Summer School on Innovative Approaches in Science

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Want to learn more about alternatives to animal testing?


June 22-26, 2020

The Summer School will now take place as a virtual meeting. Registration is free.

Join other students and early-career scientists this summer at the first North American Summer School on Innovative Approaches in Science The program will feature lectures, in-depth training, virtual laboratory tours, e-poster presentations, and virtual engagement with speakers and attendees. The program is focused on presenting cutting-edge methods to reduce and replace animal tests in toxicology and biomedical science.

The event builds on two past summer schools held at the European Commission Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy, and features expert speakers from Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the National Institutes of Health, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and more.

You can choose to apply to the Summer School to participate in the full program including panels, lab tours and demos, networking, and mentoring sessions, by submitting a short application. Attendees who participate in the full Summer School are eligible for poster and participation awards and will receive a certificate for their involvement. Or, you can register to participate in one or more training or lecture sessions. Registration for individual sessions is available on the program page.