• Implementing nonanimal approaches
    to human and veterinary
    vaccine testing:
    Achieving scientific and regulatory
    success for rabies and beyond

    October 16-17, 2018
    Natcher Conference Center - NIH
    Bethesda, Maryland
    CIRM IABS
  • Meeting co-organized by
    » IABS
    » NICEATM

About the Meeting

Objectives of the meeting

Vaccines improve human and animal health and welfare by preventing the spread of infectious diseases. However, testing to ensure effectiveness and safety of these products often requires the use of large numbers of animals. Technological advances have led to the development of methods that could reduce or eliminate the need for animal testing for vaccines. This workshop will bring together scientific and regulatory leaders from government, academia and industry to develop recommendations to advance alternative methods for human and veterinary rabies vaccine testing. Additional workshop sessions will also spotlight state-of-the-science animal alternatives for other antigens and future possibilities for advancing animal reduction and replacement initiatives.

Scientific committee

CO-CHAIRS
Warren Casey
National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods - NICEATM
Robin Levis
Food & Drug Administration - FDA
Richard Hill
International Alliance for Biological Standardization - IABS
MEMBERS
Juan Arciniega
FDA (retired)
Geetha Srinivas
USDA - CVB
Yvette Diamondidis
Zoetis
Cynthia Allen
Health Canada
Oksana Yarosh
Canadian Food Inspection Agency – Canadian Centre for Veterinary Biologics
Laurent Mallet
Sanofi
Rodney Christmas
Boehringer Ingleheim Animal Health
James Roth
Institute for International - Cooperation in Animal Biologics/ Center for Food Security and Public Health - IICAB/CFSPH
Ray Prasad
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Gautam Sanyal
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Jeffey Brown
People for Ethical Treatment of Animals - International Science Consortium
Laura Viviani
Humane Society International

Meeting documents & Info

Co-Organizers