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  2. Mar 1, 2024

2024 Summer Immersion on Innovative Approaches in Science to Provide Early Career Researchers a Deep Dive in Human-Based Nonanimal Science

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The 2024 Summer Immersion on Innovative Approaches in Science will be held in Washington, D.C., from May 30 to June 1, 2024. This program is designed to educate the next generation of researchers on human-based, nonanimal methods for advancing biomedical science and regulatory safety testing of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, and other agricultural and industrial chemicals.

With a focus on advancing science, the free, three-day program provides an introductory overview and in-depth trainings on in vitro, in chemico, and in silico (computer modeling-based), and human ex vivo approaches and their many applications in basic, translational, and regulatory science. The program includes lecture style presentations, hands-on workshops, technology demonstrations, and case studies. Attendees will have opportunities to showcase their research through poster and presentation sessions. Mentoring events will provide networking opportunities with leading scientists from industry, government, academia, and non-governmental organizations who are accelerating the adoption of these technologies. Skills building will also include addressing bias in favor of animal-based tests, strategies for securing research funding, and an introduction to lobbying in support of human-based science.

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 discipline.

The program will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C., and the early-bird deadline to apply is March 15. Sponsorship opportunities are available to support student travel awards and the event. For questions, email SummerImmersion [at]

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Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in education and research.

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