Scientific Programme

Please find below the ESTIV2020 preliminary draft programme (subject to modifications).

Monday, June 8

09:00-13:00: JRC/ESTIV BEAMS pre-conference workshop (with coffee break) (Co-chaired by: Prof. Maurice Whelan & Prof. Mathieu Vinken)
13:00-14:00: Lunch break
14:00-14:15: Opening of ESTIV2020 (Prof. Mathieu Vinken)
14:15-15:15: Keynote lecture by Dr. Timothy Allen (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK) on the Use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Chemical Risk Assessment (Chaired by: Prof. Mathieu Vinken)
15:15-16:00: ESTIV Early Scientific Career Award ceremony and lecture (Chaired by: Prof. Mathieu Vinken)
16:00-16:30: Coffee break, visiting exhibition area & poster viewing
16:30-19:00: Session 1 – Bio-engineering, stem cells and disease models (Co-chaired by: Prof. Peter Loskill & Dr. João Barroso) Invited speaker: Prof. Peter Loskill (Fraunhofer Institute, Stuttgart, Germany)
19:00-20:30: Welcome reception & poster session

Tuesday, June 9

08:30-10:30: Session 2 – Models, biomarkers and assays for endocrine disruption and developmental toxicity (Co-chaired by: Dr. Thomas Knudsen & Prof. Anne Marie Vinggaard) Invited speaker: Dr. Thomas Knudsen (US EPA, Durham, USA)
10:30-11:00: Coffee break, visiting exhibition area & poster viewing
11:00-13:00: Session 3 – Models, biomarkers and assays for systemic and immune toxicity (Co-chaired by: Prof. Emanuela Corsini & Prof. Mathieu Vinken) Invited speaker: Prof. Emanuela Corsini (Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy)
13:00-14:00: (in parallel with next) Lunch session: Björn Ekwall Memorial Award lecture and prize ceremony
13:00-14:00: (in parallel with previous and next) Lunch session on offer (if requested and paid by sponsors)
13:00-14:00: (in parallel with previous) Lunch break, visiting exhibition area & poster viewing
14:00-16:00: Session 4 – Computational toxicology – in silico modelling, read-across, artificial intelligence and machine learning (Co-chaired by: Prof. Olivier Taboureau & Prof. Paul Jennings) Invited speaker: Prof. Olivier Taboureau (University Paris Diderot, Paris, France)
16:00-16:30: Coffee break, visiting exhibition area & poster viewing
16:30-17:30: Early Stage Researcher Session 1 – Four 15 min presentations selected from abstract submissions (Co-chaired by: Dr. Erwin van Vliet & Dr. Pau Sancho-Bru)
17:30-18:30: Early Stage Researcher Session 2 – Flash presentations of selected posters (3-4 slides, 5 min) as teasers (~10 students) (Co-chaired by: Prof. Paul Jennings & Prof. Montserrat Mitjans)
18:30-20:00: (in parallel with next) Wine reception & poster session
19:00-20:00: (in parallel with previous) General Assemblies of affiliated societies (on request)

Wednesday, June 10

08:30-10:30: Session 5 – Toxicokinetics and in vitroin vivo extrapolation (Co-chaired by: Dr. Nicole Kleinstreuer & Dr. Hajime Kojima) Invited speaker: Dr. Nicole Kleinstreuer (NICEATM, Durham, US)
10:30-11:00: Coffee break, visiting exhibition area & poster viewing
11:00-13:00: Session 6 – In vitro methods for safety testing of biopharmaceuticals/biotherapies/vaccines (Co-chaired by: Dr. Michael Rothe & Dr. Iwona Wilk-Zasadna) Invited speaker: Dr. Michael Rothe (Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany)
13:00-14:00: (in parallel with next) Lunch session: ILSI Europe session
13:00-14:00: (in parallel with previous and next) Lunch session on offer (if requested and paid by sponsors)
13:00-14:00: (in parallel with previous) Lunch break, visiting exhibition area & poster viewing
14:00-15:30: Sponsors session – Sponsored talks (Co-chaired by: Dr. Erin Hill & Prof. Pilar Vinardell)
15:30-16:30: Debate session (for and against): Use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Chemical Risk Assessment (Co-chaired by: Dr. João Barroso & Prof. Paul Jennings) Invited debaters: Dr. Timothy Allen (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK) & Dr. Nicole Kleinstreuer (NICEATM, Durham, USA)
16:30-17:00: Coffee break, visiting exhibition area & poster viewing
17:00-18:00: ESTIV General Assembly
18:00-19:30: Early Stage Researcher Session 3 – Career session (Chaired by: Dr. Iwona Wilk-Zasadna)
19:30- …      Congress gala dinner & social evening

Thursday, June 11

08:30-10:30: Session 7 – Mixtures and biomonitoring (Prof. Andreas Kortenkamp & Prof. Anne Marie Vinggaard) Invited speaker: Prof. Andreas Kortenkamp (Brunel University London, London, UK)
10:30-11:00: Coffee break, visiting exhibition area & poster viewing
11:00-12:40: Session 8 – In vitro methods for safety assessment of medical devices (Dr. Christian Pellevoisin & Dr. Helena Kandárová) Invited speaker: Dr. Christian Pellevoisin (EpiSkin Academy, Lyon, France)
12:40-13:10: Congress closing ceremony (Dr. Helena Kandárová)

14:30-19:00: Post-conference workshop with EpiSkin Academy (part 1: theoretical lectures) (Organised by: Dr. Helena Kandárová & Dr. Christian Pellevoisin)

Friday, June 12

08:30-16:00: Post-conference workshop with EpiSkin Academy (part 2: practical training) (Organised by: Dr. Helena Kandárová & Dr. Christian Pellevoisin)