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NICEATM and ICCVAM activities at 2017 SOT annual meeting.

NICEATM and ICCVAM presented two special sessions at the 2017 SOT annual meeting in Baltimore, MD.

--"Developing an Implementation Strategy for Toxicity Testing in the 21 st Century" provided an update on ongoing efforts towards developing a strategy for the safe, effective, and timely implementation of 21st century toxicity testing approaches in the U.S. This session began the public phase of the effort described above to explore new approaches for evaluating the safety of chemicals.

--"ICCVAM Tools for Validation and Regulatory Application of Alternative Methods" featured speakers from NICEATM, the National Library of Medicine, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presenting overviews of their online resources available to support alternative methods development. The NICEATM presentation featured an overview of the new ICE resource described above.

In other SOT activities, ICCVAM representatives served as co-chairs for five platform sessions, NICEATM scientists were co-authors on 13 poster or platform presentations, and ICCVAM members were coauthors on 18 presentations. A full list of NICEATM and ICCVAM activities at SOT is available at niceatm-sot17.

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Title Annotation:ICCVAM/NICEATM
Publication:ALTEX: Alternatives to Animal Experimentation
Article Type:Conference news
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Date:Jan 1, 2017
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