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 http://wc11maastricht.org/. 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 https://insight.klinkhamergroup.com/wc11/session. 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:
- ESTIV Travel Grants will be awarded to two ESTIV members. Each grant will cover travel and accommodation costs to attend the meeting, up to 500 Euros. Applicants must be 35 years old or younger, have attained at least a master’s degree, and have lived and worked in Europe during the past three years. Application deadline is July 1, 2020; more information is available at http://wc11maastricht.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Announcement-ESTIV-travel-grant.pdf.
- The ESTIV Best Poster Award will provide 500 Euros and free ESTIV membership for the year 2021 to a young scientist who is first author on a poster presented at World Congress. Applicants must be 35 years old or younger, be working towards or have attained a Ph.D., and be registered to attend World Congress. Application deadline is August 1, 2020; more information is available at http://wc11maastricht.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Announcement-ESTIV-best-poster-award.pdf.