The 2018 Lush Prize Conference will be held in Berlin on Friday 16th November.
The theme of the conference this year is:
‘Is there an end in sight for animal testing? Can Organ-on-a-Chip replace animal use in safety testing with advanced human focused approaches?’
We have a very full agenda for the day, which will include sessions on innovation and change in Germany, as well as themes on science, regulatory and campaigning issues on the replacement of animal tests with human-relevant approaches.
Presentations from expert guest speakers will join this year’s winners to provide a very comprehensive programme and attendees will have a choice of breakout sessions to hear more on this year’s award winning work.
The Conference is free, and tickets are still available:
9.00-9.30 Registration and Coffee
Please visit the registration desk on arrival
We ask all attendees to be registered and seated in The Main Hall ready for a 9.30am start
9.35-9.45 Welcome and Introduction
Rob Harrison, Director, Lush Prize
9.45-10.00 Opening/Keynote address
10.00-11.15 Session 1: Innovation and change in Germany.
Location: The Main Hall, Ground Floor
Chair: Lisbeth Knudsen ,Professor of Toxicology, University of Copenhagen and Lush Prize Judge
Dr. Ilka Maschmeyer , TissUse and 2015 Young Researcher Lush Prizewinner
Prof. Dr. Monika Schäfer-Korting, School of Pharmacy, Freie Universität Berlin
Renate Künast, Green Party Germany
Dr. Joachim Wiest, Cellasys GmbH
Questions from the audience for a Panel Discussion
10.55-11.15 Coffee Break
11.15-11.30 Prof. Daniel Huh, The BIOLines Research Group, University of Pennsylvania
11.30-12.30 Session 2: Chips, pathways and gaining regulatory approval.
Location: Main Hall
Chair: Dr. Gill Langley, Scientific Consultant and Lush Prize Judge
Dr. Herman Koeter, Chair, Netherlands National Committee for the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes (NCad)
Dr.Terry McCann, Scientific Consultant, Lush Prize
Dr. Bhumika Singh, Chief Scientific Officer, Kirkstall Ltd.
Troy Seidle, Director, Research & Toxicology, Humane Society International, Canada
12.10-12.30 Questions from the audience for a Panel Discussion
12.30-13.15 Lunch – a vegan lunch will be provided
13.15-13.30 Kathrin Hermann, Centre for Alternatives to Animal Testing (USA)
13.30-14.20 Session 3: Breakout sessions
A choice of breakout sessions will be available, to hear presentations from Lush Prize winners and guest speakers.
14.4-15.00 TJ Bozada, ToxTrack, USA
15.00-16.00 Session 4: Foetal Calf Serum, Antibodies and other test materials; making replacement methods fully human relevant
Location: Main Hall
Chair: Rebecca Ram, Scientific Consultant, Lush Prize
Dr. Bianca Maragliani – Lush Prize 2015 Young Researcher Prize winner and 2018 Judge, São Paulo University,Brazil
Dr. Alison Gray, Afability
Dr. Jan Van der Valk, 3Rs Centre Utrecht
Dr. Carol Treasure, Founder & Managing Director , XCellR8, UK
15.50-16.00 Closing remarks – Dr. Gill Langley
16.00 Conference closes
The official Lush Prize awards ceremony will take place on the evening of Friday 16th November (by invitation only).