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9th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences

Event details
Aug 24, 2014 09:00 AM to
Aug 28, 2014 07:30 PM
Prague (CZ)
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Organizer: WC9

Humane Science in the 21st Century

The 9th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences will take place in Prague on 24-28 August 2014. 

Its Scientific Committee has identified nine themes covering all aspects of Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences. The corresponding nine scientific sessions will offer the scientific community, regulators and all stakeholders a unique occasion for information exchange, discussion and debate.

A detailed scientific program is available on the Congress web site.

As a member of the Scientific Committee, Prof. Maurice Whelan, Head of EURL ECVAM (the JRC's European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing) will contribute to the organisation of Theme IX (Global cooperation, regulatory acceptance and standardisation). Also, many EURL ECVAM scientists are expected to act as session co-chairs and to deliver presentations. The JRC / EURL ECVAM will also have an exhibition stand which will provide a focal point for a number of dissemination events, including demos of DB-ALM (Data Base on Alternative Methods) and the OECD Adverse Outcome Pathway Knowledge Base (AOP-KB), and the launch of the next volume of the SEURAT-1 annual report.  

WC9 - Call for abstracts
The deadline for abstract submission is 1 April 2014. Abstracts are to be submitted electronically using the relevant abstract submission form made available on the Congress web site. Abstracts submitted by fax, mail or e-mail will not be accepted. Abstracts in English should be prepared in the standard format (200 words maximum). All abstracts will be evaluated by the Scientific Program Committee. Authors will be informed by an official letter of acceptance. The abstracts will be published in an international scientific journal focused on 3Rs with impact factor.