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25 June 2019

Banner 22nd European Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing - EUSAAT 2019 / Linz 2019
Due to multiple requests:
The deadlines for submitting abstracts have been extended!

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

To submit your abstracts for oral presentations or poster please use our online submission system.

Deadlines for the submission:

submission of oral presentations: extended 15 July 2019 14 June 2019
submission of posters: extended 15 July 2019 14 June 2019

To prepare your abstract, please read the instructions for authors.

Register and book your accomodation!

Registration & hotel accommodation

Our partner holds allotments of rooms at special rates in different categories (****, ***) of hotels for the participants of the congress LINZ 2019 / EUSAAT 2019. Click here for more details about the hotels! Please note: The booking of the hotel can be done separately or together with the registration for the congress!

To register for the congress and to book your hotel please use the online registration form for this congress!

Any information about fees needed? Click here.
Apply for the YSTA 2019!

EUSAAT Young Scientist Travel Awards (YSTA 2019) -
EUSAAT 2019 YSTA program

To promote the 3R principles of Russel & Burch, EUSAAT is promoting the participation of young scientists from around the world at the EUSAAT 2019 Congress by providing travelling support to young scientists via the EUSAAT 2019 YSTA program.

To get selected to the EUSAAT 2019 YSTA program, young scientists up to 35 years, e.g. graduate-, postgraduate- or PhD-students, must submit the following three documents until 15 July 2019 (deadline has been extended):

(To prepare your abstract, please read the instructions for authors.)

Members of the Scientific Committee of the EUSAAT 2019 Congress will evaluate all applications for the EUSAAT 2019 YSTA program according to three criteria:

  • 3R relevance
  • scientific value
  • ranking among the EUSAAT 2019 YSTA applications

According to the amount funding provided to the EUSAAT 2019 YSTA program by our sponsors successful applicants will receive travel support in-kind as

  • waiving of the congress fee and
  • accommodation in Linz for 3-4 nights*.

All abstracts submitted by EUSAAT 2019 YSTA applicants and accepted by the Scientific Committee will be presented as posters. In addition EUSAAT 2019 will schedule a special "Young Scientists Session", where the best YSTA submissions will be presented as short oral presentations.

All recipients of the EUSAAT 2019 YSTA will receive a diploma.

Please click on the appropriate link:

Application form for the EUSAAT 2019 YSTA program.

Submission form for abstracts.

For further information please contact Helmut Appl at the congress office:

* Rooms may have to be shared with a colleague.

Call for submission!

EPAA 3Rs student grants 2019

logo EPAA The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal TestingThe European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) supports students with outstanding work in alternative approaches by funding their attendance at a high-profile scientific event.

Every year, a number of high-profile international meetings bring together world-class scientists working on the development and acceptance of 3R alternatives to animal testing (Replacement, Reduction or Refinement). Costs linked to participation may prevent students with promising work from attending these events. The EPAA partners proudly sponsor the 3Rs student grants to facilitate the participation of students in such events, so they sponsor 2 grants for EUSAAT 2019.

The jury will comprise 4 representatives of the EPAA Steering Committee (2 from the Industry and two from the European Commission) who will judge the applications.

For EUSAAT 2019, a lump sum of € 1.500 is available. 2 different grants are offered by the EPAA partners: 1 half grant and 1 full grant.

  • A half grant covers the reimbursement of the event registration fees for the student as well as travel and accommodation fees, on the basis of the expense receipts up to a maximum of € 500.
  • A full grant covers the reimbursement of the event registration fees for the student as well as travel and accommodation fees, up to a maximum total amount of € 1.000, on the basis of the expense receipts.
Deadline for the application: 19 August 2019
For more details incl. the application process please visit the congress website:
EPAA 3Rs students grant 2019

Topics / tentative sessions

Refinement: best practice approaches, animal welfare, avoidance of severe suffering, culture of care
Reduction: transparency, reproducibility and translational aspects (species differences)
Replacement: advanced technologies: bio-printing,  -omics technologies, systems biology approaches, IT and big data
Banning the 90-day dog study for the safety testing of human drugs and pharmaceuticals
3Rs in education and academia
3R Centers in Europe & international - national and local centers
International progress in 3Rs research: New Funding Initiatives & Global Cooperation
3D Models & multi-organ-chips (MOC), human-organ-chips (HOC)
Biological barriers: e.g. lung, gut, kidney & skin epithelia, blood-brain & blood-saliva barriers
In Silico Models: toxicology & efficacy of drugs, chemicals & cosmetics, new approaches for biomedical research
Disease models using HUMAN cells, tissues and organs
Efficacy and safety testing of drugs, medical devices & biopharmaceutics (incl. vaccines, blood components, allergenics, somatic cells, gene therapies, tissues and living cells used in therapy)
REACH - the most frequently used alternatives: Read Across, WoE (Weight of Evidence), QSAR
Advanced safety testing of cosmetics and consumer products (e. g. toys)
Alternatives to animal testing in food safety, nutrition and efficacy
Specific Endpoints of Toxicity: repeated-dose toxicity, inhalation, sensitization, reproductive & developmental toxicity (mEST & hEST), carcinogenesis, nanotoxicology
Neurotoxicity & Developmental Neurotoxicity (DNT)
Stem cell models and technology (hIPS, ES, mES, mIPS…)
Implementing EU Dir 63/2010 - update
Ethical & legal issues
Advanced GMO models – CRISPR/Cas in vivo & in vitro
Initiative for Implementing Serum Free Culture Media
Publication policies regarding animal experiments and the 3Rs principles
An integrated interdisciplinary approach to animal-free nanomaterial and chemical safety assessment: Results of the in3 project
Botulium neurotoxin (BoNT) -  serotyping of c. botulinum and potency testing of BoTN products
Vaccines: safety testing & the 3Rs
"Young Scientists" session
Free communications
You miss a topic? You want your topic to be discussed? You are interested in organizing a session dealing with your topic? Get in contact with us!

Exhibition & sponsoring EUSAAT 2019 / Linz 2019


We cordially invite you to actively participate in the “EUSAAT 2019 3Rs Congress Linz”. Any contribution is considered as an encouragement to progress in the life sciences while applying the ethical principles of the 3Rs of Russell and Burch (1959). To show our appreciation for your financial support, we will offer some privileges to our sponsors. We do hope that among our proposals you will find attractive offers for sponsoring the EUSAAT 3Rs Congress in 2019.


We invite companies, institutes and other associations to promote their organization, products and services at the Linz 2019/EUSAAT 2019 congress. The exhibition space is located next to the poster exhibition and coffee break areas to facilitate your interaction with participants.
More details are given in the Guidance for Sponsors and Exhibitors (pdf, 252 KB).
For further information please contact Helmut Appl at the congress office:

Congress fee

until 16 August 2019 - early bird fees

members of EUSAAT: EUR 186.-
general registration fee: EUR 286.-
students: EUR 99.-

after 16 August 2019

members of EUSAAT: EUR 230.-
general registration fee: EUR 354.-
students: EUR 110.-

Scientific Committee


Horst Spielmann, FU-Berlin, DE-Berlin (Head of the Scientific Committee, Secretary General of EUSAAT)
Winfried Neuhaus, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, AT-Vienna (President of EUSAAT)
Dagmar Jírová, The National Institute of Public Health, CZ-Prague (Vice-President of EUSAAT)
Dominik Rünzler, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, AT-Vienna (Vice-President of EUSAAT)

Members of the Scientific Committee from the EUSAAT-Board

Annemarie Lang, Charité Medical Department, DE-Berlin
Candida Nastrucci, TheAlternatives.EU, IT-Rome
Györgyi Szabó, Semmelweis University, HU-Budapest
Kristina Wagner, Animal Welfare Academy, DE-Neubiberg

Members of the Scientific Committee

Elizabeth Barker, PCRM, US-Washington DC
Luisa Bastos, Eurogroup for Animals, BE-Brussels
Shujun Cheng, CCARE - The Chinese Centre for Alternatives Research & Evaluation, CN-Guangzhou
Maxime Culot, University of Artois, FR-Rennes
Chantra Eskes, Swiss 3RCC, CH-Bern
Christopher Fassbender, PETA Deutschland e.V., DE-Stuttgart

Johannes Grillari, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, AT-Vienna
Regina Grillari, Evercyte GmbH, AT-Vienna
Tuula Heinonen, SSCT | ecopa | FICAM | Tampere University, FI-Tampere
Coenraad Hendriksen, Utrecht University, NL-Utrecht
Jürgen Hescheler, University of Cologne, DE-Cologne
Erin Hill, ASCCT & IIVS, USA-Gaithersburg
Christiane Hohensee, Menschen für Tierrechte & Satis, DE-Berlin
Claire Jean-Quartier, Medical University of Graz, AT-Graz
Paul Jennings, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL-Amsterdam
Helena Kandarova, SETOX, SK-Bratislava
Günter Klambauer, Johannes Kepler University, AT-Linz
Christian Klein, IMC Univ. of Applied Sciences Krems, AT-Krems (New)
Hajime Kojima, JSAAE, JP-Tokyo
Jens Kurrek, TU Berlin, DE-Berlin
Robert Landsiedel, BASF AG, DE-Ludwigshafen
Marcel Leist, CAAT Europe, DE-Konstanz
Roman Liska, EURL ECVAM, JRC, IT-Ispra
Susanna Louhimies, EU Commission, BE-Brussels
Anna Olsson, Universidad do Porto, PT-Porto
Stina Oredsson, Lund University, SE-Lund
Martin Paparella, Med. Univ. Innsbruck, AT-Innsbruck
Gernot Plank, Medical University of Graz, AT-Graz
Rebecca Ram, Research Consultant - Animal Welfare, UK-London
Christoph A. Reinhardt, CH-Hinwil
Paul J. Russel, Unilever SEAC, UK-Colworth
Monika Schäfer-Korting,  FU Berlin, DE-Berlin
Klausrudolf Schröder, NP Life Science Technologies KG, AT-Linz
Ashwani Sharma, Biopredic International, FR-Saint-Grégoire
Florian Steger, Univ. Ulm, DE-Ulm
Jan van der Valk, Universiteit Utrecht, NL-Utrecht (New)
Christoph Wiesner, IMC Univ. of Applied Sciences Krems, AT-Krems (New)

Christa Thöne-Rheineke, FU Berlin, DE-Berlin
Doris Wilflingseder, Med. Univ. Innsbruck, AT-Innsbruck
Christian Zoschke, FU Berlin, DE-Berlin
(additional members to be added)

Congress office and information

appl communications & consulting e. U.
Helmut Appl
mob/fax: +43 (0)676 4104712
A-4225 Luftenberg/Donau
Laimbauerweg 15
Laimbauerweg 15
A-4225 Luftenberg

tel.: +49 (0)30 7118661
fax: +49 (0)30 71581672
(Prof. Dr. Horst Spielmann
Secretary General)

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