RSPCA’s 6th international Focus on Severe Suffering meeting

16th April 2024

On 20-21 November 2024, the RSPCA will hold an international meeting in France on ‘refining animal research with a focus on severe suffering’. Building on the success of previous meetings held in Brussels, Berlin, Athens, Stockholm and Leiden, the meeting will be the 6th in a series of international meetings in our ‘Focus on Severe Suffering’ initiative.

Find the reports from previous meetings here

The meeting will be held near Paris starting on 20 November from 9am, finishing on 21 November at 12 midday.

The RSPCA is partnering with other organisations that share the aim of reducing and avoiding severe suffering – Afstal, FC3Rs, Gircor, OPAL, RNSBEA, RNC2EA, Sanofi, and DCL solutions – to maximise the success and impact of the meeting.

The event will be open to all those directly involved in animal research, and will be free to attend. It will offer a unique opportunity for attendees to engage in insightful sessions featuring case studies, exchanges of best practice, and discussions on refinement strategies in a variety of research fields that have the potential to cause severe suffering.

Stay tuned for more information as preparations unfold. In the meantime, sign up to our newsletter to receive a notification when registration opens.