Organizing trust and confidence


We all want our pharmaceuticals and chemicals to be safe for human exposure. Therefore, we build regulatory frameworks which include methods to test for safety and efficacy or mode-of-action of our products. Many of these test methods were developed during the time the animal was considered to provide the best model to predict human safety and efficacy. Since then tremendous progress has been made in molecular, biological, physiological, chemical and toxicological knowledge and tools, including dedicated human systems. Join our dialogue on new ways of thinking and acting to organize trust and confidence for emerging human based research methods.

Organizing questions

How do you organize trust and confidence in your innovative practices? How can we jointly organize trust and confidence in emerging in vitro and in silico tools?

This session includes

- lecture on societal risk governance
- testimonials from practices in chemical industry, food industry, pharma industry, funding organizations, researchers and regulators
- open dialogue on how to organize trust and confidence together.


Does acceptance of animal free testing require a complete paradigm shift?


Sue Gibb, Amsterdam UMC
Anne Kienhuis, RIVM


Mister Lion