Satellite Events During WC12 

Independently hosted events.

Please contact the organizations below should you require additional information.


Saturday August 26, 2023 | NICEATM –  Convention Centre, Room 201/202

Sunday August 27, 2023 | 3rd Pan-American Conference for Alternative Methods - Convention Centre, Room 221

Sunday August 27,2023 | Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine – Convention Centre, Room 223

Monday August 28, 2023 | Cosmetics Europe – The Personal Care Association – Convention Centre, Room 221/222

Thursday August 31, 2023 | Episkin Academy Training – Convention Centre, Room 221

Sunday August 27, 12.30- 14.00 EDT

3rd Pan-American Conference for Alternative Methods

Starting in 2016 in Baltimore, 2018 in Rio and now a bit delayed due to COVID in 2023 in Canada, the Pan-American Conference for Alternative Methods series brings South, Central, and North America together to further alternatives to animal testing and build collaboration for the exchange of scientific ideas. This year we will focus on reconnecting pos-pandemic and sharing new developments in the governmental commitment for the alternatives.

Date: August 27, 2023

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm EST

Venue: Niagara Convention & Civic Centre

6815 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada


Registration here.


12:30 pm – Welcome - Charu Chandrasekera (Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods)/Tim Singer (Health Canada)

12:35 pm - Pan American: History and Updates - Thomas Hartung (Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing - USA) and Kristie Sullivan (Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc)

1:15 pm - Updates on Regulations - Nicole Kleinstreuer (National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods - USA) and Jose Mauro Granjeiro (National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology - Brazil)

2:00 pm - Governmental Structure and Dissemination - Luciene Balottin (National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology – Brazil) and Maria Laura Gutierrez (National Scientific and Technical Research Council – Argentina)

2:45 pm – Open Discussion and Closing Remarks

Monday August 28, 12.30- 14.00 EDT

On the pathway to success: the CE/LRSS story of animal-free science

LRSS satellite event

Niagara Falls Convention Centre, Meeting Rooms 221/222

Cosmetics Europe Long Range Science Strategy (LRSS) research programme (2016-2022) brought together experts from its numerous partners to work on animal-free safety assessment of chemicals and cosmetic ingredients. Some of the highlights of the LRSS pathway to success will be shared with you during our satellite event organised at the WC12.

This event promises to be an extraordinary celebration, showcasing some of the remarkable achievements and breakthroughs that have emerged from our dedicated scientific program. We will reflect on the journey, honor the collaborative efforts of brilliant minds, and present some of the program's most significant findings.

We will start with a general overview of the LRSS program, followed by more targeted presentations illustrating scientific findings and case studies, related to Toxicokinetics/Exposure, Toxicodynamics, Skin Sensitisation and Genotoxicity. In the final part of the event, we will open the floor to listen to your comments and questions.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to be part of an exceptional gathering that celebrates more than half a decade of scientific excellence. Join us as we honor the hard work, efforts, and contributions of dedicated scientists.

The event is open to everyone, but you are invited to confirm your attendance by sending an email to by August 18 COB. Room capability is limited, and we will give priority to people who confirmed their attendance in advance.
Attendees will receive lunch boxes upon their arrival.

Thursday , August 31, 2023
Location: Niagara Falls Convention Centre, Canada, Room 221

Episkin Academy Training

Cosmetic Alliance Canada, Episkin and L’Oréal have the pleasure to invite you to our free training session: Episkin Academy Training.

The training includes lectures (inspired by OECD guidelines TG 492B) and hands-on exercises that provide real-world experience. Virtual and in-person options are available.

In this training, you will learn about Episkin’s reconstructed tissue models and how to use them in your applications, with a focus on the recently OECD validated eye irritation test : Human Corneal Epithelium (HCE) Time- to-Toxicity. You will also have the opportunity to manipulate the inserts by yourself and to learn different tips.


12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00:  Human Corneal Epithelium (HCE) Time- to-Toxicity, a new OECD validated method
Dr Nathalie Alépée (L’Oréal, France)
14:00–14:15: Practice Demonstration
14:15–14:45: Q&A
15:00-17:00:  Practice Workshop
Christelle Videau (Episkin, France)
17:00-18:00:  Networking Cocktail

Click here to register