Toxicologists, environmental health scientists to discuss on safeguarding public health at SOT meeting

March 02, 2016

NIH Resource Room Tuesday, March 9, Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Room 254-A Program staff from NIEHS will be available to discuss funding opportunities. Review staff from NIEHS and the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) also will be available to help participants better understand and navigate their way through the NIH peer review process.

NIH Brown Bag Lunch Tuesday, March 9, Time: Noon - 1:15 p.m. Room 255-B Join NIEHS program officers and NIH CSR staff for lunch and informal discussions about grant opportunities at NIEHS and the NIH peer review process.

The Fetal Basis of Adult Disease Wednesday, March 10, Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Room 250 A growing body of research suggests that many chronic adult diseases and disorders, including cancer, asthma, diabetes and obesity, may be traced back to exposures that occur during development. Research supported by the NIEHS, NTP and others are finding that in utero or neonatal exposures to environmental, dietary and behavioral changes may make people more susceptible to diseases later in life. This session will highlight current and future research in this area.

The Tox21st Community and the Future of Toxicology Testing Wednesday, March 10, Time: Noon -1:20 p.m. Ballroom F In early 2008, NIEHS/NTP, the NIH Chemical Genomics Center, and the Environmental Protection Agency's National Center for Computational Toxicology formed a collaboration to improve the safety testing of chemicals. This session describes the progress to date, the advantages and limitations of the current approaches, future directions, and the use of high throughput testing for hazard identification and risk assessment.

Featured Session: A Conversation with the NIEHS Director: Linda Birnbaum Wednesday, March 10, Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Room 251-D Dr. Birnbaum joined NIEHS/NTP as director in January 2009 and is a former president of SOT. Come spend an hour with Dr. Birnbaum to hear about new initiatives that may impact the practice of toxicology in the near and long term. Time will also be set aside for questions and to hear suggestions for future research and to answer questions.

Source: NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences