Alternatives to the Use of Dogs in Biomedical Research

Tuesday, May 28 at 10:30 am ET

Agenda:

10:30 am Welcome, Introductions, Process for Webinar
– Greg Symmes, Executive Director, Division on Earth and Life Sciences, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

10:35 am Panel Introduction
– Warren Casey, Committee Member, Director, U.S. National Toxicology Program’s Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

10:40 am Development of Human-Based Computer Model of the Heart to Predict Drug Safety and
Efficacy

– Elisa Passini, Senior Researcher, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford

11:00 am Modeling Atrial Fibrillation using Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Atrial Tissue
– Zachary Laksman, Director, St. Paul’s Hospital Atrial Fibrillation Clinic and Director, Inherited Arrhythmia Clinic, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

11:20 am Committee Discussion with Panelists

12:00 pm Adjourn Webinar