ASCCT offering student travel awards for the 17th International Conference on QSAR in Environmental and Health Sciences

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ASCCT offering student travel awards for the 17th International Conference on QSAR in Environmental and Health Sciences

Contributor: Kristie Sullivan, PCRM

The 17th International Conference on QSAR in Environmental and Health Sciences takes place June 13-17, 2016, in Miami Beach, Florida. The abstract deadline is December 4, 2015; early bird registration ends March 1, 2016.

Since 1983, this meeting has been an important international gathering in the field of Environmental and Health Sciences, bringing together scientists developing and using (Q)SARs.

The June 2016 conference will bring together both developers and users of (Q)SAR methodologies from around the world, and in addition to a comprehensive program offer opportunities for career development with many courses and an on-going “Jobs Fair” to connect employers with potential employees.

In order to encourage students to attend, the ASCCT will provide funds for up to three students traveling to the conference. Specifically, it will cover the early bird registration fee for the conference as well as provide $500 to cover additional travel costs. See registration details here.

To apply, students should provide their submitted abstract plus a short (no more than 200 words) statement of purpose to the ASCCT Secretary by February 1st, 2016. Winners will be notified in time to register for the early bird registration deadline.

Agenda tracks include:

  • Track 1: Experience from a regulatory accepted use of (Q)SAR models: The ICH M7 guidance for pharmaceutical impurities
  • Track 2: Using read-across and (Q)SAR models to support industrial applications (including REACH)
  • Track 3: Best practices in the development of fit-for-purpose (Q)SAR models
  • Track 4: (Q)SAR Methodologies
  • Track 5: Using (Q)SARs as part of hazard and risk assessment

Poster sessions, panel discussions, and a debate will also be held. Several continuing education sessions will be offered, including one on Describing Adverse Outcome Pathways.

Visit the conference web site for more information.

Please share this information, especially the student awards, with any interested parties.