QSAR2021 International Workshop Explores Intersection of QSARs and NAMs


On June 7-10, 2021 the 19th International Workshop on (Quantitative) Structure-Activity Relationships in Environmental and Health Sciences (QSAR2021) will premiere as a virtual event!

Join research scientists from around the world along with developers and users of predictive models and their underlying data to foster discussion and debate around the practical implementation and acceptance of these approaches.

Registration fees are low—just $150 for regular attendees and only $50 for students and post-doctoral fellows.

QSAR 2021 is excited to announce Plenary Speakers Russell S. Thomas, Ph.D. and Mark Cronin, Ph.D., and Special Guest Speaker Elizabeth Mannshardt, PhD.

The programme aims to include diverse presentations from all major stakeholders and provide opportunities to discuss and review the latest scientific advancements. The QSAR 2021 programme-at-a-glance has been posted to the main conference website, which outlines the timeline for the sessions each day.

QSAR2021 will focus on answering questions such as:

  • How should we view and account for the assumptions of the classical toxicity approaches?
  • How should we be applying and interpreting NAM data?
  • How should we be benchmarking the performance and characterising both confidence and uncertainty of new predictive models?
  • What are the short and long-term research and development needs?
  • What are the databasing and informatic challenges for computational toxicology?

The QSAR series of workshops have always been well known for their active in-person networking and collaboration opportunities. As such, the virtual conference will be utilizing several software platforms such as Zoom, Remo and Discord to accomplish this, facilitated with clear instructions for how to use them. Support and navigation assistance will also be provided to participants throughout the conference itself.

All talks and posters will be available to attendees on demand during the week, so there will be no need to miss any talks of interest due to overlapping times or different time zones.

Finally, as in previous years, awards will be presented to a Student/Post-Doc for Best Abstract. Additionally, International QSAR Awards will be granted to nominees in the three following categories: Lifetime Achievement, Mid-career Achievement, and Promising Early Career. Application deadlines for these awards is April 30, 2021, so please send in your nominations now!

For further information on the program, sponsorships, and awards, please visit the QSAR 2021 website.