11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Science

3Rs in transition: from development to application | 23-27 August 2020 | MECC Maastricht – The Netherlands


COVID-19 Update WC11

The spread of COVID-19 has raised concerns about international travel, and for some countries has made travel difficult. WC11 is monitoring the reports from the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the current situation regularly, assessing both the circumstances in the Netherlands and the complexity, potential risk, and evolving restrictions associated with delegates’ travel to WC11. Current arrangements for WC11 in Maastricht, the Netherlands, remain as planned. If there is any change, we will update this on our website immediately.



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About WC11

WC11 stands for “11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences 2020”. The WC11 congress will be held at the MECC Maastricht in the Netherlands from 23-27 August 2020.

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01/04/2020 10:00

Abstract submission is now closed

We are delighted to inform you that we have received over 910 abstracts, which will be reviewed by the WC11 International Scientific Committee in the following weeks. Abstract submitters will be informed about the evaluation process at the latest by 1 May 2020.

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25/03/2020 10:00

Extra extended abstract submission deadline!

Due to the current worldwide situation regarding the spread of COVID-19 and the impact on and cancellations of multiple congresses in our field of work, WC11 has decided to extend their abstract submission deadline until March 31, 2020. This gives the opportunity for speakers from congresses that are cancelled (e.g. ESTIV2020) to submit their abstract at WC11. Notification of acceptance or rejection is still scheduled to be sent on May 1, 2020 but might be postponed. Submit your abstract before March 31, 2020 here.

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15/03/2020 10:00

Abstract submission deadline extended

The abstract submission deadline has been extended until 22 March, 2020.

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How to get to Maastricht

Maastricht is situated in the heart of Europe, surrounded by Belgium and Germany. Maastricht, the most southern city in The Nederlands, is very easy to reach by car, train or airplane. The connection with major European cities is very good.

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Dates & Deadlines

23/08/2020 - 27/08/2020

Congress dates


Call for abstracts


Online registration opens

Online registration for the congress opens in December 2019.


Call for Sessions

We cordially invite you to send your specific suggestions for symposia, workshops, round tables or […]




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