22nd European Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing, August 25-28 2019, University of Linz, Austria

Topics / tentative sessions

(as of 06 May 2019)

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

Reduction: transparency, reproducibility and translational aspects (species differences)

Replacement - advanced technologies: bio-printing,  -omics technologies, systems biology approaches, IT and big data

Banning the 90-day dog study for the safety testing of human drugs and pharmaceuticals

3Rs in education and academia

3R Centers in Europe & international - national and local centers

International progress in 3Rs research: New Funding Initiatives & Global Cooperation

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

Biological barriers: e.g. lung, gut, kidney & skin epithelia, blood-brain & blood-saliva barriers

In Silico Models: toxicology & efficacy of drugs, chemicals & cosmetics, new approaches for biomedical research

Disease models using HUMAN cells, tissues and organs

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

REACH - the most frequently used alternatives: Read Across, WoE (Weight of Evidence), QSAR

Advanced safety testing of cosmetics and consumer products (e. g. toys)

Alternatives to animal testing in food safety, nutrition and efficacy

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

Neurotoxicity & Developmental Neurotoxicity (DNT)


Stem cell models and technology (hIPS, ES, mES, mIPS…)

Implementing EU Dir 63/2010 - update

Ethical & legal issues

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

Initiative for Implementing Serum Free Culture Media

Publication policies regarding animal experiments and the 3Rs principles

An integrated interdisciplinary approach to animal-free nanomaterial and chemical safety assessment: Results of the in3 project

Vaccines: safety testing & the 3Rs

Botulium neurotoxin (BoNT) -  serotyping of c. botulinum and potency testing of BoTN products

"Young Scientists" session

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Deadlines for your submission of abstracts:

- Submission of oral presentations: closed extended until 15 July 2019 Missed the deadline? Contact the congress office!
- Submission of posters: closed extended until 15 July 2019 Missed the deadline? Contact the congress office!
- Delivery of powerpoint presentations: 04 October 2019

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