Announcement of The 20th Annual Meeting
Period: December 8 and 9 (Friday and Saturday), 2006
Venue: Convention Hall and adjacent Foyer of Komaba II Campus
(3rd floor of the General Research Experiment Building), University of Tokyo, Japan
President for Organizing Committee: Prof. Yasuyuki SAKAI
Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine,
Graduate School of Medicine; Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo


6THWorld Congress on Alternative Animal Use in the Life Sciences
PeriodAugust 21TH-25TH, 2007
Congress PresidentsYasuo Ohno and Horst Spielmann
Venue Hotel East 21 Tokyo
6-3-3, Toyo, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0016
Tel +81-3-5683-5683 Fax +81-3-5683-5775
(located in the heart of Tokyo in the culturally important district of Fukagawa in Koto-ku)


The contents of determination on Sept.12,2006

Schedule
Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception
Evening, August 21 (Tue.), 2007
Scientific Sessions
August 22 (Wed.)-25 (Sat.), 2007
Excursions Late afternoon until midnight
August 23 (Thu.), 2007
Banquet
Evening, August 24 (Fri.), 2007
Farewell Ceremony
Afternoon, August 25 (Sat.), 2007

Satellite Symposiums
Beijing(China)--- August 19 (Sun.)-20 (Mon.), 2007
Seoul(Korea) --- August 20 (Mon.), 2007
Kyoto(Japan) --- August 26 (Sun.), 2007
Nagoya(Japan) --- August 27 (Mon.), 2007

Important Dates
Start of submitting abstracts: December 1 (Fri.), 2006
Start of on-line registration: December 1 (Fri)., 2006
Deadline for submitting abstracts: March 31 (Sat), 2007
Deadline for submitting travel grant applications:
March 31 (Sat), 2007
Notice of acceptance of abstracts: May 31 (Thu.), 2007
Deadline for the early registration: May 31 (Thu.), 2007
Deadline for accommodation reservations:
July 21 (Sat.), 2007
Deadline for on-line registration: August 7 (Tue), 2007
The final congress timetable will be posted on the Congress
Website in June 2007.


Plenary Lectures
Judy McArthur Clark, Pfizer, USA
"Alternative research and practice supported by international veterinary professionals such as IACLAM"
Julia Fentem, Unilever, UK
"Current and future prospect of alternative research in modern cosmetology"
Paul Flecknell, Newcastle Univ., UK
"Assessment and alleviation of pain and distress of laboratory animals"
Makoto Hayashi, NIHS, Japan
"3Rs in Mutation Research-from in vivo to in silico evaluation"

Special Lecture
Alan Goldberg, Johns Hopkins Univ., USA
"Alternative research for a quarter of the century"

Next President Special Lecture
Herman Koeter, EFSA, Italy
"Globalization of animal welfare concepts integrated in the scientific agenda of international agencies for regulatory risk assessment"
Memorial Lecture for the Late Dr. Bill Russell
Michael Balls, FRAME, UK
"to be announced"

Themes, Organizers and Sessions
Theme 1: Animal Welfare
Theme 2: Moral, Ethical and Cultural Issues, and Public Policies of Animal Usage
Theme 3: 3Rs in Education and Training
Theme 4: Knowledge Management and Information Services
Theme 5: Toxicology/Validation
Theme 6: Ecotoxicology
Theme 7: The 3Rs in the Development, Production and Quality Control of Biologicals
Theme 8: Applying New Science and Technology from Basic Research for the 3Rs
Theme 9: Globalization of 3Rs
Theme 10: Risk Assessment Approach and Regulation

Call for Papers
Persons wishing to make presentations at contributed sessions of the WC6 should submit an abstract of no more than 200 words.
Abstracts should be submitted electronically through our official website: http://www.knt.co.jp/ec/2007/wc6. This online submission of abstracts will start on December 1, 2006.
The deadline for submission is March 31, 2007. Each person is permitted to present one contributed paper at most. This restriction does not prevent keynote or invited speakers from submitting one contributed paper, nor does it limit the number of papers on which one can be listed as a coauthor.
Please be sure to follow carefully the abstract submission instruction posted on the website.
The proposal should include the following information:
- E-mail address of contact person
- Name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and e-mail address of each author
- Name of presenter
- Preferred mode of presentation (oral or poster)
- Title of presentation
- Topic area (Please indicate your first and second choices from 4. Scientific Program)
- Abstract (<200 words)
- Keywords (up to 5 words)
The contact persons will be notified by the middle of June 2007 as to whether their abstracts are accepted. Although abstracts can be submitted for an oral or poster presentation, the scientific committee will decide on the final mode of presentation.

Social Programs
Welcome Reception
Date & time: Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 18:00-20:00
Place: Hotel East 21 Tokyo
Fee: Complimentary
Attire: Casual

The congress presidents invite all participants to celebrate their first reencounter in two years. (refreshments served)
Excursions
Date & Time: Thursday, August 23, 2007, Late afternoon until midnight.
Several parallel courses are to be planed. The fees may vary according to the courses. Please take a look at our WEBSITE
about the updated information.
Banquet
Date & time: Friday, August 24, 2007, 19:00-21:30
Place:Happo-en
Fee: JPY 10,000
Attire: Casual

Registration Fee
On or before May 31, 2007
--- JPY 55,000(Regular)
After June 1, 2007
--- JPY 65,000(Regular)
Student registrant JPY 20,000
Accompanying person JPY 15,000
Banquet JPY 10,000
Satellite Symposium (Kyoto--> Free)



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