Swiss 3Rs Day

2 September 2019 – Hotel Kreuz, Bern

60 years of Russel & Burch’s 3Rs principle

Programme

8.30 – 9.15                Registration

9.15 – 9.45               Opening, presentation 3RCC 3Rs Award

9.45 – 11.15            Session I: Replacement

Co-chairs: Matthias Lütolf & Thomas Singer

  • 3Rs and modern safety and discovery technologies, Thomas Singer, Roche, Basel
  • Improving organoid reproducibility and function through engineered stem cell microenvironments, Matthias Lütolf, EPFL, Lausanne

11.15 – 11.45            Coffee break & poster presentations

11.45 – 12.30           Debate session: Scientific versus ethical reasons for using replacement approaches to produce affinity-reagent antibodies

Chair: Chantra Eskes, 3RCC

Andreas Plückthun, University of Zurich vs Pierre Cosson, University of Geneva

12.30 – 13.30            Lunch break & poster presentations

13.00 – 15.00         Session II: Reduction

Co-chairs: Hanno Würbel & Armand Mensen, 3RCC

  • Standardization and the reproducibility paradox in animal research, Hanno Würbel, University of Bern
  • Multi-spectral optoacoustic tomography at the service of the 3Rs, Daniel Razansky, University of Zurich & ETH Zurich

15.00 – 15.30             Plenary lecture: alternatives for educational purposes

  • Nick Jukes, Interniche, Leicester, United Kingdom

15.30 – 16.00          Coffee break & poster presentations

16.00 – 17.30         Session III: Refinement

Co-chairs: Paulin Jirkof & Isabelle Desbaillets, 3RCC

  • How a culture of care can improve animal welfare, Paulin Jirkof, University of Zurich
  • Development of a sustained-release depot formulation of buprenorphine for pain relief in experimental animals, Viktoria Schreiner, University of Basel

17.30 – 17.45         Closure & poster awards announcement

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