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Cardiovascular Network launch event


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Event date and time
Rachel Eyre
Graphic showing an anotomical heart, blood cells and ECG readout.

The Cardiovascular Network is open to cardiovascular researchers from all sectors and at all career levels. The purpose of the Network is to accelerate the adoption of 3Rs approaches and facilitate collaborations across the cardiovascular research community.

Learn more on our Cardiovascular Network page.

The launch event will be chaired by Professor Chris George (University of Swansea). Alongside talks from invited speakers there will be opportunities to discuss potential new collaborations and showcase new technologies, including networking sessions, flash talks and poster presentations. The event is free to attend, but registration is essential. 

Please note there is no hybrid option for this event. If you are interested in joining the Network but are unable to attend the in-person launch event, you can become a member of the Network online to receive future updates.

Registration details

Registration for this event is now closed.  

*Please note that by registering for the launch event you will automatically be added to the Cardiovascular Network to receive member updates. Members can opt out at any time by unsubscribing.


Time Session title
10.00 – 10.30 Registration and refreshments
10.30 – 10.40 Welcome and introduction
Prof Chris George, Swansea University and NC3Rs Board member
  Session 1: Using cardiovascular models across academia and industry
10.40 – 11.00 Introduction to the NC3Rs Cardiovascular Network
Dr Rachel Eyre, NC3Rs
11.00 – 11.30 Keynote Talk: Adding a new dimension to your research – how maths can help us make better use of research animal data
Dr Manasi Nandi, Kings College London
11.30 – 11.50 The Future Outlook of Cardiovascular Models in Preclinical Drug Discovery
Dr Caroline Archer, Exscientia
  Session 2: Showcase of NC3Rs-funded technology 
11.50 – 12.20 Early Career Researcher showcase
12.20 – 13.20 Lunch and poster viewing
13.20 – 13.40 Developing a humanised platform for thrombosis research
Dr Alice Pollitt, University of Reading
13.40 – 14.00 Developing animal free approaches for thrombosis and haemostasis research
Dr Sarah Jones, Manchester Metropolitan University
14.00 – 14.20 Progress towards computational tools that can predict the likelihood that a new molecule will cause cardiotoxic effects
Dr Andrew Leach, University of Manchester
  Session 3: Building collaborations and highlighting community resources
14.20 – 15.10 Networking session: An opportunity to meet delegates from across academia and industry and discuss models and future potential collaborations. Information about this session will be sent to delegates ahead of the meeting.  
15.10 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 15.50 Native Human Tissue to Reduce or Replace Animals in Cardiovascular Research
Prof Cesare Terracciano, Imperial College London
15.50 – 16.25 Funding focus: Information on NC3Rs and BHF funding schemes (including funding for Network member collaborations) and advice for making competitive funding applications.
Dr Gabriela Warpsinski, BHF and Dr Katie Bates, NC3Rs
16.25 – 16.35 Summary and closing remarks
Prof Chris George, Swansea University and NC3Rs Board member
16.35 – 17.30 Networking and nibbles

Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts for poster presentations and flash talks related to the development and application cardiovascular models is now closed.

NC3Rs meeting policy

The meeting policy below outlines the events policy for all events that the NC3Rs is involved in, agreed by the NC3Rs board and reviewed annually.