The European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV) in collaboration with The Portuguese Toxicology Association (AP Tox) are pleased to announce that the ESTIV Applied in Vitro Toxicology Course that will take place in Lisbon, Portugal during 25th - 29th January 2015.
In vitro toxicity methods are gaining importance, in particular as a response to a number of European legislative changes which call for more mechanistically-based decision-making and limit or even prohibit the use of animal experimentation for risk assessment purposes. Hence, there is an urgent demand for toxicologists and risk assessors to implement in vitro testing results into regulatory safety evaluation of chemicals. This course aims at meeting this ubiquitous need by training individuals who wish to start or pursue a career in this direction or to gain an update on the state-of-the-art of applied in vitro toxicology.
This course is intended for (post)doctoral students and scientists from industry, academia or regulatory agencies who recently became active in the field of in vitro toxicology. Applicants should ideally have a background in toxicology, biology, chemistry, (bio)medical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, veterinary sciences or equivalent. Attendees are expected to be proficient in English. A maximum of 25 participants will be enrolled in the course on a first-come/first-served basis, yet priority will be given to members of ESTIV, AP Tox and affiliated societies.
This 5-day course is organized by The European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV) in collaboration with The Portugese Toxicology Association (AP Tox) and combines cutting-edge lectures by leading experts with highly interactive group exercises. The lectures cover a broad spectrum of subjects pertinent to regulatory, screening and investigative in vitro toxicology. The group exercises consist of real-life case studies in which the participants will apply the principles of in vitro toxicology to the risk assessment of chemical substances. Course examination will be based upon presentation and discussion of the case studies. The participants will receive a certificate in the case of a positive evaluation.
Driving the Big Science Challenge in Safety Forward co-chaired by Barry Hardy (Douglas Connect) and Thomas Hartung (John Hopkins). We will discuss and develop at this meeting important components for driving 21st century approaches to safety assessment forward. Their successful assembly and application will benefit greatly the health of our society and our environment and the private and public sector activities supporting those goals.