NICEATM and ICCVAM scientists were coauthors on three recently published workshop reports.
- NICEATM Deputy Director Nicole Kleinstreuer is a coauthor of the report on the Ninth Berlin Workshop on Developmental Toxicity held in September 2018. Attendees at this workshop considered the future of in vitro methods for developmental and reproductive toxicology, the potential relevance of alternative species in testing of developmental effects, and risk and hazard assessment of developmental and endocrine effects. Recommendations included the need for a harmonized terminology for classification of anomalies in laboratory animals in developmental toxicity studies for human health risk assessment. The report is available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31288076.
- The October 2018 workshop “Implementing Nonanimal Approaches to Human and Veterinary Vaccine Testing: Achieving Scientific and Regulatory Success for Rabies and Beyond” explored how to advance alternative methods for human and veterinary rabies virus vaccine potency testing. NICEATM Director Warren Casey and David Allen, ILS (contractor supporting NICEATM), workshop participants, coauthored the report, which is available at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1045105619300545. The workshop was co-sponsored by NICEATM and the International Alliance for Biological Standardization-North America.
- A report from the October 2018 “Summit on Artificial Intelligence in Environmental Health Science and Decision Making” is available at http://environmentalhealthcollaborative.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/RTEHC-2018-Summit-Report.pdf. The goal of the summit was to identify and prioritize environmental health sciences research questions that might be investigated with artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques. Kleinstreuer and Lyle Burgoon, U.S. Department of Defense, co-chair of the ICCVAM Ecotoxicology Workgroup, were among the presenters at the summit.