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Modernising Medical Research Breaking Barriers to Accelerate NAMs Adoption The Science Conference programme will be tailored to match the interests […]

Animal Free Research UK Conference 2023

Modernising Medical Research

Breaking Barriers to Accelerate NAMs Adoption

The Science Conference programme will be tailored to match the interests of every player in the biomedical research community and fit the expectations of its stakeholders, whose sharp minds operate in the fast-paced human health sector. The programme will be rooted in two custom-made days, addressing new opportunities and resources for early-stage innovation and academia-industry collaborations, winning ways to nurture New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) assets and animal-free research techniques more broadly.

This new format will allow everyone curious about innovative research methods to participate actively in the event and deliver tangible outcomes that will make a real case for change in modernising medical research.


4 & 5 October 2023

Day One, 4 October 2023: Join us for a series of short talks showcasing innovative and ambitious projects, materials, or tools in front of potential users, partners, and investors in the biomedical field.

09:00 – 17:30 : Conference Programme

18:00 – 21:00 : Evening Networking & celebration dinner

Day Two, 5 October 2023: Join us for our keynote speaker, the Pioneer Awards and workshops.

09:00 – 12:00 : Conference Programme

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We have limited places available for the 2023 conference so book early to avoid disappointment.

Free registration for speakers and Mini-Helpathon candidates.

Are you an Early Career Researcher? If so, please email with proof of eligibility to purchase your ticket at the discounted rate for £99.


Venue/Accommodation: Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge, CB23 8AQ

For full venue details please click here.

We have a limited number of reserved bedrooms for delegates at a rate of £99 per room per night including breakfast. We cannot book these for you and they must be booked directly by contacting the venue on +44 (0)1223 746222 and referencing Animal Free Research UK. They will be allocated on a first come first served basis and cannot be guaranteed for all delegates.

The venue is a short car journey away from the centre of Cambridge where other accommodation is available.



There is a relatively small but significant pool of funds allocated to this conference, dedicated to awarding small grants to participants. A diverse panel of biomedical scientists will review all proposals for Pilot Funding that come out of the conference, whether from TED-style talks or Mini-Helpathons, and will fund those that they consider having the most promise to replace animal use.

Pilot Grants will range from £10,000 – £25,000, and the deadline to apply is July 31, 2023.

To find out more and apply please visit –

Poster Session

A Poster Session will be held during the conference, where you will be able to present and discuss your work with a wide range of stakeholders from the biomedical field.

We are particularly keen to hear from early-career researchers and biomedical students, as they will have a huge impact in modernising medical research! There will be a dedicated room during the Conference for poster presentation – and a prize for the best poster! Deadline to apply – 31 July 2023

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