Upcoming Workshop

Strategies and Tools for Conducting Systematic Reviews of Mechanistic Data to Support Chemical Assessments

December 10, 2018 - December 11, 2018
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Location: National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW Washington DC 20418

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will be holding a workshop on current state-of-the-art in performing systematic reviews of mechanistic data to support chemical assessments. Topic areas include:

-- Approaches and tools to search and screen the literature for mechanistic data,
-- Approaches to evaluating the validity of mechanistic studies,
-- Methods for assimilating and using mechanistic information to support evidence synthesis and integration, and
-- Practical experience with implementing systematic reviews of mechanistic evidence into human health assessments.

The objective of the workshop is to explore relevant strategies and tools that are being developed and used across the systematic review and risk assessment communities to assist the US Environmental Protection Agency with developing guidance on performing systematic reviews of mechanistic data to support the chemical assessments in its Integrated Risk Information System program. A poster session will accompany the workshop that will have examples demonstrating the application of systematic review approaches to mechanistic data.

Poster Session

To accompany the workshop, we are seeking examples of the application of systematic review approaches for mechanistic data that are relevant to chemical assessments. Poster presentations considered for acceptance will focus on the specific application of strategies and tools, preferably through case study application, that are anchored to one of the four topic areas described above.

Submission and Selection Process
-- Deadline for submission is September 30, 2018.
-- Poster abstract submission is open to the public.
-- Abstracts will be reviewed and selected by the workshop organizing committee.
-- All travel costs are the responsibility of the presenters.

Submit an Application to Demonstrate Relevant Approaches

Workshop Committee:
Ivan Rusyn, Texas A&M University (Chair)
Richard Corley, Greek Creek Toxicokinetics Consulting, LLC
Ana Navas-Acien, Columbia University
Andrew Rooney, National Toxicology Program
Holger Schunemann, McMaster University
Peter Thorne, University of Iowa
Katya Tsaioun, Johns Hopkins University
Joyce Tsuji, Exponent, Inc.