Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 in Europe, the ESTIV 2020 course had to be postponed to autumn 2020. Unfortunately, due to the second wave of COVID currently present in most of the EU countries, the organisers decided to arrange the course as a virtual event. The program remains without changes. We thank the participants as well as the speakers for their flexibility, enthusiasm and readiness to cope with the challenging situation.
Scientific conference on “Towards the replacement of animals for scientific purposes”
The European Commission is organizing an on-line scientific conference on “Towards the replacement of animals for scientific purposes” to be held on 2 to 3 February 2021.
January ESTIV-ASCCT Webinar: ASCCT 2020 Award Winners
ASCCT 2020 Award Winners Webinar: Sherri Bloch, MSc, PhD student at University of Montreal and Eva Vitucci, BS, PhD Student at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill on Using in vitro data to derive acceptable exposure levels: Case studies on PBDE developmental neurotoxicity and DDE obesogenicity and Identifying the Molecular Mechanisms of Air Pollution – Induced Cardiovascular Disease
ESTIV BEST POSTER AWARD – JRC Summer School 2021
The European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV) is happy to announce that it will be offering ESTIV BEST POSTER AWARD (€ 500, Certificate) to a young scientist wanting to participate in the JRC Summer School 2021 on Non-animal Approaches in Science: The Three R…evolution, to be held from 18 to 21 May 2021 at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) site in Ispra (Italy).
in3 Project – virtual meeting on December 14 and 15, 2020
The in3 project is funded by the EU’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action – Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN for short) that aims to drive the synergistic development and utilisation of in vitro and in silico tools for human chemical and nanomaterial (NM) safety assessment.
ESTIV Supports the Open Letter to the European Commission
The current EU Cosmetics Regulation prevents animal testing of cosmetics and cosmetic raw materials in animals, as well as it prevents introducing and marketing cosmetics tested in animals in the Europan market. EU commitment to the 3Rs and legislation introduced in this aspect is used as the gold standard around the world.
Honorary Membership granted to Prof. Mathieu Vinken
The ESTIV Honorary Membership has been granted to Prof. Mathieu Vinken (ESTIV President 2016-2020) in recognition of his outstanding commitment and contributions to ESTIV.
ESTIV/ASCCT Webinars in 2021
ESTIV organizes free webinars on a monthly basis together with the American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology (ASCCT). These webinars cover a broad spectrum of topics relevant to the fields of in vitro and in silico toxicology. ESTIV members are welcome to propose topics and speakers at any time. All webinars are recorded, archived and available for ESTIV members.