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.
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.
The NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM) is holding a symposium on October 26-27, 2022, on the use of new approach methodologies (NAMs) to address variability and susceptibility across populations. The symposium goals are to identify opportunities for NAMs to provide relevant information on population variability and susceptibility to environmental chemicals; and identify information needs for population variability and susceptibility where NAMs could be designed or improved to fill that need. Learn more about the symposium and register to attend through the NICEATM website.
NICEATM and PCRM have co-organized a webinar series in advance of the symposium to highlight NAMs that incorporate variability and susceptibility into the evaluation of chemical safety. A printable agenda for the webinar series is available below. Recordings and other materials from the webinars will be made available through our learning portal at pcrm.org/PopVars.
Registration is free but required to attend. Register today for the next session!
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.
ICE, ICE, Data: Using NICEATM’s Integrated Chemical Environment to support chemical evaluations
April 18-19, 2022
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
Practical Applications of NAMs in Chemical Safety Assessment: Applying US EPA Tools and Approaches in Practice
October 23, 2020
Applied Principles of New Approach Methodologies from Consumer Product Sectors
October 26 and 30, 2020
Integrating Modern Science Approaches
Dec. 11-12, 2019
Tools for Computational Toxicology
Sept. 26, 2019
NURA: Evaluating Toxicological Information Using Modern Science
May 21-22, 2019
Institute for In Vitro Sciences
New Approach Methodology Use for Regulatory Application (NURA): Integrating New Approaches into Your TSCA Testing Inaugural Event
Oct. 1-2, 2018
Research Triangle Park, NC
Use New Approach Methodologies for Regulatory Application