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Webinar on Alternative Approaches to Acute Toxicity Testing March 5

Author: Gilly Stoddart, PETA International Science Consortium, Ltd. The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd., Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods, and Chemical Watch are pleased to invite you to a webinar discussion on acute systemic toxicity. This webinar is the fifth in a series of six […]
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Upcoming Class in Baltimore, Maryland: Revolution in Toxicology 101

Author: Jamie Derita, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing Newbie Upcoming Class in Baltimore: Revolution in Toxicology 101 February 24-25, 2015 Mt Washington Conference Center 5801 Smith Avenue Baltimore, MD 21209 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Toxicology is undergoing revolutionary change in the early 21st century. It’s not easy, however, to achieve an overview of these […]
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EU funding: New approaches to improve predictive human safety testing

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox The application deadline of February 24, 2015 is approaching for Horizon 2020 program’s call for proposals, “New approaches to improve predictive human safety testing” (PHC-3-2015) (https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal4/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/9078-phc-33-2015.html#tab1). “Scope: Proposals should capitalise on advances in all relevant fields of science to understand complex biological pathways of toxicological relevance and to identify early markers […]
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NIH events in February: NCATS Workshop and AIMBE/NIH Workshop

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox Both events are free but have registration limitations. NCATS Assay Guidance Workshop for High-Throughput Screening and Lead Discovery: http://www.ncats.nih.gov/news-and-events/events/events.html Fifth AIMBE/NIH Workshop on Validation and Qualification of New In Vitro Tools and Models for the Pre-clinical Drug Discovery Process http://www.nibib.nih.gov/news-events/meetings-events/fifth-aimbenih-workshop-validation-and-qualification-new-vitro-tools-and
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New FRAME Experimental Design school arranged

Author: Horst Spielmann, Free University Berlin, Professor for Regulstory Toxicology & retired from ZEBET at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment Next FRAME Training School announced The next FRAME Training School will be held at the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal on 30 March – 1 April 2015. Training School Background FRAME runs regular training […]
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NTP Releases Handbook on Systematic Review

Author: Catherine Sprankle, ILS/Contractor supporting NICEATM The NTP Office of Heath Assessment and Translation (OHAT) at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has released a handbook describing standard operating procedures for implementing systematic review in OHAT evaluations. The handbook also includes OHAT’s tool for assessing study quality, or “risk of bias,” that applies a […]
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NTP Offers Travel Awards

Author: Catherine Sprankle, ILS/Contractor supporting NICEATM The National Toxicology Program (NTP) is seeking to increase awareness and familiarity within the research community with high-throughput screening efforts and associated data and tools, and to foster the training of postdoctoral fellows and new and early-stage investigators in this area. As part of this effort, NTP will provide […]
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Workshop on In Vitro Tools and Models for Drug Discovery

Author: Catherine Sprankle, ILS/Contractor supporting NICEATM A free workshop on “Validation and Qualification of New In Vitro Tools and Models for the Pre-clinical Drug Discovery Process” will be presented at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on February 12. The workshop is being organized by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) in […]
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Draft EPA Process Document Available for Comment

Author: Catherine Sprankle, ILS/Contractor supporting NICEATM A draft U.S. Environmental Protection Agency document describing a “Process for Establishing and Implementing Alternative Approaches to Traditional In Vivo Acute Toxicity Studies” is now available for comment. The document describes a transparent, stepwise process for evaluating and implementing alternative methods of testing for acute oral, dermal, and inhalation […]
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Sad News

Author: Catherine Willett, HSUS The Management Team at AltTox would like to express our deep shock and sadness at the sudden loss of a great friend and colleague and AltTox Editorial Board member, Ed Carney. Ed was a leading reproductive toxicologist who contributed enormously to the fields of predictive toxicology and toxicokinetics. He was an […]
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Funding Announcement for predictive multiscale models for biomedical research

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox Funding Opportunity Announcement: Predictive Multiscale Models for Biomedical, Biological, Behavioral, Environmental, and Clinical Research (PAR-15-085): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-085.html Purpose The goal of this interagency funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support the development of multiscale models to accelerate biological, biomedical, behavioral, environmental and clinical research. The NIH, ARO, DOE, FDA, NASA, NSF, and […]
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Reminder: ICCVAM webinar on Reverse Toxicokinetics – January 27, 2015

Author: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS Reminder from ICCVAM: “ICCVAM TO PRESENT WEBINAR ON REVERSE TOXICOKINETIC MODELS ICCVAM is presenting a webinar on ‘Reverse Toxicokinetics: Using In Vitro Data to Estimate Exposures that Could Be Associated with Adverse Effects In Vivo’ on January 27. The webinar will focus on the development and application of reverse toxicokinetic models […]
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OPP’s process for alt approaches to traditional in vivo acute toxicity studies

Author: Jessica Sandler, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals PETA is pleased that the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) has taken the next step in establishing a process for accepting alternative approaches to animal testing when evaluating pesticide toxicity by releasing a draft document entitled “Process for establishing & implementing alternative approaches to […]
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Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Site for SOT 2015 Closes January 12

Author: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS From SOT, a reminder that the Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Site closes January 12: “Your abstract must be submitted online by 11:59 pm EST on the posted deadline. Please select the Late Breaking Submission option in the submission section of the website [https://sot2015.abstractcentral.com/]. (The “Abstract Submission” option applies to the October deadline […]
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New search tool for FDA Guidance Documents

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox A new feature on the FDA.gov website provides the ability to search for all draft and final FDA guidance documents from this location: http://www.fda.gov/RegulatoryInformation/Guidances/default.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery “You can search for documents using key words, and you can narrow or filter your results by product, date issued, FDA organizational unit, type of document, subject, […]
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