The Federation of South American Societies of Laboratory Animal Science, FESSACAL, is an international scientific society that represents the common interests of the associations which constitute it in all topics related to the Laboratory Animal Science in South America.


FESSACAL was founded in 1999, from the concern of a group of people from several countries in South America, which identified the need for a South American Federation which cover all the local Laboratory Animal Associations.

Currently, there are in the Region seven countries with strong partnerships (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Perú and Venezuela).

FESSACAL encourages other countries to form their own associations in South America.


The general theme of the congress is “Key enabling non-animal technologies for research, education and testing”. 


Abstract authors will be invited to prepare an original research manuscript or review paper to be taken into consideration for the ESTIV2020 proceedings that will be published in the journal Toxicology In Vitro.

The congress program also consists of a number of special sessions, including a continuous poster session, student sessions, European project sessions and lunch sessions. The congress will be preceded by a complimentary workshop and will be followed by a hands-on workshop.

In order to promote the participation of youngsters, several student travel bursaries are provided

The congress equally foresees ample opportunities for networking, including a social dinner. The vibrant city of Barcelona offers the ideal setting for socializing with your colleagues while enjoying the exciting scientific program.