To view the Overall Program Schedule for the 8th World Congress, click here.

The program for the 8th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences is divided into five themes:

Please use the navigation bar to the right, or follow the links above, to explore each theme.

Plenary Lectures:
  • Living the good life - how far can Refinement go?
  • Dan Weary, University of British Columbia, Canada

  • Engineering performance or performing engineering standards? Globalization and the application of the Three Rs
  • Gail Davies, University College London, UK

  • Implementing the Three Rs through policy - the EU Directive
  • Susanna Louhimies, DG Environment, European Commission

  • A challenge to the ultimate Three R's - in silico approach to evaluate chemical safety for humans
  • Makoto Hayashi, Biosafety Research Center, Foods, Drugs and Pesticides, Japan

  • Pursuing Medawar's challenge for full Replacement
  • Martin Stephens, The Humane Society of the United States

  • Alternative training methods for clinical education - considerations
  • Mark Storch, Johnson & Johnson, Medical Device and Diagnostic Sector, USA