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Cruelty Free International team at World Congress on alternatives to animal testing

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Sharing our research and policy work with scientists and decision makers from across the globe

We are part of the 12th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, which this week brings specialists working on the replacement of animal testing to Niagara Falls, Canada.

The triannual Congress, featuring over 100 symposia, workshops and lectures, sees distinguished experts and scientists share their recent work on innovative non-animal methods, legislation, harmonisation, education, the transition to animal free research and ethics. 

During the event, our team will be making four presentations. Our Deputy Director of Science and Regulatory Affairs, Laura Rego Alvarez, will discuss the need for a targets-based action plan to phase-out animal experiments in the EU, our workshop on accelerating the use of non-animal methods in drug safety testing, the need for a roadmap for the full replacement of animal testing under Europe’s chemicals legislation and our Replace Animal Tests (RAT) list. Our North America Head of Public Affairs, Monica Engebretson, will highlight the homing of animals released from laboratories and the U.S. CARE ACT

Monica will also feature on a panel session entitled, “Science for Policy, Policy for Science. Engaging Policy Makers to Advance Science and Ethics” where she will highlight our work on the Humane and Existing Alternatives in Research and Testing Sciences [HEARTS] Act, the U.S. bill that aims to prioritize the use of non-animal methods in NIH-funded research. 

The event is a chance to showcase the contributions that our science and public policy team makes to replacing the use of animals in research and testing and is also an opportunity for them to network and meet with other scientists who share the same goal. 

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