Tenth Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences

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Sunday 20 August 2017 to Thursday 24 August 2017
Seattle, USA

The Congress is a scientific meeting with emphasis on the latest technologies for reduction and replacement of animals and innovations in approaches to ethics, animal welfare and public policy.

The theme for this Congress is “The Three Rs in Action.” 

The NC3Rs activities at this year's conference include:

TALKS/PRESENTATIONS:

  • Monday 21 August, 13:15 - 14:45
    Advances in Recognition and Treatment of Pain in Laboratory Rodents
    Co-chaired by Nathalie Percie du Sert (NC3Rs) and including talks by Sara Wells, Paul Flecknell and Norman Peterson.
     
  • Monday 21 August 15:15 - 17:00
    Animal Welfare: A Global Perspective
    Features a presentation by Helen Prior (NC3Rs): Global initiatives for replacement, refinement and reduction in animal use within pharmaceutical toxicology programmes.
  • Tuesday 22 August, 13:15 - 14:45
    The Importance of Experimental Design in Animals Experiments (Part 1)

    Co-chaired by Nathalie Percie du Sert (NC3Rs) and including talks by Emily Sena, Viki Hurst (NC3Rs) and Mandy Bergquist.
     
  • Tuesday 22 August 13:15 - 14:45
    Innovations in Drug Development 

    Features a presentation by Kate Harris (NC3Rs): CRACK IT: Applying the 3Rs through open innovation.
     
  • Tuesday 22 August 15:15 - 17:00
    The Importance of Experimental Design in Animals Experiments (Part 2)
    Co-chaired by Nathalie Percie du Sert (NC3Rs) and including talks by Katherine Button, Nathalie Percie du Sert (NC3Rs) Hanno Wuerbel and Derek Fry.

POSTERS:

  • Wednesday, August 23 12:00 - 13:15
    Cross-sector initiatives to reduce, refine and replace regulatory vertebrate ecotoxicity tests presented by Nikki Gellatly (NC3Rs).

  • Wednesday, August 23 12:00 - 13:15
    Increasing use of human tissue to improve translation in biological and pharmaceutical research presented by Sam Jackson (NC3Rs)

Further information about this meeting can be found on the Congress website.