The Portuguese Society for Humane Education (SPEdH) is organising the first International Conference of Alternatives to Animal Experimentation, to be held in the Fernando Lopes-Graça Auditorium, at the Fórum Municipal Romeu Correia in Almada, 26-27 January, 2013.

The aim of the Conference is to promote the debate and sharing of information regarding policies on alternatives and animal use in research, testing and education, highlighting replacement methods.

The program will include keynotes sessions by Prof Marc Bekoff and Prof Horst Spielmann. InterNICHE Co-ordinator Nick Jukes will speak on best practice and alternatives in education and training.

A Multimedia Exhibition of alternatives from InterNICHE will provide hands-on access to software, models, mannekins and simulators.

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