Science events calendar

Scientific Events/Conferences/Training of interest to Scientists involved with the development of non-animal based technologies and techniques to replace the use of animals in biomedical research and testing.


Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture 2018

Date: 21-23 May 2018. The 10th anniversary of the annual Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture (ACTC) conference will be held in The School of Biosciences at Cardiff University.

London cancer and stem cell in vitro models club – December 2017 Meeting

Date: 06 December 2017. The London cancer and stem cell in vitro models club December meeting, sponsored by Animal Free Research UK, will be held on Wednesday 6th December 2017. The club is run by Dr Adrian Biddle, who will be hosting the meeting. Refreshments and after-talk drinks will be provided.

IVTS Annual Meeting 2017

Date: 23-24 November 2017. The IVTS have announced details of their 2017 Annual Meeting, which this year will be held on Thursday the 23rd and Friday the 24th of November at Senate House, London. Registration/abstract submission for the meeting is open until 03 November.


Date: 21-23 November 2017. Theme: Collaboration and integration: Toxicology and risk assessment in the time of dynamic data.

Future-proofing clinical trials and bringing drugs to market faster

Date: 14 November 2017. There is a paradigm shift happening in clinical development. The convergence of real-world evidence and clinical data, the use of innovative technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning, along with the explosion of new data sources in clinical research all contribute to the data deluge and need for more advanced technology solutions.

HPRA 3RS Conference

The HPRA is the competent authority in Ireland responsible for the implementation of EU legislation Directive 2010/63/EU for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes. In order to enhance awareness of the 3Rs amongst the research community in Ireland and beyond the HPRA is planning to host a 3Rs information day on May 17th 2017.

In silico and in vitro methods in modern drug discovery

The latest in the British Pharmacological Society’s series of focused meetings will address in silico and in vitro methods in modern drug discovery.