29-30/10/2012, Berlin: International Workshop on the HET-CAM assay

The BfR is organizing together with Services & Consultation on Alternative Methods (SeCAM) an international workshop on the HET-CAM assay on the 29th and 30th of October 2012 in Berlin, co-sponsored by the BfR and the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA).
The aim of this workshop is to make recommendations on the most relevant HET-CAM protocol(s) and prediction model(s) for the different purposes and uses of this test method. In particular, the use of the HETCAM
test for:
a) the bottom-up approach for the identification of chemicals not requiring classification for eye irritation
b) the top-down approach for the identification of chemicals inducing serious eye damage
c) screening, testing and / or safety assessment
will be discussed and recommendations developed that should facilitate its process of regulatory acceptance.

The workshop is open to the public upon registration, however please note that the total number of participants is limited to 40.