Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Alternatives in Animal Testing (0.5-day)

PDF Brochure — Course Offering: Fall 2011

Description:

The Advanced Topics in EHS series of courses were designed to expand on topics that are introduced in the other SCHC courses. The topic of alternatives in animal testing is introduced in the SCHC course Hazard Determination and Risk Assessment.

The goal of this course is to provide an in-depth examination of alternatives in animal testing, including the social and political pressures to reduce the use of animals in product testing. Emphasis is placed on the science and various methodologies used for establishing alternatives in animal testing as well as the appropriateness and regulatory limits on the use of these alternatives in hazard communication. The goal of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of the technical aspects of alternatives in animal testing as well as an appreciation of their present and future role in hazard communication.

This is considered to be an advanced course. While there are no formal prerequisites for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have a working knowledge of MSDS and labels and that they have either taken the SCHC courses Toxicology for Hazard Communication and Hazard Determination and Risk Assessment or that they are comfortable with the principles presented in these courses.

Course Director / Instructor

Robert Skoglund, Ph.D., DABT, CIH

Dr. Skoglund is a Senior Laboratory Manager at the 3M Company.  His primary responsibilities include corporate oversight of material EHS issues including global hazard communication and other applied and regulatory toxicology issues and programs.

 

Course Instructor
 

Hillary Carpenter, Ph.D.

Dr. Carpenter is a Toxicologist at the Minnesota Department of Health in St. Paul, Minnesota. His primary responsibilities include conducting human health and ecological risk assessments.  In addition he is involved with the development of health-based toxicity values for environmental contaminants such as industrial chemicals, pesticides and metals.  Dr. Carpenter also provides toxicological support for the Minnesota Fish Consumption Advisory Program. 

 

Course Instructor
   

Catherine F. Jacobson, Ph.D., DABT

Dr. Jacobson is a Senior Toxicology Specialist at the 3M Company.  Her primary responsibilities include assessing the human health hazards and risks of products and other materials for several 3M business units.  In addition, she is responsible for authoring of hazard communication documents, tracking emerging material EHS regulations, and developing comprehensive health hazard profiles for substances important to 3M.

 

Course Instructor

Robert Roy, Ph.D., DABT

Dr. Roy is a Lead Toxicology Specialist at 3M in St. Paul, Minnesota. His primary responsibilities include assessing the human health hazards and risks of products and other materials for several 3M business units. In addition he plays a leadership role in 3M Occupational Exposure Guideline development; California Proposition 65 compliance; consumer product labels; and hazard determination, hazard communication, and risk assessment issues.

 

Course Fee

$250.00 - Members
$340.00 - Nonmembers

Course Schedule

(subject to change)

Monday, October 3, 2011

7:30-8:00 Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:10

IntroductionOverview of Alternatives in Animal Testing
Modified In Vitro Testing

9:10-9:25 Break
9:25-10:35 In Vitro Testing
Toxicogenomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, and Informatics
10:35-10:50 Break
10:50-12:00 In Silico Methodologies
Alternatives in Animal Testing Under GHS and REACH

 

Registration / Hotel Accommodations / Cancelation Policy

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