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Navigating Obstacles Towards Modernizing Risk Assessment

Start date: 23 Feb. 2010

End date: 24 Feb. 2010

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Washington, DC

Recent events provide a compelling impetus for modernizing chemical risk assessment. Several reports from the National Research Council (NRC) form a critical basis for rethinking how risk assessment is done and provide numerous and varied recommendations for advancing the science. Other key drivers include initiatives by the US EPA to increase the efficiency of the risk assessment process and the potential use of data emerging from the ‘omics’ technologies and bioinformatic sciences to improve regulatory decision-making. This workshop will be a dynamic forum for researchers, practitioners, and decision-makers from industry, government, and academia to engage in meaningful discussions and critical evaluations of emerging directions in human health risk assessment.

Click here to view the workshop flyer. Registration is now open; a detailed program will be posted soon on www.americanchemistry.com/lri_risk_workshop

We encourage you to forward this message to your colleagues who might be interested.

Also, please note that a National Academies workshop scheduled for the two days following this workshop may be of interest to you. This workshop, The Exposome: A Powerful Approach for Evaluating Environmental Exposures and Their Influences on Human Disease, will be held on February 25 and 26, 2010, also in Washington, DC.
See www.nationalacademies.org/envirohealth for more information.

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