SPS/NC3Rs Regional Meeting
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The Use of Human Tissues for Safety Assessment
Registration closes April 14, 2017
SPS invites you to attend our first UK-based Regional Meeting, co-organized by the SPS, NC3Rs, and Coventry University. This Meeting aims to bring together researchers from academia, SMEs, and the pharmaceutical industry to discuss how best to support and enable the use of human tissues in safety testing. The one-day Meeting will be held in Coventry, United Kingdom on Wednesday May 3, 2017.
The aims of the Meeting are to:
· Bring together researchers from academia, SMEs, and the pharmaceutical industry to foster collaboration and discuss how best to support and enable the use of human tissues in safety testing;
· Highlight scientific advances, model development, and process changes since the NC3Rs/MHRA workshop on “Human Tissue in Safety Pharmacology” in 2014;
· Discuss the predictive value of these in vitro approaches as alternatives to animal models and integration into current and future testing strategies;
· Enrich the scientific education experience amongst scientists and students working in the field or related fields, and highlight benefits of SPS membership.
There will be an opportunity to present a poster on relevant work highlighting the use of human tissues (donor tissues/organ or human stem-cell derived cultured cells), this includes work that may have been presented at previous SPS meetings. If you would like to present a poster at the meeting you will need to complete and return a poster abstract submission form.
We will also be offering companies exhibitor space to facilitate greater awareness of the opportunities for accessing human tissue and for outsourcing human tissue-based safety testing. If you would like an exhibitor space at the meeting you will need to complete and return an exhibitor abstract submission form. All forms should be submitted by April 12, 2017 and applicants will be informed of the outcome of their abstract submission by April 19, 2017.
For additional information and to view the program, please visit the event page.
Organizers: Afthab Hussain (SPS Additional Meetings committee; Coventry University), Sam Jackson (NC3Rs), Helen Maddock (Inocardia Ltd; Coventry University), and Helen Prior (SPS secretary; NC3Rs)
Location: Coventry, United Kingdom
Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Registration Time: 10:00–10:30
Meeting Time: 10:30–16:30
Networking Reception: 16:30–18:00
Registration is free; however you must register online by April 14, 2017 to reserve your spot at the meeting. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will need an NC3Rs website account to register. Please use your institutional email address when registering.