Lush Prize Conference 2016- Regulating Chemical Safety- the future for animal use
Thursday, 10 November 2016 from 09:30 to 17:30 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for the 2016 Lush Prize conference on Thursday 10th November at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) in London.
Now in its fifth year, the Lush Prize has awarded over £1 million in prizes, aiming to bring forward the day when safety testing takes place without the use of animals. Join us to hear from our 2016 prizewinners on their award winning work in scientific research, training, lobbying and public awareness, to end the use of animals in safety testing. Further details including keynote speakers and agenda are to be announced in due course. A draft agenda is provided below. Please also visit www.lushprize.org for further information.
We hope you can join us
The Lush Prize team
Lush Prize Conference 2016 -' Regulating Chemical Safety - the future for animal use' (Draft agenda)
Thursday November 10th, The RSA, London, UK
9.30-10.00 Coffee and arrival
10.00 Welcome and Introduction
10.10 Opening address – Thomas Hartung, CAAT (Centre for Alternatives to Animal Testing) JHU, Baltimore
10.35- 12.30 Session 1: Chemical safety in Europe
June 2018 is a key deadline in Europe for testing thousands of chemicals in use today under the REACH regulations, including animal tests. How are campaigners, industry, scientists and regulators responding?
Chair: Dr. Gill Langley, Humane Society International (HSI) UK and Lush Prize Judge
10.35- 10.55 Gerry Kenna; Safer Medicines Trust
10.55- 11.15 Julia Baines, PISC (Peta International Science Consortium)
11.30 -11.50 Emily McIvor, Humane Society International (HSI) UK
11.50- 12.10 Laura McCabe, UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
12.10- 12.30 Questions from the audience for a Panel Discussion
12.30-13.15 Lunch ( a vegan lunch will be provided)
13.15-14.30 Session 2: Prizewinner Sessions
A choice of three breakout sessions, to hear presentations from Lush Prize 2016 winners
A Young Researchers
B Science &Training
C Public Awareness and Lobbying
14.30- 14.45 Break
14.45- 16.15 Session 3: A Global Perspective
Other significant jurisdictions surrounding animal testing and the use of alternatives, particularly in China and the USA, have different rules. Are there trends for increased animal use here? What collaboration between jurisdictions, if any, is taking place?
14.45- 15.05 Thales Trez, 1R Insitute, Federal University of Alfenas , Brazil
15.05- 15.25 Kristie Sullivan, PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine), USA
15.25- 15.40 Gauri Maulekhi, People for Animals, India
15.40- 15.55 Troy Seidle, Director of Research and Toxicology, HSI Canada and Lush Prize Judge
15.55-16.15 Q&A session
16.15 - 16.30 Break
16.30-17.15 Session 4: Final panel discussion
What are the three main changes that need to take place before animal- free regulatory regimes for chemical safety testing will be seen?
17.15-17.30 Closing remarks
The official Lush Prize awards ceremony will take place on the evening of Friday 11th November www.lushprize.org