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Pesticide News Story: Workshop on Diagnostic Tools and Biomarkers in Pesticide Medical Management, Exposure Surveillance, and Epidemiologic Research

For Release: September 14, 2011

OPP is hosting an October 11, 2011 workshop on "Diagnostic Tools and Biomarkers in Pesticide Medical Management, Exposure Surveillance, and Epidemiologic Research". Diagnostic tools and biomarkers will play an important role in the model for 21st Century Toxicology laid out by the National Academy of Sciences in its 2007 report "Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and Strategy". The use of biomonitoring tools is a critical aspect of the Agency's long-term vision to integrate new molecular and exposure science into its assessment of pesticides. The goals of this workshop are to discuss the value of these tools, to understand the state of the science, and to explore challenges, opportunities, and policy approaches to advance their development.

The key topics covered by the agenda are:

This workshop is being conducted under the auspices of the stakeholder Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) and was developed by the PPDC workgroup on "Integrated Testing Strategies/21st Century Toxicology". The workshop will be held at from 8:30 am to 5:45 pm on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at the first floor conference center, PY South and will be accessible via webinar. For details please see the workgroup website http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ppdc/testing/index.html. No registration is necessary. For more information please contact Jennifer McLain, 703-308-0293.

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