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Thursday, December 7th | Day 1

8.00 am - 9.00 am Registration

9.00 am - 9.30 am Welcome Ceremony


9.30 am - 11.15 am Session 1: Presentations of the eight network members

Aachen, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bonn, Duesseldorf, Essen, Cologne, Muenster

11.15 am - 11.30 am Coffee Break


11.30 am - 1.00 pm Session 2: Reduction

Ulrich Flögel (Duesseldorf): 3R by Non-invasive Magnetic Resonance Techniques

Stephan Leisengang (Giessen): Pain research in a petri dish? - Chances and limitations of cell culture models in pain research

Lydia Wachsmuth (Muenster): Living up to the 3Rs – Non-invasive imaging in experimental animal research

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm Lunch Break


2.00 pm - 3.30 pm Session 3: New thinking in 3R's

Björn Gerlach (Mannheim): On the way to 3Rs with the EQIPD Quality System

Sabine Bischoff (Jena): CIRS-LAS – Redefining animal welfare: the impact of critical incident reflection

Bernhard Schermer (Cologne): 3R in kidney research

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm Poster Session & Coffee Break


4.30 pm - 6.00 pm Session 4: Refinement

Stephanie Krämer (Giessen): Refinement research - State of Affairs?!

Lisa Ernst (Aachen): Components for Establishing Refinement Strategies in Large Animal Models: A practical example

Marta Stei (Bonn): Refinement and Validity of a Cardiological Surgical Mouse Model

7.30 pm - 10.00 pm Get-Together with prize ceremony
at "Das Liebig" in Aachen

Friday, December 8th | Day 2

8.30 am - 9.00 am Registration


9.00 am - 10.30 am Session 5: Keynote Lecture

David Morton (Birmingham, GB): The use of clinical signs to determine the severity of experimental procedures on an animal

10.30 am - 11.30 am Coffee Break


11.30 am - 1.00 pm Session 6: Replacement

Johannes Wurm (Bielefeld): Human Microglia Models: An Alternative to Animal Testing?

Jochen Salber (Bochum): Do engineered human tissue constructs for in vitro biocompatibility analysis achieve sufficient complexity to replace animal testing? – Painful and instructive lessons from HyMedPoly and EVPRO

Björn Scheffler (Essen): Adding two P’s to the three R’s – How about prospective prevention in animal research?

1.00 pm - 1.15 pm Wrap-up and Closing Remarks


Sabine Bischoff

Staff unit animal welfare

University Hospital Jena

Dr Dr Lisa Ernst JNT23

Lisa Ernst

Institut for Laboratory Animal Science

RWTH Aachen

Ulrich Flögel

Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy

University of Düsseldorf

Björn Gerlach

Institute for Psychopharmacology

Central Institute of Mental Health Mannheim

Stephanie Krämer

Laboratory Animal Science and Animal Welfare

University of Giessen

Stephan Leisengang

Institute of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry

University of Giessen

Jochen Salber

Experimental Surgery

Ruhr University Bochum

Porträt-Bild von Björn Scheffler

Björn Scheffler

Translational Oncology - Neurooncology

University Hospital Essen & German Cancer Research Center

Schermer Bernhard

Bernhard Schermer

Nephrolab Cologne at Kidney Research Center Cologne

University of Cologne

Marta Stei

Marta Stei

Department of Molecular Cardiology

University of Bonn

Lydia Wachsmuth

Experimental Magnetic Resonance

University of Münster

Johannes Wurm

Johannes Wurm

Anatomy and Cell Biology

Bielefeld University

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