[ascct] Trainee support available for AOP Workshop

  • From: Kristie Sullivan <KSullivan@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "ascct@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <ascct@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:08:44 -0400

Workshop on Adverse Outcome Pathways:
From Research to 
Competition for Podium Presentation and Travel Support

The steering committee of “Adverse Outcome Pathways: From Research to 
Regulation” (to be held Sept 3-5, 2014 in Bethesda) invites students and 
postdoctoral fellows presenting posters at the meeting to submit their 
abstracts for competitive evaluation. Winners will be included on the meeting 
agenda for a brief oral presentation of their poster in addition to receiving 
travel support to attend the meeting. This support is offered by the National 
Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative 
Toxicological Methods (NICEATM) in line with government travel regulations.


Applicants must be actively pursuing an undergraduate or doctoral degree at an 
accredited institution or in a postdoctoral research position.

Students and postdocs working in the laboratory of a member of the organizing 
committee are not eligible.


Applications should be submitted by email to Michael Paris at 
paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> and must be received no later 
than July 25, 2014.

Application packages must include:

1.     A statement clearing specifying that you are applying to the Competition 
for Podium Presentation and Travel Support.

2.     Your full name and complete contact information (physical address, phone 
number, fax number, and e-mail address).

3.     Your current position (undergraduate student, graduate student, or 
postdoctoral trainee).

4.     A statement confirming that will attend at the entire workshop September 
3-5, 2014 at the William H. Natcher Conference Center.

5.     The poster abstract of your research project.

6.     A 1-2 page write-up describing the work presented in the poster.

7.     A letter of support from your mentor confirming your eligibility and 
indicating your specific role in generating the results as reported on the 


Each winner will give a 6-8 minute talk about the work presented in his or her 
poster during a special session at the end of Day 2 of the workshop. Winners 
must attend the entire conference in addition to presenting their poster in 
order to receive travel support.

Travel Support:

Winners will receive travel support through the NICEATM support contract in 
accordance with U.S. federal government travel guidelines.

Support is limited to travel within the United States. Applications will be 
accepted from foreign students and postdocs, but travel support will be limited 
to airfare within the United States, lodging and per diem.

Federal employees may apply, but are not eligible to receive travel support.


The Organizing Committee will select recipients based on the following criteria:

1.     Clear, well-written, thorough description of the work

2.     Innovation and scientific merit

3.     Implementation of a novel AOP framework or relevance to an existing AOP

4.     Applicability to regulatory toxicology

Individual Steering Committee members will be recused from evaluation of 
applications from their own institutions or any other application with which 
they have a real or potential conflict of interest.

Recipients of the travel support will be notified by August 5, 2014.

Workshop Steering Committee Members


George Daston, Procter & Gamble

Stephen Edwards, U.S. EPA, NHEERL

Michelle Embry, HESI

Nicole Kleinstreuer, ILS/NICEATM (co-chair)

Joanna Matheson, U.S. CPSC

Donna Mendrick, U.S. FDA, NCTR

Elizabeth Maull, NICEATM/NIEHS

Sharon Munn, EURL ECVAM

Craig Rowlands, DOW Chemical Company

Kristie Sullivan, PCRM (co-chair)

If you have questions, please contact Nicole Kleinstreuer 
(nicole.kleinstreuer@xxxxxxx<mailto:nicole.kleinstreuer@xxxxxxx>) or Kristie 
Sullivan (KSullivan@xxxxxxxx<mailto:KSullivan@xxxxxxxx>).

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