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ICCVAM Biennial Report 2016-2017

ICCVAM Biennial Report 2016-2017
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Outreach and Collaborative Activities

ICCVAM strengthened ties with U.S. and international collaborators in 2016 and 2017 by sponsoring meetings and webinars and collaborating with other national validation organizations. ICCVAM also actively engaged stakeholders during development of the U.S. strategic roadmap.
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Development of the U.S. Strategic Roadmap

During 2017, ICCVAM coordinated the development of a strategic roadmap for incorporating new approaches into safety testing of chemicals and medical products in the United States.

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Public Forums

ICCVAM held two public forum meetings in 2016 and 2017. These meetings provided an opportunity for public interaction with representatives from ICCVAM member agencies.

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ICCVAM Communities of Practice Webinars

ICCVAM’s annual Communities of Practice webinars provide opportunities for detailed consideration of current topics relevant to alternative test method development.

Organizing committee members, September 2016 Inhalation Workshop

Agency-Sponsored Workshops and Webinars

ICCVAM agencies presented workshops and webinars during 2016 and 2017 to foster collaboration and provide information about alternative testing methods.

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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 Test Guidelines Programme of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). OECD test guidelines are used by government, industry, and independent laboratories in OECD member countries to assess chemical safety.

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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 2016 and September 2017.