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NURA: Evaluating Toxicology Information using Modern Science

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction 

Esther Haugabrooks, PCRM


Regulatory Landscape


9:05 a.m.

OPPT Progress Report on Implementing the Strategic Plan to Reduce Vertebrate Animal Testing for New and Existing Chemicals Under TSCA

Louis Scarano, EPA

9:35 a.m.

Opportunities for Bridging and Waiving Studies for Pesticide Registration

Monique Perron, EPA 

10:05 a.m.



10:15 a.m.




Acute Systemic Toxicity


10:30 a.m.

Introduction to Acute Systemic Toxicity and NAMs

Kristie Sullivan, PCRM 

10:45 a.m.

In Vitro Models and In Silico Dosimetry for Human Health Risk Assessment  

Paul Hinderliter, Syngenta

11:15 a.m. 

Alternative Approaches for Fish Acute Toxicity  

Michelle Embry, HESI

12:00 p.m.



1:00 p.m.

Where Are We Now: Industry and Regulatory Insight on Current Use of NAMs

Moderator: Kathryn Page, Clorox

1:45 p.m.




Hands-On Computational  Demonstrations 


1:55 p.m.


Esther Haugabrooks, PCRM 

2:00 p.m.

Computational Tools and Workflows for Predicting Acute Oral Toxicity

Kamel Mansouri, ILS

2:30 p.m.

A Large Multitask Neural Network for Chemical Properties: Thoughts on Model Deployment and Valuation

Thomas Luechtefeld, Insilica

3:00 p.m.



3:15 p.m.

The EPA CompTox Chemicals Dashboard – An Integration Hub for Data Supporting Computational Toxicology

Antony Williams, EPA

3:45 p.m.

High-throughput Tools to Integrate Toxicity Data and Exposure Predictions for Point of Departure Estimation

Barbara Wetmore, EPA

4:15 p.m.

Using HT-IVIVE and PBPK Modeling in PLETHEM to Establish a Margin of Exposure for Risk Assessment

Salil Pendse, Scitovation 

4:45 p.m.

Breakout Groups with Computational Leaders


5:30 p.m.

End of Day 


6:00 p.m. 

Networking Reception


Wednesday, May 22, 2019 

9:30 a.m.



Esther Haugabrooks, PCRM

9:35 a.m.

Computational Models for Regulatory Toxicology

Alexandra Maertens, CERM

10:05 a.m.

SaferSkin™ - Integrated Testing Strategy Combining in silico Computer Models and in vitro Data for Skin Sensitization

Sricharan Bandhakavi, Edelweiss Connect

10:35 a.m.



10:45 a.m.



11:00 a.m.

Acute 6-pack: Testing Strategies for Pesticide Actives and Formulations

Raja Settivari, Corteva 

11:30 a.m.

Necessity Driven: Respiratory Assay Development for the Regulatory Toxicology

Holger Behrsing and Pooja Desai, IIVS

12:00 p.m.



1:00 p.m.

Outsource vs. In-House: the 'Ins and Outs' of Generating and Evaluating Toxicity Information with NAMs

Moderator: Kathryn Page, Clorox

1:45 p.m.




In Vitro Approaches 


1:55 p.m.

Regulatory Accepted In Vitro Methods for Assessing Ocular Irritation/Corrosion

Nathan Wilt, IIVS 

2:25 p.m.

Non-animal Skin Irritation And Corrosion Testing Technologies And Strategies: Risk Assessment, Regulatory Classification And Labeling

Gertrude-Emilia Costin, IIVS 

2:55 p.m.

New Approach Methodologies for Assessing the Skin Sensitization Potential of Chemicals

Tinashe Ruwona, IIVS

3:25 p.m.



3:40 p.m.

In Vitro Demonstrations

  • Bovine Corneal Opacity and Permeability Assay 
  • Eye Irritation Test Using Reconstructed HCE Tissues
  • Skin Irritation and Corrosion Tests Using RHE Tissues
  • Corrositex Corrosion Test
  • KeratinoSens Assay for Skin Sensitization


4:45 p.m.

Application of NAMs for Greener and Safer Chemistries

Margaret Whittaker

5:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Esther Haugabrooks, PCRM

5:30 p.m.

Training Adjourns