Scientific Conference: Non-Animal Approaches - The Way Forward (Brussels, BE)

06.12.2016 to 07.12.2016

The European Commission is organising a scientific conference in Brussels on 6 and 7 December 2016 to engage the scientific community and relevant stakeholders in a debate on how to exploit cutting edge advances in biomedical and other research in the development of scientifically valid non-animal approaches (alternatives to animal testing).

The conference will bring together people from different countries, scientific disciplines and sectors with expertise in research involving animals and / or non-animal alternative approaches. Through scientific presentations and panel discussions attendees will explore the current benefits and limitations of different models, and consider how to improve the quality and predictivity of models used in research, including approaches to accelerate non-animal alternatives.