Virtual Conference "The multifaced universe of alternative methods in the day-to-day experimental work", March 1st, 2023




Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise 'G. Caporale' (IZS-Teramo) and Fondazione Guido Bernardini (FGB) are organising a training event on alternative methods, structured into two main sessions:

  • International Conference “The multifaced universe of alternative methods in the day-to-day experimental work”, March 1st, 2023 
  • Satellite Onsite workshop “Optimising the design and running of studies”, Febraury 28th (1 edition) and March 2nd (2nd edition)

The aim of the International Conference is to provide an overview on how to identify the best strategy for addressing a specific research question, including but not limited to the optimisation of the study design and the choice of the best experimental system.

The programme of the International Conference covers key topics such as systematic reviews, the PREPARE Guidelines, the pre-clinical model qualification approach, and the new frontiers in the non-animal research space.

This event, that will run both in person and virtually, is the opportunity to gain insights about how to choose the best model to answer a specific research question, and to discuss the principle that a model can or cannot be the best choice based on the context of use.

On February 28 and March 2nd, the opportunity will be offered to attend a Workshop with a limited number of seats, held by Prof. Derek Fry: for info, please click here







FGB Training Center - Online on Cisco Webex

Duration: 1 day
Registration fee:
  • Online attendance - Regular rate: 150 Euro + VAT if applicable
  • Online attendance - Student rate*: 80 Euro + VAT if applicable

The fee rates are without VAT (22%).

* Student rate is applied to undergraduate students and PhD students. Valid student ID or a       confirmation letter by the direct supervisor are required.

Registration includes:
  • Participation in the scientific program
  • Certificate of attendance

The event confirmation will be accompanied by the Invoice with payment details.

The invoice will be issued within 10 days after the event confirmation and cannot be changed, so please make sure you have provided us with the correct information (to be checked on the Proforma received at the moment of the subscription).
Only digital version of invoices will be sent to participants.

Payment of the fee is due before event commencement. Bank fee on your side.

Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be made by writing (email or fax) to the secretary.

Payment of the balance of the event is due, in full, for cancellation received after invoice raising.

Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.


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CPD Credits:
  • Training event acknowledged by the Ministry of Health on 20/02/23, with the achievement of the CFP for the following functions and tasks, for all animal species:

               - Mod. 2: functions A-B-C-D (2 CFP), tasks VD, AWR, PE (2 CFP)

              -  Mod. 9: function B, tasks VD, AWR, PE (2CFP)



  • Recognition to the extent of 0.5 day of training / continuing education for Animal care takers, Animal welfare officers, Study directors, Involved persons and Heads of Animal facility by Swiss Association of Cantonal Veterinarians (SACV)


  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD): This course has been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and can be counted as 15 CPD points.


Professionals involved in the care and use of animals under Directive 201o/63/EU.

  • Alternative methods and ethics: an overview for setting the scenario - Renato Mariani Costantini
  • Preclinical systematic reviews and the transition to animal-free innovations - Merel Ritskes Hoitinga
  • PREPARE Guidelines: How to Plan Experiments from Day One - Adrian Smith
  • How to choose the best experimental model: the qualification approach - Pelin Candarlioglu
  • New frontiers in the in-vitro universe/space - Gianni Dal Negro
Language: English
Here the programme