ICCVAM Biennial Report 2014-2015

ICCVAM Biennial Report 2014-2015

Research and Development: NIEHS, EPA, and FDA Activities

Collaborative Workshop on Aquatic Models and 21st Century Toxicology

NICEATM (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) collaborated with scientists at North Carolina State University (NCSU), Duke University, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to organize the Collaborative Workshop on Aquatic Models and 21st Century Toxicology. The workshop, held at NCSU in May 2014, examined the use of small fish and fish embryos in medium and high throughput toxicity testing. The event provided a valuable opportunity for researchers within and outside the field of toxicology to share insights on the potential role of small fish and fish embryos in the future of toxicology. Participants identified topics for further exploration, including the effective application of fish study data for better understanding chemical safety and the integration of fish data with complementary information from other types of toxicity studies. Participants noted that the suitability of small fish species for toxicity testing needs to be brought to the attention of other audiences including industry, regulators, scientists in other disciplines, and the general public. A report from the workshop will be submitted for publication in 2016.

Collage used for publicity materials for the aquatic tox workshop