Please note “Abstract” in the subject field.
Applicants will be informed of acceptance/non-acceptance by November 25, 2021.
Taken from M. Turner (2012) Call to curb lab tests on dogs. Nature 474, 551 reporting on CAAT’s 2012 workshop.
Challenges and Opportunities for Overcoming Dog Use in Agro-chemical Evaluation and Registration
10 am – 1 pm EST
The 90-day dog study is being conducted for agro-chemical authorization when it is not always needed to adequately address hazard identification and human safety and risk. This virtual workshop will host a series of presentations on the role the dog study has played in regulation of agro-chemicals in both the U.S. and Europe during the past 20 years and what approaches may be employed to substantially reduce its use. The public will have the opportunity to submit comments and questions to be discussed during the following invitation-only workshop.
• Title: The value of the 90-day dog study in pesticide registration toxicity testing in the U.S.
Authors: Patricia L. Bishop (The Humane Society of the United States), Douglas C. Wolf (Syngenta Crop Protection), and Vicki Dellarco (Independent Consultant)
• Title: Incorporating toxicokinetic and toxicity data to evaluate the value added from using dogs in subchronic toxicity testing for agrochemicals
Authors: Lynea Murphy (Corteva AgriScience), Robert Mingoia (Corteva AgriScience), Jean Domoradzki (Corteva AgriScience) Claire Terry (Corteva AgriScience)
• Title: Relevance of dog studies for the derivation of health-based guidance values for Plant Protection Products Approval - EFSA
Authors: Martina Panzarea (EFSA) and Andrea Terron (EFSA)
• Title: Species Liver-Chip to assess cross-species drug toxicity and human relevance.
Author: Kyung-Jin Jang (Emulate)
Next Generation Humane Science Award:
Extended deadline! Completed Applications
Due by 11:59pm EST on October 24, 2021.
The Next Generation Humane Science Award is available annually to young scientists to acknowledge and encourage researchers who focus on replacing the use of animals in experiments. The 2021 award will be a prize of up to $5,000 to recognize the work of one young scientist; this may be shared among two or more young scientists. Please email completed application to email@example.com.
The work must be focused on the replacement of animals used in experimentation. Excellence of research outcome as demonstrated by publications and presentations at scientific meetings. The review committee will also take into account:
- The significance of the potential to replace animal experiments in the future.
- Providing an inspiration to others (fellow students, members of the research group) and outreach to wider audiences.
- The potential for the replacement methodologies to be used in a regulatory context.
2021 Eligibility Criteria
Full Details and Application
- The candidate must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States working at a US-based institution.
- The candidate should not have received a PhD or similar degree earlier than 2012.
- Current and former employees (or their family members) of the Center of Alternatives to Animal Testing at Johns Hopkins University cannot apply.
Non-Animal New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) in Biomedical Research
November 22-23, 2021, 9am-12pm EST/ 3-6pm CET
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) and the Animal Protection Commissioner of Berlin are inviting early career scientists for a two-day Online Workshop focusing on animal-free New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) in biomedical research. The program will include presentations and interactive sessions. Following the call for abstracts, up to ten early career scientists will be selected to present their own research involving NAMs. The program will also include a session with established scientists from academia, industry, government, and NGOs who will answer the participants’ questions and share advice and guidance on future careers in the field of non-animal methods. In another session, we will discuss topics such as how to tackle the ‘publish or perish’ trap, and where to find funding as well as ongoing training opportunities in NAMs.
The Workshop is free of charge. Please use the form below to apply as well as to submit your abstract (if you would like to present your research) and email it to Dr. Kathrin Herrmann at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is November 7th, 2021. The form to apply can be found here: https://www.berlin.de/lb/tierschutz/alternativen-zu-tierversuchen/artikel.1129019.php
CAAT is a proud partner of the $20 million EU project ONTOX. The vision of the ONTOX consortium is to provide a functional and sustainable solution for advancing human risk assessment of chemicals without the use of animals in line with the principles of 21st century toxicity testing and next generation risk assessment.
Check out the very first ONTOX newsletter (NL): https://ontox-project.eu/newsletter/ontox-newsletter-1/
Subscription for this NL can be found here: https://ontox-project.eu/
The CAAT Team