Q: When will the 12th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences take place?
From Sunday 27th of August – 31st of August 2023. Please see Program at a glance for more information about the program.
Q: Where will the 12th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences take place?
At the Niagara Falls Convention Centre
6815 Stanley Avenue
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Canada L2G 3Y9
Q: CAN I PARK AT THE CONFERENCE VENUE?
Please note that the on-site parking at the Convention Centre is available at a rate of $15 per vehicle / per entry.
Q: WHAT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE?
Niagara Falls Convention Centre has been designed to ensure all our spaces are fully accessible and inclusive. Should you need assistance with a wheelchair, require an assistive hearing device, or request any other accommodations.
Q: WHAT ARE THE CLOSEST MAJOR AIRPORTS?
Located in the Niagara region, Niagara Falls Convention Centre is serviced by three major airports: Toronto Pearson, Buffalo Niagara, and Hamilton International. You can take a taxi, hire a car, or book a bus ticket. For more information on booking a bus, see the Travel Information page.
Q: ARE THERE ANY HOTELS LOCATED NEARBY?
Niagara Falls Convention Centre is surrounded by many four & five star branded hotels, combining to provide 4,000 guest rooms all within a five-minute walk. Please see our Accommodation page.
Q: HOW CAN I SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT?
It is no longer possible to submit an abstract. The Organizing Committee is now reviewing all late-breaking abstracts and is busy creating the program.
Q: I AM A SESSION ORGANIZER. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY SESSION?
At this point, the accepted proposals/sessions are still “tentative” and the scientific program will be finalized only after all the abstracts have been reviewed (i.e., abstract submission does not automatically guarantee acceptance).
We would like to emphasize that Promoters are not required to submit revised session proposals again (even for merged sessions). Descriptions of all sessions and titles will be finalized later, upon acceptance of all presentations following peer review of all submitted abstracts. What is important is for you to encourage all prospective participants to submit abstracts.
Furthermore, please do not worry about the exact number of speakers per session, duration of each presentation, order of presentations etc. at this timing, as these will be discussed and finalized following abstract review. With a holistic view of the Congress, members of the Organizing Committee will work closely with all promoters and chairs to refine and finalize the session(s) once all abstracts have been reviewed and selected.
Q: HOW CAN I REGISTER?
Registration is open. You can read all information on the Registration page.
Early bird registration is open until July 7, 2023.
Q: HOW DO I APPLY FOR A TRAVEL GRANT?
It is no longer possible to apply for a travel grant.
Q: WHERE CAN I FIND THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRESENTERS?
You can find instructions for oral presentations and poster presentations on the Instructions for Presenters page.
Q: WHERE CAN I PRINT MY POSTER?
We do not have printing facilities at the conference venue, but we can recommend the following local printing facilities for printing your poster:
Q: WHAT DAY IS MY POSTER PRESENTATION?
All posters will be visible during the entire Congress (from Monday to Thursday) and attendees may view posters during refreshment breaks and lunch each day. Specific poster presentation times (when authors need to be at their posters) have been scheduled by Theme:
Monday: Human-Centred Biomedical Research & Refinement and Impact on Science
Tuesday: Regulatory Acceptance and Global Harmonization & Next-Gen Education & Ethics, Welfare, Policies and Regulations
Wednesday: 21st Century Predictive Toxicology
See the Poster Program here.
Q: I AM PRESS. HOW DO I ACCESS THE EVENT?
Please read our Media Policy carefully, and apply for a media badge before August 13, 2023.
Q: WHAT SATELLITE EVENTS ARE HAPPENING DURING WC12?
Please see an overview on the Satellites Event page.