Conference Information


On behalf of the organising committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to the 3RCC's Swiss 3Rs Day on 3 September 2020 in Bern.

The scientific programme will consist of dedicated sessions on each of the 3Rs with invited lectures, keynotes and abstract presentations providing up-to-date information on replacement, reduction and refinement of animal experimentation. 

The 3Rs Day represents a unique opportunity for Swiss scientists to present their research, interact with colleagues and learn about progress in the application of the 3Rs principle. At this occasion, the 3RCC will also launch its 2020 Open Call for Projects.

We hope that you will enjoy the scientific programme, and that you will return to your work inspired by new ideas and keen to work with newly found colleagues to further advance the implementation of the 3Rs principle in Switzerland.

We look forward to welcoming you in the old town of the Swiss capital after the relaxing summer break.

With best regards,

Swiss 3RCC Directorate


Regular Fee: CHF 100.-

Students*: CHF 50.-

*Including MSc and PhD students. Please upload a valid student ID during the online registration.

Congress Language

The official congress language is English.


The Swiss 3RCC will apply to get the 3Rs Day accredited as one day of continuing education by the Federation of Swiss Cantonal Veterinary Officers (VSKT).

Scientific Committee

Elena Dolgodilina, ETHZ

Armand Mensen, 3RCC

Marjolaine Philit, University of Geneva

Anke Rohlfs, University of Basel


One best poster presentation and one best oral presentation award will be granted to young scientists i.e., PhD students and postdocs with no more than five years post-doc experience. The award represents CHF 300 for each awardee. The winners will be selected based on the quality of research, the impact on 3Rs, benefits compared to existing methodologies and the clarity of presentation. The award will be announced during the closing ceremony of the Swiss 3Rs Day.