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Educational Course—Virtual Format in 2021!

Practical Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology
Live Q&A Schedule

Live Q&A sessions with course speakers will take place the week of May 17–20, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Time. The Practicum with PRDT facilitators will be Friday, May 21 from 10:30 am–4:15 pm Eastern Time.

Monday, May 17

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


Tuesday, May 18

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 Abnorma l 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


Wednesday, May 19

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


Thursday, May 20

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

Monday–Thursday live Q&A times are 11:00 am–1:00 pm Eastern.

Friday, May 21

All times are listed in Eastern Time Zone.

10:30 AM–12:30 PM Practicum: Case Studies
Christopher Bowman, Pfizer
Alan Hoberman, Charles River
Susan Laffan, GlaxoSmithKline
John Rogers, US Environmental Protection Agency
Donald Stump, Charles River
12:30 PM–1:00 PM Break
1:00 PM–3:00 PM  Practicum: Hands-On Exercise in Small Groups with Facilitators
3:00 PM–3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM–4:15 PM Practicum: Wrap-Up Discussion



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