Important news and updates from the WC11 Local Organising and International Scientific Committee can be found below.
Newsletter April 2020 – Postponement of WC11
Due to the global COVID-19 developments, the WC11 organization decided to postpone the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Science to August 22-26, 2021. The newsletter, Edition 8 from April 2020 can be found here.
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.
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.
The abstract submission deadline has been extended until 22 March, 2020.
Newsletter March 2020
The newsletter, Edition 8 from March 2020 can be found here.
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 (currently not a concern) and the complexity, potential risk, and evolving restrictions associated with delegates’ travel to WC11. Arrangements for WC11 in Maastricht, the Netherlands currently remain as planned. If there is any change, we will update this website immediately.
Newsletter February 2020
The newsletter, Edition 7 from February 2020 can be found here.
The program for WC11 is now available!
We are happy to inform you that the program for the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences is now available on the website.
The newsletter, Edition 6 from December 2019 can be found here.
Registration is now open!
Online registration for WC11 is now open. Please register online to participate by clicking here.
Abstract submission is now open!
Abstract submission for WC11 is now open. Please submit your abstract by clicking here.
Program at a Glance
It is now possible to have a quick glimpse at the schedule and events that will occur during WC11. As information becomes available and activities are finalized, they will be added to this page. Please click here for more information.
Confirmed plenary keynote speakers
Please find below an overview of the confirmed plenary keynote speakers. We have also added biographies of some of the keynote speakers.
Prof. Annelien Bredenoord: Ethics of innovative technologies
Dr. Jason Ekert: Novel 3R technologies in early drug discovery
Dr. Don Ingber: Novel non‐animal technologies in disease mechanisms (microphysiological systems, organoids and Organ‐on‐a‐Chip)
Prof. Dr. Malcolm MacLeod: Data quality in translational research
Dr. Russel Thomas: Computational systems toxicology-real world evidence
* more will follow
Click here to read more about the plenary keynote speakers.
Newsletter October 2019
The newsletter, Edition 5 from October 2019 can be found here.
Session submission is now closed
Proposals will now be evaluated by the WC11 International Scientific Committee. Proposers will be informed about the outcome of the evaluation process at the latest by 1 September 2019.
Session submission deadline is extended!
We are glad to have received numerous session submissions. Appreciating the strong interest, the deadline has been extended! Final session submission is now: Sunday 7 July 2019.
You are welcome to submit your session by following this link.
Newsletter June 2019
The newsletter, Edition 4 from June 2019 can be found here.
Newsletter March 2019
The newsletter, Edition 3 from March 2019 can be found here.
ESTIV best poster award and travel grants
The European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV) will grant a best poster award and 2 travel bursaries to attend the 11th World Congress. Click here to read more.
Call for sessions
We cordially invite you to send your specific suggestions for symposia, workshops, round tables or other sessions through the application form that is now available on until June 30, 2019.
Newsletter August 2018
The newsletter, Edition 2 from August 2018 can be found here.
Sponsorship Prospectus now online
The WC11 Sponsorship Prospectus is now available for download here.
Newsletter March 2018
The newsletter, Edition 1 from March 2018 can be found here.
Comprehensive website online
Comprehensive website is now online.
The first version of the website has been released during WC10 in Seattle.