Scientific Meeting and Workshop

Life Sciences campus, Buildings A and Basic Fit, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium

21 November 2019 – SYMPOSIUM
“Innovative tools for 3Rs testing”
9:00 Registration and welcome coffee (Building A)
9:30 Welcome on behalf of the presidents of Invitrom, IC-3Rs & BelTox
Peter in’t Veld, Dean Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), BE
9:45 Regulatory risk assessment today and tomorrow: the role of non-animal testing
Vera Rogiers, Innovative Centre 3Rs (IC-3Rs), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), BE
10:15 In silico approaches in risk assessment: application of read-across and QSARs in a tiered testing strategy
Andrew Worth, Joint Research Centre (JRC), IT
11:00 Coffee break (Building A)
11:30 Status of in vitro methods in risk assessment
Anne Kienhuis, Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM), NL
12:15 Use of 3D models and organ-on-a-chip for pharmaceutical testing
Stefan Przyborski (Durham University), GB
13:00-13:30 BelTox General Assembly – INVITROM General Assembly
locations of these meetings will be communicated by the session chairperson
13:00 Lunch and poster viewing (Basic Fit)
14:45 Use of alternative approaches in ecotoxicology
Dries Knapen, Belgian Society of toxicology and ecotoxicology  (BelTox), Universiteit Antwerpen (UA), BE
15:30 Young scientist presentations
16:30 Use of artificial intelligence in toxicology and risk assessment
Timothy Allen, Cambridge University, GB
17:15 Proclamation of the winners of the young scientist presentation contest
17:30 Reception (Basic Fit)
22 November 2019 – WORKSHOP*
“Designing research projects according to the 3Rs”
10:00-16:00 A case study: experimental design, Statistics, 3R-information, Databanks, Ethical Committee, Biobanking, …
Workshop is limited to 50 attendants (no inscription fee, can only be followed when attending the Symposium)
  • Only accessible to attendees of the scientific meeting of November 21st.

Organizing committee:

Miranda Cornet (BelTox), Ruani Fernando (VUB), Eva Gijbels (IC-3Rs), Emma Gustafson (IC-3Rs), Mark Martens (BelTox), Peter Olinga (Invitrom), Vera Rogiers (IC-3Rs), Francesca Tencalla (BelTox), Tamara Vanhaecke (IC-3Rs), Mathieu Vinken (BelTox)

Flyer Joint symposium IC-BT-IV 2019