The Lush Prize has hosted annual public conferences to coincide with the awards ceremony and prize giving.
These provided an opportunity for scientists, campaigners and other experts from around the world to exchange ideas and information about the movement to end animal testing.
The 2018 Lush Prize Conference was held in Berlin on Friday 16th November.
The theme of the conference was: ‘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?‘.
There was no conference in 2017.
The theme of the 2016 Conference was ‘Regulating Chemical Safety – the future for animal use‘.
There were four sessions, and we have details and videos of some presentations here.
The theme of the 2015 Conference was ‘Adverse Outcome Pathways – What, How and Where Next?’.
We had a day of discussion on this subject with presentations from winners of the 2015 Lush Prize and a range of leading speakers from around the world.
Photos of the event and speaker details and presentations are available here.
The theme of the Conference was:
“Is One R the new Three Rs? Does the consensus building around 21st Century Toxicology – a wholly replacement model (‘1R’) – mean that the 3Rs framework (refinement, reduction, replacement) is an idea that has had its day? Or does a significant pathway-based understanding remain so distant, that 3Rs will retain a relevance for many years to come?”
Delegates exchanged ideas about recent developments in the replacement of toxicity testing on animals, and highlighted successful campaigns to change the rules around requirements to test on animals.
There is a video of the conference here