The 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences will be held August 23-27, 2020, in Maastricht, The Netherlands. General information about the meeting is available at NICEATM Deputy Director Nicole Kleinstreuer is serving on the scientific committee for World Congress, which will focus on “3Rs in Transition from Development to Application.”

Proposals for sessions for the 11th World Congress will be accepted through June 30, 2019. Proposals for symposia, workshops, roundtables, or other session types should reflect any of the four themes “Safety,” “Disease,” “Innovative Technologies,” and “Ethics, Welfare, and Regulatory Affairs.” Proposals may be submitted at To submit a proposal, you will be asked to create a World Congress account, provide a working title and short description of the proposed session, and identify possible funding sources. Proposals should support the integration of submitted abstracts and the participation of speakers from a diversity of sectors.

The European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV) is sponsoring two awards for young scientists related to World Congress: