2024 Summer Immersion on Innovative Approaches in Science
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May 30 – June 1, 2024
Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC
The Physicians Committee is excited to host our third biennial Summer Immersion on Innovative Approaches in Science!
The Physicians Committee’s Summer Immersion is designed to educate the next generation of scientists committed to advancing science ethically using nonanimal methods for research and testing. The program provides an overview of in vitro, in silico, and in chemico approaches and their many applications in basic, translational, and regulatory science to replace animals. Attendees will participate in scientific talks, career development workshops, poster presentations, technology demonstrations, case studies, networking opportunities, and more.
The Summer Immersion welcomes undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs and early-career scientists interested or engaged in academic, industry, or government research in biomedical sciences, including toxicology, pharmacology, genetics, bioinformatics, biomedical engineering and other related disciplines.
Our steering committee is made up of a diverse group of experts.
Steering Committee members:
Angela Hvitved, Alternatives Research & Development Foundation
Ann Lam, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Anthony Reardon, Health Canada
Catharine Krebs, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Charu Chandrasekera, Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods
Danilo Tagle, National Institutes of Health
Elizabeth Baker, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Janine McCarthy, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Kambez Benam, University of Pittsburgh
Kathrin Herrmann, Animal Protection Commissioner of Berlin and Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
Kristie Sullivan, Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc.
Melanie Ort, Berlin Institute of Health at Charité
Sophie Zaaijer, FIND Genomics
Susan Howe, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Thomas Hartung, Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
Warren Casey, National Institutes of Health
Stay tuned for more information on the program and application period. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For questions, email SummerImmersion [at] pcrm.org (SummerImmersion[at]pcrm[dot]org).
Presentations and recordings from the 2022 Summer School on Innovative Approaches in Science are available here.
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The Summer School on Innovative Approaches in Science