National Academy of Sciences Workshop On “Understanding Pathways to a Paradigm Shift in Toxicity Testing and Decision Making” Begins November 20

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National Academy of Sciences Workshop On “Understanding Pathways to a Paradigm Shift in Toxicity Testing and Decision Making” Begins November 20

Discuss the key factors that influence how new science is incorporated into the environmental health decision making process at a free National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop on November 20-21 in Washington, DC and via webcast.

New approaches for understanding the toxicity of chemicals in humans—from high-throughput cell-based in vitro studies to tissue chips—promise to be faster, less expensive, and potentially more comparable to real-life human exposures than legacy animal toxicity testing approaches. However, many questions remain about whether, and how, to make the paradigm shift to using these new data streams as the basis for research, policy, and regulatory decisions. The workshop will consist of presentations from leading researchers and policy experts, interactive panel discussions and Q&A sessions, and networking opportunities over lunch and at breaks.

The workshop is part of the Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions series, sponsored by NIEHS.

The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required to attend.

A link to registration and more information about the workshop can be found on the Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions website.

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