ILSI Europe’s workshop , 6-7 September 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Jolanda van Bilsen was invited to participate in ILSI Europe’s workshop on ‘Holistic Approaches to Develop Alternatives to Animal Testing’.  The objectives of the workshop were to bring together key stakeholders from academia, industry, regulatory authorities and control laboratories involved in animal testing and to discuss the best approach(es) for alternatives and achieve consensus where necessary and possible. The following subjects were discussed during the workshop: i) Emerging scientific tools and methodologies as alternatives to animal experimentation; ii) Regulations governing data requirements for animal testing in nutrition and food safety. A peer-reviewed publication covering the discussions will be produced based on the workshop outcomes.