Realising the need for development and validation of alternative models and generating awareness among academics, scientists, policymakers and regulators NCAAE-2018 has been planned. The Conference will also witness the commemoration of launching of the Indian Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments (ISAAE). The Conference aims to discuss the perspectives on the current state of practices and existing strategies to promote the development of non-animal technologies in India.
The Conference will be held at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, a Deemed to be University accredited in category ‘A’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India in three consecutive cycles. Jamia Hamdard has emerged as an outstanding institution of higher learning with clear and focused academic and research programmes. In the National Institutional Ranking Framework-2018 it was ranked 2nd in the Pharmacy discipline and 23rd in the University category in India. It is one of the few universities in India having an active Department imparting education with cutting edge research in the field of toxicology including in vitro, in silico toxicity assessments and use of alternative models in toxicology (Fish, C. elegans and Drosophila).
Along side NCAAE-2018 two Pre-conference Hands-on Workshops on the following topic have been planned:
In vitro Toxicology with Emphasis on Integrated Discrete Multiple Organ Co-culture (idMOC) on November 22-26, 2018 at the University of Kerala;
Alternatives and Skin Irritation Test According to OECD TG-439 using Reconstructed Human Epidermis (RHE) on November 26, 2018 at Jamia Hamdard.
The Organizing Committee invites stakeholders to this Conference and also solicit collaboration and sponsorship from organizations and industry working in the area of alternatives, toxicity testing, method development, regulations and other related fields.
Prof. S. Raisuddin
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