Program Product Workshops & Sponsored Sessions

Product Workshops & Sponsored Sessions are held within the WC10 Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences Program during lunch hours. Product workshops are held to highlight products and services of a commercial nature. Workshops will not take place within scientific presentation time-frames and only during lunch hours of 12:00 – 13:00.

Are AOPs delivering on the promise of replacing animal use with a superior model?

Tuesday August 22, 2017, 12:15 – 13:00
Room 611-612

The Lush Prize awards annual bursaries in science, training, lobbying , public awareness and to several young researchers each year, to encourage the replacement of animals in safety testing and a shift in recognition of human-relevant toxicity pathways. Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) remain a key focus of the Lush Prize. Attendees at WC10 are invited to the Lush Prize session, to hear an overview of the prize and the AOP framework and to participate in a discussion/Q&A with experts in the field, on the progress of AOPs to date.

Speakers: Rebecca Ram, Lush Prize
Panellists include Troy Seidle, HSI ; Kristie Sullivan , PCRM

Introduction to the Society of Toxicological Alternatives and Translational Toxicology (TATT) China

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 12:15 – 13:00
Room 615-616

TATT is a group within the Chinese Society of Toxicology that promotes the development, validation, regulatory acceptance, international coordination and application of non-animal alternatives in toxicological research and risk assessment.


Read-Across Based QSAR for REACH

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 12:15 – 13:00
Room 609

Speakers: Thomas Hartung, MD, Ph.D, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; Craig Rowlands, Ph.D, DABT Bosketch

This session will provide an update on the collaboration between UL and researchers from Johns Hopkins University on a read-across based QSAR tool for REACH.  We will discuss how this in silico tool will help to minimize animal consumption and will predict toxicity to fill data gaps for the REACH registration process.

WC-10 Cosmetics Europe (CE) Session – Integrated Approaches in Safety Assessments: A Journey from Exposure to Testing

Tuesday August 22, 2017, 12:15 – 13:00
Room 619-620

Moderator: Horst Wenck – Chair of CE Strategic Research Committee and Vice President Front-End Innovation at Beiersdorf.

3Rs in Animal Testing for Vx Lot Release in Developing Countries: A Dialogue

Wednesday August 23, 2017, 12:15-13:00
Room 619-620

To ensure continuous supply of quality, affordable vaccines, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is exploring opportunities to leverage advancements made in quality control for vaccine lot release to better support vaccine manufacturers in developing countries.

Join us for a lunch discussion on the challenges faced in the development, validation, and implementation of replacing animal tests with more accurate in vitro assay during vaccine lot release, how we can apply lessons learned in the EU and US to developing country vaccine manufacturers, and what role the foundation can play in supporting the acceleration and acceptance of these new methods