Organizers

The Summer School on Innovative Approaches in Science is hosted by:

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
The Physicians Committee is a nonprofit organization that promotes alternatives to animal use in research, testing, and education. The Physicians Committee is leading the way in urging scientists to replace the use of animals with human cells, tissues, and other human-relevant models in medical research and works extensively with government and industry to replace the use of animal tests with modern methods to test the safety of cosmetics, chemicals, pesticides, drugs, and other products. Through lobbying, publishing research, training scientists, and attending and conducting scientific meetings, the Physicians Committee is dedicated to the goal of eliminating the use of animal testing and research across the globe.

Learn more about the Physicians Committee’s mission and history promoting human-relevant alternatives to animal use in research. In the video below, Kristie Sullivan, MPH, highlights the impact of Physicians Committee efforts in testing, education, and medical research.

Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) is the leading alternatives center in the United States, recognized internationally for its efforts to promote the development of alternative methods in research, product safety testing and education. Founded in 1981, CAAT has an unparalleled record for bringing together and achieving consensus among diverse groups with often divergent interests regarding the use of animals in research and testing. CAAT is dedicated to the advancement of humane science—for the benefit of both animals and people.
The European Commission Joint Research Centre
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy. The JRC is one of Europe's leading research campuses with many laboratories and unique research infrastructures. The European Union Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM) within the JRC plays and integral part in advancing the Three Rs (replacement, reduction, and refinement) of animal procedures through their experimental facilities for the development, assessment, and validation of alternative methods to animal experiments.

 

The Summer School on Innovative Approaches in Science is brought to you by a diverse group of experts.

Steering committee

Luciene Balottin, Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia, Brazil
Tara Barton-Maclaren, Health Canada
Kambez H. Benam, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Elisabet Berggren, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Warren Casey, National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods, National Institutes of Health
Charu Chandrasekera, Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods
Adelaide Dura, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Maureen R. Gwinn, Environmental Protection Agency
Thomas Hartung, Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
Esther Haugabrooks, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Kathrin Herrmann, Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
Erin Hill, Institute for In Vitro Sciences
Talita Marin, LNBio/CNPEM
Janine McCarthy, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Jason O’Brien, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Kathryn Page, Clorox Company
Martin Stephens, Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
Kristie Sullivan, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Maurice Whelan, European Commission Joint Research Centre