schedule for second international conference

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schedule for first international conference

Day One 19th Nov

9:45 AM: Inauguration Ceremony – Vice Chancellor UoH

10:00 AM: Skill Development Short Course announcement By FGB (Marcel) and UoH (VC)

10:15 AM to 10:30 AM – short speech by chief guest

10:30 AM: Key Note Speech by Dr. Charu Chandrasekera, “Moving Beyond Animal Models: A Key Role for South Asia”

11:15 AM: Dr. S Dravida: Primary Stem Cell/Tissue Based Platforms as Human Surrogate Systems – Compelling Alternatives for Pluripotent Imagination of the User

12:00 PM: Dr. Uday Saxena: 3D bioprinting as alternative to animals – hype or spike?

12:45 PM: Lunch Break

1:45 PM: Dr. Subrahmanyam Vangala The art of selecting safe and effective First-in-Human clinical dose

2:30 PM: Prof. Thomas Hartung: COVID-19 drug and vaccine development – a door-opener for alternative methods?

3:15 PM: Dr. Lars Friis Mikkelsen: The use of Göttingen Minipigs as a translational animal model

4:00 PM: Dr. Brenda Kick and Victoria Sachs: How to Support an Animal Care Program to Successfully Maintain Immunocompromised and Humanized Mouse Colonies

4:45 PM: Dr. Ritu Verma: Validated Alternates to Animal testing in preclinical Drug development: DRF protocols

5:30 PM: Dr. Marcel Gyger (FGB): Education and Training in Laboratory Animal Science under the Covid-19 pandemic 

Day two 20th Nov

9:00 AM: AAALAC special talk on Crisis Management to mitigate loss to in vivo Research. Talk by Montip (Thailand), Brian (Singapore) and Dewi (Hong Kong)

9:45 AM: Key Note Speech by Dr. Manjunath Ramarao. Exploring the “human model” for drug discovery

10:30 AM: Dr. Vijay Pal Singh: Implementation of 3 R’s in India – a systematic Review

11:15 AM: Dr. Balaji Bhyravbhatla: Commercial breeding and Access to Research Models

12 noon: Dr. Avery August: “Animal models of Immunological Diseases”

12:45 PM: Lunch Break

1:45 PM: Dr. Christian PELLEVOISIN: The added value of reconstructed human (RHE) epidermis in toxicology

2:30 PM: Prof P.V.S. Kishore: Printed alternatives to animals in Veterinary Education

3:15 PM: Dr. Brian W. Soper: Translational Models for Drug Discovery in Human Immune Modulation

4:00 PM: Franco Mondini: 3Rs Animal Monitoring in the Home-Cage: how can novel technologies contribute to enhanced animal welfare while automating scientific data collection?

4:45 PM: Dr. Tharanga Thoradeniya: Human adipocytes for exploring adipose tissue overflow hypothesis in South Asians

5:30 PM: Dr. Surat Parvatam: Status of human-relevant research in India

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