21st European Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing, September 23-26 2018, University of Linz, Austria

Topics / tentative sessions

(as of 31 January 2018)

International progress in 3Rs research: New funding initiatives & global cooperation


Refinement & Reduction: welfare, culture of care, best practice approaches, avoidance of severe suffering


Replacement – advanced molecular technologies for implementation of 3Rs: bio-printing, -omics technologies, systems biology approaches


3D Models & multi-organ-chips (MOC), human-organ-chips (HOC)


Stem cell models and technology (hiPS, ES, mES, miPS)


In Silico Models: toxicology & efficacy of drugs, chemicals & cosmetics


Disease Models using HUMAN cells, tissues and organs


Implementing EU Dir 63/2010 - update on legal and ethical issues


3Rs in education and academia


REACH I – the most frequently used alternatives: "Read Across, WoE (Weight of Evidence) & QSAR"


REACH II – meeting the 2018 deadline!


Advanced safety testing of cosmetics and consumer products


Alternatives to animal testing in food safety, nutrition and efficacy


Specific Endpoints of Toxicity: repeated-dose toxicity, inhalation, sensitization, repro- ductive & developmental toxicity (mEST & hEST), carcinogenesis, nanotoxicology


Neurotoxicology & Developmental Neurotoxicology (DNT)




Efficacy and safety testing of drugs, medical devices & biopharmaceutics (incl. vaccines, blood components, allergenics, somatic cells, gene therapies, tissues, recombinant therapeutic protein and living cells used in cell therapy)


Intra- and interspecies differences – translational aspects


Advanced GMO models – CRISPR/Cas in vivo & in vitro


Biological barriers: lung, gut, kidney & skin, blood-brain & blood-saliva barriers


Initiative for Implementing Serum Free Culture Media


"Young Scientists" session


Free communications


Deadlines for your submission of abstracts:

- Submission of oral presentations: 31 May 2018
- Submission of posters: 31 May 2018
- Delivery of powerpoint presentations: 14 September 2018

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