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I would like to cordially welcome you to the website of the 21st international congress of the European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV2020). On this website, you will find all information necessary to attend the congress that will take place 8 till 11 June 2020 in Sitges near the city of Barcelona-Spain.

The general theme of the congress is “Key enabling non-animal technologies for research, education and testing”. This slogan is fully reflected in the eight thematic sessions to which you can submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation. Abstract authors will be invited to prepare an original research manuscript or review paper to be taken into consideration for the ESTIV2020 proceedings that will be published in the journal Toxicology In Vitro.

The congress programme also consists of a number of special sessions, including a continuous poster session, student sessions, European project sessions and lunch sessions. The congress will be preceded by a complimentary workshop and will be followed by a hands-on workshop.

In order to promote the participation of youngsters, several student travel bursaries are provided. In addition, young participants can sign up for a number of best poster and oral presentation awards.

The congress equally foresees ample opportunities for networking, including a social diner. The vibrant city of Barcelona offers the ideal setting for socializing with your colleagues while enjoying the exciting scientific programme.

I hope to see you all in Sitges!

Prof. Mathieu Vinken
ESTIV President