3Rs Sharing Conference IV 

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Thursday May 14, 2015 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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The Boston Marriott - Newton 
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466

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Tom Leach 

3Rs Sharing Conference IV

May 14, 2015

Boston Marriott - Newton

Hosted by the New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research and the Massachusetts Society for Medical Research, in partnership with the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), the International Consortium for Quality & Innovation in Pharmaceutical Development (IQ Consortium).

Register today to engage with experts who are developing innovative strategies to move science forward at the 3Rs Sharing Conference IV.


Morning Plenary Session


Speaker and Topic

7:00 – 8:15

Breakfast and Registration

8:15– 8:20

Alan Dittrich, MSMR – Welcome

8:20 – 8:55

Letty Medina, AbbVie – A Brief Overview of Global Advances in the 3Rs: Sharing Our Successes

8:55 – 9:55

Kathryn Chapman, NC3Rs – The 3Rs, Pioneering Better Science

9:55 – 10:10


10:10 – 11:10

Geraldine Hamilton, Emulate, Inc. – Organs-on-Chips

11:10 – 12:10

Mary Ann Vasbinder, GSK – The Evolution of Animal Welfare and the 3Rs Around the World

12:10 – 1:00



Afternoon Breakout Sessions





1:05 – 2:00


Dan Castranova, NIH

 Trading fur for fins: zebrafish and the 3Rs

Kathryn Chapman, NC3Rs and Sally Robinson, AstraZeneca

 Background and current status of microsampling in the pharmaceutical industry

Randy Strube and Stewart Hunt, InSphero AG

 State-of-the-art organotypic 3D microtissue models for more predictive in vitro toxicity and efficacy testing

2:00 – 2:05




2:05 – 3:00

Natalie Bratcher, AbbVie

  Justified analgesia withholding? Implementing the refinement of postoperative analgesia in mouse orthotopic models for improving both animal welfare and science

William Shek, Charles River Laboratories

PCR Rodent Infectious Agent (PRIA) Panels

Elizabeth Buttermore, Boston Children’s Hospital

  Modeling pain in a dish [Modeling pain and peripheral neuropathy using fibroblast-derived nociceptor neurons]

3:00 – 3:15

Break and relocation

Break and relocation

Break and relocation

3:15 – 4:10

Lynn Wachtman, MIT

  Refinements in marmoset husbandry and management

Kathryn Chapman, NC3Rs

 Can biosimilars products be developed safely without animals?

Mary Ann Vasbinder, GSK

Assessing Taste Without Using Humans


Conference windup


Registration Options and Fees


In-Person - MSMR, NJABR or SUBR Members


In-Person - Non-MSMR, NJABR Member


Online  - Individual

Provides online access for one computer.


Online - Single Site Group

Provides online access for multiple participants at one corporate facility


Online - Global Corporate

Provides online access for an unlimited number of computers at all corporate facilities.


Gold Corporate Package*  

Includes 8 Registrations and recognition on conference printed materials.

Add Global Corporate Access for only $750 (50%) savings.


Silver Corporate Package*

Includes 4 Registrations and recognition on conference printed materials.

Add Global Corporate Access for only $1,000 (33%) savings.


Bronze Corporate Package*

Includes 1 Registration and recognition on conference printed materials.


*Sponsorship registrations can be used for either in-person or online participation.
Hotel accommodations

Hotel:              Boston Marriott Newton

Address:         2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466

Telephone:    (617) 969-1000

Web:                http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bosnt-boston-marriott-newton/

When you register, please mention the group MSMR – 3 R’s Conference in order to get the conference rate of US$ 159/night (+ Massachusetts and Newton hotel tax of ~ 12%). We have specifically organized that rate for May 13th, but may be able to get it extended for guests who want to come a day earlier or stay a day or two extra.

If you have any hotel registration issues, please contact Lynne Walsh at lynne.walsh@msmr.org.