ICCVAM Public Forum May 27

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ICCVAM Public Forum May 27

Author: Catherine Sprankle, ILS/Contractor supporting NICEATM

The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) will hold a Public Forum on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the National Institutes of Health Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Representatives of the federal agencies on ICCVAM will be present to hear ideas and suggestions from interested stakeholders and the public.

The meeting will begin with presentations by NICEATM and ICCVAM members on current activities related to the development and validation of alternative test methods and approaches for assessing acute systemic toxicity, endocrine activity, vaccine safety, and skin sensitization potential, as well as updates on ICCVAM processes. Following each presentation, there will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions of the ICCVAM members. The agenda also includes time for participants to make public oral statements to inform ICCVAM on topics relevant to its mission and current activities.

Interested persons will be able to attend in person or view the meeting via webinar. Those wishing to make a public statement are encouraged to attend in person to facilitate interaction with ICCVAM. More information and a link to registration forms are available at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/iccvamforum-2015; persons planning to attend are encouraged to register by May 15.


Catherine Sprankle
Catherine Sprankle
Communications Specialist for NICEATM
  • Catherine Sprankle

    Those planning to attend the Public Forum are asked to consider the following discussion questions: (1) Do you have suggestions for how best to track progress towards replacement, reduction, and refinement of animal use for safety testing? (2) Are there specific activities or areas on which you would like to see more focus from ICCVAM?