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News for Years 2012 to 2017


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

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02/05/2016 OMB Review NTP Level of Concern Categories Study
08/19/2015 NTP invites comment on Level of Concern Categories Study
11/06/2014 Diversity Outbred mice better predict potential human responses to chemical exposures
11/07/2012 Upcoming Childhood Obesity Virtual Forum panelists will include the NTP Director and Director of OHAT
06/26/2012 New CEBS File Assists Database Collaboration

National Toxicology Program (NTP)

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09/06/2017 NTP Update - September 2017 now available
08/31/2017 Peer Review of Draft NTP Approach to Genomic Dose-Response Modeling - October 23-25, 2017
08/14/2017 Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods Meeting - September 18-19, 2017
08/07/2017 NTP Update - August 2017 now available
07/06/2017 NTP Update - July 2017 now available
06/23/2017 Peer Review of RoC Monograph - July 24, 2017
06/08/2017 Technical Reports Peer Review Panel - July 13, 2017
06/05/2017 NTP Update - June 2017 now available
05/04/2017 NTP Update - May 2017 now available
05/02/2017 Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting - June 29, 2017
04/21/2017 NTP Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2016 now available
04/06/2017 NTP Update - April 2017 now available
03/02/2017 NTP Update - March 2017 now available
02/03/2017 NTP Update - February 2017 now available
01/04/2017 NTP Update - January 2017 now available
12/05/2016 NTP Update – December 2016 now available
11/04/2016 NTP Update – November 2016 now available
11/03/2016 HHS Releases the 14th Report on Carcinogens
11/03/2016 Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting December 14-15, 2016
10/26/2016 Request for Information on Short-term or In Vitro Tests to Identify Substances with the Potential to Cause Excessive Inflammation or Exaggerated Immune Responses
10/07/2016 NTP Update – October 2016 now available
09/02/2016 NTP Update – September 2016 now available
08/19/2016 Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods Meeting September 27, 2016
08/03/2016 NTP Update – August 2016 now available
07/22/2016 NTP Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report – now available
07/08/2016 NTP studies of West Virginia Elk River spilled chemicals: Final NTP Update and collective findings, data, and supporting files are available
07/06/2016 NTP Update – July 2016 now available
06/03/2016 NTP Update – June 2016 now available
05/31/2016 NTP Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation Studies
05/06/2016 NTP Update – May 2016 now available
04/25/2016 Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting June 15-16, 2016
04/06/2016 NTP Update – April 2016 now available
03/14/2016 Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting April 11, 2016
03/03/2016 NTP Update – March 2016 now available
02/09/2016 Data from updates are available for NTP studies of West Virginia Elk River spilled chemicals
02/08/2016 NTP Update – February 2016 now available
02/05/2016 OMB Review NTP Level of Concern Categories Study
01/08/2016 NTP Update – January 2016 now available
01/08/2016 NTP and federal agency partners launch the Transform Tox Testing Challenge to improve chemical screening
12/18/2015 Workshop on Addressing Challenges in the Assessment of Botanical Dietary Supplement Safety April 26-27, 2016
12/10/2015 NTP Nonneoplastic Lesion Atlas: New chapters on the female reproductive system and lung are now available
12/03/2015 NTP Update – December 2015 now available
11/23/2015 Technical Report Peer Review Meeting February 16, 2016
11/23/2015 NTP BSC written comment period extended to January 8, 2016
11/19/2015 Data from updates are available for NTP studies of West Virginia Elk River spilled chemicals
11/04/2015 NTP Update – November 2015 now available
10/14/2015 NTP BSC Meeting December 1-2, 2015
10/14/2015 Peer Review of the Draft RoC Monograph on Selected Viruses December 17, 2015
10/05/2015 Data from updates are available for NTP studies of West Virginia Elk River spilled chemicals
10/05/2015 NTP Update – October 2015 now available
09/02/2015 NTP Update – September 2015 now available
08/19/2015 NTP invites comment on Level of Concern Categories Study
08/04/2015 NTP Update – August 2015 now available
08/03/2015 New updates are available for NTP studies of West Virginia Elk River spilled chemicals
07/14/2015 Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods Meeting September 2, 2015
07/06/2015 NTP Update – July 2015 now available
06/23/2015 Technical Report Peer Review Meeting June 25, 2015
06/16/2015 Update to NTP studies of West Virginia Elk River spilled chemicals
06/16/2015 Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting – Live Webcast
06/03/2015 June update to NTP studies of West Virginia Elk River spilled chemicals
06/02/2015 NTP Update – June 2015 now available
05/12/2015 Peer Review of the Draft RoC Monograph on Cobalt and Certain Cobalt Compounds Meeting July 22, 2015
05/05/2015 NTP Update – May 2015 now available
04/28/2015 Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting June 16, 2015
04/23/2015 Technical Report Peer Review Meeting June 25, 2015
04/15/2015 NTP request for comments on Human "S1500" Gene Set
04/07/2015 NTP Update – April 2015 now available
03/10/2015 March update to NTP studies of West Virginia Elk River spilled chemicals
03/05/2015 NTP Update – March 2015 now available
02/06/2015 NTP Update – February 2015 now available
01/15/2015 NTP 2015 Travel Award Announcement
01/15/2015 NTP Update – January 2015 now available
12/16/2014 NTP Response to West Virginia Chemical Spill
12/08/2014 Identifying Research Needs for Assessing Safe Use of High Intakes of Folic Acid: Expert Panel Meeting, May 11-12, 2015
11/12/2014 New sections on the kidney and endocrine, male reproductive, and special senses systems added to NTP’s Nonneoplastic Lesion Atlas
11/06/2014 Diversity Outbred mice better predict potential human responses to chemical exposures
10/20/2014 NTP announces Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) meeting December 9-10, 2014 and request for comments
10/17/2014 NTP Update Newsletter (October 2014)
10/02/2014 HHS Releases the 13th Report on Carcinogens
08/06/2014 West Virginia Chemical Spill: NTP Research Response Fact Sheet (August 2014)
07/23/2014 NTP Update Newsletter (July 2014)
07/14/2014 NTP announces an extension of the public comment period for the Draft RoC Monograph on Trichloroethylene (TCE)
06/19/2014 NTP announces Symposium on Assessing Exposures and Health Effects Related to Indoor Biomass Fuel Burning
06/10/2014 NTP announces meeting to peer review draft RoC monograph on Trichloroethylene (TCE)
05/13/2014 NTP announces Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) meeting June 17-18, 2014 and request for comments
04/16/2014 NTP News Update now available
03/18/2014 NTP announces the availability of draft technical reports; request for comments; notice of meeting
03/07/2014 NTP announces Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) meeting April 16-18, 2014 and request for comments
01/30/2014 NTP Nonneoplastic Lesion Atlas now available online
01/15/2014 NTP News Update now available
11/18/2013 NTP News Update now available
11/12/2013 NTP announces the rescheduled meeting to peer review the Draft RoC Monographs for ortho-Toluidine and Pentachlorophenol and By-products of its Synthesis
09/04/2013 NTP announces the Availability of Draft Technical Reports; request for comments; notice of meeting
08/21/2013 NTP announces a meeting to peer review the Draft RoC Monographs for ortho-Toluidine and Pentachlorophenol and By-products of its Synthesis
07/29/2013 NTP requests the nomination and prioritization of environmentally responsive genes for use in screening large numbers of substances using toxicogenomic technologies
07/19/2013 NTP News Update now available
04/29/2013 NTP Fact Sheet on Mold now available
04/29/2013 NTP announces Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) meeting on June 25, 2013 and request for comments
04/15/2013 NTP News Update now available
04/01/2013 NTP requests information on assays & approaches useful for screening compounds for potential neurotoxicity
01/22/2013 NTP announces meeting on Draft Report On Carcinogens Monographs for 1-Bromopropane and Cumene; availability of documents; and request for comments
10/25/2012 NTP Quarterly News Update now available
10/04/2012 NTP announces Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) meeting and request for comments
07/09/2012 NTP announces meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM)
06/26/2012 New CEBS File Assists Database Collaboration
04/25/2012 NTP Quarterly News Update now available
04/25/2012 Dr. Birnbaum testifies before Congress on the Report on Carcinogens (RoC)
04/25/2012 NTP announces Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) meeting and request for comments
02/08/2012 NTP Fact Sheet on Ginkgo now available
01/19/2012 NTP Quarterly News Update now available

NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM)

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04/25/2017 ICCVAM Public Forum - May 23, 2017
12/29/2016 Webinar Series on Zebrafish Screening Begins February 2
12/27/2016 ICCVAM Communities of Practice Webinar - January 24
11/03/2016 Request for Data and Information on Zebrafish Embryo Chemical Screening
08/24/2016 ICCVAM 2014-2015 Biennial Progress Report now available
07/18/2016 Request for Data and Information on Technologies to Identify Substances Causing Acute Systemic Toxicity
06/30/2016 Request for Data and Information on Technologies Used for Identifying Potential Developmental Toxicants
12/18/2015 ICCVAM Communities of Practice Webinar: Fundamentals of Using QSAR Models and Read-across Techniques in Predictive Toxicology January 26, 2016
09/18/2015 Webinar on In Vitro to In Vivo Extrapolation: October 7, 2015
08/07/2015 Workshop on Alternative Approaches for Identifying Acute Systemic Toxicity: Moving From Research to Regulatory Testing September 24-25, 2015
04/14/2015 ICCVAM Public Forum May 27, 2015
12/11/2014 ICCVAM announces Communities of Practice Webinar on Reverse Toxicokinetics
08/04/2014 ICCVAM Biennial Progress Report 2012-2013
06/25/2014 Adverse Outcome Pathways: From Research to Regulation Workshop, Sept 3-5, 2014
06/19/2014 NICEATM requests data and information on devices and/or technologies used for identifying potential inhalation hazards
05/13/2014 NICEATM requests the nomination of reference chemicals for in vitro metabolism assays
05/02/2014 ICCVAM to Hold Public Forum
04/11/2014 NICEATM announces Collaborative Workshop on Aquatic Models and 21st Century Toxicology
11/13/2013 Request for Information and Comment on ICCVAM's Proposed Activities: Alternative Skin Sensitization Test Methods and Strategies
10/10/2012 ICCVAM makes recommendations to federal agencies on using fewer animals to identify chemical eye hazards
08/29/2012 NICEATM announces an “International Workshop on Alternatives to the Murine Histamine Sensitization Test (HIST) for Acellular Pertussis Vaccines: State of the Science and the Path Forward”
07/26/2012 NICEATM announces an “International Workshop on Alternative Methods for Leptospira Vaccine Potency Testing: State of the Science and the Way Forward.”
07/23/2012 NICEATM announces the evaluation of up-and-down procedure for acute dermal systemic toxicity testing; requests expert panel nominations & data
07/23/2012 NICEATM announces the nomination of an in vitro test method for the identification of contact allergens: request for comments & data
07/13/2012 NICEATM announces the evaluation of in vitro tests for identifying eye injury hazard potential of chemicals & products: Requests expert panel nominations and data
06/13/2012 NICEATM announces the availability of the Draft Five-Year Plan (2013-2017) for the NICEATM-ICCVAM and request for comments
06/13/2012 NICEATM announces the availability of the Biennial Progress Report 2010-2011: ICCVAM
04/13/2012 NICEATM announces call for nominations of High Throughput Screening (HTS) assays for the TOX21 Initiative
02/27/2012 NICEATM announces availability of U.S. Federal agency responses to ICCVAM test method recommendations on the use of the murine LLNA for potency categorization of chemicals causing ACD
02/14/2012 NICEATM announces availability of an ICCVAM Evaluation Report And Recommendations on the Usefulness and Limitations of the Lumi-Cell® Er (BG1LUC ER TA) Test Method

Office of Health Assessment and Translation (OHAT)

Date Title
09/09/2016 Request for Information on ORoC and OHAT Nominated Topics
03/07/2016 Updated registration information for ALAN Workshop on March 10-11, 2016
02/26/2016 Peer Review of the Draft Monograph on Immunotoxicity Associated with Exposure to PFOA or PFOS July 19, 2016
02/05/2016 OMB Review NTP Level of Concern Categories Study
10/07/2015 Request for Information on ORoC and OHAT Nominated Topics
08/19/2015 NTP invites comment on Level of Concern Categories Study
08/14/2015 OHAT request for information on the Systematic Review of Immunotoxicity Associated with Exposure to PFOA or PFOS and nominations of scientific experts
01/12/2015 New handbook for conducting a systematic review using OHAT approach
06/25/2014 NTP announces a public webinar on Lessons Learned in Application of the OHAT Framework for Systematic Review and Evidence Integration to Case Studies
05/07/2013 OHAT requests information on the state of the science for transgenerational inheritance of health effects
04/05/2013 OHAT requests comments on an approach document, ‘‘Identifying Research Needs for Assessing Safe Use of High Intakes of Folic Acid”
03/08/2013 OHAT announces a public, web-based meeting on the assessment of data quality in animal studies and registration information
02/25/2013 OHAT announces the availability of the Draft OHAT Approach—February 2013, protocols, registration for web-based meeting, and request for comments
02/14/2013 NTP announces publication of the NTP Monograph on Health Effects of Low-Level Lead
08/15/2012 NTP announces availability of Draft NTP Monograph on Developmental Effects and Pregnancy Outcomes Associated with Cancer Chemotherapy Use During Pregnancy; request for comments and peer review panel meeting
07/13/2012 OHAT requests public comments on a nomination on Air Pollution and Children's Health

Office of the Report on Carcinogens (ORoC)

Date Title
11/03/2016 HHS Releases the 14th Report on Carcinogens
09/09/2016 Request for Information on ORoC and OHAT Nominated Topics
03/07/2016 Updated registration information for ALAN Workshop on March 10-11, 2016
02/11/2016 Workshop on Shift Work at Night, Artificial Light at Night (ALAN), and Circadian Disruption March 10-11, 2016
10/07/2015 Request for Information on ORoC and OHAT Nominated Topics
07/24/2015 Handbook for Preparing RoC Monographs is now available
10/02/2014 HHS Releases the 13th Report on Carcinogens
07/14/2014 NTP announces an extension of the public comment period for the Draft RoC Monograph on Trichloroethylene (TCE)
11/12/2013 ORoC requests nominations of speakers for a proposed webinar to obtain information related to evaluating the potential association of exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE) and cancer
09/20/2013 ORoC requests information on substances that have been nominated for possible review for future editions of the RoC
08/21/2013 NTP announces a meeting to peer review the Draft RoC Monographs for ortho-Toluidine and Pentachlorophenol and By-products of its Synthesis
03/08/2013 RoC announces a public, web-based meeting on pentachlorophenol and registration information
01/22/2013 NTP announces meeting on Draft Report On Carcinogens Monographs for 1-Bromopropane and Cumene; availability of documents; and request for comments
11/02/2012 RoC request for nominations of scientific experts for the evaluation of pentachlorophenol
10/18/2012 NTP announces the availability of information on Candidate Substances currently being reviewed by the Office of the RoC
01/19/2012 RoC requests public comments on nominations and call for additional nominations to the RoC

Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM)

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07/14/2014 Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods Meeting, Sept. 16, 2014
07/26/2013 NTP announces meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM)