Lectures and seminars
Webinar: Social media and animal research: engaging, not just educating
The aim of these CPD webinars (Continuing professional development) is to follow the legal requirements for maintenance and demonstration of competence in laboratory animal science, and to facilitate the implementations of the 3R’s in routine animal work.
"Social media and animal research: engaging, not just educating"
Social media platforms provide organisations that use animals in research with ways to engage with the public that are far more interactive than information on websites or in traditional media outlets like newspapers, TV and radio. We can answer questions, correct misinformation and have conversations, as well as providing information in accessible formats that people are happy to share through their own networks.
In this webinar, Wendy Jarrett will share some examples of how Understanding Animal Research and its member organisations have engaged with the public via social media, and will discuss how conversations differ across the various channels.
Wendy Jarrett, Chief Executive, Understanding Animal Research, London, U.K. She studied Classics, Philosophy and Ancient History at Oxford University and has focused on science and health communication for most of the past 30 years. She led the development of the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research, as well as setting up the European Animal Research Association (EARA), a body which facilitates communication around animal research across Europe.
Wendy sits on the Board of EARA and is a member of the UK’s Animals in Science Committee.
Register here (by Oct 5).
LAS CPD credits: 1 hr