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Call for papers

1. ESNATS – embryonic stem cells

2. Progress in 3Rs research - EU FP6 and FP7 projects

3. Directive 2010/63/EU and transposition into national legislation e.g.
- cost-benefit analysis
    - promotion of the development and validation of 3Rs methods
    - activities of the EU

4. Basic and biomedical research

5. Regulatory toxicity testing:
    - REACH
    - 2013 marketing ban for cosmetics

6. Specific toxicological endpoints:
    - local toxicity (eye & skin)
    - repeated-dose toxicity
    - inhalation toxicity
    - sensitisation & immunotoxicity
    - reproductive & developmental toxicity
      & endocrine disrupters
    - genotoxicity & carcenogenicity

7. Nanotoxicology

8. Ecotoxicology
    - endocrine disruptors

9. Toxicology in the 21st century

10. Human-on-a-chip

11. 3Rs go 3D

12. GCCP

13. Drugs, vaccines and medical devices

14. Ethical and legal issues

15. Free communications

EUSAAT 2012 Linz main square
EUSAAT 2012 near the Danube with museum Lentos
EUSAAT 2012 near the Danube view to the Linz castle
EUSAAT University of Linz congress venue

Lectures and posters can be submitted for all topics.

To submit your lecture or your poster please use the ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM!

Deadlines for the submission:

submission of lectures: 30th April 2013
submission of posters: 31st May 2013

Preliminary programme

Saturday 14 / Sunday 15 September 2013

Satellite Meetings

Sunday 15 - Wednesday 18 September 2013

18th Euroepean Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing - Linz 2013
15th Annual Congress of EUSAAT

Monday 16 September 2013

ESNATS Symposium - Final Public Workshop
Embryonic Stem cell-based Novel Alternative Testing Strategies


Workshop Topical Toxicity Training Course

Wednesday 18 September 2013 - Thursday 19 September 2013

Please save the date! Details will follow.

Exhibition EUSAAT 2013 / Linz 2013

This year again we offer you the possibility to present your company and your products at the above mentioned congress.

For further information about the exhibition, please visit the congress website.

Registration & hotel accomodation

Our partner KUONI Congress Vienna will hold allotments of rooms at special rates in different categories (****, ***, *** ) of hotels for the participants of the congress EUSAAT 2013 / Linz 2013 / ESNATS Symposium

More details about the offered hotels and the online registration form will be available on the congress website at the end of February 2013.


before 31 July 2013

members of EUSAAT: EUR 165.-
general registration fee: EUR 255.-
students: EUR 90.-

one day fee for the ESNATS Symposium on Monday, 16th September 2013: EUR 100.-

after 31 July 2013

members of EUSAAT: EUR 205.-
general registration fee: EUR 315.-
students: EUR 100.-

one day fee for the ESNATS Symposium on Monday, 16th September 2013: EUR 120.-

Congress office and further information

appl communications & consulting e.U.
Helmut Appl

A-4225 Luftenberg/Donau
Laimbauerweg 15

mob/fax: +43 (0)676 4104712
mob: +41 (0)79 5542839


retrospection EUSAAT 2012 / Linz 2012

Winners of the poster awards 2012

The 17th European Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing / 14th Annual Congress of EUSAAT took place from 5th until 8th of September 2012 at the University of Linz, Austria, and was very well attended by more than 170 participants from 18 countries.

We are pleased to congratulate the winners of the Poster Awards 2012 documenting and highlighting the outstanding scientific standard of our conference:

EUSAAT Poster Award 2012

A.R.M. von Bergh (1), S.C. van der Linden (2), B. Lussenburg (2), L. Jonker (2), M. Teunis (1), C.A.M. Krul (1), B. van der Burg (2)
(1) Innovative Testing in Life Sciences and Chemistry, Research Centre Technology & Innovation, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands; (2) BioDetection Systems BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Pre-validation of a High-throughput Reporter Gene Assay to Detect Genotoxicity and Oxidative Stress

EUSAAT Poster Award 2012

S.N. Kolle (1), K. Sullivan (2), A. Mehling (3), B. van Ravenzwaay (1) and R. Landsiedel (1)
(1) BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany; (2) Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Oakland, CA, USA; (3) BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany
Applicability of In Vitro Test Strategies for Skin Irritation to Regulatory Classification Schemes: Substantiating Test Strategies with Data from Routine Studies

Four Paws Poster Award 2012

Y. Kaluzhny (1), H. Kandarova (2), L. d’Argembeau-Thornton (1), P. Hayden (1) and M. Klausner (1)
(1) MatTek Corporation, Ashland, MA, USA; (2) MatTek In Vitro Life Science Laboratories, s.r.o., Bratislava, Slovakia

Development of the EpiOcular™ Eye Irritation Test for Hazard Identification and Labelling of Eye Irritating Chemicals in Response to the Requirements of the EU Cosmetics Directive and REACH Legislation

For the abstracts of the congress including the winners' abstracts please click here!

ALTEX Award 2012

At the social evening the ALTEX Award 2012 was presented to Erwin van Vliet, CAAT Johns Hopkins University, USA, for his publication in ALTEX (2011) 28, 17-44, Current standing and future prospects for the technologies proposal to transform toxicology testing in the 21st century.

Sponsors & supporters of EUSAAT 2012 / Linz 2012

Across Barriers GmbH, D-Saarbrücken
ATLA - Alternatives to Laboratory Animals, UK-Nottingham
BASF SE, D-Ludwigshafen
CellSystems GmbH, DE-Troisdorf
CellTool GmbH, D-Tutzing
Computer Company, A-Linz
CSEM SA, CH-Landquart
Federal Government of Upper Austria, A-Linz
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, A-Vienna
Federal Ministry of Science and Research, A-Vienna
FRAME - Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments, UK-Nottingham
Four Paws International, A-Vienna
Hyglos GmbH, D-Bernried
Liechtensteinische Landesbank (Österreich) AG, A-Vienna
Linz Tourism, A-Linz
Medicyte, D-Heidelberg
Merck KGaA, D-Darmstadt
MSD Animal Health, NL-Boxmeer
PRIMACYT Cell Culture Technology GmbH, DE-Schwerin
Royal Guitar Club, Austria/Germany
set - Foundation for the Promotion of Research on Replacement and Complementary Methods to Reduce Animal Testing, D-Frankfurt
SkinEthic, FR-Lyon
suonix group GmbH, CH-Schoeftland
VITROCELL Systems GmbH, D-79183 Waldkirch
sponsor of EUSAAT 2012
"BASF uses alternative methods in toxicological testing wherever it is possible and scientifically sound.  For the last two decades, BASF has been developing and validating alternative methods to further their use and regulatory acceptance. Recent developments include the skin sensitization in vitro test strategy and MetaMap®Tox Profiler to detect toxicological modes of action."
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