WC6 Kyoto Satellite Symposium Sponsers (pdf)

Dear Colleagues,

We appreciate a great success for the ability of WC6 Kyoto Satellite Symposium to have been finished. We are thankful to the sponsors and the wonderful hard workers from the bottom of our heart.
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new program Ver.2 (2007.8.3)

Guest speakers

Horst Spielmann
ZEBET, German Center for Documentation and Validation of Alternatives to Animal Experiments,
at the BfR, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Berlin, Germany
"The contribution of the new European Chemicals Policy REACH to the development of Alternative Methods in Toxicology"

Andrew N Rowan
Executive Vice-President, Operations, The HSUS CEO, Humane Society International

"Beginning of the Alternative research in Japan: Reminding the past and expecting the future"
Andrew N Rowan & Martin L Stephens (HSUS, Washington, DC, USA)

Tsutomu Sugahara
Emeritus member of JSAAE, Emeritus Prof. of Kyoto Univ., Japan
"Beginning of the Alternative research in Japan: Reminding the past and expecting the future"

Welcome to Kyoto
Alternative research activity was started in Kyoto when I was director of National Kyoto Hospital. It was a result of my activities as an armchair scientist, emeritus professor of radiobiology, Kyoto University. In 1981 I incidentally found an article in The Science entitled "Test tube animals" which explained an importance of alternative to animal experiments in the field of biology and medicine. I asked many Japanese scientists to join us to organize scientific group to promote research activities on alternative research, and organized a Japanese Society of alternative to animal testing and experimentation in 1989.
At the first world congress in Baltimore I presented a paper explaining what was going on in Japan. In addition to this I presented some photos illustrating Japanese costume about memorial activities for experimental animals as well as commercial fish and chicken. After my presentation, Dr. Russell congratulated my speech and said as follows: "When I visited the primate center in Inuyama, Japan, I found very good communication between scientists and animals just like friends. And a funeral service was done when the animal died. It was quite impressive for me". After I told this story to Dr. Toshisada Nishida, emeritus professor of primatology recently, he sent copies of papers by P.J.Asquith*, anthropologist in Canada one of which, published in 1983, describes the monkey memorial service of Japanese primatologists which referred to other animals as well.
I will show you some of the photos again with some recent ones for your impression at my presentation . I think such cultural attitude is also important for animal welfare as well as scientific approaches.

Dear Colleagues,
We cordially invite you to the Kyoto satellite symposium after the 6th World Congress on Alternatives & Animal Use in the Life Sciences (WC6) in Tokyo.
We are looking forward to once again seeing those who have joined us in the Tokyo area. We will do our best to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

The city of Kyoto has inherited a super history of tradition and culture established over countless generations. It is also constantly creating new forms of culture and industry with its progressive and revolutionary spirit. Kyoto is globally renown in the fi eld of environmental protection thanks to the "Kyoto protocol." We are especially focusing our efforts on establishing new 3Rs technology and working in the most important areas.

Koichi Imai,
Chairman of WC6-Kyoto Satellite Sympoisum
Osaka Dental University