In conjunction with its 2018 annual meeting, the Society of Toxicology (SOT) will offer continuing education courses on March 11, 2018. Three of these include ICCVAM participation and focus on developing and using alternative methods.

  • ICCVAM member Suzanne Fitzpatrick, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will co-chair “The What, When, and How of Using Data from Alternative Testing Methods in Chemical Safety Assessments.” This course will provide an overview of high throughput screening assays, in silico tools, and other emerging technologies. Case study exercises will demonstrate use of data from these approaches in different sectors.
  • NICEATM Deputy Director Nicole Kleinstreuer, NICEATM scientist David Allen, and ICCVAM Co-chair Anna Lowit, EPA, will present at “In Vitro Testing: Tales from the Real World.” This course will discuss the application of in vitro, in silico, and in chemico tests to acute toxicity endpoints such as skin and eye irritation and skin sensitization.
  • ICCVAM member Joanna Matheson, Consumer Product Safety Commission, will present at “Consumer Products Safety Assessment: Progress in the Use of Alternatives to Animal Models.” This course will provide an overview of the progress in the field of safety evaluation of consumer products ingredients using alternative approaches, including perspectives from regulators and method developers and case studies in use of alternatives with cosmetics and cleaning products.

Registration for the SOT annual meeting is required to attend the courses; the early-bird deadline for SOT registration is January 12, 2018.