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National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

UPDATE NewsletterUPDATE NewsletterSeptember 2022

SACATM meeting September 21-22

By Catherine Sprankle

An agenda is available for the virtual meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM) on Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22. Registration to view the meeting is open and will be available through the end of the meeting on September 22. Interested persons can also submit written comments or register to present oral comments during the meeting. Written comments and registration to present oral comments are due by Tuesday, September 13. Visit the event webpage to register or to view available materials.

SACATM is a federally chartered external advisory group of scientists from the public and private sectors, including representatives of regulated industry and national animal protection organizations. SACATM advises the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM), NICEATM, and the Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and NTP regarding statutorily mandated duties of ICCVAM and activities of NICEATM. Preliminary agenda items for the upcoming meeting include: (1) major ICCVAM accomplishments in 2022; (2) implementing the strategic roadmap: incorporation of alternatives and associated metrics; (3) validation and establishing scientific confidence in new approach methodologies (NAMs); and (4) update on NICEATM computational resources.

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