WC11 Podcast Series

WC11 Podcast Series

The communication committee of WC11 invites you to an exchange of views on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences. Every month in this series of podcasts produced by Altertox Academy, representatives of the scientific community, international regulatory bodies and industry will provide their perspectives on the paradigm shift occurring in life sciences in the last decades.

Join us to learn more about breakthrough technologies, artificial intelligence, the hottest scientific information and how regulation is to adapt to these changes.

Altertox in a nutshell

Focused on alternatives to animal testing in toxicology and 3Rs, Altertox vision is to MAKE people BETTER scientists. Our expertise in training and congress organisation, in public affairs and our network, including the best experts, allow us to support our mission of developing optimal use of alternatives to animal testing.
Based on its strong expertise in in vitro toxicology, Altertox is also the right partner for guidance and advice on alternative method development and consolidation.

Podcast May 2021 - Thomas Hartung

In this first episode, Professor Thomas Hartung of John Hopkins University and the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), explains how innovation is revolutionizing toxicity testing to improve public health and how life sciences are slowly but surely moving away from animal experimentation.

Podcast June 2021 - Sandra Coecke

Meet Sandra Coecke, who works for the European Union Joint Research Centre  (JRC) and coordinates the EU Network of Laboratories for the Validation of Alternative Methods (EU NETVAL). Sandra tells us about the evolution of the EU and international framework on alternative to animal testing, the development and uptake of these methods in Europe and globally, and the integration of the 3Rs in the EU Green Deal.

Podcast July 2021 - Kirsty Reid

Kirsty Reid, Director of Science Policy at the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) is the guest of our 3rd episode dedicated to the 3Rs in transition. In this podcast, Kirsty describes the commitment of the industry to improve animal welfare as well as to reduce and replace the number of animals used for scientific purpose, and the impact of this transition for the sector.

Podcast August 2021 - Charu Chandrasekera

Charu Chandrasekera, Founder and Executive Director of the Canadian Center for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM) is the guest of our 4th podcast. She advocates for a paradigm shift in which Human serves as the quintessential animal model in research and provides inspiring insights on how to move away from animal models.