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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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AI Use for Regulatory Application: Using machine learning to reduce animal use in toxicology


 Explore the future of ethical, effective regulatory science with our virtual training on advancing toxicology through artificial intelligence and machine learning. Large language models have captivated our attention, shifted perspectives, and brought the unattainable within reach. 

In this webinar, you will hear directly from experts on how they use machine learning to reveal molecular mechanisms, simulate testing, estimate toxicity values, and harness available information. Bring your questions and concerns about how artificial intelligence is transforming your own life and work to discuss with our panel. As technology races ahead, the possibilities seem limitless, and our training aims to keep you at the forefront. (The above text was written with Chat GPT assistance).

For your convenience, a printable agenda is available for download below. You will receive session materials through the Zoom Webinar platform ahead of the event. Recordings and other materials will be made available shortly after the sessions.

Registration for this session is free but required to attend – sign up today!

DyNAMic Discussions Series

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.

Recordings and other materials are available on the DyNAMic Discussions learning portal.

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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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