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Cefic-LRI Workshop on how to move forward with non-animal based assessments

The Long-Range Research Initiative Programme (LRI) of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) is organising its 17th annual workshop on 18 and 19 November 2015 in Brussels. The workshop will bring together scientists, industry experts and policy makers to debate current and future developments in non-animal toxicity testing methods and examine idealistic versus realistic regulatory expectations, in view of REACH 2018.

18 November 2015 - 19 November 2015

The LRI programme will present the scientific results of seven recently-completed research projects, amongst which is the revamped AMBIT tool, a predictive toxicity model to support read across of substance endpoint data and category formation. The revamped AMBIT tool is a powerful tool that can be used by SMEs and para-chemical industry users for both R&D and regulatory purposes. The tool will be available for the public in early 2016 and will include at least 6 700 additional substances, as part of the non-confidential REACH database.

2015 Innovative Science Award

The LRI programme will announce the winner of the 2015 Innovative Science Award. This prestigious prize is worth € 100 000 and is the biggest award of its kind in Europe to stimulate innovative research and introduce new approaches that advance the environmental assessment of hazardous substances.

Join us to be the first to report on the winner and get the opportunity to interview present and past winners of the LRI award.

The full programme is available here:

WHEN: 18-19 November 2015
WHERE: Le Plaza Hotel, Boulevard Adolphe Max 118-126, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
HOW: Register directly at or contact Maria Andrielou at

Attendance is free of charge. Reimbursement for travel fees and accommodation is also available for registered media.

The workshop is an excellent opportunity for reporters to network with scientists, industry experts, policymakers and non-government representatives, and learn more about the latest scientific advancements and future policies in non-animal testing methods.

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