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First Annual Conference on the State of the Science on Development and Use of New Approach Methods (NAMs) for Chemical Safety Testing

Date and Time

Tuesday 12/17/2019 9:30AM to 3:00PM EST
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Monday 12/16/2019 12:00PM EST

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EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) and  Office of Research and Development (ORD) will host the First Annual Conference on the State of the Science on Development and Use of New Approach Methods (NAMs) for Chemical Safety Testing. This conference is one of EPA’s commitments as set forth in the "Directive to Prioritize Efforts to Reduce Animal Testing" memorandum Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed on September 10, 2019 calling for the agency to reduce its use of mammalian studies. EPA Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, and OCSPP Assistant Administrator Alexandra Dunn will address the group.

Agenda topics include:

  • Establishing Baselines for Animal Use at EPA and Opportunities for Reduction
  •  Variability and Relevance of Current Animal Tests and Expectations for NAMs
  • State of the Science in Development and Application of NAMs 
  • Developing Scientific Confidence in NAMs
  • Breakout Discussions

Directive to Prioritize Efforts to Reduce Animal Testing

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