13th Congress on alternatives to animal testing - Linz, Austria, 2-4 June

May 10, 2006

Brussels, 09 May 2006

The 13th Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing will take place in Linz, Austria, from 2 to 4 June. The congress will also host the tenth annual meeting of MEGAT - Middle European Society for Alternative Methods to Animal Testing.

This congress will include poster sessions and lectures, dealing with the following topics:

  • ethical and legal aspects in animal experimentation;
  • ecotoxicology;
  • good cell culture practice;
  • in vitro models for testing long term (chronic) toxicity;
  • target organ toxicity;
  • acute toxicity testing;
  • EU chemicals policy (REACH);
  • free communications.

Target groups for the conference are representatives and scientists from different industries, as well as representatives of the four stakeholder groups most relevant for alternatives to animal testing: public authorities, industry, universities, and animal welfare organisations.

The event is being organised by Zet, the Centre for Alternative and Complementary Methods to Animal Testing, within the framework of the Austrian Presidency of the EU.

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