HSUS 2020-21 Russell and Burch award nominations
As you may have heard, World Congress 11 has been postponed until 2021. In light of this decision, HSUS has also decided to postpone the selection of a winner and presentation for the Russell and Burch award. We feel it is most rewarding for the winner and for those who sent in nominations that the award be presented in person. Therefore, we will hold on to all nominations we have received so far and will ask for more in 2021. Our judges will then select a winner from all nominations received. The award will be presented at World Congress 11 in the Netherlands in August 2021. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all who have sent in nominations and we look forward to awarding a deserving winner next year!
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is once again soliciting nominations for the Russell and Burch award. The 2020 award will be presented at the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, which takes place on August 23 to 27 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. HSUS welcomes nominations of scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of alternative methods in the areas of research, testing or higher education for the Russell and Burch Award. The award is named in honor of William Russell and Rex Burch, the scientists who formulated the Three Rs approach of replacement, reduction and refinement. The award recognizes those who have played an important role in limiting the use and suffering of animals in laboratories.
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