Laboratory Animal Science 2.0

Changing perspective on the impact of animal studies on healthcare

15 October 2015 09:30 hrs. - 17:00 hrs.
Radboud Auditorium, Geert Grooteplein 15, route 296
Changing perspective on the impact of animal studies on healthcare
15-10-2015 09:30:0015-10-2015 17:00:00Europe/AmsterdamChanging perspective on the impact of animal studies on healthcare Radboud Auditorium, Geert Grooteplein 15, route

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Abstract submission extended till September 15th !

This Laboratory Animal Science 2.0 conference has been organized to mark the occasion of the Central Animal Facility’s foundation at the Radboud university medical center 60 years ago. This conference focuses on the past, present and future role of animal studies in science and healthcare. What have animal studies brought us? What is their value for human healthcare? What is the future of animal studies?

Animal studies are one step in the development of new therapies for humans and help to establish the efficacy and safety of new treatments. Is this translation process successful enough? Recent international reports have indicated that the translation process is underperforming, raising scientific, medical and social dilemmas. Do we need to change perspective?

Where and when

The conference will take place on 15 October 2015, 9.30 - 17.00 hrs

Radboud university medical center
Auditorium, route 196
Geert Grooteplein 15
6525 EZ Nijmegen
The Netherlands

The Radboud university medical center is easily accessible by public transport, and there is a parking facility just near the main entrance. More information

Preliminary programme

Opening of the conference and on the importance of open access
Gerard Meijer, Chair of the board of the Radboud University and license holder

Laboratory animal science developments through the years
Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga, Professor Laboratory Animal Science and Head Central Animal Facility

Keynote lecture: From Bedside to Bench and Back Again – Research Synthesis to Address Translational Gaps
Jeremy Grimshaw, Senior Scientist - Clinical Epidemiology Program Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Full Professor - Department of Medicine University of Ottawa, Director - Cochrane Canada, Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake

The new knowledge and innovation agenda in the Netherlands
Nico van Meeteren, Executive Director of Topsector Life Sciences and Health

Laboratory Animal Science 2.0
Judith van Luijk, SYRCLE

Willy van Heumen Awards for Alternatives

Official launch first e-learning module on systematic reviews of animal studies
Marlies Leenaars, SYRCLE

Closure and drinks followed by a Walking dinner

Abstract submission for poster presentation 

During the conference you wil have the opportunity to give a poster presentation. Please submit your abstract by following the example and using the abstract submission form and send it to PAO. Abstract submission is possible till August 15th 2015. All submitters will be notified by September 1st 2015 about abstract acceptance.
Please note: Acceptance of an abstract is conditional upon the author registering for the conference and arranging payment by August 15th 2015.


Accreditation will be requested from the ABAN.


Registration fee
Regular €175,-
Students €85,-
In the evening there will be a walking dinner. Participation is free, but we kindly aks you te sign up for this dinner in advance.
Registration form


Laboratory Animals Ltd.
Willy van Heumen Stichting
Ministry of Economic Affairs


Sypmosium organisation:
Yvonne Savelkoul-Broekman, project officer contact
Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga, scientific director contact

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