News from the SNP3Rs and SETOX
EUSAAT Congress, Linz, Austria
EUSAAT, the European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing, is the European 3Rs Society. EUSAAT is actively promoting the protection of experimental animals according to the 3Rs-Principle (refine - reduce - replace) developed by Bill Russel und Rex Burch in 1959 in their ground-breaking book “The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique”. EUSAAT is serving as a European 3Rs platform by offering expertise and networking, and supporting educational programs in close cooperation with NGOs, regulators, research institutions and industry to improve and implement humane experimental techniques as wells as advanced in silico and in vitro methods.
To achieve these goals EUSAAT is hosting the European 3Rs congresses at the University of Linz/Austria, which was started by local animal welfare groups in 1991.
The activities of SNP3R platform were be presented by Dr. Kandarova, on October 12 (see book of ABSTRACTS) and during the Round Table Discussion on 3Rs Centers the same day between 17:00-19:00
The tradition of Round Table Discussion on the theme of 3Rs centers was an initiative of EUSAAT Congress aiming into a better collaboration and exchange between the Europan 3Rs centers. Debaters shared experiences on:
1. Dissemination of 3Rs
2. Assessment of Quality/Implementation of 3Rs
4. Scientific transferability
The Slovak National Platform for 3Rs was represented by Dr. Helena Kandarova. Other discussing partners were: Dr. Dagmar Jirova EUSAAT vice-president and Chair of the Czech Centre, Dr. Györgyi Szabó (Semmelweis university in Hungary), Dr. Hajime Kojima (Japanese and Asian 3Rs centers), Dr. Adrian Smith (representative of NORECOPA). Mrs. Annemarie Lang (Charite 3Rs center in Germany). The discussion was moderated by EUSAAT President Dr. Winfried Neuhaus (Austria).
Slovak Toxicology Society SETOX, Centre of Experimental Medicine, Institute of Experimental Pharmacology & Toxicology SAS and Czech Society for Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology were organizing 24th Interdisciplinary Toxicology Conference at Congress Center Hotel SITNO****, Vyhne, June 26-28, 2019.
There was a specialized session highlighting the implementation of 3Rs concepts in toxicology.
Visit TOXON 2019 website to get more information about the event and its scientific program:
Symposium of the Virtual Center for Replacement/ Complementary Methods to Animal Testing (VZET), March 27-28, 2019
The third Symposium of the Virtual Center for Replacement/ Complementary Methods to Animal Testing (VZET) was held at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation (TiHo), in Hannover, Germany on March 27-28, 2019 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the VZET. The Center was established to optimize method development and teaching in the field of veterinary medicine based on the 3Rs.
SNP3Rs and SETOX were represented on the meeting by Dr Helena Kandarova who elaborated on three-dimensional reconstructed human skin models and their possible applications in regulatory use and biomedical research.
Full meeting report is available here: ALTEX 36(3), 2019