Summer School on Innovative Approaches in Science

Registration Now Open!
Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

June 22-25, 2020
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD

Hosted by CAAT, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and The European Commission Joint Research Centre

Calling all students and early-career scientists interested in innovative approaches in toxicology and biomedical sciences

In response to a growing need to be conversant in innovative approaches in toxicology and biomedical sciences, this Summer School will share knowledge and experience with a new generation of scientists on research and testing methods. The program will highlight modern alternatives to the use of animals—including in vitro and computational modeling—in toxicology and biomedical sciences. The state of scientific research will be explored through lectures and discussion.

The Summer School will be separated into two tracks: toxicology and biomedical science. The program will combine lectures from experts in the field of toxicology and biomedical science with interactive sessions to encourage discussion and facilitate networking among participants.

This program will offer:

  • Information about modern alternatives to the use of animals in toxicology and biomedical sciences
  • Diverse presentations from all major stakeholders
  • Opportunity to present your work at a poster session
  • Welcome and networking reception dinners
  • Laboratory visits
  • Travel awards and more

Who can participate?

This Summer School is geared towards students and early-career scientists who are interested in working with non-animal approaches and their application in various fields such as toxicology and biomedical science.

The program will incorporate a variety of sessions including joint and track specific lectures. Students and early-career researchers can choose to apply to either the toxicology or the biomedical science track.

In general the toxicology track is designed for post-graduate students and early-career scientists and the biomedical science track may be of interest for undergraduate students through early-career scientists.


No registration fee will be charged. Participants will need to cover the costs of their travel, accommodation, and daily subsistence.

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