The 2016 ICCA-LRI and NIHS workshop will take place on 15-16 June 2016 at Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center in Awaji Island, Japan.
Recent advancements in new technologies for chemical safety assessment offer considerable promise to improve the scientific foundation of, and increase efficiency in, risk assessments. This workshop will focus on increasing understanding of new methods and building confidence in the use of the new technologies and their data streams for chemical safety assessments and for decision making.
This year’s workshop is co-organized by the International Council of Chemical Associations’ Long-Range Research Initiative (ICCA-LRI) and Japan’s National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS). Click here for information regarding previous ICCA-LRI workshops.
The workshop will include plenary speakers, panel discussions, and a poster session highlighting relevant research and will feature four concurrent sessions:
- Session 1: New Approaches for Weight-of-Evidence Decision Making for PBTs and POPs Compared to Criteria-Based Approaches
- Session 2: Emerging Environmental Issues: Case Studies and Solutions Catalyzed by International Cooperation
- Session 3: Challenges in Read Across and Building Confidence for Use in Decision Making
- Session 4: Enhancing Integration of Mechanistic Understanding in Epidemiology to Better Determine Causality
Additionally, please join us one day early, June 14, for Pre-Workshop Educational Sessions!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
The Workshop Agenda is now available!
Please see the attached flyer for more registration details.
Logistics information, including hotel accommodations and transportation, is available on the Logistics page of the workshop website. Please note that a limited hotel block has been reserved at the Westin Awaji Island Resort & Conference Center beginning Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17 and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Online reservations may be made by visiting the group reservation Web site here. The booking deadline for the workshop room rate is 2016 May 13, however we recommend booking as soon as possible to ensure availability. For inquiries, please email LRI2016@w-az.co.jp.
Questions? Please contact the ICCA-LRI Workshop Coordinator at LRI_Workshop@icfi.com.
Please also find here the ICCA-LRI and NIHS Workshop Summary “Meeting the Global Challenge of Applying New Scientific Methods to Improve Environmental and Human Health Risk Assessments“, published in August 2016.