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5th Annual Conference of SAAE-India (SAAE-I AC-5)
Alternatives to Animal Experiments in Translational Research
The Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments-India (SAAE-I), a registered scientific society in India, had its genesis at the National Centre for Alternatives to Animal Experiments (erstwhile MGDC), Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, in October 2018, and the first National Conference was conducted at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, in Nov 2018. The SAAE is one of the most regular, vibrant scientific societies in India with a regular annual meet in different parts of the country. SAAE promotes humane research, education and training systems to promote the internationally accepted Concept of “3R’s”– “Alternatives” – Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement – of use of animals in education, research and testing.
The 5th Annual Conference of the SAAE-I is being organized with an aim to bring together the stakeholders of 3’Rs – academia, scientific community, industry, government and animal behavior / welfare personnel from national / international levels to raise awareness / facilitate exchange of information / ideas about alternatives. This conference is being organized in the Hybrid mode under the Dept. Of Zoology, University of Kerala and Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology.
University of Kerala, formerly the University of Travancore, is a state-run public university located in Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital of Kerala, India. It was established in 1937 by a promulgation of the Maharajah of Travancore, Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma who was also the first Chancellor of the university. C. P. Ramaswamy Iyer, the then Diwan (Prime Minister) of the State was the first Vice-Chancellor. It was the first university in Kerala, and among the first in the country. It has been accredited by NAAC with highest grade of A++ and with the score 3.67 out of 4.
ACRem-Stem is a newly emerged centre under the supervision of Dr. Sreeejith.P., Assistant Professor, Dept. Of Zoology, University of Kerala, Karyavattom Campus on 2018. It represents a tremendous opportunity for Kerala to lead in the marketing and commercialisation of, emerging medical-biotechnology industry with annual growth projected at 30% (Regenerative Medicine Industry Report 2009). ACRem- Stem intends to engage industry partners, making “ACRem-Stem” a national hub of Regenerative Medicine commercialisation and attracting investment to Kerala, Leading to new job and economic growth.
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), formerly Sree Chitra Tirunal Medical Center, is an autonomous medical school and an Institute of National Importance in India established in 1976 at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The institute is named after Chithira Tirunal Balarama Varma, the last Maharajah of Travancore, who gifted the building. The institute is under the Administrative Control of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. SCTIMST is one of the most prominent research institutes and centres in India