Skip to Content
Learn how we can transition to ethical, innovative research that benefits both people and animals.

Toward More Innovative, Ethical Research:

An Evening with Dr. Charu Chandrasekera

Thursday, October 20, 2022

7 pm ET/4 pm PT

Watch the Livestream event on either PZI’s Facebook or YouTube channels.


“If the ultimate goal of the scientific community is to advance human medicine, it’s time to prioritize human biology. It’s time to think beyond animal testing.” ~ Dr. Charu Chandrasekhera

It’s time to change the paradigm of medical research.

Join Dr. Charu Chandrasekera, founder and executive director of the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods, as she highlights cutting-edge models and methods and discusses the pathway to transforming medical research so that it benefits and protects both people and animals.

This event will be moderated by Clark Curtis, Phoenix Zones Initiative’s PR and Media Specialist.

About Dr. Chandrasekera

Dr. Chandrasekera is the founder and executive director of Canada’s first and only center dedicated exclusively to animal-free science—the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM) and its subsidiary, the Canadian Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (CaCVAM), located at the University of Windsor. She is an experienced scientist, former animal researcher, and science policy expert.

Through CCAAM/CaCVAM, Dr. Chandrasekera promotes the replacement of animals in Canadian biomedical research, education, and regulatory testing through 21st-century science, innovation, and ethics.

About Registration

Note that by registering for this event, you are also opting into receiving PZI’s occasional emails with updates, resources, and ideas for taking action to help transform medical research.

While registration for this event is free, we’re asking registrants to donate what you can to ensure that we can create a modern, ethical research system that protects and benefits both humans and animals.

Find out more about how Phoenix Zones Initiative is working to transform medical research and how you can take action!

Watch and share our video about why we need a Belmont Report for Animals.


Watch Dr. Chandrasekera’s TEDx talk, “It’s Time to Think Outside the Cage.”

Read this recent Sentient Media article featuring Dr. Chandrasekera’s work to transform medical research.

Join Our Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter for regular updates.