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ICCVAM Biennial Report 2014-2015

ICCVAM Biennial Report 2014-2015

Outreach and Collaborative Activities

ICCVAM strengthened its ties with U.S. and international collaborators in 2014 and 2015 by sponsoring meetings and webinars, by collaborating with other national validation organizations, and by attending national and international workshops and scientific meetings.
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Public Forums

ICCVAM held two public forum meetings in 2014 and 2015. These meetings provided an opportunity for public interaction with representatives from the 15 ICCVAM member agencies.

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Communities of Practice Webinar

ICCVAM initiated a series of “Communities of Practice” webinars in 2015 to provide opportunities for detailed consideration of a current topic relevant to alternative test method development.

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International Cooperation on Alternative Test Methods

The International Cooperation on Alternative Test Methods (ICATM) was established in 2009 to promote consistent and enhanced voluntary international cooperation, collaboration, and communication among national validation organizations.

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ICCVAM Contributions to OECD Activities

ICCVAM member agencies participate in the development and national review of guidelines for the testing of chemicals issued by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). OECD test guidelines can be used by government, industry, and independent laboratories in OECD member countries to determine the safety of chemical preparations.

Dr. Birnbaum and SACATM Chair Dr. Daniel Wilson

Advisory Committee Meetings

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM) is a federally chartered advisory group that advises NICEATM, ICCVAM, and the NIEHS director about ICCVAM activities. SACATM held public meetings in September 2014 and September 2015.

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ICCVAM Participation at National and International Meetings

NICEATM and ICCVAM scientists participated in a number of workshops, conferences, and meetings in 2014 and 2015. This section includes brief descriptions of selected events.