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Benchmark Dose Software (BMDS)

Introduction to BMD Methods and Application of EPA’s Benchmark Dose Software

Benchmark Dose Modeling (BMD) Analysis - an Introduction to BMD Methods and Application of EPA’s Benchmark Dose Software

Organizers: J. Allen Davis
Instructors: J. Allen Davis, MSPH, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Jeff Gift (EPA); Jay Zhao, MD, MPH, PhD (EPA)

December 9, 2012
Registration Workshop 1 – Sunday Full Day: Preregistration: $300; Onsite $350
Registration Workshop 1A – Sunday Half Day (8am-Noon) Preregistration: $175 half; Onsite $225
Registration Workshop 1B – Sunday Half Day (1-5pm) Preregistration: $175 half; Onsite $225

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This workshop will provide participants with interactive training on the use of the U.S. EPA’s Benchmark Dose Software (BMDS) and its application to risk assessment. The course will provide an overview of the BMD process, including determination of data adequacy, model fitting and comparison, and selection of a benchmark response level. This workshop will cover all BMD models currently available in BMDS - including the new MS-COMBO model, which calculates multi-tumor composite risk values. Instruction will also be given in regard to new features that have been implemented in versions 2.2 and 2.3.1.

This interactive training workshop will consist of morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session will include instructor presentations covering the basic science and theory of BMD modeling, and is intended for those with no prior experience in BMD modeling. The afternoon session will expand upon the morning session and will consist of a demonstration of EPA’s BMDS through individual and group class modeling exercises. Questions and critical discussions of presentation material and class activities are highly encouraged.

Participants planning to attend the afternoon session need to bring their own laptops to the workshop with BMDS 2.2 or 2.3.1 installed (with necessary administrative rights). The latest version of the software can be found at: http://epa.gov/ncea/bmds/. To ensure students receive the maximum benefit from participating in the workshop, it is recommended that they examine the online training and tutorial materials prior to the workshop. Training and tutorial materials can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/ncea/bmds/training/index.html.

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