Lush Prize Conference 2016- Regulating Chemical Safety- the future for anim...
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.
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The Lush Prize team
Lush Prize Conference 2016 - Draft Agenda
Regulating Chemical Safety - the future for animal use
Many governments around the world require products and chemicals to be proven safe for use - often with the use of animals. Although there is a general trend away from animal tests in the science of toxicology, new regulatory requirements and a lack of 'validated' non-animal alternatives means a short-term rise in animal use is being predicted by many. For others, a faster take up of alternative tests could see a decline and eventual end to animal use in this field. Where does the future lie for chemical safety and animals?
9.30 Arrival and Registration
10.15 Keynote address - Speaker TBC
10.45 - 12.30 Part 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. How are campaigners, companies, scientists and regulators responding? What are the implications of BREXIT in the UK?
Presentations from keynote speakers, followed by a panel Q&A /discussion with the audience
12.30 - 1.30 Lunch
1.30 - 2.30 Breakout Sessions – Presentations from Lush Prize 2016 winning projects in the areas of Science, Lobbying, Young Research, Public Awareness and Training.
2.30 - 2.45 pm Break
2.45 - 4.15 - Part 2 - A global perspective
Other significant jurisdictions, particularly China and the USA, have different rules. Are there trends for increased animal use here? What collaboration between jurisdictions, if any, is taking place?
Specialist presentations, followed by a panel Q&A /discussion with the audience
4.15 - 4.30 Break
Part 3 Closing panel discussion
4.30 - 5.30
Speakers from the first two panels will ask what the three main changes that need to take place before animal-test free regulatory regimes for chemical safety can be seen.
The 2016 Lush Prize Winners will be exhibiting and talking about their winning projects at the event. The Lush Prize awards will take place on the evening of Friday 11th (by invitation only).