On March 28–29, 2019, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) will hold a workshop on “Evidence Integration in Chemical Assessments: Challenges Faced in Developing and Communicating Human Health Effect Conclusions” in Washington, DC. The workshop’s aim is to explore ways to overcome challenges that present themselves to the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) during evidence integration in chemical assessments, with particular emphasis on the use of mechanistic data.
The event will explore many facets of evidence integration, which is a summary step of the systematic review in human health assessments conducted by the US EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment. Topics to be covered include (1) lessons learned from the evidence integration colloquium held in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2017; (2) best practices in evidence integration; (3) approaches for using mechanistic data to integrate evidence from animal and human studies; (4) case studies of systematic review-enabled evidence integration; and (5) practical approaches to expedited evidence integration.
The workshop organizing committee will review poster abstracts centered on at least one of the aforementioned topics, with an emphasis on the use of mechanistic data, for inclusion in poster presentations featured during the workshop. Interested parties should submit their abstracts for review by February 1, 2019, after which date the organizing committee will review them and select those to be included in the workshop.