13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
A number of different techniques are being developed to replace animals in research, but validation and widespread use by the whole scientific community takes time. Hear three NC3Rs-funded researchers describe how they are developing these techniques and applying them to their research, and discuss the benefits and pitfalls of each and the possible impacts in the future.
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?: