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LATINFARMA 2013: 3Rs Alternatives in Pharmacology, Toxicology and Teaching Workshop

XX Latin-American Congress of Pharmacology
Cuban Society of Pharmacology
La Habana, Cuba
Havana International Convention Centre
October 21-25, 2013

The Latin-American Association of Pharmacology (ALF) and the Cuban Society of Pharmacology (SCF), in collaboration with prestigious Cuba scientific institutions, are organizing the XX Latin-American Congress of Pharmacology and the 5th International Congress of Pharmacology (LATINFARMA 2013). Different Symposia and Workshops will be running in parallel, including a Workshop focused on 3Rs Alternatives in Pharmacology, Toxicology and Teaching.

Main topics:

  • Pharmacology and Toxicity testing strategies
  • Safety and Efficacy testing of Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Biologicals and Cosmetics
  • Systems Toxicology
  • Nanotoxicology
  • Metabolism and Biotransformation
  • Computational methods
  • Validation and Implementation of 3Rs
  • Legislation and regulatory acceptance
  • Ethics
  • Innovative teaching in the life sciences
  • Non-animal teaching/training models
  • Animal Welfare
  • Drug development and safety assessment
  • Cell culture and tissue engineering
  • Stem cell research
  • 3Rs Alternative Methods Networks
  • Others

The key objectives of the Symposium are:

  • To provide a progressive state-of-the-art report for scientists, manufacturers, regulators and healthcare workers.
  • To promote the experience exchange, the presentation of results, the discussion on the topics above mentioned and the scientific collaboration.
  • To accelerate progress in the development of alternatives based on 3Rs and
  • the acceptance of new methods and technologies, mainly in our continent.

Organized by:

  • Latin American Society of Pharmacology and Cuban Society of Pharmacology 
  • InterNICHE
  • Cuban Society of Toxicology
  • Cuban Society of Laboratory Animals

Co-organized by:

  • Finlay Institute
  • Centre of Molecular Immunology (CIM)
  • Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB)
  • State Centre for the Quality Control of Drugs (CECMED)
  • Centre for the Development and Research of Medicines (CIDEM)
  • Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • Centre for Laboratory Animals (CENPALAB)
  • Food and Drug Institute (IFAL), University of Havana

Complementary activities:

  • Pre-Congress Course on Humanity Education in Life sciences organized by InterNICHE
  • Meeting for the creation of the Regional Network for 3Rs Alternatives

Congress Venue:

Havana International Convention Centre Website

First Announcement (PDF)

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