NC3Rs Survey

The NC3Rs is currently running a survey targeted to end-users of organ-on-a-chip technology. The aim of the survey is to gather information on the current use and application of the technology, provide insight into the impacts on the 3Rs and to help inform the NC3Rs’ future strategy in this area. If you are currently using, considering using or have used organ-on-a-chip technology, please take 30 minutes to complete the survey before Friday 14 August. The survey can be accessed here.

WC11 webinars on 3Rs in COVID-19 research

On 25 and 26 August 2020 at 3 PM CET, the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Science will organize two 1.5 h webinars on 3Rs in COVID-19 research. On both days, several excellent presentations will highlight innovative model systems to study COVID-19, and will also discuss new strategies for the development of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics and much more!

The full program of both webinars will be available mid-July via the website: www.wc11maastricht.org

ISSCR 2020 Goes Virtual

The International Society for Stem Cell Research has transformed its annual scientific meeting ISSCR on 23-27 June, into a virtual experience, bringing the global stem cell community together to share knowledge, collaborate, and network.

Join ISSCR and your colleagues for The Global Stem Cell Event – and take part in live Q&A, connect in networking hubs, browse the digital poster hall, explore a vibrant, virtual exhibit floor, and enjoy on-demand viewing of all sessions 24 hours a day. One low registration price now includes workshops and special sessions. The virtual event format means you will now have unprecedented access to world-renowned stem cell scientists and educational and professional development sessions.

Learn more about the full program, high-caliber speakers, and explore the workshops and special sessions that are incorporated into the virtual meeting this year.

New (Reduced) Meeting Registration Rates

Trainee member: $65 USD
Full/affiliate member: $150 USD
Non-ISSCR member: $400 USD

Full access to the ISSCR 2020 Virtual Meeting includes:
•Tuesday Workshop Sessions
•Plenary Scientific Sessions
•Concurrent Scientific Sessions
•Virtual Tradeshow
•Networking Opportunities
•Poster Presentations
•Panel Discussions

For more information see the website www.isscr2020.org

3Rs Science Prize 2020 Call for submissions

The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) is proud to announce that a call for submissions is now open for its 2020 3Rs Science Prize.

Application deadline: 5 October 2020 at 12:00 (noon) Brussels time

The EPAA aims to promote the development, validation and acceptance of 3Rs alternative approaches (replacement, reduction and refinement of testing on animals). The 3Rs science prize is granted every two years to a scientist with an outstanding contribution to the 3Rs. We want to promote positive contributions from industry or academia and encourage more scientists to focus their research on the 3Rs goals. Scientists working on relevant methods for regulatory testing (e.g. safety, efficacy, batch testing) that provide an outstanding contribution to the use of the 3Rs may apply for the prize.

A selection board (composed by EPAA members and representatives of the EPAA Mirror Group) will evaluate the submissions, provide the EPAA steering committee with the results of the evaluation and give a recommendation on the ranking of the submissions. Based on this recommendation, the Steering Committee will select the winner, to whom the prize of €10,000 will be awarded.
The prize will be granted to the institution of the winner to be announced at the EPAA Annual Conference, on 10 November 2020. The winner will have the opportunity to present his/her work at the 2020 EPAA Annual Conference, gathering regulators, industry stakeholders, academia and civil society. Applicants should, therefore, confirm that they are available on 10 November 2020 to present their work at the Annual Conference if they win. Their travel and accommodation will be paid for by EPAA.

For more details on selection criteria, application process and time-line see EPAA 3Rs Science Prize 2020 Call for submissions and the EC-website.

Source: EC-website

WC11 Abstract Submission deadline extended to 22 March 2020

Make your appearance on the scientific program of the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences (WC11) to be held in Maastricht, The Netherlands from 23-27 August 2020. Submit an abstract of your 3R-related work now!

The deadline for submitting an abstract is: 22 March 2020. You can submit your abstract via the website.

Do not miss out on this opportunity to share your latest insights and innovations with peers from industry, universities and regulatory bodies all over the world. With a multidisciplinary program, we will explore both the latest novelties in 3R innovation and the more traditional issues, centered around four themes ‘Safety’, ‘Innovative technologies’, ‘Ethics, Welfare and Regulation’ and ‘Disease’.

For more information see the WC11 website and newsletter.

Abstract submission for EUROoCS 2020 extended until March 15

Abstract submission for EUROoCS 2020, held on 8-9 July 2020 in Uppsala Sweden, is now open via http://www.euroocs2020.angstrom.uu.se.

Submitted abstracts will be selected either for an oral presentation or for the interactive poster session.

Deadline for abstract submission:     15 March 2020
Deadline for abstract selection:         1 April 2020

Scientific program committee
Maria Tenje (chair, Uppsala University Sweden)
Albert van den Berg (University of Twente, the Netherlands)
Peter Loskill (Fraunhofer IGB, EKUT, Germany)
Torsten Mayr (University of Graz, Austria)
Adrian Roth (Roche)
Janny van den Eijnden-van Raaij (hDMT)

Registration
Special reduced fees will be available to members of EUROoCS.
To become a member of EUROoCS click here.

EUROoCS members:

-Seniors: 2,000 SEK (~200 €*) + 500 SEK (~50 €*) late registration from 5 May 2020
-Students:1,600 SEK (~160 €*) + 500 SEK (~50 €*) late registration from 5 May 2020

Non-society members:
-Seniors: 2,400 SEK (~240 €*) + 500 SEK (~50 €*) late registration from 5 May 2020
-Students: 2,000 SEK (~200 €*) + 500 SEK (~50 €*) late registration from 5 May 2020

*dependent on the exchange rate.

More information about registration will become available soon via the conference website www.euroocs2020.angstrom.uu.se.

Registration for EUROoCS 2020 now open

Registration is open, see the conference website www.euroocs2020.angstrom.uu.se.

Early bird fee is available until 5 May 2020.

Registration
Special reduced fees will be available to members of EUROoCS.
To become a member of EUROoCS click here.

EUROoCS members:

-Seniors: 2,000 SEK (~200 €*) + 500 SEK (~50 €*) late registration from 5 May 2020
-Students:1,600 SEK (~160 €*) + 500 SEK (~50 €*) late registration from 5 May 2020

Non-society members:
-Seniors: 2,400 SEK (~240 €*) + 500 SEK (~50 €*) late registration from 5 May 2020
-Students: 2,000 SEK (~200 €*) + 500 SEK (~50 €*) late registration from 5 May 2020

*dependent on the exchange rate. All fees are excluding 25% VAT

Abstract submision for EUROoCS 2020 now open

Abstract submission for EUROoCS 2020, held on 8-9 July 2020 in Uppsala Sweden, is now open via http://www.euroocs2020.angstrom.uu.se.

Submitted abstracts will be selected either for an oral presentation or for the interactive poster session.

Deadline for abstract submission:     1 March 2020
Deadline for abstract selection:         1 April 2020

Scientific program committee
Maria Tenje (chair, Uppsala University Sweden)
Albert van den Berg (University of Twente, the Netherlands)
Peter Loskill (Fraunhofer IGB, EKUT, Germany)
Torsten Mayr (University of Graz, Austria)
Adrian Roth (Roche)
Janny van den Eijnden-van Raaij (hDMT)

Registration
Special reduced fees will be available to members of EUROoCS.
To become a member of EUROoCS click here.

EUROoCS members:

-Seniors: 2,000 SEK (~200 €*) + 500 SEK (~50 €*) late registration from 5 May 2020
-Students:1,600 SEK (~160 €*) + 500 SEK (~50 €*) late registration from 5 May 2020

Non-society members:
-Seniors: 2,400 SEK (~240 €*) + 500 SEK (~50 €*) late registration from 5 May 2020
-Students: 2,000 SEK (~200 €*) + 500 SEK (~50 €*) late registration from 5 May 2020

*dependent on the exchange rate.

More information about registration will become available soon via the conference website www.euroocs2020.angstrom.uu.se.