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ICCVAM Public Forum: May 2019

Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM): advancing alternatives to animal testing

May 23, 2019
William H. Natcher Conference Center
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

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Preregistration to attend the meeting in person has closed

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ICCVAM’s goals include promotion of national and international partnerships between governmental and nongovernmental groups, including academia, industry, advocacy groups, and other key stakeholders. To foster these partnerships ICCVAM holds annual public forums to share information and facilitate direct communication of ideas and suggestions from stakeholders.

The upcoming meeting will include presentations by NICEATM and ICCVAM members on current activities related to the development and validation of alternative test methods and approaches, including activities relevant to implementation of the strategic roadmap for establishing new approaches to evaluate the safety of chemicals and medical products in the United States.

This meeting is open to the public; interested persons may attend in person or view the meeting remotely by webcast. Registration to view the webcast is required and will be available through the end of the meeting on May 23. Those planning to attend in person should review information for visitors on the National Institutes of Health website

Time will be set aside for questions and public statements on the topics discussed. Attendees need not register in advance for the opportunity to ask questions or make comments specific to presentations. In addition to time for questions or comments following each scheduled presentation, time will be allotted during the meeting for oral public statements with associated slides on topics relevant to ICCVAM’s mission. Persons wishing to present oral public statements should email their statement to

Federal Register notice announcing the meeting (April 12, 2019) - View notice as webpage

Public Comments

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (May 9)

Humane Society of the United States/Humane Society Legislative Fund (May 10)

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (May 10)