NICEATM and ICCVAM to Hold Forum at SOT
Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM
NICEATM Director Warren Casey, Ph.D. and ICCVAM Co-chair Anna Lowit, Ph.D. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), will lead a discussion forum during the 2016 SOT Annual Meeting. Casey and Lowit will begin the forum with summaries of recent ICCVAM and NICEATM activities, focusing on efforts to reduce animal use for acute systemic toxicity and the EPA “six-pack” tests, efforts towards international harmonization of non-animal test methods, and best practices for in vitro to in vivo extrapolation. There will then be an open discussion focusing on challenges and opportunities to replace current regulatory requirements using animals. Participants are encouraged to bring forward specific examples of challenges to the implementation of alternatives within their organizations.
The forum will be held Monday, March 14, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Belle Chasse room of the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans. The forum is being co-sponsored by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, the PETA International Science Consortium, and the Human Toxicology Project Consortium.