WC 9 Practical Training Course on Alternative Methods: Skin and Eye In Vitro Toxi­city

28th–29th August, 2014, Prague, Czech Republic
Day 1 – Lectures
Thursday, August 28, 2014


Registration for the workshop


Welcome note on behalf of the organizers, Dagmar Jirova, National Institute of Public Health, Prague, Czech Republic


Chantra Eskes, ESTIV/SeCAM, Agno, Switzerland
Validated and Pre-Validated Alternative Methods for Topical Toxicity Testing


Helena Kandarova, MatTek IVLSL, Bratislava, Slovakia
Skin Irritation and Corrosion Testing In Vitro – Reconstructed Human Tissue Models


Coffee break


Rodger Curren, Institute for In Vitro Sciences,  Gaithersburg, MD, USA

Skin Corrosion Testing – Corrositex


Kristina Kejlová, National Institute of Public Health, Prague, Czech Republic
Eye Irritation Testing – HET-CAM assay


End of day 1

Day 2 – Practical training
Friday, August 29, 2014


Practical training block 1

Helena Kandarova and Silvia Letašiová, MatTek IVLSL, Bratislava, Slovakia
Reconstructed Human Tissue Models – In Vitro Skin Irritation Test – OECD TG 439


Coffee break


Practical training block 2

Rodger Curren, Institute for In Vitro Sciences,  Gaithersburg, MD, USA



Lunch break


Practical training block 3

Stanislav Janoušek and Kristina Kejlová, National Institute of Public Health, Prague, Czech Republic
HET-CAM assay


Closing of the WC9 Practical Training Course

Who may participate?
  • We invite interested professionals to participate in the WC9 Practical Training Course.
  • The number of participants is limited to 24, registration is required.
  • Admission preference will be given to students and young scientists (< 35 years). Furthermore, only up to  2 members from the same institution will be accepted.
  • Since the Practical Training Course is a satellite meeting of the 9th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, only participants of the congress will be accepted.
  • Students should submit a certificate issued by their university together with the registration to the  Training Course organisers via e-mail (workshops@sapo.pt) as pdf, jpg or png.
  • Interested scientists are encouraged to submit a short description of the motivation "Why do I want to participate in WC9 Practical Training Course?" with their registration (not more than 3000 characters).
  • Participants of the WC9 Training Course will receive a confirmation of participation.

For registration, complete the form available here, and send it by June 30, 2014 together with the ne­cessary documentation to: workshops@sapo.pt.

Selected participants will be informed by July 15, 2014 together with information on the payment details. Registration fee is 35 Euro to be paid by August 10. Failure of timely payment of the regis­tra­tion fee will result in the non-possibility to attend the training course.


National Institute of Public Health – Státní zdravotní ústav
Headquaters (Building No.1)
Šrobárova 48
100 42 Praha 10
Metro station: Želivského (line A)

Further questions?

Please contact the organisers: workshops@sapo.pt.


This training course is organized under the auspice of
and with support of following institutions