Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing—
Evidence-Based Toxicology (EBT) Collaboration Kick-Off Meeting
Thursday, March 10, 12:00 NOON–3:00 PM
Presented by: The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
A group of toxicologists with backgrounds in industry, government oversight, academia and animal welfare have created the EBT Collaboration to foster the development of a process, based on the Cochrane Collaboration in Evidence-based Medicine (EBM), for quality assurance of new toxicity tests for the assessment of safety in humans and the environment. To start the collaboration and solicit input from the stakeholder community, the EBT Collaboration steering group is organizing a workshop to take place on March 10, 2011, immediately following the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. At the workshop, speakers will present the concept of EBT as it pertains to decision-making about the utility of new toxicity tests and their implementation into the risk assessment process. EBT promises to provide a quality, science-driven approach to assessing the effects of drugs and chemicals on human health and the environment and provides principles of how to incorporate published information into the decision-making process. The methods of EBM, to be applied to EBT, include the systematic review of relevant literature, scoring tools to prioritize published reports and meta-analysis of data. This transparent process will represent another approach toward evaluation and quality assurance of new testing methodologies.
For further information and to register, go to caat.jhsph.edu. Meeting is open and free to all registrants.
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