NIEHS SRP Webinar Series on New Approaches and Alternatives for Toxicity Testing, Begins May 14

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program (SRP) invites you to join for a series of free Risk e-Learning webinars highlighting new approaches and methodologies for evaluating the safety of chemicals.

Session I—Toxicity Testing Strategies and Model Systems

Monday, May 14, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm EDT

Register via: EPA's CLU-IN Training & Events webpage

In the first session, speakers will provide an overview of toxicity testing strategies to advance the use of 21st-century science in chemical safety evaluation. Speakers also will describe the pros and cons of model systems, such as zebrafish and cell-based assays, in hazard identification.

Session I Presentations

  • NTP Strategic Roadmap for Incorporating New Human-Relevant Approaches into Safety Testing of Chemicals and Medical Products in the United States, Nicole Kleinstreuer, PhD, National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods
  • A High Throughput In Vivo Model to Advance 21st-Century Science, Lisa Truong, PhD, Oregon State University
  • Fish Liver Microtissues for Aquatic Toxicology: Integrating Morphological and Molecular Responses for In Vitro Assessment of Environmental Pollutants, April Rodd, PhD, Brown University
  • William Suk, PhD, SRP Director, will provide a short introduction to the series
  • Moderator: Heather Henry, PhD, Health Scientist Administrator, SRP

Presentation abstracts and more information about the speakers are available on the CLU-IN registration page.

Please save the dates for the second session on Wednesday, May 23, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm EDT and the third session on Thursday, May 31, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm EDT. This series, “New Approaches and Methodologies for Evaluating the Safety of Chemicals,” coincides with recent initiatives found in the US Environmental Protection Agency New Draft Strategic Plan to Reduce Animal Testing and the National Toxicology Program Strategic Roadmap for Establishing New Approaches to Evaluate the Safety of Chemicals and Medical Products in the United States. More information about the series will be posted soon on the Risk e-Learning website.

The webinars are free and open to the public. You are encouraged to invite your colleagues.

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