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ISTNET (Developmental) neurotoxicity Workshop

December 20, 2013  |   Uncategorized   |  

ISTNET (Developmental) neurotoxicity Workshop  ISTNET (Developmental) neurotoxicity Workshop 23 January 2014 – 24 January 2014, 09.00 – 17.00 Venue: Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Universityof Zürich, Switzerland The number of participants is restricted Further information: istnet@uta.fi   The currently used regulatory test methods in the fields of neurotoxicity (NT) and developmental neurotoxicity (DNT) have several limitations. One of them is that the species differences between rodent and human nervous systems are pronounced, and also cellular signaling may differ considerably. Differences in signal transduction between rodents and man can change the toxicodynamic and thus the effects of compounds on organs and organisms.  Therefore, new concepts for safety testing which are based on human biology are being developed. To date, this process has been SCIENCE-driven, i.e. the direction of research and the output obtained were mainly driven by academic interest, and theoretical considerations. This approach has largely failed to deliver validated test methods. We therefore promote a NEED-driven process, i.e. focus of research activities on regulatory requirements. For this purpose, we want to bring together the regulatory experts together with test developers and potential users to start a constructive dialog on test requirements, right from the start of new developments. A first step will be a common workshop. In this meeting we ...

10th Anniversary symposium of Fincopa

September 03, 2013  |   Uncategorized   |  

10th Anniversary symposium of Fincopa In occasion of 10th anniversary of the Finnish platform for alternatives to animal testing, Fincopa invites to the symposium "Implementation of the Directive 2010/63/EU in Finland and the role of alternative methods in biomedical research" which will take place on September 20th at University of Tampere, School of Medicine. For the agenda of this symposium and further information, please click here.

ECOPA General Assembly – 2013

July 30, 2013  |   Ecopa Events   |  

ECOPA General Assembly – 2013 In 2013 ECOPA's General Assembly will be hosted by the German "Foundation for the Promotion of Alternate and Complementary Methods to Reduce Animal Testing" - the SET Foundation. The General Assembly will be held on October 23rd, from 1 pm to 4 pm in the facilities of Novotel-Mainz in Mainz, Germany.

ECOPA Board Meeting- 2013

July 30, 2013  |   Ecopa Events   |  

ECOPA Board Meeting- 2013 DACOPA will host in 2013 an ECOPA board meeting, on September 24th in Vilvorde Course Center, Charlottenlund, Denmark, from 2 pm (14:00) on. This meeting is set prior to the congress on "Frontiers in Cell Toxicity Testing", which is organised by the Section of Toxicology, DSTFM and Scandinavian Society for Cell Toxicology (SSCT), which will be held on 25 – 27 September 2013 at the same venue.  

29th SSCT workshop – Frontiers in Cell Toxicity Testing – September 25th to 27th 2013

February 06, 2013  |   Uncategorized   |  

29th SSCT workshop – Frontiers in Cell Toxicity Testing – September 25th to 27th 2013 The 29th workshop of Scandinavian Society for Cell Toxicology (SSCT) will be organized as a joint meeting with the DSTFM, section for toxicology, 25-27 September 2013 in Charlottenlund, Denmark. The theme is “Frontiers in Cell Toxicity Testing”. We are looking forward to have a meeting with up-to-date scientific knowledge. We wish you warmly welcome to Charlottenlund and call you to send abstracts to be presented as oral presentations or as posters. Please find further information ragrding this event here: SSCT workshop - Frontiers in Cell Toxicity Testing - September 25th to 27th 2013  

ecopa 2012 board meeting and general assembly

May 31, 2012  |   Ecopa Events   |  

ecopa 2012 board meeting and general assembly This year's annual meeting will be hosted by ecopa and the 3R Research Foundation, the platform for 3R alternatives in Switzerland, at the Technopark in Zurich. It is also a particular pleasure as this joint meeting marks also the 25 years jubilee of "The Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association" and the 25 years jubilee of the "3R Research Foundation switzerland". Please find here the official announcement of the joint meeting and here programm for the "Joint 25th Anniversary Meeting SGV – 3R Research Foundation- Swisstox- ecopa" and here for the parallel sessions of SGV 2012 meeting on refinement.      

In vitro models in (skin) sensitization: summer course July 3rd to 6th 2012

May 03, 2012  |   Ecopa Events   |  

In vitro models in (skin) sensitization: summer course July 3rd to 6th 2012 summer course July 3rd to 6th 2012, Utrecht, The Netherlands (Summercourse-Sensizitation Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th of July 2012)

The 7th meeting of the Immunotoxicology and Chemical Allergy Speciality Section ITCASS

May 03, 2012  |   Ecopa Events   |  

The 7th meeting of the Immunotoxicology and Chemical Allergy Speciality Section ITCASS ITCASS meeting 30th and 31st of August 2012 in Elsinore (Helsingør), Denmark (ITCASS meeting 2012 flyer ; ITCASS registration form 2012)

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