7th Annual Symposium: 3Rs: Practical Solutions and Success Stories
Presented by NIH OLAW, Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, and USDA AWIC
June 4-5, 2020
Like so many of you, we are changing and adapting to our current situation, and are excited to announce that we will now offer the 3Rs Symposium, Practical Solutions and Success Stories, virtually! Learn more and register here!
The 3Rs Symposium is a collaborative event hosted by NIH OLAW, Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, and the USDA Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) that will be held virtually June 4 – 5, 2020. Now 60 years after the release of Russell and Burch’s 1959 book, The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique, which reframed and revolutionized the way we use animals in research, we have come together to offer a lineup of internationally recognized experts in the 3Rs.
For two full days, we’ll discuss the importance of scientific research for human and animal health, recent success stories in the 3Rs, hot topics from experimental design to publishing, and ground-breaking refinements to traditional animal use in research. Participants are encouraged to share challenges they are facing at their institutions, and virtual break-out sessions will allow participants to interact directly with speakers. We’ll provide hands-on training in the new Experimental Design Assistant, developed to help you design robust and reproducible experiments, leading to fewer numbers of animals needed in your research.
Registration has been reduced to $50, with further reduced registration for federal workers, postdocs, and students. We hope to offer RACE credits for online participation as we have in the past (check back for confirmation). Register, see the agenda, and view a full list of speakers, bios, and abstracts here.
Come learn about how MiniBrain organoids, animal behavioral training, and hydrophobic sand, among many other topics, are changing the way we use animals in research!