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JRC-IHCP at the EPAA Annual Conference 2011

Event details
Nov 09, 2011
from 09:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Charlemagne Building, 170 Rue de la Loi, 1070 Brussels (BE)
Organizer: EPAA

"Integrated testing strategies (ITS) and their impact on the 3 Rs (Replace, Reduce, Refine)" - Call for posters: expiry date 21.10.11

ITS (Integrating Testing Strategies) are widely used in industry for internal decision making and safety assessment.
However, although regulatory schemes allow for ITS, regulatory acceptance of data or decisions generated under ITS need substantive improvement.
In this Annual Conference organised by EPAA (the European Partnership for Alternatives to Animal Testing), authorities, industry, academia, NGOs, services of the European Commission and other stakeholders will share their views on the outcome of a recent EPAA Workshop: "What makes an ITS fit for regulatory purposes? What are the next steps to promote regulatory acceptance of ITS-generated decisions?"
Background information will be presented from work done in the EU Scientific Committees, EU research policy (OSIRIS) and FDA.
Joachim Kreysa (JRC-IHCP Head of Unit for 'In Vitro Methods') will contribute to the third session, "EPAA's contribution to Innovation", with a presentation focused on "Tools for Innovation"; Elke Anklam (JRC-IHCP, Director) to the concluding session, with a contribution on "Promoting new science and alternative approaches in the framework of the EU Policy on innovation".

Online registration

Please register online as soon as possible via:
Further information and the full event programme are also available online on the EPAA web site.

Call for posters

As in previous years there will be an exhibition of posters related to the theme of the year (for 2011, Integrated Testing Strategies).
PDFs of the Posters submitted should be sent at no later than 21st October.
Printed posters should be sent no later than 28th October to:
EPAA Industry Secretariat
Att. Jonathan Crozier
15B Avenue Herrmann Debroux
1160 Brussels


The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) is a joint initiative from the European Commission, European trade associations from seven industry sectors and individual companies (see partners here). It was launched in November 2005 with the purpose to promote the development and implementation of new 3Rs methods (replace, reduce, refine) and modern alternative approaches in the field of safety testing.