In Vitro Applied Training Course

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In vitro toxicity methods are gaining importance, in particular as a response to a number of European legislative changes that call for more mechanistically-based decision-making and limit or even prohibit the use of animal experimentation for risk assessment purposes. Hence, there is an urgent demand for toxicologists and risk assessors to incorporate data from in vitro test methods into regulatory safety evaluation of chemicals.

The ESTIV Training course aims at meeting this important need by training individuals who wish to start or pursue a career in this direction or to gain an update on the state-of-the-art of applied in vitro toxicology. This course is recognized by EUROTOX as eligible for European Registered Toxicologist (ERT) accreditation (topic B19).

The training course is intended for (post)doctoral students and early-stage scientists from industry, academia or regulatory agencies who recently became active in the field of in vitro toxicology. Applicants should ideally have a background in toxicology, biology, chemistry, (bio)medical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, veterinary sciences or equivalent. Attendees are expected to be proficient in English. A maximum of 30 participants will be enrolled in the course on a first-come/first-served basis, yet priority will be given to ESTIV members. An open-book exam will be organized at the end of the course.


The European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV) is the leading organisation in Europe that strengthens the scientific network of in vitro and in silico toxicologists, and promotes in vitro and in silico toxicology both scientifically and educationally in all countries of Europe. Formally established in 1994, ESTIV aims to encourage research and use of 3R-alternative methodologies, to advance education and training of in vitro and in silico toxicology, to foster scientific exchange on in vitro and in silico toxicology, to strengthen the scientific network and facilitate communication between academia, industry and regulators, and to cooperate with similar organizations and societies. ESTIV membership is free for bachelor, master and (post)doctoral students. The membership fee is €30 for individual members and €18 for members of affiliated societies.

Membership benefits are:

  • Reduced registration fee for ESTIV congresses, workshops and courses.
  • Reduced membership fee for affiliated societies.
  • Reduced fee for the official journal of ESTIV Toxicology In Vitro.
  • Free access to ESTIV newsletters and admission to the ESTIV e-mail network.
  • Membership of the ESTIV Facebook page and LinkedIn.

For membership applications, please consult the ESTIV website or contact the ESTIV secretariat: