[ascct] NICEATM/PCRM AOPs workshop announcement

  • From: Kristie Sullivan <KSullivan@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "ascct@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <ascct@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 01:02:18 -0400

Please forward widely.

Workshop Announcement:

The National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of 
Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM) and the Physicians Committee for 
Responsible Medicine (PCRM) will cosponsor a scientific workshop on “Adverse 
Outcome Pathways: From Research to Regulation.” The workshop proposes to 
explore and discuss how interaction and collaboration among stakeholders can be 
initiated and maintained so that scientific progress in adverse outcome pathway 
(AOP) concepts may improve regulatory assessment of chemical toxicity. The 
Society of Toxicology endorses this workshop.

The meeting will take place from September 3–5, 2014 at the William H. Natcher 
Conference Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. This 
workshop is free as is the concurrent plenary presentations webcast. 
Registration for the workshop or webcast along with other information and a 
preliminary agenda are available at:


Dr. Christopher Austin of the National Center for Advancing Translational 
Sciences will provide the opening plenary presentation. Days 1 and 2 of the 
workshop will include 21 symposium presentations in four sessions:

1)    Building Upon Other Efforts
2)    AOPs Under Development
3)    Case Studies: Regulatory Uses for Well-Identified AOPs
4)    The Risk Context.

Days 2 and 3 will include three different interactive and rotating breakout 
groups and each workshop attendee will participate in all three groups:

·       Breakout Group 1: The Process of Regulatory Acceptance
·       Breakout Group 2: Using AOPS for Regulatory Decisions: Confidence and 
·       Breakout Group 3: Taking Qualitative AOPs to the Next (Quantitative) 

A poster session will be held at the Natcher Center on September 4 from 6:00 
p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Abstracts can be submitted as per the instructions on the 
workshop website. Junior investigators will have the opportunity to receive 
travel support for the workshop by submitting a competitive write-up of their 
work. The workshop steering committee will determine the top abstracts and the 
winning investigators will present a short plenary talk about his/her poster at 
an evening poster session/reception. Federal employees are not eligible to 
receive travel support from the workshop sponsors.

The workshop will conclude on the afternoon of September 5 with moderated 
whole-group discussion and a hands-on demonstration/training of AOP 
Wiki/Effectopedia provided by Dr. Stephen Edwards of the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency.

Please see the attached flyer for more information. I can also answer any 
questions you might have.

Kristie Sullivan
Secretary, ASCCT

Attachment: Sept AOPs workshop flyer.pdf
Description: Sept AOPs workshop flyer.pdf

Other related posts:

  • » [ascct] NICEATM/PCRM AOPs workshop announcement - Kristie Sullivan