, Regional, International)
Australia and New Zealand wield significant global influence in the realm of science and innovation, boasting numerous success stories. At our event, we will shine a spotlight on the remarkable individuals and teams within our community who continuously make groundbreaking discoveries. With the invaluable assistance of animal support teams, we celebrate the positive impact they bring to our scientific endeavors.

Quality staff lead to quality teams, which in turn, pave the way for quality science! Developing processes to measure quality and consistency is essential for supporting one another.

Facility operations encompass a huge number of staff. Collaborating, learning and exchanging information is key to any facilities success. 

Social Responsibility (sustainability, community awareness/sustainability)
The use of animals for scientific research is a hot topic and continues to gain traction with the general public. It is our responsibility to acknowledge this and help the community appreciate that our industry is heavily regulated by professionals that care and who do an incredible amount of training to ensure the highest standards possible.

Animal & staff welfare continues to be a highlighted topic within our community.  Prioritising these topics is critical to create a culture of care for both or animals and staff.   


Kathleen Pritchett-Corning
Director and Attending Veterinarian, Office of Animal Resources, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Wayne Hawthorne
Professor of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Sydney
Director, National Pancreas and Islet Transplant Laboratories, Westmead Hospital

Robert Quinn
President, American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)
Senior Director, Research Integrity & Director, Department of Laboratory Animal Resources, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Briony Gliddon
Research Fellow, University of South Australia

Highlights from Our Conference

Event Details

Tuesday 27 August

8:00am - 9:00am     Registration

9:00am - 5:00pm     Conference Sessions

5:00pm - 7:00pm     Welcome Reception

Wednesday 28 August

8:30am - 9:00am     Registration

9:00am - 5:00pm     Conference Sessions

7:00pm - 11:30pm   Gala Dinner

Thursday 29 August

9:00am - 9:30am     Registration

9:30am - 4:00pm     Conference Sessions


The biggest event of the year for Australia & New Zealand animal research professionals

Learn, network and exchange ideas with professional peers and colleagues

Focus on local culture success stories

Discover innovation and ways to implement sustainability for your teams and facilities

Contribute to the conversation and gain insights on the animal industry

Who should attend?

Facility Directors

Animal Facility Managers 

Animal Technicians 


Animal Welfare Officers 

Research Scientists- including PhD and honours students 

Training Providers 

Animal Health 

Laboratory staff 

Building Project Managers 


Support Personnel 

Welfare Professionals 

Safety & Compliance teams 

Governance & Grants officers 

Animal Technology students

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts Open 20 March 2024
Early Bird Registrations Open 22 April 2024
Call for Abstracts Close 20 May 2024
Notification to Authors 14 June 2024
Preliminary Program Launched 7 June 2024
Early Bird Registration Closes 30 June 2024
Final Conference Program Launched 28 July 2024
ANZLAA 2024 Conference 27 - 29 August 2024

This year’s conference is proudly sponsored by our partners

Conference Sponsor

Experience Sponsor

Gala Dinner Sponsor

Welcome Reception Sponsor

Scholarship Sponsor


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