Tentative scientific program now available.

6 Parallel Tracks.
60 Platform Sessions.
400+ Speakers.
250+ Poster Sessions.
Bucket-list Socials.


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Over the past decade, the field has exploded with innovative new approach methodologies (NAMs) poised to reduce and replace animal testing; however, their global acceptance into the regulatory risk assessment process has been limited to specific assays and only in certain countries. To fully realize the 21st-century vision, it is critically important to capture the great potential of NAMs and incorporate them into safety & risk assessment pipelines globally. What better place to address this pressing issue of our time than at a multi-stakeholder setting at WC12?


Alongside regulatory acceptance comes the paramount responsibility of educating the next generation to carry on the ground-breaking advances currently being made in this field. We need these next-gen scientists to be on grant review panels to defend NAMs; to be journal editors and reviewers to accept manuscript based solely on human data; to conduct only animal free research; and to be regulators to make crucial decisions on human health risks using NAMs. (Photo here of trainees at the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods).


Pre-Conference Satellite Meetings
To be facilitated, as needed.

Sunday - August 27, 2023
Opening Ceremony
Opening Keynote
Welcome Reception
Lights at the Falls

Monday - August 28, 2023
Morning Plenary
6 Parallel Tracks
Poster Sessions
Evening Plenary
'Into the Mist' Boat Ride

Tuesday - August 29, 2023
Morning Plenary
6 Parallel Tracks
Poster Sessions
Evening Plenary
World Cafe Networking Reception

Wednesday - August 30, 2023
Morning Plenary
6 Parallel Tracks
Poster Sessions
Evening Plenary
Gala Dinner

Thursday - August 31, 2023
6 Parallel Tracks
Closing Keynote
Closing Ceremony

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It's not just scientific sessions!

To spur progress and advance a field, an interconnencted community is key. In keeping with the traditions of the iconic World Congress series, we are planning an exciting social program to reconnect with each other in-person after six years!

Reconnect. Rejuvenate. Return Inspired.

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