NRC Recommendations Workshop
UPDATE: Registration for the IRIS NRC Recommendations Workshop is now open. EPA invites you to nominate scientific experts in systematic review, evidence integration, or dose-response analysis to participate in workshop discussions. Nominations should be provided no later than September 4, 2014. The workshop agenda will be posted by mid-September. You may also provide feedback on the discussion questions at any time using our blog post. This will allow the discussion to begin before the workshop convenes.
EPA is planning a public workshop to discuss some specific recommendations from the National Academies' National Research Council's May 2014 report on further improving the scientific quality of IRIS assessments. In their report, the NRC commended EPA for its substantive new approaches, continuing commitment to improving the process, and successes to date. They noted that the program has moved forward steadily in planning for and implementing changes in each element of the assessment process. They also provided several recommendations which they said should be seen as building on the progress that EPA has already made. This workshop will allow EPA to get input from the public and scientific community about specific topics related to the NRC's May 2014 recommendations. These discussions will inform the IRIS Program's work as it develops IRIS assessments and advances the science of risk assessment. The workshop will be open to the public, broadcast by webinar/teleconference, and will take place in Arlington, VA.
Nomination of Experts: You may nominate scientific experts in systematic review, evidence integration, or dose-response analysis to participate in workshop discussions. Please use the nomination form to submit your nomination no later than September 4, 2014. Be sure to include the nominee’s name, affiliation, email, and a summary of the nominee’s qualifications to serve as a scientific expert on a particular topic. As the nominator, please include your name, affiliation, and email. Your nomination will be considered in the development of the workshop agenda.