The Organ-on-a-Chip World Congress focuses on an important and expanding field wherein cells are being assembled using microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip technologies in a functionally-relevant manner. These clusters of “assembled cells” have functional significance and can mimic in vivo organ structure.
Liver cells assembled on-board chips in a physiologically-relevant architecture using microfluidics can, for instance, be utilized for toxicity screening and the ability to assemble organ fragments ex vivo can provide an exquisite means to reconstruct biological processes (both physiological and pathological) “in a dish” or “on a chip.” A number of chips such Lung-on-a-Chip, Brain-on-a-Chip, Gut-on-a-Chip, and others have been built and will be presented and explored at this conference.
Due to the overlap of this topic with 3D-Printing, the second track of this conference focuses on technologies and applications of biofabrication and 3D-bioprinting in the life sciences.
Present your Research at this Conference in a Poster to a Worldwide Audience. Poster Submission Deadline: June 30, 2015
The topic of this congress, “Bridging Sciences for Safety”, upholds the important role of Toxicology in bridging the knowledge of sciences like Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology, and many others, for the desired path of humankind towards a safer world. EUROTOX is the Federation of national societies of toxicology in Europe, which together have approximately 7,000 members. In addition, EUROTOX counts more than 200 individual members coming from 50 countries, mostly from Western Europe.
As such, the EUROTOX Annual Congress certainly represents a unique occasion to participate in the most important regular event of Toxicology in Europe and one of the most relevant in the world. It provides excellent opportunities for meeting delegates from all over the world, and is a privileged stage for exchanging ideas and experiences among colleagues and friends, establishing and reinforcing scientific networks, and learning the forefront scientific developments from distinguished scientists, opening minds for new concepts and paradigms in Toxicology and related sciences.
The Continuing Education Courses (CEC) held on the first day of the meeting are additional strong reasons to attend the 2015 EUROTOX Congress. Well-acknowledged scientists offer cutting-edge courses on dominant subjects of Toxicology, such as 3R methods in Toxicology, new recreational drugs, thresholds of toxicological concern, hazard characterization, co-exposure risk assessment, and risk assessment in food safety. CECs are usually well attended, not only by young researchers but also by teachers aiming to upgrade knowledge and skills
Plan to join your colleagues on October 1-2, 2015 for the next ASCCT annual meeting, which will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency in the Research Traingle Park area of North Carolina. Please share this announcement with your colleagues. We are excited to have confirmed two wonderful plenary speakers and have sketched out the basic program. The meeting web site (linked below) provides additional program details, and instructions for abstract submission. As in past meetings, several talks will be selected for oral presentations from submitted abstracts.
We are extending the meeting to one-and-a-half days to allow for more talks, including from submitted abstracts, which have consistently been of high quality.
We are also looking for member volunteers to serve on the program committee, which will review submitted abstracts to select oral presentations. if you would like to volunteer please respond to this email by June 5.
We look forward to seeing you to North Carolina in October!
IIVS Study Director Kimberly Norman is an invited speaker at this year’s Personal Care Products Council Science Symposium in Newark, NJ. She will be speaking on current testing strategies for eye and skin irritation using non-animal methods. IIVS will also have a booth a this year’ meeting. Please stop by to speak with us about the presentation or our testing services in other areas of toxicology, like sensitization and inhalation toxicology.
The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) teaches a one and a half day workshop at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) in Beltsville, Maryland for individuals who are responsible for providing information to meet the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA).
The objectives of the workshop are to provide:
An overview of the AWA and its information requirements;
A review of the alternatives concept;
A comprehensive introduction to NAL, AWIC and other organizations;
Instruction on the use of existing information databases/networks; and
On-line database searching experience.
Held every three years, Congresses on Toxicology in Developing Countries (CTDC) are sponsored by IUTOX. The meetings provide a forum for discussing toxicological problems facing developing countries in the future and exchanging views with toxicologists from all over the world, especially from developing countries and regions.
Annual two-day Summit bringing together experts in global chemicals regulations from around the world. Through presentations, round table discussions and Q&As, delegates will hear about the latest regulatory challenges facing the safe management of chemicals and learn how best to respond.
XIV International Congress of Toxicology