13 februari MEB Science Day 2020

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  • Locatie Auditorium, Media Plaza Jaarbeurs, Croeselaan 6, 3521 CA Utrecht

The Medicines Evaluation Board (MEB) would like to announce the MEB Science Day 2020. The theme of the day will be “Replacement, reduction and refinement of animal studies”. 

Questions that will be discussed during the meeting include: What are the developments in 3R (replacement, reduction and refinement)? How can we leverage these developments in regulatory practice? What are the challenges and opportunities when it comes to animal reduction? What will the future bring?

Registration is possible via the  MEB Science Day 2020 registration form.


Chair of the day: dr. Marjon Pasmooij, programme manager MEB Science Program.

12.00 - 13.00 Registration and lunch
13.00 - 13.05

Opening and welcome
drs. Hugo Hurts, Executive Director MEB

13.05 - 13.30

Realising an optimal safety and efficacy assessment with a minimum of animal studies: MEB experience with 3Rs
dr. Peter van Meer, non-clinical assessor Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacokinetics MEB

13.30 - 14.00

Moving away from animal use: the IMI VAC2VAC project. Opportunities & challenges
dr. Coenraad Hendriksen, senior scientist Intravacc and emeritus professor Utrecht University

14.00 - 14.20 Potency tests in animals are not precise. The inherent variability of in vivo potency tests for vaccines
Coen Stalpers, PhD Utrecht University, quality assessor MEB
14.20 - 14.50 Break & Poster session
14.50 - 15.20

Applying the 3Rs in Toxicology and Regulatory Sciences
dr. Fiona Sewell, Programme Manager Toxicology and regulatory sciences, human health effects NC3R

15.20 - 15.50

Advanced in vitro models for drug development: the complexity of simplicity
prof. Roos Masereeuw, professor of Experimental Pharmacology  Utrecht University

15.50 - 16.20 Panel discussion
Facilitator: dr. Jan Willem van der Laan, senior assessor Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacokinetics MEB
16.20 - 16.30 Reflections on the day
16.30 - 18.00 Drinks and networking