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

Topics / tentative sessions

(as of 28 August 2017)

Advanced technologies: systems biology, -omics technologies, stem cells, 3D models & multi-organ-chips (MOC), human-organ-chips (HOC)


International progress in 3Rs' research - Global cooperation on implementing the 3Rs


Implementing the 3Rs in cell & tissue culture - the ban FCS and NBCS


Replacement – new approaches


Predictive toxicology & risk assessment  


Specific toxicological endpoints: oral & repeated-dose toxicity, inhalation toxicity, sensitization, reprotox (mEST & hEST), carcinogenesis, nanotoxicology & bio-barriers


REACH – meeting the 2018 deadline


Efficacy and safety testing of drugs, biological and vaccines


Disease models using human cells, tissues and organs


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


Ethical and legal issues & EU Dir 63/2010 update


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


3Rs in Education and Academia


"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

(Please note: The online submission system will be online on 01 December 2017)

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