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Practical Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology

Virtual Format in 2021

Co-Hosted with the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention

This joint American College of Toxicology/Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention course is designed to provide a basic understanding in reproductive and developmental biology and principles of various testing approaches for reproductive and developmental toxicology, with strong emphasis on the practical application of these principles and interpretation of nonclinical safety data as well as risk assessment. The intended audience for this course includes industrial and regulatory scientists, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.

On-demand access to the course presentations are available to registrants for viewing now. On-demand viewing of each individual lecture will have a 60-day access period from the time each recording is first accessed.

  • Male Reproductive Biology/Toxicology, Justin Conley, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Female Reproductive Biology/Toxicology, Aileen Keating, Iowa State University
  • Embryology: From Fertilization to Neural Tube/Somite Formation, E. Sid Hunter III, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Cellular and Molecular Analysis of Development, Brian Johnson, Michigan State University
  • PK/ADME of Xenobiotics/Chemicals during Pregnancy/Lactation and in Fetus/Newborn, Hisham El-Masri, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Development of the Immune System and Dysfunction, Jamie DeWitt, East Carolina University
  • Principles of Abnormal Development, Gerald Grunwald, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Normal and Abnormal Development of the Nervous System, Charles Vorhees, University of Cincinnati
  • Normal and Abnormal Development of the Musculoskeletal System and Limbs, John Rogers, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Normal and Abnormal Craniofacial Development, Robert Lipinski, University of Wisconsin
  • Normal and Abnormal Development of the Cardiovascular System, John DeSesso, Exponent
  • Normal and Abnormal Development of the Respiratory and Digestive Systems, John DeSesso, Exponent
  • Normal and Abnormal Development of the Urogenital System, John Rogers, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Overview of Regulatory Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology, Alan Hoberman, Charles River
  • Male/Female Fertility Testing, Donald Stump, Charles River
  • Developmental Toxicity Testing, Christopher Bowman, Pfizer
  • Pre- and Postnatal Development/Multigeneration Testing, Susan Makris, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Juvenile Toxicity Testing, Susan Laffan, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Data Interpretation, Alan Hoberman, Charles River
  • Risk Assessment for Pharmaceuticals, Tacey White, Aclairo Pharmaceutical Developmental Group, Inc
  • Risk Assessment for Agricultural and Industrial Chemicals, Elizabeth Méndez, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Contemporary Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity Testing: New Approaches and Methodologies,
    Aldert Piersma, Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
  • Future of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity Testing: Computational and Organoids, Thomas Knudsen, US Environmental Protection Agency

Lecture presentations and the recordings from the previously held Q&A sessions and practicum will be available to registered attendees.

Christopher Lau, PhD, US Environmental Protection Agency

Elaine Francis, PhD, Sandcastle Toxicology Associates

Alan Hoberman, PhD, DABT, ATS, Charles River

Lutfiya Miller, PhD, DABT, Intertek

John Rogers, PhD, US Environmental Protection Agency

Amy Lavin Williams, PhD, Exponent

Jordan Ballance, ACT Staff Liaison

Registration—Open until December 31, 2021

Registration Form

Virtual Registration Fees:

ACT/BDRP Member $1,295
ACT/BDRP Student or Postdoc/Transitional $   995
Nonmember $1,595
Government $1,295
ACT/BDRP Member Group Rate** 
(3 or more from same company)
$1,145
Nonmember Group Rate** 
(3 or more from same company)
$1,445
ACT/BDRP Member Group Rate** 
(10 or more from same company)
$1,045
Nonmember Group Rate** 
(10 or more from same company)
$1,345

**To take advantage of the group rate: Please send your completed registration forms to ACT Headquarters. You will not be able to select the group rate through the online registration. All three forms (or more) should be emailed at the same time.

Refund Policy: ACT will not offer refunds for virtual courses.

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