21st Century Compassion
Afternoon conference on animal testing
Next Wednesday (November 13th), Ethical Consumer and pioneering cosmetic company Lush will be hosting an afternoon conference in London to exchange ideas about alternatives to animal testing.
The event will focus on recent developments in the replacement of toxicity testing on animals and of successful campaigns to change the rules around requirements to test on animals.
It is a free event and is open to the public. We have speakers from diverse groups including the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (USA) and Liverpool John Moores University.
Rob Harrison said of the event, “There have been many developments in this sector over the last year both in terms of the science and at a political level. Alternatives to animal testing is very much a topic that we now need to keep on the agenda.
While the Lush Prize will reward some of those who have progressed the issue, this afternoon event will give people the opportunity to discuss some aspects of the work currently being undertaken by scientists and campaigners.”
Some of the issue to be debated include:
- Predictive models for toxicity
- Computational alternatives to animal testing
- Responsible medicine in the USA
- Recent changes to European cosmetics regulations
- Training new scientists
There are still a few places left so sign up now to avoid disappointment.
It is in the Battlebridge Room between 2.00 pm to 5.30pm at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG.
If you can't attend in person, there will also be a live-streamed video of the speakers from 2.00pm on the Lush Prize website. You will be able to ask questions and comment via twitter.
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