November 8 - 9 2018  ·  Rendezvous Hotel
12th SALAS Conference 2018
Advancements in Laboratory Animal Care and Management, Facilitating Research Innovations
November 8 - 9 2018  ·  Rendezvous Hotel

The annual Singapore Association for  Laboratory Animal Science (SALAS)   Conference will be held on 8 – 9 November 2018 at Rendezvous Hotel. The venue  has a trendsetting nature, fused with historical setting  and just few steps away from Dhoby Ghaut  MRT station making it a perfect and convenient  location for  the scientific conference  and gathering.


This year’s conference theme  is “Advancements in Laboratory Animal Care and Management, Facilitating Research Innovations”. Speakers were invited from the pool of experts in the fields of laboratory bio-safety, veterinary and animal research to share the recent updates, technology and modern approaches in animal care and facility management to facilitate the conduct of innovative research. We are especially excited that specialized research procedures and unique animal models will be featured as well!


Additionally, there will also be poster competition in two separate categories which will be opened for students and laboratory animal technicians and/or researchers. Click here for the directions to submit the abstract for the poster competition. 


The organizing committee dedicates this event to SALAS members and interested parties in this field, and everyone’s presence is highly welcomed and anticipated.


An event leaf will be put up soon and more information will be available on SALAS website. Click here to find the scientific program for the conference.  To secure early seats and enjoy the discounted pre-conference registration rate, please fill in the attached registration form and send to


Deadline for early bird registration is 14 October 2018.

Thursday, November 8
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
8:30 AM
8:45 AM - 8:50 AM
Dr. Edgar Pena SALAS President (2018-2020)
8:50 AM - 10:40 AM
Session Chair : Dr. Timothy Chua Business Development Manager, Biological Resource Centre (BRC)
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
11:05 AM - 12:40 PM
Session Chair : Dr. Mynn Varela Clinical Veterinarian, SingHealth Experimental Medicine Centre
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM
Poster Judging – Student’s Category
1:50 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Session Chair : Dr. Jassia Pang Acting Head, Veterinary Services NUS Comparative Medicine
3:50 PM - 4:20 PM
Launching of SALAS Membership Card
4:20 PM - 5:50 PM
Session Chair : Dr. Lidia Cammack Attending Veterinarian Philip Morris International Research Laboratories Pte. Ltd.
5:50 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday, November 9
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Session Chair : Dr. Jonathan Peneyra Veterinary Surgeon, NUS Comparative Medicine
10:50 AM - 11:05 AM
11:05 AM - 12:40 PM
Session Chair : Dr. Boon Han Teo Veterinarian, Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore
12:45 PM - 1:40 PM
Poster Judging – Laboratory Animal Care Staff/Researcher’s Category
1:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Session Chair : Dr. Michelle Loh Veterinary Surgeon NUS Comparative Medicine
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Guido Gottardo Product Manager DIGILAB
4:50 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Rendezvous Hotel, , Singapore