February 2016

EU ToxRisk Launches

EU-ToxRisk “intends to become the European flagship for animal-free chemical safety assessment.” The project will integrate advances in in vitro and in silico toxicology, read-across methods, and adverse outcome pathways, and will continue to make use of the case study strategy deployed in SEURAT-1, the 7th Framework Programme initiative that ended in December.  The program aims to develop new non-animal methods, but also – especially – to facilitate their acceptance and use in regulatory contexts.

To learn more about ToxRisk, including the roles of some of its partners, read this month's In the Spotlight.

AltTox at SOT 2016

AltTox will be sharing an informational booth with our site co-sponsor, the Human Toxicology Project Consortium, at the Society of Toxicology's ToxExpo in New Orleans next month. Drop by booth #1704 to enter our t-shirt raffle! (Note: the booth number has changed since our announcement in the last Digest!)

EUSAAT 2016/Linz 2016: First Call for Abstracts

The organizers of the 20th European Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing (August 24-27, 2016, University of Linz, Austria) have published the first call for abstracts. Oral presentations and posters may be submitted for all topics/tentative sessions, beginning February 25.

Deadlines for the submission:
Oral presentations: May 31, 2016
Posters: May 31, 2016
Visit the conference website for more information.

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Upcoming Events

CAAT-Europe and Cefic-LRI Workshop 2016: Good Read-across Practices: Making it Work for You!
February 26, Brussels, Belgium

Good Read-Across Practice (GRAP) Guidance Workshop
March 1, College Park, Maryland

OpenTox Basel
March 2, Basel, Switzerland

Bio Barriers 2016
March 7-9, Saarbrücken, Germany

SOT 55th Annual Meeting
March 13–17, New Orleans, Louisiana

Perspectives in Percutaneous Penetration
March 30-April 1, La Grande Motte, France

Toxicology and Risk Assessment Conference
April 4-7, Cincinnati, Ohio

Organ-on-a-Chip Europe
April 5-6, Cambridge, UK

Biocuration 2016
April 10-14, Geneva, Switzerland

National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting
April 11, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

OpenTox USA
April 11-12, Baltimore, Maryland

Pan-American Conference for Alternative Methods
April 14-16, Baltimore, Maryland

More events >


Recent Blog Posts

2016 Alternatives Research Grant Program

NICEATM Deputy Director to Receive Teratology Society Award

NICEATM Director Elected to Lead SOT IVAM Specialty Section

Next SBIR/STTR Deadline April 5

EFSA@EXPO meeting presentations available for viewing online

EU public survey open until March 11: “Accelerating progress in the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal testing through better knowledge sharing”

Job opening: Director, National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM)

Graduate Fellowships for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science

IVAM webinar recordings now available: Using IATA to Facilitate Regulatory Use of Non-Standard Testing Methods

NICEATM Scientists Receive NIEHS Merit Award

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