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

Topics / tentative sessions

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)

   

Ecotoxicology

   

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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