We cordially invite you to the European Society of Toxicology in Vitro 2012 International Conference, ESTIV2012, which will be hosted by the Portuguese Toxicology Association (AP Tox) in Lisbon, Portugal, October 16 -19, 2012.
As in previous ESTIV events this conference will bring together researchers and students from academia and industry, involved in the development and use of in vitro methods in toxicology.
The scientific programme includes state-of-the-art lectures, workshops, and original communications and poster sessions. ESTIV 2012 will cover a broad range of topics addressing systemic toxicity, local toxicity, developmental toxicity with emphasis on physiologically relevant markers, marker profiles, molecular mechanisms and pathways.
ESTIV2012 will explore challenges and successes of non-animal approaches for toxicity testing. As with previous ESTIV Conferences, a special student session will also be organized, where young researchers will be invited to briefly present their work and there will be an award for the best presentation. A pre-congress workshop on "The Economics of Alternatives" co-organized by ESTIV, CAAT & IVTIP is also planned. This workshop will focus on the expenses related to in vitro testing, as well as on strategies to make the application of in vitro tests and testing strategies economically feasible for industry.
For the first time and in addition to the cutting-edge topics that will be covered in the Conference, a practical workshop will be organized on the 20th October. The purpose of this workshop is to gain hands-on experience with computerized in vitro – in vivo extraplotation strategies.
In addition to the scientific programme, you will be attracted by the warm hospitality, excellent climate, rich culture and great food that Lisbon has to offer. The Conference venue is located in the new part of the city, close to the airport and the Expo waterfront.
We look forward to seeing you in Lisbon and we will work hard to offer you an excellent scientific programme and a friendly atmosphere.
Greet Schoeters - ESTIV President,
Erwin Roggen - Chair Scientific Committee,
Elsa Casimiro - Chair Local Organizing Committee