Open Workshop "Ethics, 3Rs, One Health" by Cost Action IMPROVE X-over Ethics Group

Published on

June 15, 2024

Start Date

September 2, 2024

End Date

September 3, 2024

Event Location

Istanbul Acibadem University, Turkey

Event Description

The main objective of the Workshop is to explore the philosophical and ethical aspects of animal experiments in the age of emerging sciences and in the perspective of New Approach Methodologies, whilst reasoning the moral grounds of using animals in biomedical research.

The Ethics Crossover Group of the COST Action IMPROVE is pleased to announce a two-day workshop on the ethical issues related to animal research in Acibadem University Istanbul on 2-3 September 2024.

Aim of the Workshop: The aim of the Workshop is to discuss whether the use of animals can be morally and ethically permissible, and if or only when the study is scientifically structured on a sound and robust basis, and it complies with the 3Rs Principle (Replace, Reduce, Refine). The main objective of the Workshop is to reflect on the ethical dimension of animal experiments, in the age of emerging sciences, new awareness on animal welfare and in the perspective of New Approach Methodologies.

Venue: the workshop will be held in Istanbul Acibadem University, on the 2nd and 3rd of September, 2024.

The Workshop programme  will cover three invited speakers, together with discussion groups and panel gatherings, in order to encourage and facilitate brainstorming and interactions among the participants.

Type: The workshop will be in hybrid form and open to everyone. Travel and daily allowance for minimum 20 participants including the key note speakers and co-chairs will be funded by the Cost Action IMPROVE according to EU-COST rules. The 20 participants covered by the COST Action will be selected by the Scientific Committee of the workshop, based on the submitted application form.

Registration: Please fill in this form ( stating your motivation and scope of your contribution, if you are interested in participating in the Workshop.

Due to the large number of applications, the deadline has been anticipated to 15th July 2024, Monday. 

We look forward to welcoming you in Istanbul in anticipation of an inspiring get-together and thought- provoking discussions.

Kind regards,

Yesim Isil Ulman (, Augusto Vitale (

Venue: Acibadem University, Kucukbakkalkoy, Kayisdagi Cad, No.32, Atasehir – Istanbul / Turkey

Contact Person: Yesim Isil Ulman, e-mail:

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