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AltTox Digest
July/August 2011

 

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8th World Congress on Alternatives

Over 800 delegates from 52 countries participated in the 8th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, held August 21-25 in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Hosted by the Canadian Council on Animal Care, the Congress featured 54 sessions and over 200 oral and 400 poster presentations.

Building on its motto "The Three Rs – Together It's Possible," the latest Congress continued earlier efforts in this conference series to "bridge the distance between science and policy and to identify opportunities for collaborations." The Program was divided into five themes: (I) Safety and efficacy testing of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biologicals; (II) Policy/law on animal use, public engagement and ethical review; (III) Incorporation of the Three Rs in education and training; (IV) Animal welfare for Refinement and high quality science; and (V) Replacement and Reduction in basic research. The proceedings will be published as an electronic supplement to the journal Altex. Photos from the Congress are available online.

In addition to sessions on the latest developments in the field, the Congress also provided opportunities for various satellite meetings, multimedia demonstrations, and point-counterpoint debates. For our part, AltTox staff presented a poster on AltTox.org: Communication Platform for 21st Century Toxicology, and we hosted a breakfast meeting of the AltTox Editorial Board.

The 9th World Congress will be held in Prague, the Czech Republic, in 2014.

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