Fortbildungen und Events

3R Online-Seminar „Alternatives to animal use in research and education – Refine, Reduce & Replace

Every Thursday, 20th October 2022 to 8th December 2022, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

The entire seminar will take place online via Webex. Participation is free of charge.

Programm and registration.
You can register for the entire series of lectures or only for individual dates.

Versuchstierkundlichen Kolloquium Essen

10.02.-11.12.2022, jeweils 14.00 – 15.30, Online

Das vollständige Programm finden Sie hier.

MPS World Summit 2022

May 30 – June 3, 2022, New Orleans, USA

Microphysiological System (MPS): cell culture systems replicating (patho-) physiology through engineered organ architecture and functionality. This includes especially 3D-(co-)cultures such as organoids, organ-on-chip models, and multi-organ models, as well as the technologies to engineer and analyze these systems.

The Microphysiological Systems (MPS) World Summit brings together a global audience, including institutions (government, health foundations, charities), the academic research community (universities, research institutes), environmental and human toxicity researchers, the industries (pharmaceutical, cosmetics, chemical, and others), medical centers and practitioners, patient associations, and policymakers and testing centers—in a series of global conferences to create a roadmap for MPS technologies. This will be the first step in establishing an international MPS society.

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13-14 June 2022, Nizza, Frankreich

LIVe2022 intends to be a unique exchange platform for scientists interested in in vitro respiratory researches, stakeholders from academia, pharma, biotech, chemical, tobacco, consumer goods, medical devices industries, CROs and regulatory agencies.

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“Sex as a biological variable in biomedical research: needs, challenges, and future steps”

June 9-10, 2022, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 6, Cupola room, 2-day symposium

The symposium is dedicated to provide insight into the meaning of sex as a biological variable (SABV) and its importance to rodent biomedical research, and to address challenges for implementation.
It will bring together national and international experts from the fields of neuroscience, reproductive and behavioral endocrinology, whose work is dedicated to better understanding how sex impacts biological processes from the molecular to the behavioral level.

More information and registration here (PDF, 2 MB)

FELASA congress 2022

13-16 June, Marseille

The motto of this FELASA Congress is COMMUNICATION. This central theme will lead through various content streams: communication between animals, between animals and humans, between fellow researchers, between trainers and trainees, between laboratory Animal Science specialists at all levels and the Society.

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LAL offers travel grants for FELASA, more information here.

Advancing Animal Welfare Science 2022 - UFAW International Conference

28-29 June 2022, Edinburgh, UK

This meeting will be held in person, with live streaming of some elements for those not able to travel to attend. Initial details can be viewed here

Workshop: Best practice for excellent in vivo research

Friday, 1st of July 2022, 13:15-16:45, Y10-G-03/04 EV, Irchel Campus, UZH

Join us for our in-person and interactive workshop at Irchel and discuss with us improving animal research, preregistration, reproducibility and Open Science!

Participation is free but registration required, click here.

Program (will follow)

Accreditation for ½ day of continuous education has been requested.


Donnerstag 7. Juli 2022, 8:30-17:00 Uhr​, Y25 H-26, Irchel​, Irchel Campus, UZH 

In diesem Workshop vermitteln wir  praktische Erfahrung in "Low-stress" Handling Methoden für Mäuse.​ Vorteile von "Low-stress" Methoden   werden aufgezeigt und häufige Gründe warum Betriebe diese Methoden nicht anwenden werden diskutiert.  ​

​Teilnahmegebühr 150 CHF, Registrierung hier.​

Programm (PDF, 503 KB)

​Der Workshop ist als 1 Tag Weiterbildung für Personen, die Tierversuche durchführen, anerkannt.​

ReThink3R 2.0 Summer School 2022

August 23-26, 2022, Berlin

The ReThink3R 2.0 Summer School is designed for early career scientists from various disciplines who are interested in developing innovative solutions for the implementation of the 3Rs principle in biomedical research - the REPLACEMENT, REDUCTION and REFINEMENT of animals. For the effective implementation of the 3Rs principle the interdisciplinary combination of computer-assisted and cell biological approaches as well as awareness for species-specific animal welfare requirements are crucial. 

4-day program contains discipline-spanning keynote lectures from international experts, an interactive, creative Design Thinking Workshop (Teamwork on solutions for next generation science with(out)mice), and lots of networking opportunities!  

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Next Gen Organ-on-Chip & Organoids Workshop

23. - 24. August 2022, Geneva

The Next Gen Organ-on-Chip & Organoids workshop is a two-day event bringing together decision-makers from the pharma & biotech industry, clinicians, organ-on-Chip suppliers, regulatory experts, and research organizations. Structured around keynote presentations from selected speakers, the workshop offers members of the OoC community a chance to gather and discuss.

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EUSAAT conference 2022

26.-28.09. 2022 Linz

This annual congress provides an opportunity to share scientific experience on alternatives to animal use in the life sciences, to get updated on the EU 3Rs policy and to discuss new concepts of implementing the 3Rs in academic education at the European and the international level

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Swiss 3Rs Day

11.10.2022, Hotel Kreuz, Bern

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SGV 2022

29.-30.11.2022, Lausanne

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