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®: CRE Regulatory Action of the Week

ICCVAM Announces Public Meetings

The U.S. Interagency Coordinating Committee for the Validation of Analytical Methods has announced two important public meetings that will occur in Bethesda, Maryland during February 2008.

On February 5, ICCVAM will hold a public meeting Celebrating the Advancement of Public Health and Animal Welfare With Sound Science: Envisioning New Directions in Toxicology. At this meeting, distinguished speakers will address ICCVAM's role in advancing toxicology testing in the 21st Century. Agency representatives and representatives from ICCVAM stakeholder groups will participate in a panel discussion. The NICEATM-ICCVAM Five-Year Plan will also be presented at the meeting. Three panel discussions at this meeting are:

  • Toxicology Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy — A Report of the National Research Council of the National Academies;
  • Future Directions in Test Method Development — Toxicology Research, Development, Translation, and Validation: Insights and Activities from selected ICCVAM Agencies: NIEHS/NTP, EPA, FDA; and
  • Panel Discussion—Toxicology Research, Development, Translation, and Validation: The Way Forward for ICCVAM and Its Stakeholders.

On February 6-7, 2008, ICCVAM will hold a public Workshop on Acute Chemical Testing: Advancing In Vitro Approaches and Humane Endpoints for Systemic Toxicity Evaluations.

  • Click here to read notice and registration process for ICCVAM meetings.