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Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018

Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018

Additional Activities

During FY 2018, NTP attended several meetings with stakeholders and the scientific community. At the 2018 annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology in San Antonio, Texas, staff from NTP and NIEHS participated in numerous workshops, symposia, platform sessions, education and information sessions, and poster sessions. The full program, including all NTP and NIEHS activities, can be found at the Society of Toxicology website. At this meeting, NTP Director Linda Birnbaum received the annual Arnold J. Lehman Award for exemplary scientific contributions to risk assessment and the regulation of chemical agents.

NTP regularly hosts symposia and workshops to discuss the state of the science or issues of public health concern. For example, NTP held "Pathology Potpourri," an annual satellite symposium, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the day before the 2018 Society of Toxicologic Pathology meeting. The symposium’s goal was to present current diagnostic pathology or nomenclature issues to the toxicological pathology community. Proceedings were published in the journal, Toxicologic Pathology, including summaries of presentations and images of specific pathologies that were used for audience voting and discussion on specific diagnostic and nomenclature issues.

NTP also hosted two workshops in FY 2018 related to alternative methods development:

Linda Birnbaum receiving award

Birnbaum said it was especially meaningful to accept the Distinguished Toxicology Scholar award because it represents recognition from her peers in toxicology.