EUROECOTOX FINAL CONFERENCE
The “1st European Conference on the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of Animal Experiments in Ecotoxicology” was successfully carried out (28th-29th June 2012 ) in Dübendorf (Switzerland). The conference was organized by Eawag (Swiss Federal Research Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology), one of the partners of EUROECOTOX, a coordinating action funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme.
The conference provided a good platform for young scientists and experts from academia, industry and regulation in the field of 3Rs of animal tests used in environmental risk assessment. It focused on the current state and future directions of the development, implementation and application of the 3Rs, from bench to acceptance. An exciting programme was put in place based on invited key note speakers and presentations from submitted abstracts. A special key note lecture was given by Susanna Louhimies (DG Environment, European Commission) about the establishment of the 3Rs in European Legislation. About 62% of participants were from academia, 22% from industry and 16% from regulators and stakeholders. A short summary of the conference, programme and abstracts is available from the EUROECOTOX final conference proceedings.
The event was co-funded by the European Society of Toxicology in Vitro (ESTIV), who sponsored the participation of ESTIV members and gave two prizes for young scientist’s presentation and poster.
To download documents related to the event like presentations/posters please see the section below (the titles can be found following the event agenda described in the EUROECOTOX final conference proceedings):