Understanding Pathways to a Paradigm Shift in Toxicity Testing and Decision-Making

Workshop // Washington


Nov 20 2017 - Nov 21 2017


Advances in the environmental health sciences — from high-throughput cell-based in vitro studies to tissue chips to environment-wide association studies – have led to new approaches for understanding the toxicity of chemicals in humans. These new approaches are 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.

Join a workshop on November 20-21, hosted by the Standing Committee on Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions, that will bring together scientists, policymakers, risk assessors, and regulators to explore key factors that influence how new science is incorporated into the decision-making process.

Held in Washington, D.C., and webcast, this free, two-day workshop will draw on expertise from the social sciences on issues such as the type and quantity of data that is “sufficient” for decision making, and trust in decisions influenced by new data streams. Participants will investigate case studies that illustrate examples of how the environmental health community has used these new approaches for decision-making.

Please visit the workshop website to register to attend, and for more information: http://nas-sites.org/emergingscience/meetings/paradigm-shift-in-decisions/.

Questions? Contact Solmaz Spence.

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