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ICCVAM Public Forum: May 2022

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

Webcast: May 26-27, 2022

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. At the 2022 public forum, representatives of ICCVAM member agencies described activities both to advance new approaches to safety testing of chemicals and medical products and to reduce the amount of testing required.

Video: Day 1 Morning Session (approx. 2 hr 19 min)

Video: Day 1 Afternoon Session Part 1 (approx. 1 hr 26 min)

Video: Day 1 Afternoon Session Part 2 (approx. 1 hr 8 min)

Video: Day 2 (approx. 2 hr 19 min)


Welcome and Introductions: Anna Lowit, EPA, ICCVAM Co-chair

Consumer Product Safety Commission Guidance on New Approach Methodologies: John Gordon, CPSC

USDA Animal Welfare Information Center: Jessie Carder, USDA

EPA Activities on NAMs: Update from the Office of Pesticide Programs: Monique Perron, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs

EPA Office of Research and Development: Update on Alternatives Research Activities: Alison Harrill, EPA Office of Research and Development

Regulatory Science Tools for Accelerating Innovation in Toxicology Reviews: Edward Margerrison, FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health

FDA Update on Advancing Alternatives for Regulatory Use: David Strauss, FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

OECD Test Guidelines Programme Update: Charles Kovatch, EPA

3Rs Assessment of Animal Toxicity Data: Steve Hwang, DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Material Adminstration

Carcinogenicity Testing for the 21st Century: Warren Casey, NIEHS

Activities of the Developmental Neurotoxicity Health Effects Innovation Program: Helena Hogberg, NIEHS

Microphysiological Systems Applications for Predictive Toxicology: Tyler Goralski, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center

Investigating DNA Adduct Formation by Flavor Chemicals and Tobacco Byproduct in E-cigarettes Using In Silico Approaches: Jueichuan (Connie) Kang

EPA Activities on New Approach Methods: Update from the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics: Anna Lowit, EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics

NICEATM Update: Nicole Kleinstreuer, NIEHS

ICCVAM Workgroup Updates: David Allen, Inotiv (contractor supporting NICEATM)

Measurement Science in ICCVAM: Elijah Petersen, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Cardiovascular Health Effects Innovation Program Update: Brandy Beverly, NIEHS

Public Comments Presented During Meeting

  • Elizabeth Baker, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • Jessica Ryman-Rasmussen, American Chemistry Council
  • Katherine Groff, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
    Presentation: Comments for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
  • Jay Sirois, Consumer Healthcare Products Association
  • Vicki Katrinak, Humane Society of the United States/Humane Society Legislative Fund
Public Comments

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (May 23)

Humane Society of the United States/Humane Society Legislative Fund (May 20)

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (May 20)

American Chemistry Council (May 17)

Jean Public (May 9)