Program at a glance

Final Program at a glance

Updated: 16-08-2021

The program of the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences (WC11) will be virtual due to continued COVID-19 imposed restrictions, and will be spread over a two-week period, from 23 August - 2 September 2021.

Congress times

Congress times are shown in the local time zone in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Here it is currently Central European Summer Time (CEST). The current offset is UTC/GMT +2 hours. You can choose to display the event times in the WC11 Virtual Event Platform as well as your own local time. Please keep this in mind and check your set time with your talk times and compiling your program.

Week 1

MONDAY 23 AUGUST 2021 - DAY 1
1.30 - 2.15 PM    WC11 Virtual Opening Ceremony and Welcome Address
2.15 - 3.15 PM    KEYNOTE: André Kuipers
3.15 - 3.30 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
3.30 - 5.30 PM    Parallel Sessions + Q&A
5.30 - 5.45 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
5.45 - 6.45 PM    KEYNOTE: Russel Thomas
6.45 - 7.00 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
7.00 - 9.00 PM    Parallel Sessions + Q&A
9.00 - 11.00 PM  WC11 Welcome Reception in WC11 Network Rooms

TUESDAY 24 AUGUST 2021 - DAY 2
2.30 - 3.00 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
3.00 - 5.00 PM    Parallel Sessions + Q&A
5.00 - 5.15 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
5.15 - 6.15 PM    KEYNOTE: Donald Ingber
6.15 - 6.30 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
6.30 - 8.30 PM    Parallel Sessions + Q&A
9.00 - 10.00 PM  WC11 Talkshow 1 (Theme: Safety)

WEDNESDAY 25 AUGUST 2021 - DAY 3
2.30 - 3.00 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
3.00 - 5.00 PM    Parallel Sessions + Q&A
5.00 - 5.15 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
5.15 - 6.15 PM    KEYNOTE: Jason Ekert
6.15 - 6.30 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
6.30 - 8.30 PM    Parallel Sessions + Q&A

THURSDAY 26 AUGUST 2021 - DAY 4
2.30 - 3.00 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
3.00 - 5.00 PM    Parallel Sessions + Q&A
5.00 - 5.15 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
5.15 - 6.15 PM    KEYNOTE: Malcolm McLeod
6.15 - 6.30 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
6.30 - 8.30 PM    Parallel Sessions + Q&A

FRIDAY 27 AUGUST 2021 - DAY 5
2.30 - 3.00 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
3.00 - 5.00 PM    Parallel Sessions + Q&A
5.00 - 6.00 PM    Pre-poster warm-up session
6.00 - 7.30 PM    Poster sessions + Q&A with presenters
7.30 - 8.30 PM    WC11 Talkshow 2 (Theme: Disease)

Week 2

MONDAY 30 AUGUST 2021 - DAY 6
2.30 - 3.00 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
3.00 - 5.00 PM    Parallel Sessions + Q&A
5.00 - 5.15 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
5.15 - 6.15 PM    KEYNOTE: Anne Deplazes
6.15 - 6.30 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
6.30 - 8.30 PM    Parallel Sessions + Q&A

TUESDAY 31 AUGUST 2021 - DAY 7
1.00 - 1.30 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
1.30 - 2.30 PM    KEYNOTE: Dr. Tharanga Thoradeniya
2.30 - 3.00 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
3.00 - 5.00 PM    Parallel Sessions + Q&A
5.15 - 6.15 PM    Poster sessions + Q&A with presenters
6.30 - 8.30 PM    Parallel Sessions + Q&A

WEDNESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2021 - DAY 8
2.30 - 3.00 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
3.00 - 5.00 PM    Parallel Sessions + Q&A
5.00 - 5.15 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
5.15 - 6.15 PM    KEYNOTE: Ger Janssen
6.15 - 6.30 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
6.30 - 8.30 PM    Parallel Sessions + Q&A
8.30 - 9.30 PM    WC11 Talkshow 3 (Theme: Innovative Technologies)

THURSDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2021 - DAY 9
2.30 - 3.00 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
3.00 - 5.00 PM    Parallel Sessions + Q&A
5.00 - 5.15 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
5.15 - 6.15 PM    KEYNOTE: Joseph Wu
6.15 - 6.30 PM    WC11 TV live from the studio
6.30 - 7.30 PM    Björn Ekwall Memorial Fund (BEMF) Award
6.30 - 8.00 PM    WC11 Award Ceremony
8.00 - 8.45 PM    Closing Ceremony