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Public consultation on Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) Approach; deadline April 12

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox “The Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) is a methodology that may be used to assess potential human health concerns for a chemical based on its chemical characteristics and estimated exposure when chemical-specific toxicity data are scarce or absent. Overall, the TTC approach integrates data on exposure, chemical structure, metabolism, and toxicity […]
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FDA Meeting on Alternative In Vitro Bioequivalence Pathways – April 16

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox Source: http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm438068.htm On April 16, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will sponsor a public meeting to discuss the use of in vitro methods as a mechanism for assessing the in vivo product bioequivalence (BE) of non-systemically absorbed (locally acting) drug products intended for use in veterinary species. The meeting […]
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Big Data Outreach Meeting at SOT Meeting on March 23

Author: Marilyn Matevia, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) “A discussion of the NIH BD2K initiative and how it might advance the practice of Toxicology and Risk Assessment The fields of toxicology, pharmacology and risk assessment are undergoing a revolution in the use of pathway-based approaches to evaluate the biological effects of chemicals. […]
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Request for Proposals

Author: Jessica Sandler, PETA International Science Consortium Ltd The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. (PISC), recently organized an international workshop that was held at the US EPA headquarters in Washington, DC on February 24-25, 2015. The workshop included experts from different sectors and disciplines to discuss the technical details for the development of an in […]
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Nominations sought for iPSC GCCP workshop

Author: Kristie Sullivan, PCRM The ASCCT is supporting efforts of the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) at Johns Hopkins University to codify Good Cell Culture Practice (GCCP) for induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. With this email, we would like to request nominations (including self) for participation in a 2.5-day workshop to take place […]
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Call for Abstracts: Computational toxicology – from QSAR models to Adverse Outcome Pathways

Author: Marilyn Matevia, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Abstract submissions are welcome for the oral presentations in the above American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Information (CINF) Symposium at the ACS Fall 2015 Meeting in Boston, MA, August 16-20, 2015 (http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/meetings/boston—fall-2015.html). The session is expected to cover the recent trends in […]
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Call for Interest: Participation at the Cosmetics Europe Long Range Science Strategy (LRSS) AAT Research Programme 2016-2020

Author: Marilyn Matevia, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Cosmetics Europe is setting up a research consortium to advance non-animal testing and invites “interested parties with a vested interest in research areas covered by the LRSS Research Programme” to join. Following is the full text of the announcement, including deadline and contact information: […]
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NICEATM and ICCVAM Activities at SOT

Author: Catherine Sprankle, ILS/Contractor supporting NICEATM The Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology is March 22–26 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. NICEATM and ICCVAM activities at SOT include: NICEATM Director Dr. Warren Casey will co-chair sessions titled “Applications of ToxCast/Tox21 Data: Confidence and Predictivity” and “Incorporating In Vitro Pharmacokinetic […]
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National Library of Medicine Seeks Input on Mission and Vision

Author: Catherine Sprankle, ILS/Contractor supporting NICEATM The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has issued a Request for Information on the current value and future need for NLM programs, resources, research and training efforts, and services such as databases, software and collections. Input is requested from the general public and specifically from stakeholder groups such as […]
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FDA Hosts Workshop on Systematic Review – March 9

Author: Catherine Sprankle, ILS/Contractor supporting NICEATM The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a workshop titled “What is Systematic Review? An Introductory Course” on March 9 at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in College Park, Maryland. This workshop will present a framework for systematic review and evidence integration for reaching hazard […]
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ICCVAM Webinar on Reverse Toxicokinetic Models: Presentations and Video Available

Author: Catherine Sprankle, ILS/Contractor supporting NICEATM Slides and a video recording are now available from the ICCVAM January 27 Communities of Practice webinar on “Reverse Toxicokinetics: Using In Vitro Data to Estimate Exposures that Could Be Associated with Adverse Effects In Vivo.” Links to both are available at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/ivive-webinar.
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