10th Annual Meeting of the ASCCT

Tuesday October 12, 2021 12:00AM through Thursday October 14, 2021 12:00AM

Dates of Meeting: October 12-14, 2021 (virtual)

Abstract submission deadline: July 15th, 2021 Submit Here

Overarching theme: “Practical applications of new tools in toxicology”

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are now invited. Any submissions related to in vitro and in silico toxicology, broadly defined and including science, policy, and regulatory topics, are welcome. Five oral sessions will focus on the following categories.

21st-Century challenges for 21st-Century Toxicology

  • Plenary speaker: Patience Browne, OECD
  • Potential topics:
    • Balancing international harmonization with regional progress
    • Gaining confidence on the international stage
    • Current OECD challenges/solutions
    • International Cooperation
    • Implementing OECD guidance regionally
    • Case studies

Practical applications of Omics

  • Plenary speaker: Carole Yauk, University of Ottawa
  • Potential topics:
    • Case studies
    • Regulatory Posture
    • Standardization and reporting
    • Tissue storage and preservation

Applying Artificial Intelligence in Toxicology

  • Plenary speaker: Thomas Hartung, Johns Hopkins University/CAAT
  • Additional plenary speaker invited
  • Potential topics:
    • Systematic review
    • Data analyses
    • Making predictions
    • Leading edge modeling solutions

New Approaches to Validation

  • Plenary speakers: Andrew Worth and Sandra Coecke, EU Joint Research Centre
    • Weight-of-Evidence Assessment
    • Gaining confidence
    • Rethinking the applicability domain
    • Agency acceptance models, including EPA’s SAP, MDDT, etc
    • Other reference data
    • Refining comparator benchmarks—accuracy, variability

Free communications

The meeting will also feature:

  • Poster sessions; a subset of posters will be chosen for presentation to entire group in a flash format
  • Virtual mentoring event
  • Other opportunities for engagement including a debate, panel discussion, or potential short CE sessions
  • Awards for students and early-career scientists

We hope you will join us in celebrating ASCCT’s 10th annual meeting and contribute to advancing toxicology!

If you would like to join the organizing committee to help organize the meeting and share your ideas, please contact the Secretary at ksullivan@ascctox.org.