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Training Initiatives

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Following the experience of designing and organizing Training Schools within the aims and objectives of the COST Action FA1301 ‘CephsInAction’ the Association for Cephalopod Research ‘CephRes’ ETS i. consolidated the Cephalopod Biology and Care Training Program (CBC), and ii. is activating other specialist courses aimed at increasing Education and Training of different professional profiles and/or young generations. We are also committed in promoting CPD (Continuing Professional Development).

The CBC Training program is now a FELASA accredited course in laboratory animal science for EU Functions A/C/D, registered in ETPLAS.

Cephalopod Biology and Care – CBC is designed to comply the requirements of the “working document on the development of a common education and training framework to fulfill the requirements under the Directive 2010/63/EU” (European Commission, 2014), and in line with the EU Directive 2010/63 (Article 23) requiring that education in LAS is to be mandatory in all EU countries and is regulated by Competent Authorities. CBC follows FELASA E&T Board recommendations (see also Gyger et al, 2018).

Cephalopod Biology and Care – CBC is a Function A/C/D course according to the EU Directive 2010/63 (article 23.2), accredited by the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Association (FELASA), as the sole operating course specifically designed for training on cephalopod molluscs as lab-animals, in compliance with Article 23 and Annex V of the Directive 2010/63/EU.

We are extending our accreditation to species-specific training for animal species that share the Biota with cephalopods, i.e. marine fishes – organisms novel as laboratory animals in the modern LAS-context. We are also expanding our training program to include Function B.

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CBC 2022

Starting Dec 13, 2022 (after on-line sessions)

Italy & Spain

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CBC 2020

Napoli & Fribourg – Italy & Switzerland

Recovery session during CBC2022!

CBC 2019

Barcelona (Spain)

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2023  – CephRes main seat, Italy –  October
2024 tba
2025 tba

CBC registered in ETPLASCBC registered in ETPLAS