Invitation: Symposium on ‘Phasing out animal experiments, the next steps: applying openness, scientific justification and transparent reporting’

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Invitation: Symposium on ‘Phasing out animal experiments, the next steps: applying openness, scientific justification and transparent reporting’

Especially for our European colleagues, notice of an upcoming symposium organized by the newly created Netherlands National Committee for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (NCad) on December 8, 2016 in Brussels –registration ends Nov 1.

From the program description:

“The purpose of this symposium is to discuss whether the current animal use practices can be reduced and improved and if so, in what way. Experts will highlight why  certain animal experiments are still necessary, and  that applying openness, scientific justification and transparent reporting are key to make a justified decision on whether  or not an animal experiment should be licensed.  The main topic that will be discussed is the Synthesis of Evidence concept, being one of the tools that should strongly contribute to diminishing, or better, preventing unnecessary animal experiments. An explanatory guidance, drafted by the Netherlands National Committee you can find on the wbsite of the NCad.”

Click here for more about the symposium.

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