The Science Consortium at the Society of Toxicology 55th Annual Meeting

13-17 March 2016

Specialty session meeting
In Vitro and Alternative Methods Specialty Session Luncheon

2015-2016 IVAM officers:  
President: Jack Fowle, Science to Inform
Vice President: Amy Clippinger, PETA Science Consortium International Ltd
Vice President-elect: Barbara Wetmore, ScitoVation
Date:  Wednesday, March 16th
Time:  12:15pm—1:30pm
Location: Blaine Kern Ballroom A

Congratulations to the student and postdoctoral award winners:

  • First place student award, Shih-Yu Chang at the University of Washington for “Microphysiological Systems (MPS) to Identify Organ-Organ Interactions in Toxicology: Hepatic Metabolism Enhances Nephrotoxicity of Aristolochic Acid”
  • Second place student award, Leah Norona at the University of North Carolina for “Modeling Drug-Induced Hepatic Fibrosis In Vitro Using Three-Dimensional Liver Tissue Constructs”
  • Third place student award, Ashley Maiuri at Michigan State University for “A Promising, In Vitro Approach to Classify Drugs According to Their Potential to Cause Idiosyncratic, Drug-Induced Liver Injury”
  • First place postdoctoral award, Jenna Currier at the US EPA for “Investigating key event-based points of departure for adverse oxidative events in human bronchial epithelial cells exposed to zinc: A systems biology approach”
  • Second place postdoctoral award, Michelle Angrish at the US EPA for “Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) Network Development for Fatty Liver”
  • Third place postdoctoral award, Sreenivasa Ramaiahgari at the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for “Metabolically Competent HepaRG Spheroid Model for In Vitro Toxicology Studies”

Symposium session
The Promise and Reality of Alternative Methods in Inhalation Toxicology and the Development of Inhaled Therapeutics

Jon Hotchkiss, The Dow Chemical Company
Amy Clippinger, PETA Science Consortium International Ltd
David Allen, Integrated Laboratory Systems, Inc.
Daniel Wilson, The Dow Chemical Company
Samuel Constant, Epithelix
Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg
Dan Huh, University of Pennsylvania
Date:  Monday, March 14th
Time:  2:00pm—4:45pm
Location:  TBD

Ancillary meeting
Priorities and Opportunities for Replacement of Animal Tests: A Discussion with NICEATM and ICCVAM Leadership

Forum participants:
Warren Casey, NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative and Toxicological Methods
Anna Lowit, Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods and U.S. EPA
Amy Clippinger, PETA Science Consortium International Ltd
Date:  Monday, March 14th
Time:  5:00pm—6:00pm
Location:  Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Belle Chasse room
More information available here

Chat with an expert program

Chat with an expert provides an opportunity for graduate students to interact and learn about the myriad of fields that toxicology has to offer. This year, PSCI’s Nanotechnology Specialist, Dr. Monita Sharma, is participating in the program.

Abstract Number / Poster Board number: 3506/P196
Development of an In Vitro Test to Assess the Inhalation Toxicity of Nanomaterials

Monita Sharma1, Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser2, Hana Barosova2, Savvina Chortarea2, Fikad Zerimariam2, Martin Clift2, Vicki Stone3, Patrick Hayden4, Anna Maione4, Amy J. Clippinger1
1PETA Science Consortium International e.V., UK, 2Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg,CH,3Heriot-Watt University, UK, 4MatTek Corporation, USA.
Date:  Thursday, March 17th
Time:  9:30am—12:45pm
Location: Great Hall A