Registration is open for the “International Workshop on Alternative Methods to Reduce, Refine, and Replace the Use of Animals in Vaccine Potency and Safety Testing:
State of the Science and Future Directions” to be held in Bethesda, Maryland on September 14-16, 2010 (http://iccvam.niehs.nih.gov/meetings/BiologicsWksp-2010/BiologicsWksp.htm
“NICEATM and the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) are organizing the workshop in cooperation with the European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods, the Japanese Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods, and Health Canada.”
Abstracts are invited for scientific posters to be displayed during the workshop.
“Posters should address current research, development, validation, and/or regulatory acceptance of alternative methods that may reduce, refine, and/or replace the use of animals in vaccine potency or vaccine post-approval safety testing. Posters that address related issues or topics may be considered as space allows. Abstracts should be submitted by email to HUniceatm@niehs.nih.govUH
by close of business on July 29, 2010.” Poster guidelines are available on the ICCVAM website.