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NAM Use for Regulatory Application

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New Approach Methodology (NAM) Use for Regulatory Application (NURA) is a continuing education program designed to provide professionals in the field of toxicology with specialized resources and basic hands-on training in new approach methodologies. NURA offers training, seminars, and other events to promote the use of nonanimal approaches within various regulatory frameworks. In 2018, NURA kicked off its inaugural event with a training geared toward NAM use under the Toxic Substances Control Act. Our goal is to unite industry, government, academia, and other interested stakeholders to promote regulatory NAM development and implementation via training and focused events. Once checked against the requirements of various domestic and international certifying and licensing boards, attendance or participation at NURA events can be applied toward continuing education credits.

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Dynamic Discussions: The Future Is Already Here

Regulatory Toxicology has reached a tipping point – animal tests are increasingly outmoded by New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) that offer the potential to improve human health and environmental protection.  So why is the transition out of animal testing and into a NAM-based approach to Chemical Safety Assessment predicted to take so long by so many commentators? And what can we collectively do to accelerate this transition?  

This seminar series explores these questions by inviting speakers to share candid perspectives on how they’ve overcome barriers to apply NAMs in their fields and discuss how we can learn from these examples to increase NAM use together. So please register, come along, and share your thoughts with our speakers.

For your convenience, a printable agenda is available for download below. Please consult this as we continue to schedule speakers and update the information. 

Recordings and other materials will be made available shortly after each session on the DyNAMic Discussions learning portal.

Registration is free but required to attend–sign up today for the next session on June 9!

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PCRM has assisted governments and companies in the use of NAMs or nonanimal test methods for over 10 years. We provide resources and trainings to increase the use and regulatory acceptance of reliable, cost effective, and ethical toxicological test methods.

New Approach Methodology (NAMs) Use for Regulatory Application (NURA) offers training, seminars, other events to promote the use of NAMs within various regulatory frameworks, domestically and internationally.

Fill out the brief questionnaire and let us know what type of resources or trainings you are interested in. Leave your contact information and we will send requested resources on NAMs and information about upcoming trainings. Your information will not be shared outside of these purposes.

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Previous NURA Trainings

Click on past event names below to access resources and recorded lectures describing the latest approaches in toxicology, including in vitro and in silico methods for skin and eye irritation, skin sensitization, and other topics.

Advancing Non-Animal Pyrogens and Endotoxins Testing
April-May 2023
Virtual webinar series

Tomorrow’s Data, Today: Sunsetting the 2-year Carcinogenicity Assay
February-March 2023
Virtual webinar series

Human In, Human Out: Using Primary and Population Data for PBPK Analyses
November 2022
Virtual webinar series

NAMs to Address Population Variability and Susceptibility
July – October 2022
Virtual webinar series

ICE, ICE, Data: Using NICEATM’s Integrated Chemical Environment to support chemical evaluations
April 18-19, 2022
Virtual event

New Approach Methodologies for the Biological Safety Assessment of Medical Devices
December 2-3, 2021 Virtual event

Nix the Six: Strategies for Implementing a Non-animal Acute Six-Pack
September 9 – October 7, 2021
Virtual event

Practical Applications of NAMs in Chemical Safety Assessment: Applying US EPA Tools and Approaches in Practice
October 23, 2020
Virtual event 

Applied Principles of New Approach Methodologies from Consumer Product Sectors 
October 26 and 30, 2020
Virtual event

Integrating Modern Science Approaches
Dec. 11-12, 2019
Houston, TX

Tools for Computational Toxicology
Sept. 26, 2019
Gaithersburg, MD

NURA: Evaluating Toxicological Information Using Modern Science
May 21-22, 2019
Institute for In Vitro Sciences
Gaithersburg, MD

New Approach Methodology Use for Regulatory Application (NURA): Integrating New Approaches into Your TSCA Testing Inaugural Event
Oct. 1-2, 2018
UL University
Research Triangle Park, NC

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