20th European Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing, August 24-27 2016, University of Linz, Austria

EUSAAT 2016 Practical Training Course on Alternative Methods

Application of commercially available human tissue models

27-28 August, 2016, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

 

Due to the success of the "EUSAAT2015 Practical Training Course on Alternative Methods" last year, we have received several requests to hold a similar training course to introduce young colleagues to advanced in vitro methods.

The EUSAAT Board has, therefore, decided to offer an "EUSAAT2016 Practical Training Course" focusing on the "Application of commercially available human tissue models". We have invited colleagues from companies, which have a track record of producing high quality human 2D and 3D tissue models covering organs as e.g. skin, liver, lung and also tumors. We are quite happy that all of the colleagues, whom we invited, have accepted our invitation.

Program

(per 12.08.2016)

 Day 1 - lectures
 Saturday, 27 August, 2016

 open to all participants of the EUSAAT 2016 Congress, registration required

13:30-13:45

 

Registration

13:45-14:00

 

Welcome on behalf of the organizers
Horst Spielmann, Candida Nastrucci, Joachim Wiest, EUSAAT

14:00-16:00

 

Lectures part I

Reyk Horland, TissUse, DE-Berlin
Human Multi-Organ-Chips (hMOC)

Jens Kelm, InSphero, CH-Schlieren
Use of ready-made 3D model systems

Francoise Bree, Biopredic International, FR-Saint Grégoire
Development of a test for cholestasis detection

16:00-16:30

 

Coffee break

16:30-18:30

 

Lectures part II

Rodger Curren, IIVS, US-Gaithersburg MD
Using commercial 3D tissues for regulatory submissions: practical considerations

Helena Kandarova, MatTek, SK-Bratislava
Topical toxicity in vitro - focus on the eye

Silvia Letasiova, MatTek, SK-Bratislava
Topical toxicity in vitro - focus on the skin

18:30

 

Closing of the Day 1 of the EUSAAT 2016 Practical Training Course

 Day 2 - Hands-on training
 Sunday, 28 August, 2016

 number of participants is limited to 24, registration required

09:00-10:00

 

Practical training Session I
TissUse
Human Multi-Organ-Chips 

10:00-11:00

 

Practical training Session II
MatTek
Skin irritation testing – human models - (OECD TG 439)

11:00-11:30

 

Coffee break

11:30-12:30

 

Practical training Session III
MatTek
Eye irritation testing – human models (OECD TG 492)

 12:30-13:00

 

Discussion
Presentation of certificates

13:00

 

Closing of the EUSAAT 2016 Training Course

Partners of the EUSAAT 2016 Practical Training Course:

Biopredic International, Françoise Bree, FR-Saint Grégoire
IIVS, Erin Hill & Rodger Curren, US-Gaithersburg MD
InSphero, Jens Kelm, CH-Schlieren
MatTek IVLSL, Helena Kandarova, SK-Bratislava
TissUse, Reyk Horland, DE-Berlin

Who should participate?

  • We are in particular inviting students and young scientists (< 35 years) to the EUSAAT 2016 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 2016/Linz 2016 will be admitted to participate in the EUSAAT 2016 Training Course.
  • Students + young scientists are encouraged to submit a short description of the motivation "Why do I want to participate in the EUSAAT 2016 Training Course?" with their registration.
  • Participants of the EUSAAT 2016 Practical Training Course will receive a confirmation of participation.
  • There is no registration fee since EUSAAT is sponsoring the EUSAAT 2016 Training Course.

Venue

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

For more information please contact the congress office!