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Update - 01 June 2015

- Final call for abstracts - just 2 weeks left
- until ultimate deadline of 15 June 2015

- EUSAAT 2015 Practical Training Course

- Young Scientist Travel Awards (YSTA)

Banner 19th European Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing Linz 2015 and EUSAAT 2015

Topics/sessions: coordinators and speakers

New technologies: systems biology, -omics technologies,
3D models

coordinators
Ellen Fritsche, Inst. Environmental Medicine IUF Duesseldorf, EUSAAT Board, Germany
Horst Spielmann, Inst. Pharmacy FU Berlin, SET Foundation, EUSAAT Board, Germany
 

Stem cells
coordinators/speakers:
Jürgen Hescheler, Institute for Neurophysiology, University of Cologne, Germany
James Adjaye, Institute for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine (ISRM), University Düsseldorf, Germany
 

Multi-organ-chips (MOC), human-on-a-chip
coordinators/speakers:
Uwe Marx, TissUse GmbH, Inst. Med. Biotechnology, Technical University Berlin, Germany
Dimitri Sakharov, Bioclinicum, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  
International progress in 3Rs' research
& Global cooperation on implementing the 3Rs
coordinators/speakers:
Dave Allen, ASCCT American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology, ILS/NICETAM, USA
Hajime Kojima, JSAAE Japanese Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing, JaCVAM, Japan
Troy Seidle, HSI Humane Society International, Canada
  
Replacement – new approaches
coordinators/speakers:
Mardas Daneshian, CAAT Europe, University of Konstanz, Germany
Candida Nastrucci, University of Tor Vergata Rome, EUSAAT Board, Italy
Stefanie Schindler, AnimalfreeResearch, EUSAAT Board, Germany & Switzerland
  
Predictive toxicology

QSAR & Read Across
coordinators/speakers (tentative):
Karel de Raat, ECHA European Chemicals Agency, Directorate Evaluation, Finland
Matthias Herzler, BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany
 

Risk assessment based on the AOP concept
coordinators/speakers:
Ellen Fritsche, Inst. Environmental Medicine IUF Duesseldorf, EUSAAT Board, Germany
Anna Bal-Price, EURL-ECVAM, JRC, Italy
Tzutzuy Ramirez, BASF, Germany
Andrea Terron, EFSA, Italy
  
Specific toxicological endpoints

Repeated-dose toxicity 
coordinators/speakers:
Horst Spielmann, Inst. Pharmacy FU Berlin, SET Foundation, EUSAAT Board, Germany
Joachim Wiest, cellasys Gmbh, Germany
 

Inhalation
coordinators/speakers:
Samuel Constant, CEO Epithelix Sàrl, Switzerland
Rodger Curren, IIVS Institute for In Vitro Sciences, USA
 

Nanotoxicology
coordinators/speakers:
Robert Landsiedel, BASF Experimental Toxicology and Ecology, Germany
Claus-Michael Lehr, Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), Germany
 

Bio-barriers
coordinator/speaker:
Claus-Michael Lehr, Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), Germany
 

Skin sensitization
coordinators/speakers:
Joao Barroso, EURL-ECVAM, JRC, Italy
Helena Kandarova, SETOX Slovak Toxicology Society, MatTek In Vitro Life Science Lab., Slovakia  
Robert Landsiedel, BASF Experimental Toxicology and Ecology, Germany
  
Efficacy and safety testing of drugs, biological and vaccines
coordinators/speakers:
Tuula Heinonen, SCCT Scandinavian Society for Cell Toxicology, FICAM, Finland
Coenraad Hendriksen, InTaVacc & Utrech University, NL-Utrecht
Gerhard Püschel, Inst. Food Science, University Potsdam, Germany
  
Disease models in vivo and in vitro

In vivo – the CRISVar (CRISPR/Cas-induced structural variants)
coordinators/speakers:
Horst Spielmann, Inst. Pharmacy FU Berlin, SET Foundation, EUSAAT Board, Germany
Malte Spielmann, Max Planck Inst. Molecular Genetics, Charité Medical School, Germany
 

In vitro – human cell and tissue models
coordinators/speakers:
Manfred Liebsch, ecopa, Germany
Peter Reinhardt, DFG-Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden, TU Dresden, Germany
  
Ethical and legal issues
coordinators/speakers:
Herwig Grimm, Messerli Research Institute, Veterinary University Vienna, Austria
Roman Kolar, Academy for Animal Welfare, Deutscher Tierschutzbund, EuroGroup, Germany
  
EU Directive 63/2010 on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes
coordinators/speakers:
Susanna Louhimies, European Commission, DG Environment, Experimental Animals, Belgium
Herman Koëter, OHP, ACT, Nat. Committee Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes, NL
  
Refinement & welfare, culture of care, best practice approaches, avoidance of severe suffering
coordinators/speakers:
Susanna Louhimies, European Commission, DG Environment, Experimental Animals, Belgium
Katy Taylor, BUAV British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, ECEAE, ICAPPP, UK
Christa Thöne-Reinecke, Inst. Animal Welfare, School of Veterinary Medicine, FU Berlin, Germany
  
3Rs in academia and education
coordinators/speakers:
Marcel Leist, CAAT Europe, University of Konstanz, Germany
Candida Nastrucci, University of Tor Vergata Rome, EUSAAT Board, Italy   
Monika Schaefer-Korting, Vice-President FU Berlin, Inst. Pharmacy FU Berlin, Germany
  
"Young scientists" session & Free communications
coordinators/co-chairs:
Lucia Li, Inst. Pharmacy FU Berlin, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Germany & China
Manfred Liebsch, ecopa, Germany
Helena Kandarova, SETOX Slovak Toxicology Society, MatTek In Vitro Life Science Lab, Slovakia

EUSAAT 2015 Practical Training Course

EUSAAT is pleased to invite you to another “EUSAAT 2015 Practical Training Course on Alternative Methods”, which will be focusing on established in vitro and ex-vivo methods for assessing the eye irritation/corrosion hazard potential of chemicals and finished products.
 
The training course is again free of charge and scheduled on 23–24 September 2015 as a satellite meeting to the EUSAAT 2015/Linz 2015 Congress in Linz, Austria.
 
The training course is open to all participants of the congress but especially addressing students and young scientists, interested in gaining knowledge and practical experience on advanced non-animal methods for toxicology testing.
 
In this two-day intensive training course the use and the regulatory acceptance of in vitro assays will be discussed. The practical part of the course will be supervised by experienced scientists.

For more information and the preliminary program of this year's EUSAAT 2015 Practical Training Course please click HERE.

Young Scientist Travel Awards (YSTA)

To promote sustainability of the 3R principles of Russell & Burch into "Science of the 21st Century", EUSAAT wants to support the participation of as many young scientists as possible from different countries to the EUSAAT 2015 Congress by providing special financial support:
 
Young scientists up to 35 years, in essence graduate-, postgraduate- or PhD-students may submit an abstract until 15 June 2015. In addition, they have to complete an application for for the YSTA, and to provide a document proving that they are inscribed as students at an established institution.
 
A Sub-Committee of the Scientific Committee of the EUSAAT 2015 Congress will evaluate all incoming YSTA applications according to three criteria,
(i) 3R relevance
(ii) scientific value
(iii) ranking within other YSTA applications.
 
According to the level of sponsoring achieved for YSTA, as many applications possible, meeting criteria (i) and (ii) will receive travel support in-kind as waiving of the congress fee and 4/5 nights free accommodation.
 
In addition, since many of the abstracts submitted together with YSTA applications might be submitted as posters, or selected by the Scientific Committee to be presented as posters, EUSAAT 2015 will hold a special "Young Scientists Session" where the best YSTA submissions can be presented as short oral presentations.
 
The best of the presentations of this session will receive an EUSAAT 2015 Diploma and a financial gratification.

Application form for the YSTA.
Submission form for abstracts.

Oral presentations and posters may be submitted for all topics / tentative sessions

To submit your abstract for oral presentation or poster please use the ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM!

Deadlines for the submission:

submission of oral presentations: 15th May 2015 - extended 15 June 2015
submission of posters: 31st May 2015 - extended 15 June 2015

Exhibition EUSAAT 2015 / Linz 2015

We invite you to present your company or institution at the EUSAAT 2015 / Linz 2015 congress.

For further information and registration for the exhibition, please visit the congress website.

Registration & hotel accommodation

Our partner KUONI Congress Vienna will provide rooms in different categories (****, ***, *** ) of hotels for the participants of the congress EUSAAT 2015 / Linz 2015.

Please register HERE for the congress and book your hotel!

Congress fee

before 21 August 2015 - early bird fees

members of EUSAAT: EUR 175.-
general registration fee: EUR 270.-
students: EUR 95.-

after 21 August 2015

members of EUSAAT: EUR 217.-
general registration fee: EUR 334.-
students: EUR 106.-

Scientific Committee

Co-chairs

Horst Spielmann, FU-Berlin, D-Berlin (Head of the Scientific Committee)
Ellen Fritsche, IUF, D-Düsseldorf
Manfred Liebsch, ecopa, D-Königs-Wusterhausen

EUSAAT-Board

Candida Nastrucci, EUSAAT, University of Tor Vergata Rome, I-Roma
Stefanie Schindler, EUSAAT, Animalfree Research, CH-Bern

Members

David Allen, ASCCT, ILS & NICEATM, USA-Research Triangle Park
Joao Barroso, European Commission Joint Research Centre and EURL ECVAM, I-Italy
Rodger Curren, IIVS, USA-Gaithersburg
Mardas Daneshian, CAAT Europe, D-Konstanz
ECHA representative, SF-Helsinki
Herwig Grimm, Messerli Research Institute, A-Vienna
Tuula Heinonen, SSCT, SF-Tampere
Coenraad Hendriksen, InTaVacc & Utrech University, NL-Utrecht
Helena Kandarova, SETOX, MatTek IVLSL, SK-Bratislava
Hajime Kojima, JSAAE, JPN-Tokio
Roman Kolar, Animal Welfare Academy, D-Neubiberg
Robert Landsiedel, BASF, D-Ludwigshafen
Claus-Michael Lehr, HIPS, D- Saarbrücken
Susanna Louhimies, DG Environment, European Commission, B-Brussels
Klausrudolf Schröder, BioMed zet Life Science GmbH, A-Linz
Troy Seidle, Humane Society International, CA-Montréal
Katy Taylor, BUAV, UK-London
Joachim Wiest, cellasys GmbH, D-Munich

Congress office and information

appl communications & consulting e. U.
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mob: +41 (0)79 5542839

A-4225 Luftenberg/Donau
Laimbauerweg 15

mail: congress2015@eusaat-congress.eu
congress-website: www.eusaat-congress.eu
 
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