June 7-10, 2022
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Research Triangle Park, NC
Students and early-career researchers attended the Physician Committee’s Summer School on Innovative Approaches in Science to learn about innovative methods to reduce and replace animal tests in toxicology and biomedical science. The program was held in early June at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. The four-day event aimed to speed up progress in ethical and effective scientific research by supporting a new generation of scientists who utilize and champion nonanimal methods for research and testing. To address the diverse needs of students and early-career researchers, the Summer School offered two tracks – toxicology and biomedical science, featuring specific applications of current innovative non-animal methods.
The program consisted of scientific talks, career development workshops, poster presentations, laboratory tours and demonstrations, networking opportunities, and more. The Summer School featured 25 scientific lectures, including keynotes by pioneers in the field from Unilever, Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, and the National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods.
The Physicians Committee is thankful to everyone who participated in the Summer School on Innovative Approaches in Science, including the speakers, participants, and organizers, whose participation made this program a success. Presentations and recordings are available here.