Prof. Hartung confirmed as a Keynote speaker at the conference “The 3Rs and NAMs: all-inclusive?”

Thomas Hartung, professor at Johns Hopkins University and director of the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, will be our second keynote speaker at the conference ‘The 3Rs and NAMs: all inclusive?' on 19 June. This conference is organised by the 3Rs Centre Utrecht and the Transition to Animal-free Innovations (TPI) programme, together with TPI-Utrecht and the Netherlands National Committee for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (NCad).

Professor Hartung, holding five academic appointments across Johns Hopkins, Georgetown University, and the University of Konstanz in Germany, brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Notably, he directs the Centers for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) in both the US and Europe and holds an endowed Chair for Evidence-based Toxicology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Additionally, he serves as the Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence. Hartung offers an interesting perspective on animal-free innovation with better accuracy in (human) prediction, ethical benefits and cost-effectiveness by using AI, open access and more.

“We are very pleased to have professor Hartung on board for this conference. His continuous input to develop alternative methods in predictive toxicology and beyond, using artificial intelligence and organoids, can inspire fundamental and translational scientists. We hope that he will share some of the lessons learnt and that he will reflect on how the application and development of NAMs can be aligned with the goal to replace animals.”, says Jeffrey Bajramovic, director of the 3Rs Centre Utrecht.

Registrations for the conference are proceeding quickly, secure your spot while you can via Online participation is also an option!