ACT Signature Webinar series provides accessible education to members of the toxicology community worldwide. The Signature Webinars are held on a quarterly basis and are free to both ACT members and nonmembers for live and on-demand viewing.

These educational webinars cover current topics in toxicology and are presented by experts in the field, with backgrounds in government, industry, or academia. Each Signature Webinar is approximately 90 minutes, which includes a 30-minute questions and answers session with the speaker(s) following the presentation.

After the live webinar, a recording will be available approximately one week after event. Signature Webinar recordings can be accessed from the Webinar Archives for one year. ACT members can access all past webinar recordings from the Member-Only Archives.

Upcoming Webinar

Signature Webinar

May 22, 2024, at 11:30 AM–1:00 PM Eastern

Translation Between Veterinary and Human Medicine to Improve Clinical Outcomes in Drug Development




Elizabeth Neyens

Jay Stallons

Modern drug development is plagued by extremely high attrition rates when entering clinical trials. As many as 95% of drugs entering clinical trials fail, including almost 50% of those in phase III. Companion animals with spontaneous diseases analogous to humans offer several advantages when compared to traditional preclinical animal models in proceeding with successful preclinical IND packages. The development of novel innovative therapeutics, such as gene therapies, are not always predictive. Companion animals offer the potential to increase drug efficacy while reducing potential toxicities because they express genetic diversity and share environmental factors with humans. These attributes support the refinement and reduction of induced preclinical animal models. During this presentation, we will discuss some relevant spontaneous companion animal diseases with shared human pathology that could serve as preclinical animal models for human drug development.


There is no fee, but advance registration is required.

More information to come soon.

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