Virtual WC11 Congress

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Monday 23 August 2021 to Thursday 02 September 2021

The 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences (WC11) will be fully virtual in 2021, providing the global research community with an equal opportunity to attend. The theme of this year's event will be "3Rs in transition: from development to application". A number of projects involving NC3Rs staff are being presented.

Talks

Applying the 3Rs within regulatory toxicology studies in drug development 
Presenter: TBC
In the session ‘S127: Implementing the 3Rs in safety assessment and drug development’ on Thursday 26 August, 6.30 PM - 8.30 PM CEST

Reducing, replacing and refining aquatic vertebrate testing in the identification of endocrine disruptors
Presenter: Dr Natalie Burden (NC3Rs)
In the session ‘S199: Can animal models identify environmental endocrine disruptors?’ on Wednesday 25 August, 3.00 - 5.00 PM CEST

NC3Rs resources to improve the reproducibility of in vivo and in vitro experiments
Presenter: Dr Nathalie Percie du Sert (NC3Rs)
In the session ‘S93: Reproducibility in preclinical studies’ on Wednesday 25 August, 3.00 - 5.00 PM CEST

CRACK IT: 3D hiPSC-derived laminated retinal model as a tool for toxicology and drug discovery studies
Presenter: Dr Birthe Hilgen (University of Newcastle)
In the session 'S305: (Multi-)organ models-3' on Wednesday 1 September, 6.30 - 8.30 PM CEST

An international data crowdsourcing project to understand and minimise aggression in group-housed male laboratory mice
Presenter: Dr Mark Prescott (NC3Rs)
In the session 'S301: Animal welfare in practice' on Tuesday 31 August, 6.30 - 8.30 PM CEST

Posters

P53: 3Rs self-assessment tools to support research groups and institutions to track, evaluate and benchmark their 3Rs activities
Presenter: Dr Jessica Eddy (Abstract ID: 179)

P432: Review of animal testing requirements in WHO guidelines and recommendations for biologics: a proposal to implement 3Rs principles
Presenter: Dr Elliot Lilley (Abstract ID: 841)

To find out more, visit the WC11 website.