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EPA has announced

The 2007 Toxicology and Risk Assessment Conference
Cincinnati Marriott North, West Chester (Cincinnati), OH
April 23- 26, 2007 - Click to register!

The Annual Toxicology and Risk Assessment Conference is a unique meeting where several Government Agencies come together to discuss toxicology and risk assessment issues that are not only of concern to the government, but also to a broader audience including academia and industry. The theme of this year's conference is Emerging Issues and Challenges in Risk Assessment and the preliminary agenda includes:

    Plenary Sessions and prominent speakers (tentative) include:
    • Issues of Emerging Chemical Contaminants
    • Uncertainty and Variability in Risk Assessment
    • Use of Mechanistic data in IARC evaluations

    Parallel Sessions:
    • Uncertainty and Variability in Dose-Response Assessment
    • Recent Advances in Toxicity and Risk Assessment of RDX
    • The Use of Epidemiologic Data for Risk Assessment Applications
    • Cumulative Health Risk Assessment: Advances in Approaches
    • Predictive vs Protective Risk Analysis
    • Biomarkers of Exposure and Effects
    • Health Hazards of Particulate Matter/Nanomaterials
    • Overview of Contemporary Issues and Approaches in Children's
    • Assessment of Microbial Risks from Drinking Water
    • A discussion session on IRIS: Recent improvements and changes

    Workshops: Exciting educational workshops are planned on the following topics:
    • NIOSH Direct Reading Instrument/Direct Reading Methods Initiative
    • The Power of Aggregated Toxicity Data
    • Chemical Mixtures
    • Uncertainty Factors
    • A Risk Communication Primer
    • Benchmark Dose/Categorical Regression
    • Epidemiologic Fundamentals for Risk Assessment Applications

A Panel Discussion Session on Federal Agency Toxicology Training Needs: New Faces and New Tools for the 21st Century is featured. In addition, an evening poster session is planned with specific topics that will be discussed in the platform sessions.

  • Registration & Hotel Information:
  • Directions
    • Directions from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport:

      Take I-275 East toward I-75/I-71.
      Take I-75 North and take Exit 19 (Union Centre Blvd.)
      Turn left onto Union Centre Blvd.
      The hotel will be on your right.
      At the second light (Muhlhauser Road) turn right.
      The entrance to the hotel is approximately one-half block on the right.

    • Directions from the Dayton International Airport

      Take I-70 East to I-75 South
      Follow I-75 South and take Exit 19 (Union Centre Blvd.)
      Turn right onto Union Centre Blvd.
      The hotel will be on your right.
      At the first light (Muhlhauser Road) turn right.
      The entrance to the hotel is approximately one-half block on the right.

Additional Information

The conference is co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Assessment; Air Force (Air Force Institute of Operational Health); Navy (Naval Health Research Center/Environmental Health Effects Laboratory); Army (Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine); Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry/Division of Toxicology; and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-Cincinnati, OH with the cooperation of the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences.