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Society of Toxicology 2014: Ancillary Workshops on Adverse Outcome Pathways

AOPs 101: The How and Why of Development and Use
March 25

This workshop will compliment several presentations on Adverse Outcome Pathways at the SOT meeting, and is intended for those scientists who are not yet familiar with the AOP concept but would like to learn to apply it to their own work or to become involved in ongoing projects.

Development of a Knowledge Base for Quantitative Modeling of Adverse Outcome Pathways: Stakeholder Input Sessions
Three separate sessions: March 25, 26, and 27

All are invited to provide input on the functional requirements of IT tools being developed jointly by the OECD, EC JRC, and US EPA to model AOPs.

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Upcoming Events

MARCH

53rd Annual Meeting and ToxExpo
Society of Toxicology
March 24-27, 2014
Phoenix, Ariz.
Late-breaking abstracts accepted until Jan. 6, 2014.

MAY

DNT4: Fourth International Conference on Alternatives for Developmental Neurotoxicity Testing
May 12-14, 2014
Philadelphia, Pa.

Developmental neurotoxicity from chemical exposures is a growing concern. The developing human nervous system is susceptible to pharmaceuticals and environmental contaminants, and exposure during development is known to cause lasting neurological deficits. This conference will bring together diverse stakeholders from around the globe, including research scientists, regulators, industry representatives, academics, and pediatricians.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Dec. 31, 2013

JUNE

European Society of Toxicology In Vitro 2014 International Conference
June 10-13, 2014
Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands

QSAR 2014
The 16th International Workshop on Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships in Environmental and Health Sciences will take place on June 16-20, 2014 at the IRCCS - Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy.

IMPORTANT DATES

March 4th 2014 Oral and poster presentation abstract submission deadline
March 21st 2014 Early registration deadline
April 22nd 2014 Late poster presentation abstract submission deadline

AUGUST

9th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences

9th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences
Humane Science in the 21st Century
Aug. 24-28, 2014
Prague, Czech Republic
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 1, 2014

Past Educational Member Webinars

ASCCT members, click here to access recordings of past webinars listed below. Contact the Secretary for more information or to suggest a topic for a future webinar.


Past Events

Second Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology: The Future Is Here: Practical Applications of Emerging Scientific Tools
Human Organs on Chips as Replacements for Animal Testing, the keynote address given by Donald E. Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., of the Wyss Institute at Harvard, kicked off the meeting which featured a dozen lectures and poster presentations on making toxicology a more human-relevant science. Other topics included methods to replace live animals in eye irritation tests and computer-based virtual embryos that show how chemical exposures might affect developing embryos. ASCCT members, click here to view select presentations.

First Annual Scientific and Business Meeting of the ASCCT
The first annual ASCCT meeting focused on advances in the fields of in vitro and computational toxicology. Dr. Melvin Andersen, associate director of The Institute for Chemical Safety Sciences at The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences and ASCCT board member, gave a plenary lecture on Computational Cellular Pathway Modeling: Combining Key In Vitro and In Silico Tools to Enhance Modern Safety Assessment. Dr. Suzanne Fitzpatrick, senior advisor for toxicology at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave a plenary lecture on an Overview of the FDA-DARPA-NIH Collaboration on Human/Organ on a Chip.

See attached program for abstracts and agenda. A podcast of the event will be coming soon. For a recording of the webinar on the topics discussed at the in-person business meeting, click here.

Institute for In Vitro Sciences Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology Workshop
Attendees gained hands-on laboratory experience and instruction in the practical application of the lectured topics. Topics for the three and a half day course included: (i) international regulatory acceptance status of in vitro assays, (ii) predicting organ specific toxicity (e.g., ocular, dermal and hepatic), (iii) using cell and organ culture models with histological, biochemical, and molecular endpointsm, and (iv) data interpretation.

2010 In Vitro Alternatives Forum
Thank you for contributing to a successful forum. Read the post-meeting report.

8th World Congress for Alternatives and Animal Use
Thank you for helping to make the ASCCT/ESTIV luncheon session a success. A manuscript outlining the discussions that took place during the session has been published. You can view the entire proceedings here.