The Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM) will meet on September 19-20 at the Crowne Plaza Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. SACATM meets annually to advise NICEATM, ICCVAM, and the director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences regarding statutorily mandated duties of ICCVAM and activities of NICEATM. Preliminary agenda items for the upcoming meeting include:

  • New approaches to the principles and practice of validation
  • Developing a next generation data infrastructure to support the development and implementation of new approach methodologies (NAMs) for complex endpoints
  • Translational impact and human relevance of NAMs

The SACATM meeting is open to the public and attendance is free. Registration is open to attend the meeting in person or view the webcast. Those wishing to attend in person and/or submit public comments should register to do so by September 12. Links to registration, agenda, and meeting materials are available at https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/events/sacatm/index.cfm.