Animals, Research, and Alternatives: Call for Abstracts
Fifty years after the development of the model to reduce, refine, and replace animals in research, PCRM is bringing global experts together to discuss the progress that has been made—and the opportunities that lie ahead.
The “Animals, Research, and Alternatives: Measuring Progress 50 Years Later” conference will take place on Aug. 26 and 27, 2010, in Washington, D.C. The conference is sponsored by PCRM and the George Washington University Medical Center, along with the Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University.
Attendees will discuss animal experimentation, changing cultural perspectives about the status of animals in society, and new alternatives to animal research.
Scientists, researchers, medical professionals, ethicists, students, policymakers, and government officials are encouraged to join the conversation by submitting abstracts on alternatives to animal experimentation or ethical or scientific considerations regarding using animals in experiments.
PLoS ONE has agreed to create a collection of those articles that (a) are accepted for presentation at the conference, and (b) pass the PLoS ONE editorial criteria. PLoS ONE is a large, peer-reviewed, online-only open access journal from the Public Library of Science. If an abstract is accepted by the conference, the author will receive instructions for making a full submission to PLoS ONE. Each paper must fit the scope of PLoS ONE and will be subject to all of the conference and PLoS ONE conditions for publication. The journal will peer review each article and render an accept/reject decision based on the merits of each individual article.
The deadline for submission is May 15, 2010. For more information on PLoS ONE and for specific PLoS ONE guidelines, visit PLoSONE.org.