Monday 24 August 2020

This page is meant to provide a look at the schedule and events that will occur during WC11 on Monday 24 August 2020.

* the program is subject to change


  • Disease (D)
  • Ethics, Welfare and regulation (E)
  • Innovative technologies (IT)
  • Safety (S)

07h30-19h30 Registration and poster display

08h30-09h30 Keynote lecture
Computational systems toxicology-real world evidence – Dr. Russell Thomas, National Center for Computational Toxicology

09h30-11h00 Platform sessions

  • (D) S21: Remove ATT, TABST & LABST. How far away we are to global harmonization for those safety tests? – L. Viviani, Society International
  • (E) S76: Sharing organs and tissues to reduce the lab animal usage – Current update on existing biobanks and sharing platforms – A. Lang, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • (IT) S167: Replacing Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) – Innovative Alternatives and Transition Strategies – T. Weber, German Animal Welfare Federation / Animal Welfare Academy
  • (S) S161: Validation redefined: needs and opportunities for the validation of (r)evolutionary non-animal approaches for chemical safety assessment – J. Ezendam, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
  • (E) S149: Implementing openness: promoting transparency around animal research across regions – B. Williams, Understanding Animal Research
  • (S) S79: Methods to enhance biotransformation capability for in vitro high throughput screening assays – M. Xia, SOT/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
  • (D) S228: Of mice and men and predictive biology: what would it take to ingrain the 3Rs in biomedical research? – C. Chandraskera, Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods

11h00-11h30 Coffee break at the exhibition and poster viewing area

11h30-13h00 Platform sessions

  • (D) S75: Modeling the musculoskeletal system and related disorders in vitro – Cells, scaffolds and biomechanics – A. Lang, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • (E) S244: Rehoming rodents, views and criteria – P. van Loo, Utrecht University
  • (IT) S115: Scientific highlights in emulating human biology on chips – U. Marx, TissUse GmbH & Technische Universität Berlin
  • (S) S126: Modern Regulatory Methods for Skin Sensitization: Bye-Bye Buehler? – E. Haugabrooks, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • (E) S69: Promoting the use of 3Rs through partnership: EPAA – Z. Zvonar, European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal testing (EPAA)
    *This session is sponsored and organized by EPAA 
  • (S) S23: Asia: A place ripe for the development of 21st century science – A. Sengupta, Humane Society International India
  • (IT) S114: Artificial Intelligence for Risk and Safety Assessment – W. Tong, NCTR/FDA

13h00-14h30 Lunch break at the exhibition and poster viewing area

14h30-16h30 Platform sessions

  • (D) S71: Biomarker-based in vitro tools targeting early Alzheimer’s in a human relevant fashion – E. Roggen, ToxGenSolutions BV
  • (E) S221: Implementing the Three Rs in the creation and breeding of Genetically Altered Animals (GAAs)s – S. Louhimies, European Commission
  • (IT) S235: Case studies of industrial adoption using Microphysiological Systems – A. Roth, Hoffman La Roche
  • (S) S163: New Approach Methodologies (NAM)-supported Read-Across Approaches for Regulatory Purposes – B. van de Water, Leiden University/ EU-ToxRisk
  • (E) S196: Barriers of Refinement Use in Practice – C. Schuppli, University of British Columbia
  • (S) S111: Modern, Mechanistic Approaches to Cancer Risk Assessment – G. Hilton, PETA International Science Consortium Ltd.
  • (D) S108: Pharmaceutical Industry initiatives driving the 3Rs, K. Reid, EFPIA
    This session is sponsored and organized by EFPIA

16h30 -17h00 Coffee break at the exhibition and poster viewing area

17h00-18h00 Keynote lecture
Data quality in translational research – Prof. Dr. Malcolm MacLeod, University of Edinburgh

18h00-19h30 Get Together
Wine and poster reception at the exhibition area