Recent presentations, abstracts, posters and proceedings

19 November 2019. Naar beter preklinisch onderzoek: de grote betekenis van de funder. ZonMw theminar: Proefdieronderzoek financier je niet zomaar! ZonMw, Den Haag.

11 November 2019. Invited speaker: How can preclinical systematic reviews improve ethics, transparency and rigour in research? Helsinki, CoMo educational days.

24 October 2019. Keynote speaker: The benefits of preclinical systematic reviews. AISAL conference, Bologna.

17 October 2019. Invited speaker. Synthesis of Evidence / systematic reviews in preclinical research. KU Leuven studiedag dierproeven.

22 September 2019. Invited speaker: The value of preclinical systematic reviews. European Society for Biomedical Research and Alcolholism Congress, Lille, France.

6 September 2019. Seminar: 3R developments in preclinical research in Europe and the Netherlands. Karolinska Institute. Stockholm.

10-13 June 2019. Promoting the uptake of alternatives to animal testing through the development of eLearning tools. M Ritskes-Hoitinga, J van Luijk (presenter), RB de Vries, E Hill, A Ulrey, K Tsaioun, R Pears, C Eskes. FELASA congress, Prague.

10-13 June 2019. Poster: Published concordance rates between animal experimental and human trials – a systematic scoping review. C Leenaars, C Kouwenaar, F Safleu, R de Vries, M Ritskes-Hoitinga, F Meijboom. FELASA congress, Prague.

10-13 June 2019. Poster: European Quality in Preclinical Data (EQIPD) educational program on preclinical research and data integrity. KE Wever, L Monk, M Ritskes-Hoitinga, T Steckler, MR Macleod. FELASA congress , Prague.

10-13 June 2019. Poster: Human all too human: the limits of scientific integrity in addressing suboptimal animal-to-human translation. F Stafleu, C Leenaars, T Coenen de Roo, M Ritskes-Hoitinga, F Meijboom. FELASA congress, Prague.

12 June 2019. Invited speaker: Systematic reviews of preclinical studies. FELASA congress, Prague.

18 April 2019. Presentatie en discussie over dierproeven en alternatieven. DWARS, jongerenorganisatie Groen Links, Nijmegen.

28 March 2019. Presentation: Preclinical guiding principles. Ensuring Value in Research Funder’s Forum. Dublin.

8 March 2019. Seminar: The animal research crisis: what can be done about it? Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.

19 February 2019. Invited speaker: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis. Information meeting for grant applicants on the call for proposals for confirmatory preclinical studies and systematic reviews. Quality in Health Research. Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung. Berlin.

3 December 2018. Why do we need systematic reviews in laboratory animal Experimentation? Presentation at Workshop Animal Research in Crisis: what can we do about it? at Sydney University.

30 November 2018. The guiding principles of the Ensuring Value in Research Funder’s Forum can also ensure value in preclinical research. Presentation at the Funder Forum meeting in Canberra.

27 November 2018. ZonMw program More Knowledge with Fewer Animals Synthesis of evidence workshops SYRCLE’s education and coaching. Presentation at NHMRC REWARD conference, Sydney.

27-28 November 2018. The guiding principles of the Ensuring Value in Research Funder’s Forum can also ensure value in preclinical research (poster). M. Ritskes-Hoitinga, M.Westmore, D.Goble, K.Dunham, E.Whitlock, W. De Leeuw, E. van Oort, B. Van der Linden. NHMRC REWARD conference, Sydney.

17 November 2018. Meer Zen in plaats van teveel bubbels in de wetenschap. Zenlerarenopleidingsdag, Zen.nl, Nijmegen.

17 May 2018. Good preclinical reporting. Presentation at Funder Forum meeting in Cardiff.

26 October 2018. Systematic reviews are of value for laboratory animals ánd patients. University of Southern Denmark, Odense.

24 September 2018. Toelichting over nut en noodzaak systematic reviews. SGF Academy, Houten, NL

28 June 2018. Systematic reviews. The Three Rs in research project design. Fondazione Guido Bernardini. Varese, Italy.

A systematic review of the welfare impact of carbon dioxide for euthanasia of laboratory mice and rats. P Turner, D Hickman, T Kurosawa, T Agui, V Baumans, W-S Choi, Y Choi, P Flecknell, P Goya, BH Lee, K Pritchett-Corning and M Ritskes-Hoitinga. ALTEX Proceedings 2017, 6(1), 230 (VIII-693). Abstracts 10th World Congress on Alternatives to Animal use, Seattle.

A systematic review of the evidence for discomfort due to toe clipping and ear clipping in laboratory rodents. M Leenaars, K Wever, F Geesink, M Brouwer, A Tillema, M Ritskes-Hoitinga. ALTEX Proceedings 2017, 6(1), 214 (VII-4-418). Abstracts 10th World Congress on Alternatives to Animal use, Seattle.

Next steps towards responsible animal-based research. M Leenaars, J van Luijk, M Ritskes-Hoitinga. ALTEX Proceedings 2017, 6(1), 207 (VII-751). Abstracts 10th World Congress on Alternatives to Animal use, Seattle.

Toward a better translation of animal experimentatal data into clinical use: Outlines of translational strategies. F Stafleu, F Meijboom, M Ritskes-Hoitinga, C Leenaars, T Coenen de Roo. ALTEX Proceedings 2017, 6(1), 195 (VII-5-766). Abstracts 10th World Congress on Alternatives to Animal use, Seattle.

5 October 2017. Systematic Reviews, meta-analysis and reproducibility. Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga (invited speaker). ILAR (Institute for Laboratory Animal Research) roundtable workshop on advancing disease modelling in animal-based research in support of precision medicine. Washington.

29 September 2017. 3R and SR. Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga. Novo Nordisk 3R award ceremony. Denmark.

25 September 2017. Improving reproducibility of animal studies. Yes, we can. Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga (invited speaker). LAVA-ESLAV-ECLAM conference. Reproducibility of animal studies. Edinburgh.

26 September 2017. Systematic Reviews: education and coaching. Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga (invited speaker). LAVA-ESLAV-ECLAM conference. Reproducibility of animal studies. Edinburgh.

16 June 2017. Poster (abstract). From animal model to translational strategy: A systematic literature review of animal models for cystic fibrosis. CHC Leenaars, RBM de Vries, FR Stafleu, C Punt, W Beumer, FLB Meijboom & M Ritskes-Hoitinga. FEDERA symposium, Too valuable to waste: Experiments on humans and animals. The Hague, the Netherlands.

16 June 2017. Poster (abstract). From animal model to translational strategy: A systematic review of experimental design in the preclinical and clinical studies of methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis. CHC Leenaars, FR Stafleu, FLB Meijboom, RBM de Vries & M Ritskes-Hoitinga. FEDERA symposium, Too Valuable to waste: Experiments on humans and animals. The Hague, The Netherlands.

1 June 2017. Invited speaker: SYRCLE: teaching, coaching, research and collaboration on systematic reviews of animal studies. ScandLAS conference, Copenhagen.

8 May 2017. Invited speaker: SYRCLE, the Dutch centre for education and coaching in systematic reviews of animal studies. Fachtagung Planung von Tierversuchen. Neuere Methoden zur Reduktion und Qualitätssteigerung. Stuttgart, Baden Württemberg.

6 April 2017. Keynote speaker: Preclinical systematic reviews – heritage and avenues ahead. Symposium in systematic reviews and meta-analysis. August symposium, Aarhus University, Denmark.

25 March 2017. Invited speaker on SYRCLE. Reumazorg Nederland, Soest.

15 February 2017. Presentation: Are mice good models for humans? Studium Generale, Utrecht University.

1 November 2016. Keynote speaker at Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Conference, Edinburgh: Systematic reviews of animal studies.

14 October 2016. Pre-conference workshop on systematic reviews of animal studies, Bangalore, LASA India.

25 September 2016. Presenting the work of SYRCLE at the inaugural meeting of the Evidence Synthesis International Network, London.

26 August 2016. Invited speaker: Systematic Reviews of animal studies equal the implementation of the 3Rs. Linz. EUSAAT 2016 conference.

Poster: From animal model to translational strategy: a systematic literature review of animal models for cystic fibrosis. CHC Leenaars, RBM de Vries, FR Stafleu, C Punt, W Beumer, FLB Meijboom, M Ritskes-Hoitinga. FELASA Congress, Brussels, 13-16 June 2016.

Poster: Systematic review of discomfort due to toe or ear clipping in laboratory rodents. KE Wever, FJ Geessink, M Brouwer, A Tillema, M Ritskes-Hoitinga. FELASA Congress, Brussels, 13-16 June 2016.

Poster: Improving animal-based research using a new science driven approach. J van Luijk, M Leenaars, M Ritskes-Hoitinga. FELASA Congress, Brussels, 13-16 June 2016.

Poster: A systematic review of experimental design in the preclinical and clinical studies of drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis. CHC Leenaars, DH de Jong, CJJ Coenen de Roo, JB Prins, FLB Meijboom, FR Stafleu, RBM de Vries, M Ritskes-Hoitinga. FELASA Congress, Brussels, 13-16 June 2016.

Poster: Unique e-learning on systematic reviews of animal studies. M. Leenaars, J van Luijk, C Hooijmans, M Ritskes-Hoitinga, RBM de Vries, K Wever. FELASA Congress, Brussels, 13-16 June 2016.

6 June 2016. The value of systematic reviews of in vivo research. Workshop Animal models for human diseases: best practices for in vivo research. St. Anned’s University Hospital, International Clinical Research Center, Brno, Czech Republic.

15 September 2015. Systematic reviews and severity assessment. GV-Solas. Hannover.

19 May 2015. In transition towards more translational transparency. ZonMW. KNAW, Amsterdam.

20 November 2014. From the three Rs to Systematic Reviews, recorded presentation at National Conference CPCSEA, New Delhi, India.

18 November 2014. St. Petersburg. RusLASA-ICLAS conference. Title: From the 3Rs to systematic reviews and meta-analysis of animal studies.

11 June 2013. FELASA-SECAL congress, Barcelona. Title: What is the value of systematic reviews of animal studies?

7 November 2013. Giessen. Replacement, Reduction, Refinement – aktueller den je? Veranstaltung Regierungspräsidium Giessen. Title: From the 3Rs to Systematic Reviews.

8 November 2013. Utrecht. Honours program pharmacy students. Title: About 3Rs and SRs.

17 September 2013. Cambridge. LAVA-ESLAV-ECLAM Conference. Title: SRs of animal studies: implementing the 3Rs and more.

12 March 2014. 21. Essener Informationstreffen für Tierschutzbeauftragte, Tierexperimentatoren und mit Tierversuchen befasste Behördenvertreter. Systematic Reviews and meta-analysis of animal studies.

29 November 2012. Brussels. Expert Working Group “Information on alternative methods and the 3R strategies” meeting for the implementation of the new EU Directive 2010/63/EU. Title: Systematic Reviews and implementation of the 3Rs.

30 August 2012. Flemish Training Network Life Sciences. Hasselt (Belgium). Title: Ethics of animal research.

2 October 2012. Figon medicines days, Lunteren (NL). Title: Systematic Reviews and meta-analysis of animal studies: Moving beyond the 3Rs.

July 2012, FRAME course in experimental design held in cooperation with SYRCLE, Nijmegen (NL). Title lecture: Towards more evidence-based translational research. Systematic Reviews in Laboratory Animal Science.

September 2012, GV-Solas Meeting Aachen. Title: Systematic Reviews in laboratory animal science.

14 November 2012. IFM workshop, Paris. Title: How to make the selection of an animal model more evidence-based.

October 2012. RU honours program, Nijmegen (NL). Title: Meditation leads to good science.

March 2012. Symposium Vrouwen in de spotlight, Nijmegen (NL). Title: Dierproeven: meer dan een modern offerritueel?

12 December 2012. Friesland Campina symposium Alternatives for animal testing, Deventer (NL). Title: Systematic Reviews and meta-analysis: also for animal studies.

23 January 2012. Meeting gezamelijke gezondheidsfondsen, Utrecht (NL). Title: Van 3V alternatieven naar Systematic Reviews.

23 November 2011. SGV meeting Basel. Title: Systematic Reviews of animal studies and Gold Standard Publication Checklist.

Many presentations at conferences (as invited speaker and other presentations), abstracts, posters and papers for proceedings have been produced. Further detailed information can be provided upon request.

Internal Unilever reports

During the working period at the Unilever company 50 internal (GLP) reports have been produced.