Scientific Program

Program at a glance

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.

The program below is subject to change. The final program will be available in June 2021.

Week 1

Monday 23 August 2021 - Day 1

1:45 - 2:15 PM  WC11 Virtual Opening Ceremony and Welcome Address
2:15 - 3:15 PM  KEYNOTE: André Kuipers
3:15 - 3.30 PM  Break and WC11 TV from the studio
3.30 - 5.30 PM  Parallel Sessions + Q&A
5.30 - 5.45 PM  Break and WC11 TV from the studio
5.45 - 6.45 PM  KEYNOTE: Rusty Thomas
6.45 - 7.00 PM  Break and WC11 TV from the studio
7.00 - 9.00 PM  Parallel Sessions + Q&A
9.00 - 10.00 PM  WC11 Talkshow live from the studio in Maastricht

Tuesday 24 August 2021 - Day 2

2:30 - 3:00 PM  WC11 TV from the studio
3.00 - 5.00 PM  Parallel Sessions + Q&A
5.00 - 5.15 PM  Break and WC11 TV from the studio
5.15 - 6.15 PM  KEYNOTE: Don Ingber
6.15 - 6.30 PM  Break and WC11 TV from the studio
6.30 - 8.30 PM  Parallel Sessions + Q&A

Wednesday 25 August 2021 - Day 3

2:30 - 3:00 PM  WC11 TV from the studio
3.00 - 5.00 PM  Parallel Sessions + Q&A
5.00 - 5.15 PM  Break and WC11 TV from the studio
5.15 - 6.15 PM  KEYNOTE: Jason Ekert
6.15 - 6.30 PM  Break and WC11 TV 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 from the studio
3.00 - 5.00 PM  Parallel Sessions + Q&A
5.00 - 5.15 PM  Break and WC11 TV from the studio
5.15 - 6.15 PM  KEYNOTE: Malcolm McLeod
6.15 - 6.30 PM  Break and WC11 TV 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 from the studio
3.00 - 5.00 PM  Parallel Sessions + Q&A
5.00 - 6.00 PM  Pre-poster warm-up sessions
6.00 - 7.30 PM  Poster sessions + Q&A with presenters
7.30 - 8.30 PM  WC11 Talkshow live from the studio in Maastricht

Week 2

Monday 30 August 2021 - Day 6

2:30 - 3:00 PM  WC11 TV from the studio
3.00 - 5.00 PM  Parallel Sessions + Q&A
5.00 - 5.15 PM  Break and WC11 TV from the studio
5.15 - 6.15 PM  KEYNOTE: Ger Janssen
6.15 - 6.30 PM  Break and WC11 TV from the studio
6.30 - 8.30 PM  Parallel Sessions + Q&A

Tuesday 31 August 2021 - Day 7

2:30 - 3:00 PM  WC11 TV from the studio
3.00 - 5.00 PM  Parallel Sessions + Q&A
5.00 - 5.15 PM  Break and WC11 TV from the studio
5.15 - 6.15 PM  Poster sessions + Q&A with presenters
6.15 - 6.30 PM  Break and WC11 TV from the studio
6.30 - 8.30 PM  Parallel Sessions + Q&A

Wednesday 1 September 2021 - Day 8

2:30 - 3:00 PM  WC11 TV from the studio
3.00 - 5.00 PM  Parallel Sessions + Q&A
5.00 - 5.15 PM  Break and WC11 TV from the studio
5.15 - 6.15 PM  KEYNOTE: Annelien Bredenoord
6.15 - 6.30 PM  Break and WC11 TV from the studio
6.30 - 8.30 PM  Parallel Sessions + Q&A
8.30 - 9.30 PM  WC11 Talkshow live from the studio in Maastricht

Thursday 2 September 2021 - Day 9

2:30 - 3:00 PM  WC11 TV from the studio
3.00 - 5.00 PM  Parallel Sessions + Q&A
5.00 - 5.15 PM  Break and WC11 TV from the studio
5.15 - 6.15 PM  Poster sessions + Q&A with presenters
6.15 - 7.00 PM  Award Ceremony
7.00 - 7.30 PM  Closing Ceremony

 

Keynote speakers

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Prof. Annelien Bredenoord

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Dr. Jason Ekert

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Dr. Donald Ingber

Malcolm Macleod

Prof. Dr. Malcolm MacLeod

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Dr. Russell Thomas

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Prof. Joseph Wu

Ger Janssen

Dr. Ger Janssen