40th anniversary year - 2009
2009 marked two major anniversaries for FRAME: 50 years since the publication of The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique, by WMS Russell and RL Burch, which first set out the Three Rs philosophy and 40 years since FRAME was first founded.
FRAME celebrated both milestones with a series of events throughout the year to promote the work that it and other researchers carry out in a bid to find alternative methods of testing medicines and medical developments.
FRAME Annual Lecture
The 11th FRAME Annual Lecture, The Bill Annett Lecture, took place at the Kennel Club in London. Called FRAME and the Three Rs: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, it featured Chairman Michael Balls and Trustee David Morton, who addressed 20 questions about FRAME, its 40 year history and its future.
For the full text of the lecture click here.
World Congress 7
FRAME scientific staff presented papers, posters and talks at the VII World Congress on Alternatives & Animal Use in the Life Sciences in Rome. (August 2009)
WC7’s motto was “Calling on Science” and it challenged established science with new approaches to the Three Rs as well as promoting a sound scientific base for innovative technologies and concepts that will bring about replacement of laboratory animals.
There were a number of themes at the five day event including Progress in life science domains; Innovative technologies, concepts and approaches; Areas of animal use; and 50 years after Russell & Burch.
FRAME Chairman of Trustees Michael Balls is a member of the Alternatives Congress Trust and spoke during the plenary session of the Russell and Burch special event.
Posters and presentations
More is Less: Reducing animal use by raising awareness of the principles of efficient study and analysis
(poster in the Education and Training session)
Alternative infection models
(poster in Basic Research session)
Can the worm be turned? Schistosmiasis vaccine research in men, mice and monkeys
(poster in Vaccines and Biologicals session)
Animal models and alternatives for studying human aging
(poster in In vitro Technologies session)
A strategy to establish relevance of immunological models for biopharmaceutical evaluation
(poster in Immunology session)
There are also two oral presentations:
The principles of humane experimental technique: timeless insights and unheeded warnings
(In Special event: 50 years after Russell & Burch Plenary session)
Transgenic biopharming: Ethical, scientific and safety considerations
(In Vaccines and Biologicals session)