National Congress of Toxicology, 2nd edition

3-4 November 2017, Bucharest, Romania

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Advanced in vitro cell culture workshop and training

8 September 2017, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


SRFP Conference

7-9 September 2017, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Presentation 3Rs


21-23 June 2017, Valletta, Malta


ecopa SSCT Workshop

14-16 June 2017, Helsinki, Finland


JRC Summer School on Alternative Approaches for Risk assessment

16-19 May 2017, Ispra, Italy


Workshop ROCAM - IPAM - CELLTOX "IN vitro toxicology: from INtestine to braIN"

23 February 2017, Institiute of Life Sciences, USAMV Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Program | WORKSHOP REPORT ALTEX 34(3), 439-440

"3Rs Centres" meeting

31 May - 1 June 2016, Ispra, Italy

Press release

CAAT Academy training "In silico modelling and tools under REACH"

20 May 2016, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Program |  CAAT Academy

 Lecture "Alternative methods to animals testing used in toxicological studies"

12 May 2016, USAMV Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Toxicology and '3Rs' Lectures

Given by Prof. Francesca Caloni (Università degli Studi di Milano)

(23-25 November 2015, USAMV Cluj-Napoca)

Program | WORKSHOP REPORT ALTEX 33(2), 185-186

National Toxicology Congress, 1st edition

October 2015, Bucharest, Romania


19th European Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing (EUSAAT), Linz, Austria, September 2015

ALTEX Proceedings

1st Workshop on Alternative Methods

(5 June 2015, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)


This workshop represented a first attempt to initiate discussions, to map existing activities and to identify opportunities in the area of Alternative Methods to Animal Testing in Romania. The objective was to bring all together national and European stakeholders that can play a crucial role in the future developments in Romania. Therefore, participants with multiple backgrounds from academia, regulatory bodies & policy-makers, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) and non-governmental organizations attended the workshop. In order to support this initiative, guests-speakers from the European Commission (DG JRC – EURL ECVAM) and 3Rs Centers in Europe (i.e. CAAT-Europe) were present at the event.

Partners: CAAT-Europe and BIOTOX

Sponsors: BIOPREDIC International and EPISKIN Academy


  1. Carmen SOCACIU (Vicerector at USAMV Cluj-Napoca)
  2. Lucian FARCAL (Consultant at BIOTOX)
  3. Francois BUSQUET (Policy Coordinator at CAAT-Europe and ECOPA Secretary)


  1. Carmen Socaciu (Romania)
  2. Dumitrita  Rugină (Romania)
  3. Zorita Diaconeasa (Romania)

The main objectives of the workshop included:

  • Identifying opportunities in Romania in this field and further disseminate the principles of the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction & Refinement) in a more formal way;
  • Raising awareness on alternative methods applications (i.e. state-of-the-art, in silico, in vitro methods, validation principles and regulatory status);
  • Debating on Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes as well as stakeholders’ support for Romanian governmental agencies (i.e. ANSVSA) in order to facilitate the implementation of the Romanian law 43/2014.
  • During the event the Romanian Center for Alternative Methods (ROCAM) was formally established. ROCAM intends to become a central point of expertise on 3Rs in Romania.

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First Meeting of European "3Rs Centres"

21-22 April 2015, Ispra, Italy