21st European Congress on ALternatives to Animal Testing

Country: Austria

City: Linz

Abstr. due: 31.05.2018

Dates: 23.09.18 — 26.09.18

Area Of Sciences: Biology;

Organizing comittee e-mail: congress2018@eusaat-congress.eu

Organizers: European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing; University of Linz


Topics / tentative sessions
(as of 31 January 2018)
International progress in 3Rs research: New funding initiatives & global cooperation

Refinement & Reduction: welfare, culture of care, best practice approaches, avoidance of severe suffering

Replacement – advanced molecular technologies for implementation of 3Rs: bio-printing, -omics technologies, systems biology approaches

3D Models & multi-organ-chips (MOC), human-organ-chips (HOC)

Stem cell models and technology (hiPS, ES, mES, miPS)

In Silico Models: toxicology & efficacy of drugs, chemicals & cosmetics

Disease Models using HUMAN cells, tissues and organs

Implementing EU Dir 63/2010 - update on legal and ethical issues

3Rs in education and academia

REACH I – the most frequently used alternatives: "Read Across, WoE (Weight of Evidence) & QSAR"

REACH II – meeting the 2018 deadline!

Advanced safety testing of cosmetics and consumer products

Alternatives to animal testing in food safety, nutrition and efficacy

Specific Endpoints of Toxicity: repeated-dose toxicity, inhalation, sensitization, repro- ductive & developmental toxicity (mEST & hEST), carcinogenesis, nanotoxicology

Neurotoxicology & Developmental Neurotoxicology (DNT)


Efficacy and safety testing of drugs, medical devices & biopharmaceutics (incl. vaccines, blood components, allergenics, somatic cells, gene therapies, tissues, recombinant therapeutic protein and living cells used in cell therapy)

Intra- and interspecies differences – translational aspects
Advanced GMO models – CRISPR/Cas in vivo & in vitro
Biological barriers: lung, gut, kidney & skin, blood-brain & blood-saliva barriers
Initiative for Implementing Serum Free Culture Media

"Young Scientists" session
Free communications

Conference Web-Site: https://www.eusaat-congress.eu/index.php/congress/2018/topics