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  1. Human on a Chip (Fast Company)

    Advocates like Pascaline Clerc, view the organ-on-a-chip work at Wyss as among the most promising of several advances aimed at reducing or eventually replacing animal testing.
    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:51:27 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/chip.html
  2. Tox21 Data Challenge Opens August 18th

    The Tox21 Data Challenge 2014 will "crowdsource" data analysis by independent researchers to reveal how well they can predict compounds' interference in biochemical pathways using only chemical structure data.
    Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:28:24 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/tox21.html
  3. ICCVAM Advisory Committee to Meet in September

    The Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM) will meet Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Research Triangle Park, NC.
    Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:21:54 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/ICCVAM_adv_mtg.html
  4. AOPs Workshop: Adverse Outcome Pathways: From Research to Regulation

    NICEATM and the PCRM will cosponsor a scientific workshop on “Adverse Outcome Pathways: From Research to Regulation.”
    Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:59:00 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/aop_wksp.html
  5. Green Toxicology Workshop on October 23, 2014, Empa, Dübendorf, Switzerland

    Green Toxicology Workshop on October 23, 2014, Empa, Dübendorf, Switzerland. Green toxicology is the application of predictive toxicology to the production of chemicals with the specific intent of improving their design for hazard reduction.
    Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:59:30 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/green_tox_Oct2014.html
  6. 2015 CAAT Science-based Refinement Awards - Call for Proposals

    Attention veterinarians, lab technicians, animal technicians, and all who work with laboratory animals: CAAT now is accepting proposals for the 2015 Science-based Refinement Awards (formerly the Animal Welfare Enhancement Awards).
    Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:18:09 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/awe_proposal.html
  7. Job Opening: CEO of CAAT-Europe

    Job Opening: CEO of CAAT-Europe
    Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:14:08 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/caat_job_opening.html
  8. OPENTOX USA 2015, February 11-12, 2015

    We will discuss important components for driving 21st century approaches to safety assessment forward.
    Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:18:37 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/opentox2015.html
  9. The Emergence of Systematic Review and Related Evidence-based Approaches in Toxicology an EBTC Workshop

    Save the date: The Emergence of Systematic Review and Related Evidence-based Approaches in Toxicology an EBTC Workshop to be held November 21, 2014.
    Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:18:38 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/ebtc_wksp_nov2014.html
  10. CAAT Receives Award for Raising Standards for Animal Welfare

    Eurogroup for Animals, which has been recognized by the European Parliament and Commission as the leading animal welfare organization in the EU, has awarded CAAT the award Partner Raising Standards for Animal Welfare.
    Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:00:37 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/eurogroup_award.html
  11. Historic Milestone Celebrated as India Finalises Cosmetics Animal Testing Ban

    Effective today, animal testing for cosmetic products and ingredients is outlawed throughout India. India becomes South Asia’s first country to end cosmetics cruelty in its laboratories.
    Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:11:22 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/India_cos_ban.html
  12. ATLA 42.2 Now Available

    This issue includes an editorial from C. Hendriksen and H. Spielmann, an article titled, "A tutorial for analysing the cost-effectiveness of alternative methods for assessing chemical toxicity: the case of acute oral toxicity prediction," and much more.
    Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:42:40 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/ATLA42_2.html
  13. Beauty and the Beasts: The U.S. Should Ban Testing Cosmetics on Animals

    By Jim Moran and Paul A. Locke. May 28, 2014. There are more effective, efficient and humane ways to be sure products are safe.
    Wed, 28 May 2014 15:26:11 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/us_cos_ban.html
  14. Briefing on The Humane Cosmetics Act (HCA), H.R. 4148 “Advances and Challenges in Replacing Animal Use in Cosmetic Testing”

    The Humane Cosmetics Act has recently been introduced by Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA.) and co-sponsored by almost 50 members. If passed into law, this Act will eliminate animal testing for cosmetics and cosmetic components over three years.
    Wed, 28 May 2014 14:00:47 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/Cosmetics_act_brief.html
  15. WC9 Practical training course: Skin and Eye In Vitro Toxicity

    Practical Training Course on Alternative Methods: Skin and Eye In Vitro Toxi­city taking place on 28–29 August 2014 as a satellite to the WC9 in Prague, Czech Republic.
    Fri, 23 May 2014 16:08:49 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/wc9_training.html
  16. 2015 Felix Wankel Animal Welfare Research Award

    Call for nominations for the 2015 Felix Wankel Animal Welfare Research Award.
    Fri, 23 May 2014 15:51:27 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/felix_wankel2015.html
  17. U.K. Research Organizations Commit to Openness on Animal Testing

    Asserting that it is responding to the public’s desire for more information about animal research, Understanding Animal Research has announced the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the U.K.
    Fri, 23 May 2014 15:42:06 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/UK_openness.html
  18. NIH to require sex-reporting for animals and cells in preclinical studies

    The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) will require grant applicants to report the sex of animals and cells used in preclinical studies, officials said today.
    Fri, 23 May 2014 15:39:02 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/NIH_sex_report.html
  19. Upcoming NICEATM Workshop

    NICEATM, the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing, and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine are organizing a workshop on "Adverse Outcome Pathways: From Research to Regulation" September 3-5.
    Fri, 23 May 2014 15:31:01 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/NICEATM_wksp.html
  20. ICCVAM to Hold Public Forum: Register by June 11th

    The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) will hold a public forum from 1-4 P.M. EDT Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the National Institutes of Health Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, MD.
    Fri, 23 May 2014 15:26:34 GMThttp://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2012/iccvam_pub_forum.html

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WC9: Humane Science in the 21st Century
August 24-28, 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Green Toxicology Workshop
October 23, 2014
Empa, Dübendorf, Switzerland

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November 21, 2014
Baltimore, MD

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