11th Annual Meeting of the ASCCT

Wednesday October 19, 2022 02:00PM through Friday October 21, 2022 12:30PM

 

Submit your abstracts now! Poster Deadline September 1st. 
Sponsorship opportunities now available! Download the 11th Annual Meeting sponsorship prospectus here.

 

Abstract submission and registration is officially open for the 11th annual meeting of the ASCCT!

We hope you will join us for the first in-person meeting in three years. The meeting will offer presentations, discussions, and other activities to support scientists, regulators, and stakeholders in the practice of in vitro, computational, and new approach toxicology. Students and early-career scientists interested in these fields are especially encouraged to attend. 

 

Meeting Topics

 

We are excited to announce the following confirmed plenary speakers:

  • Gavin Maxwell, Unilever
  • Cavin Ward-Caviness, US EPA
  • Prof. Ellen Fritsche, IUF - Leibniz Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
  • Katie Paul-Friedman, US EPA
  • Tim Shafer, US EPA
  • Heather Stapleton, Duke University
  • Dan VIlleneuve, US EPA

Oral presentation sessions are envisioned to include a focus on:

  • Next Generation Risk Assessment
  • Decision-Making with NAMs
  • Developmental Neurotoxicity
  • Human Data for WoE Toxicology
  • Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment
  • Ecotoxicology

 

 

Registration

 

Dates:

  • Registration for in-person attendance is now open. Register here.
  • Register on behalf of someone else here.
  • Registration deadline is October 7th. If you are a presenter, please register by September 19th to confirm your attendance and intention to participate.
  • Online registration will open September 1st. 

Costs for in-person or online registration:

  • Regular attendees: $200
  • ASCCT members: $125
  • Students/post-docs: $75
  • Undergraduate students, invited speakers: Free

In-person attendance includes all sessions, CE course, reception, dinner 1 night, breakfasts and lunches as needed. Online attendance may include access to watch the oral sessions live and view uploaded posters in the poster gallery.

REFUNDS: Registration refunds requested by October 7 will be allowed less a 3% administrative fee. We encourage you to consider online attendance if you are unexpectedly unable to travel.

Please direct questions to info@ascctox.org

 

Meeting Features

 

The meeting will feature the latest science in New Approach Methodologies and active discussions about the implementation of new science. The organizing committee is also planning fun activities, including a reception, science slam, expert panel, games, and maybe even a dance battle.

Students and early career scientists are especially encouraged to attend and present. The meeting will offer awards for students and early-career scientists, mentoring opportunities, and a continuing education course.

Given the ongoing pandemic situation, a limited virtual option for participation will likely be available, depending on the cost and availability at the chosen venue. While we will offer some access to live oral sessions and an online poster gallery via an online platform, we prefer that presenters are able to attend the event in person, barring extenuating circumstances. 

 

Abstract Submission

 

Presentation proposals are welcome for science and policy work representing all aspects of in vitro and computational toxicology. While we are particularly seeking work that fits into the topics suggested above, other topics are also welcome.

Three presentation types will be offered:

  • Oral presentations of about 20 minutes
  • Flash poster presentations of about 3 minutes, plus physical poster
  • Physical 3’ x 4’ poster boards

Online uploading of poster files will also be possible.

While the deadline for consideration for an oral presentation has passed, you can still present your work! The deadline for poster only submissions is September 1stWhile we will offer some access to live oral sessions and an online poster gallery via an online platform, we prefer that presenters are able to attend the event in person, barring extenuating circumstances. 

Submit your abstract here.

Not ready to submit yet? Sign up for email alerts to get more meeting updates by following the link at the top of the page, and continue to check back here as we develop and begin to publish the event program.
 

Draft Agenda (subject to revision)

 

Wednesday, Oct. 19

12:00: Meeting check in
2:00 - 6:00: Oral and Poster sessions
6:00 - 8:00: Welcome reception, mentor activities

Thursday, Oct. 20

8:00 - 12:30: Welcome, coffee, oral sessions
12:30 - 2:30: Lunch, poster session
2:30 - 6:00: Oral sessions, tool showcases
6:00 - 9:00: Dinner, reception, awards

Friday, Oct. 21

8:00: CE course: Weighing the evidence in safety evaluation and risk assessment: Data considerations and            the potential for NAM integration.
9:30 - 11:00: Oral session
11:00-12:30: Closing discussion panel

 

Mini CE Course

 

Weighing the evidence in safety evaluation and risk assessment: Data considerations and the potential for NAM integration

Friday, October 21
8:00-9:30 AM

Speakers:
Marie Fortin, Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Nikaeta Sadekar, Research Institute for Fragrance Materials
Anna Lowit, US Environmental Protection Agency

Learning Goals:
The attendees will learn about the key data attributes (e.g., quality, integrity, value, robustness, and relevance to humans) taken into consideration when evaluating data for the purpose of conducting a risk assessment. Attendees will then hear about the different decision contexts that influence the planning phase of the risk assessment. Finally, attendees will consider the influence of these decision contexts on how NAMs contribute to the weight-of-evidence in risk assessments. 

Synopsis:
The weight of evidence (WoE) is a concept used in safety and risk assessment to describe how information from several sources are used in combination. In safety evaluation and risk assessment, a significant amount of time is spent evaluating data quality and relative value in order to assess its “weight” and its contribution to the body of evidence. This process is guided by the decision context that is driving the risk assessment, which is collaboratively defined by risk managers, risk assessors, and other stakeholders during the planning phase. In this course we will review important concepts taken into consideration when data are weighted and evaluated. The concepts of data quality, integrity, internal and external validity, and relevance to humans will be discussed using real-world case studies covering different decision contexts that highlight risk assessment frameworks that inform decision-making in both government and industry. Finally, this course will provide researchers and scientists using computational and cellular approaches with improved knowledge of the data requirements and expectations for NAM characterization, validation, and application as seen by safety and risk assessors.

Select this course when you register. Attendance is free but prior registration is appreciated.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

The ASCCT 11th Annual Meeting sponsorship prospectus is also available through Oxford Abstracts here.

 

Venue

 

The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Chapel Hill, located between Chapel Hill and Durham, NC. The hotel features renovated rooms and meeting, fitness, and outdoor spaces. To book your lodging within the room block offered to conference attendees, call the hotel and ask for the  ASCCT Oct. 2022 block, or follow this link. The nightly rate is $139 + tax, and the deadline to book within this block is September 28th.

Sheraton Chapel Hill
One Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC, 27517

 

    
 

Organizing Committee

 

Dave Allen, Inotiv
Dan Bagley, Vistatox
Sudin Bhattacharya, Michigan State University
Ellen Berg, Altopredict
Enrica Bianchi, Corteva
Amy Clippinger, PETA Science Consortium International
Eva-Maria Collins, Swarthmore College
Steven Edwards, RTI International
Ron Filler, Drug Development Consultants
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, US FDA
Marie Fortin, Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Jack Fowle, Science to Inform
Erin Hill, IIVS
Helena Kandarova, ESTIV
Jacob Larson, Herbalife
Jan Lichtenberg, InSphero
Shaun McCullough, US EPA
Anax Oliveira, Lhasa Limited
Jessica Ponder, PCRM
Terry Riss, Promega
Nikaeta Sadekar, RIFM
Tim Shafer, US EPA
Ruchir Shah, Sciome
Alysha Simmons, UNC Chapel HIll
Kristie Sullivan, PCRM
Phoebe Woodruff, PCRM
Hao Zhu, Rutgers University