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Thursday, March 7 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Worldwide Implementation of the 3Rs in Regulatory Toxicology - What are the Leadership Challenges and Opportunities?

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This seminar will examine the state of alternatives to animal testing, the implementation of the 3Rs - Replacement, Refinement and Reduction – worldwide.

The EU member states have a long tradition of incorporating the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement) into laws and policies. The tradition has extended to the organic documents that underlie the European Union (i.e., Article 13 of the Lisbon Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union). For example, EU’s chemical regulation (REACH), the Directive on the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes (2010/63/EU), and Cosmetics Regulation incorporate animal welfare into their basic policy schemes.

As in vitro, computational and other non-animal based approaches in toxicology have evolved, more and more nations have begun to incorporate 3Rs principles into their national laws and regulatory schemes.

This workshop will examine the state of the implementation of the 3Rs worldwide, with a focus on EU leadership and how the EU can continue its forward-looking approach to the 3Rs. The workshop will also assist in identifying ways to ensure high quality science and global consistency through opportunities for harmonization.

 

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Moderators
avatar for Joyce Tischler

Joyce Tischler

General Counsel at the Animal Legal Defense Fund
As one of the co-founders of the Animal Legal Defense Fund in 1979, California attorney Joyce Tischler has helped shape the emerging field of animal law. Joyce handled some of Animal Legal Defense Fund's earliest cases, including a 1981 lawsuit that halted the U.S. Navy's plan to kill 5,000 feral burros and a 1988 challenge to the U.S. Patent Office's rule allowing the patenting of genetically altered animals. She has tackled such diverse... Read More →

Speakers
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Mr. Richard Fosse

Vice President LAS World Wide at GlaxoSmithKline
Born and grew up in South Africa where he did his BVsc at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Onderstepoort, University of Pretoria. Emigrated to Norway in 1972 where he did a PhD in Physiology and Endocrinology, specialising in hormone regulation of mineral metabolism at the Royal College of Veterinary Medicine, Oslo. After attaining PhD in 1976, he worked for 2 years at the University of Tromsø, Faculty of Medicine and Institute of... Read More →
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Björn Hansen

Head of the Chemicals, Biocides and Nanomaterials Unit at DG Environment
Bjorn Hansen obtained his Masters degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, U.S.A. in 1985 and his Ph.D. in 1988 from the Technical University in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. After a “habilitation post” at the Geog August University in Göttingen, Germany, he joined the European Commissions Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy, in 1991 and has been work area co-ordinator for the team working on... Read More →
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Brett Lidbury

Associate Professor of Alternatives to Animal Research at The Australian National University
Brett Lidbury is a Science Honours graduate from the University of Newcastle and completed his Ph.D. (Immunobiology) at The Australian National University (ANU) in 1993. Since graduation he has conducted research at other Australian universities and in the United States, primarily on virus-host interaction, and remains active in university education. Brett is currently the Associate Professor of Alternatives to Animal Research (and The... Read More →
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Paul Locke

Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Paul Locke, an environmental health scientist and attorney, is an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Division of Toxicology. He holds an MPH from Yale University School of Medicine, a DrPH from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and a JD degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law. Dr. Locke is admitted to... Read More →
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Octavio Presgrave

National Institute of Quality Control in Health, Brazil, BraCVAM
Octavio Augusto França Presgrave is graduated in Biology (Universidade Gama Filho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1986) and works at the National Institute of Quality Control in Health (INCQS), an Official Laboratory of the Brazilian Ministery of Health, since 1982. Octavio has already worked with pharmacological techniques (isolated organs, drug potency) and, nowadays, in working on toxicological methods (pyrogen, skin and eye irritation and... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
European Parliament A4F384