19th European Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing, September 20-23 2015, University of Linz, Austria

EUSAAT 2015 Practical Training Course on Alternative Methods

Assessment of In Vitro Eye Irritation potential – focusing on methods accepted for the regulatory purposes

23-24 September, 2015, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

 

Program

 Day 1 - lectures
 Wednesday, 23rd September, 2015

 open to all participants of the EUSAAT 2015 Congress, registration required

13:15-13:30

 

Registration

13:30-13:45

 

Welcome on behalf of the organizers
Horst Spielmann, FU-Berlin & EUSAAT, DE-Berlin

13:45-14:30

 

Validation and pre-validation of alternative methods for the assessment of eye irritation potential
Helena Kandarova, SETOX & MatTek IVLSL
, SK-Bratislava

14:30-15:00

 

Bovine Corneal Opacity and Permeability (BCOP) Test – OECD TG 437 and Isolated Chicken Eye Test (ICE) – OECD TG 438
Susanne Kolle, BASF, DE-Ludwigshafen

15:00-15:30

 

Fluorescein leakage assay – OECD TG 460
Rodger Curren, IIVS, US-Gaithersburg MD

15:30-15:45

 

Coffee break

15:45-16:15

 

EpiOcular Reconstructed human Cornea Epithelium (RhCE) method – new OECD TG 492
Silvia Letasiova, SETOX & MatTek IVLSL, SK-Bratislava

16:15-16:45

 

Short Term Exposure (STE) method – new OECD TG 491
Jamin Willoughby, Cyprotex
, US-Kalamazoo MI

16:45-17:15

 

Cytosensor/Microphysiometer Test – draft OECD TG
Erin Hill, IIVS, US-Gaithersburg MD &  Joachim Wiest, Cellasys, DE-Munich

17:15-17:45

 

New guidance on information requirements for skin corrosion/irritation and serious eye damage/eye irritation under REACH
Bohumila Bichlmaier Suchanová, ECHA, FI-Helsinki

17:45

 

Closing of the Day 1 of the EUSAAT 2015 Practical Training Course

 Day 2 - Hands-on training
 Thursday, 24th September, 2015

 number of participants is limited to 24, registration required

09:00-10:30 

 

Practical training block 1 - EpiOcular RhCE
Helena Kandarova & Silvia Letasiova, SETOX & MatTek IVLSL, SK-Bratislava

10:30-11:00

 

Coffee break

11:00-12:00

 

Practical training block 2 - Microphysiometer
Joachim Wiest, Cellasys, DE-Munich

 12:00-13:00

 

Discussion
Presentation of certificates

13:00

 

Closing of the EUSAAT 2015 Training Course

 

Who should participate?

  • We are in particular inviting students and young scientists (< 35 years) to the EUSAAT 2015 Training Course.
  • Day 1: The number of participants is not limited, however, registration is required, please click here to register.
  • Day 2: The number of participants will be limited to 24, registration is required, please click here to register.
  • Admission according to "first come - first serve" - up to 2 colleaguess from the same institution will be accepted.
  • Only participants of the EUSAAT 2015/Linz 2015 will be admitted to participate in the EUSAAT 2015 Training Course.
  • Students + young scientists are encouraged to submit a short description of the motivation "Why do I want to participate in the EUSAAT 2015 Training Course?" with their registration.
  • Participants of the EUSAAT 2015 Practical Training Course will receive a confirmation of participation.
  • There is no registration fee since EUSAAT is sponsoring the EUSAAT 2015 Training Course.

Venue

Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz - Unicenter (congress venue)
Altenberger Str. 69
4040 Linz, Austria

For more information please contact the congress office!