IIVS e-News, June 2018
IIVS at LIVe 2018 Meeting
The LIVe 2018 Lung In Vitro Event for Innovative & Predictive Models will be held in Nice, France on July 5-6. Erin Hill will present a poster on Human In Vitro Models for Respiratory Toxicology: Evaluation of Goblet Cell Hyperplasia, Mucus Production, and Ciliary Beating Assays.
IIVS at EUROTOX 2018
Erin Hill and Brent Gilbert will present two posters at the upcoming EUROTOX 2018 in Brussels on September 3-5:

  • Non-animal vaginal irritation method admitted into the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) Medical Devices Development Tool (MDDT)

  • Human In Vitro Models for Respiratory Toxicology: Evaluation of Goblet Cell Hyperplasia, Mucus Production, and Ciliary Beating Assays

IIVS will also be exhibiting so please stop by our booth #55.
IIVS Practical Methods Workshop 2019: Save the Date!
The dates for the 2019 Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology Workshop have been set.
The workshop will be held at our facilities in Gaithersburg, MD and will begin on Monday afternoon, January 14, and run through Thursday, January 17, 2019.

Information on registration and accommodation will be coming very soon.
PISC Offers Award to Attend Practical Methods Workshop!
Dr Amy Clippinger, Director, PISC, and Erin Hill, President, IIVS, with Brett Winters, winner of the Consortium award
Young scientists have an opportunity to apply for an award to attend the IIVS 2019 Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology Workshop. The award aims to provide an early-career scientist the opportunity to gain a better understanding of in vitro methods, assay design, laboratory techniques, and data interpretation.

From the 2018 award winner, Brett Winters, a toxicology doctoral student from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: "The IIVS workshop was an amazing chance to learn about novel methods and assays that are advancing the ability to screen chemicals for various endpoints while simultaneously reducing the number of animals sacrificed for toxicity testing. I am immensely grateful to the PETA International Science Consortium for giving me the opportunity to attend such a valuable workshop through their Early Career Scientist Award.”
ASCCT 7th Annual Meeting: September 11, 2018
The 7th Annual ASCCT Meeting - Predictive Toxicology: Strategies for Implementing New Approaches - will be held September 11 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

The program will include expert plenary lectures:

  • Building Biological Bridges: Facilitating the Predictive Toxicology Paradigm by Brian Berridge, Assoc. Director, National Toxicology Program

  • Predictive Toxicology for Regulatory Decisions: Implementing New Approaches at FDA by Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Food and Drug Administration

  • Microphysiological Systems - the Opportunities and the Challenges by Stefan Platz, Vice President of Drug Safety and Metabolism, AstraZeneca

  • Maximizing the Impact of Tissue Chip Technologies with In Vitro / In Vivo Translation by Murat Cirit, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Additional topics covered will include medical devices, tobacco assessment and online toxicology resources.

The meeting will also consist of a panel discussion on public-private partnerships, poster and oral presentations, a mentoring activity and awards for young scientists.

We hope you will join us for the seventh annual meeting of the ASCCT. While many invited talks this year focus on FDA-regulated products, abstracts covering all aspects of cellular and computational toxicology, including policy, are welcome and invited.

The deadline to be considered for an oral presentation is June 29th. Abstracts for poster presentations will be accepted until the meeting, space permitting.
Application Deadline Approaching for the 2018 LUSH Prize
Nominations will be accepted through July 4th for the 2018 Lush Prize.  

Now in its seventh year, the total prize fund is now $350,000 and rewards initiatives across science and campaigning that work to end or replace animal testing, particularly in the area of toxicology research. 
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