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IACUCs and Animal Ethics Committees RESOURCES


Resources for searching for alternatives, of particular interest to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs) and other animal ethics regulators.

Enhancing Humane Science Course
The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) has developed a new online course, "Enhancing Humane Science‚ÄĒImproving Animal Research." The course is designed to provide researchers with the tools they need to practice the most humane science possible. It covers such topics as experimental design (including statistics and sample size determination), humane endpoints, environmental enrichment, post-surgical care, pain management, and the impact of stress on the quality of data. To register please visit the CAAT website.

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (National Academy of Sciences)

Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Nondomestic Animal

Resources for "Lay Members" of Ethics/Animal Care and Use Committees (RSPCA)

Ethical Review (RSPCA)

Searching for Alternatives
A worksheet and collection of resources and databases designed to aid those searching for alternatives on the Web.

Section on Monoclonal Antibodies
This section offers a variety of readings on such issues as how in vitro methods compare with the ascites method in terms of cost, effectiveness, and pain and distress; descriptions of in vitro methods of MAB production; policies, regulations, guidelines, and recommendations regarding MABS; where to get in vitro MABs; and more.

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Building a Better Epithelium: New Frontiers in 3D Conference
April 25, 2019
Cambridge, MA

CellTox 2019
May 7, 2019
Milano, Italy

Biosystems Engineering: Bioreactors and Cell Factories
May 12-17, 2019
Braunweld, Switzerland

ALTERTOX Academy Training:
In Vitro Exposure Systems and Dosimetry Assessment Tools for Inhalation Toxicology
May 23-24, 2019
Neuchatel, Switzerland

6th Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals
June 3-4, 2019
Beltsville, Maryland

Society for In Vitro Biology Annual Meeting
June 8-12, 2019
Tampa, Florida

Upcoming: CAAT-Europe Information Day On Biology-inspired Microphysiological Systems (MPS) to Advance Medicines for Patients' Benefit
June 17, 2019
Berlin, Germany

ALTERTOX Academy Training:
PBPK Modeling and Quantitative In Vitro-In Vivo Extrapolation
October 3-4, 2019
Wageningen, Netherlands

ALTERTOX Academy Training:
Novel In Silico Models for Assessment of Cosmetics
October 17-18, 2019
Milan, Italy

ALTERTOX Academy Training:
In Vitro Lung Models
November 14-15, 2019
Geneva, Switzerland

Save the Date!
5th International Conference on Alternatives for Developmental Neurotoxicity (DNT) Testing
February 3-5, 2020
Konstanz, Germany

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