ASCCT 9th Annual Meeting + Training

Tuesday October 20, 2020 12:00PM through Friday October 23, 2020 04:00PM



  Practical Applications of New Approach Methodologies (NAM) in Chemical Safety Assessment: Applying US EPA Tools/Approaches in Practice

*Lectures and hands-on training on the EPA Chemistry Dashboard tools will be offered Friday, October 23, 2020 from 9:00-3:30, with additional hands-on time available until 4:30. Click here for more information and to register. Once registered, log in here to see presentation abstracts, access links for the training, and platform instructions. 


Meeting Quick Links

Online Program for Registered Attendees with poster presentations, recorded lectures, & meeting links
(log in using the credentials you established when you registered)
Information for Speakers/Presenters and Attendees


Oct. 19, 2020: All attendees should have received an email from Kristie Sullivan/Oxford Abstracts with information on how to access the meeting sessions. If you did not, please check your Junk/Spam mailbox. All the information you need can also be found here: You will need to log in using the email and password you used to register for the meeting on Oxford Abstracts.


Forget to register? You can register here: Doing this will give you access to the links above by logging in with Oxford Abstracts. No need to log into the ASCCT web site or be a member of the society.

The 9th Annual ASCCT meeting--which will be held online--is poised to surpass all previous meetings of the society. Attendees will have the ability to learn from and interact with researchers, regulators, and students through 18 oral presentations, 17 flash poster presentations, and 70 e-poster presentations! Networking and mentoring sessions and a closing virtual all-attendee panel discussion round out the program, which has been shortened to accomodate the virtual format.

The conference theme will address the US EPA goal to eliminate reliance on mammalian tests to make regulatory decisions by 2035, and the various considerations—science and policy—related to meeting this goal.

Plenary speakers include:

  • Tara Barton-McLaren, Health Canada
  • Tala Henry, US EPA
  • Sue Marty, Dow Chemical
  • Adrian Roth, Roche

Presentations and discussions will consider:

  • Solutions and research needed for longer-term and complex endpoint replacement
  • Fit for purpose validation frameworks and case studies
  • Needs of the regulated and regulator community
  • Benchmarking NAMs without in vivo tests
  • Public communication
  • Overcoming barriers related to comfort, training, and experience
  • Effects on, and contributions from, pharmaceutical and other sectors

Key Details


  • Main Meeting: October 20-22nd, 2020
  • Hands-on Training: Practical Applications of New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) in Chemical Safety Assessment: Applying US EPA Tools and Approaches in Practice: October 23, 2020

Platforms: The meeting will use two platforms; Zoom for the oral/plenary lectures and panel discussions, and Remo for networking-style and poster sessions. The Friday training will use Zoom. Advice for successful use of both of these platforms is available on the online program (use link below).

Attending the meeting: Links to access the sessions will be shared with registered participants. More information for attendees is available here:

Registration: Registration is closed.


View the online program for both events here.

This program is subject to change in case of speaker scheduling conflicts or other issues. The link above is always the most up-to-date program. A secure program with more information is available to registered attendees.

The poster sessions will host more than 70 presentations represening every aspect of in vitro and in silico toxicology. Be sure to attend the two poster sessions!

There are two types of poster presentation formats in two sessions. Some presenters will provide a 3-minute flash presentation. Then all presenters will be available to share and discuss their work in small group discussions via the online Remo platform with audio and video. Most E-posters are now available online as pdf files, via the online program, so registered attendees can view them in advance. 

The lunchtime sessions offer opportunities for newtorking and career development, and will recognize the top presentations during the meeting as well as a long-time ASCCT member with the Cave Award. And we have a unique closing session planned. Please join if your schedule allows!


Presenter guidance and instructions can be found on the online program "Presenter Info" tab:


The ASCCT offers two awards during its meeting. These are both awarded as $500 cash prizes based on excellent poster or oral presentations. Presenters interested in being considered for either award should inform Kristie Sullivan at by Friday October 16th. Winners are also invited to participate in the ASCCT/ESTIV webinar program.

The Ed Carney Predictive Toxicology Award will be presented to recognize the first author of an outstanding poster or platform presentation that will advance predictive toxicology, and is named after Dr. Ed Carney, a member and supporter of the ASCCT and a leader in the predictive toxicology field.

The Ray Tice Tox21 Student Award will be presented to recognize the best student presentation during the meeting, and was established with a generous donation from Dr. Ray Tice, a leader in implemeting setting the stage for Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century.

We are also excited to report that the Alternatives Research and Development Fund will present its bi-annual William and Eleanor Cave Award, which is presented to recognize achievements in developing and implementing alternatives to the traditional use of animals in testing, research or education, and will carry a $10,000 prize.

William and Eleanor Cave were devoted officers of The American Anti-Vivisection Society for decades. They recognized the opportunities in developing new technologies and alternative methods to address the problems of animal experimentation.  They dedicated resources to fund research, eventually resulting in the establishment of the Alternatives Research & Development Foundation.


Meeting Sponsors

MultiCASE   Sciome    Alternatives Research and Development Foundation   Integrated Laboratory Systems



Virtual sponsorship opportunities are available on the Remo ( platform, which has interactive areas which encourage ‘face-to-face’ interactions and the flexibility to move among posters, exhibits and banners. Sponsorship banners are available. Booths are taken.

During breaks and poster sessions, the meeting will utilize Remo. Please refer to the diagram below to visualize the interface:



  • Main Stage (top center): Each person selected to give a flash poster presentation will do so from the stage. Awards will also be presented from this area as well.
  • Posters (tables in center): All poster presenters will have a table where they can present their work and interact with attendees – very similar to a Zoom meeting but with the ability for the attendees to virtually move from poster to poster
  • Exhibit Lounges (2 on each side):  Each lounge will have a host representing the exhibiting company who can interact with visitors – again very similar to a Zoom meeting. Additionally, you can have videos, pdf “handouts”, web-links etc. available. Your company logo will appear on the interface - the figure above below is filled out as if IIVS were an exhibitor. The Exhibit Lounges should have a company representative available during the times color-coded as purple on the program. If you are unable to staff the booth during all times you can simply have a Contact Us link for inquiries.
  • Banner Stands (6 banners along the bottom): Your company logo will be displayed and will offer an interactive experience. Once an attendee clicks on the logo they can see materials you have uploaded such as videos, pdf handouts etc. There will also be a customizable “call to action” button to ask people to contact you, or sign up for a newsletter or ask for a quote. The main difference between the Banner Stands and the Exhibitor Lounges is that the Banner Stands are not hosted by a company representative.

Each poster, table, lounge or banner area can accommodate a limited number of people at one time (6-8) which encourages attendees to move from space to space.

If your company would be interested in a higher level of participation in this year’s event and supporting the Society, please contact Erin Hill at to book your banner. Please note virtual booths are sold out. 6 Banner Stands are available at $450 each. Banners will be assigned on a first to respond basis. All sponsors will have their logo added to the Society’s website and annual meeting portal, and will be acknowledged during the meeting.

Thanks for your consideration and don’t forget to register for the meeting today at!