[ascct] Fwd: [Iccvam-all] ICCVAM Public Forum; FDA Science Forum; UK Update on Animal Reduction; NICEATM SOT Posters

  • From: Kristie Sullivan <KSullivan@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "ascct@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <ascct@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 04:03:11 -0400

ICCVAM will hold a Public Forum on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m. at the National Institutes of Health Natcher Conference Center in
Bethesda, Maryland. Representatives of the federal agencies on ICCVAM will be
present to hear ideas and suggestions from interested stakeholders and the

The meeting will begin with presentations by NICEATM and ICCVAM members on
current activities related to the development and validation of alternative
test methods and approaches for assessing acute systemic toxicity, endocrine
activity, vaccine safety, and skin sensitization potential, as well as
updates on ICCVAM processes. Following each presentation, there will be an
opportunity for participants to ask questions of the ICCVAM members. The
agenda also includes time for participants to make public oral statements to
inform ICCVAM on topics relevant to its mission and current activities.

Interested persons will be able to attend in person or view the meeting via
webinar. Those wishing to make a public statement are encouraged to attend in
person to facilitate interaction with ICCVAM. More information and a link to
registration forms are available at
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/iccvamforum-2015; persons planning to attend are
encouraged to register by May 15.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a Science Forum on May
27-28 at their White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Forum will
highlight the FDA’s cutting-edge research, demonstrate how this research
informs FDA’s regulatory decision-making, and provide an opportunity for
internal and external participants to develop collaborations. The focus of
this year’s Forum will be FDA’s eight Regulatory Science priority areas, one
of which is “Modernize Toxicology to Enhance Product Safety.”

The Forum is open to FDA staff, FDA collaborators, and the public; you may
attend in person or view presentations remotely. There is no registration
fee, but in-person and remote attendees must register by May 15, and early
registration is recommended for in-person attendees as seating is limited.
More information and links to registration forms are available at

The United Kingdom Home Office and partner agencies have published a report,
"Working to Reduce the Use of Animals in Scientific Research: Delivery
Report." This document describes progress on actions set out in the similarly
titled "Delivery Plan" published in February of 2014. The document is
available on the Gov.UK website at

A complete list of NICEATM and ICCVAM activities at the recent 2015 Annual
Meeting of the Society of Toxicology is available at
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/742110. NICEATM abstracts and posters can be
downloaded from this page.

Catherine Sprankle, M.S.
Sr. Communications Specialist
Integrated Laboratory Systems, Inc.
Contractor supporting the NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of
Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM)

Email: niceatm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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