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Educational Course—Virtual Format in 2021!

Practical Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology

Course Description

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.

Course Flyer

Virtual Course Topics—Recorded Lectures

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.

Course Organizers

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!

Online Registration

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)
Nonmember Group Rate** 
(3 or more from same company)
ACT/BDRP Member Group Rate** 
(10 or more from same company)
Nonmember Group Rate** 
(10 or more from same company)

**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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