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2016 Workshop: Recent advances in alternative approaches for chemical safety assessment and regulatory perspectives

May 19, 2016

The NC3Rs and the UK’s Interdepartmental Group on Health Risks from Chemicals (IGHRC) are hosting a one-day workshop on ‘Recent advances in alternative approaches for chemical safety assessment and regulatory perspectives’.  The workshop is aimed at UK regulatory risk assessors and government agency toxicologists and will be held in Central London on 19 May 2016.

The key objectives of the workshop are to:

  • keep abreast of developments in the field of non-animal and alternative approaches to risk assessment;
  • raise awareness of the opportunities and benefits of applying these approaches to regulatory safety assessment;
  • discuss the challenges involved and identify the next steps required to enable these approaches to be better used in practice.


The workshop will be chaired by Professor Len Levy, Chair of the IGHRC Executive Committee, and will include case-studies on non-animal and alternative approaches to risk assessment with regulatory and industry perspectives, a panel discussion on regulatory challenges and a group discussion considering the question: “How can the UK science base influence the paradigm shift towards more predictive, animal-free safety testing?”.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr David Basketter, DABMEB Consultancy Ltd, UK
  • Dr Natalie Burden, NC3Rs, UK
  • Dr Brian Burlinson, Envigo, UK
  • Dr George Cartlidge, ECHA, Finland
  • Dr Ian Dewhurst, Chemical Regulation Directorate, UK
  • Dr David Gott, Food Standards Agency, UK
  • Dr David Kirkland, Kirkland Consulting, UK
  • Dr Tina Mehta, Dow Agrosciences, UK
  • Dr Fiona Sewell, NC3Rs, UK
  • Dr Andrew White, Unilever, UK

Further information on the programme can be found here.


Attendance is free, but registration is essential. The closing date for registration is 12 May 2016.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Delegates are also invited to submit questions to the regulatory panel by emailingevents@nc3rs.org.uk by 12 May 2016.



May 19, 2016


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