Using New Approach Methodologies to Address Variability and Susceptibility Across Populations
Wednesday, October 26 – 9:00 a.m.-12 noon EDT
Thursday, October 27 – 9:00-10:30 a.m. EDT
Agenda (updated Sept. 13)
Different human populations exhibit different levels of susceptibility to toxic effects from chemical exposure, presenting a complex problem for chemical risk assessment. Human cell-based and computational new approach methodologies (NAMs) could potentially be used effectively to characterize susceptibility of different human populations.
NICEATM is organizing this symposium on using NAMs to address variability and susceptibility across populations. The symposium will identify:
- Opportunities for NAMs to provide relevant information on population variability and susceptibility to environmental chemicals.
- Information needs for population variability and susceptibility where NAMs could be designed or improved to fill those needs.
Invited speakers will present case studies where NAMs are applied to address variability and susceptibility. The program will also include speakers highlighting the concerns associated with environmental chemicals in specific communities. Presentations will be followed by panel discussions among experts to identify specific topics for follow-up activities.
In advance of the symposium, a webinar series is being convened to highlight NAMs that incorporate variability and susceptibility into the evaluation of chemical safety. The webinar series is being co-organized by NICEATM and PCRM. Information about the webinar series, including recordings of past webinars, is available on the PCRM website.