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Summer School on Innovative Approaches in Science

June 22-25, 2020

Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD, USA

Calling all students and early-career scientists interested in innovative approaches in toxicology and biomedical sciences

In response to a growing need to be conversant in innovative approaches in toxicology and biomedical sciences, this summer school will share knowledge and experience with a new generation of scientists on research and testing methods. The program will highlight modern alternatives to the use of animals—including in vitro and computational modeling—in toxicology and biomedical sciences. The state of scientific research will be explored through lectures and discussion.

The Summer School will be separated into two tracks: toxicology and biomedical science. The program will combine lectures from experts in the field of toxicology and biomedical science with interactive sessions to encourage discussion and facilitate networking among participants.

This program will offer: 

  • Modern alternatives to the use of animals in toxicology and biomedical sciences 
  • Diverse presentations from all major stakeholders
  • Platform, poster, and networking sessions
  • Welcome and networking reception dinners 
  • Laboratory visits 
  • Travel awards and more

The Summer School on Innovative Approaches in Science is brought to you by a diverse group of experts.

 

Organizing Committee Members

Luciene Balottin, Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia, Brazil

Kambez H. Benam, University of Colorado School of Medicine  

Elisabet Berggren, European Commission Joint Research Centre

Warren Casey, National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods, National Institutes of Health

Charu Chandrasekera, Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods

Maureen R. Gwinn, Environmental Protection Agency

Thomas Hartung, Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

Esther Haugabrooks, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Kathrin Herrmann, Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

Erin Hill, Institute for In Vitro Sciences 

Tara Barton-Maclaren, Health Canada

Janine McCarthy, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Jason O’Brien, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Kathryn Page, Clorox Company

Louis Scarano, Environmental Protection Agency

Martin Stephens, Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

Kristie Sullivan, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Maurice Whelan, European Commission Joint Research Centre