29-08-2023 9:00 to 01-09-2023 17:0029/08/2023
15th Annual Australasian College of Toxicology & Risk Assessment (ACTRA) Scientific Meeting (ASM) and Continuing Education (CE) Days from 29 August – 1 September 2023
It is my pleasure, as the Conference Local Organising Committee Chair, to extend a personal invitation to the 15th Annual Australasian College of Toxicology & Risk Assessment (ACTRA) Scientific Meeting (ASM) and Continuing Education (CE) Days from 29 August – 1 September 2023 at the Parmelia Hilton Perth and Vibe Hotel Subiaco.
As members of this community, the meeting will be the perfect opportunity to reconnect with your peers in person and rediscover the professional benefits of those serendipitous encounters that only come around the edges of a great meeting.
The ACTRA 2023 Conference theme of “Chemicals and Cancer: What’s New in Toxicology and Risk Assessment?” is directly relevant to AIOH members. This conference will focus on the current state of knowledge of chemical carcinogenicity including new and emerging risk assessment tools.
• An overview of chemical-induced carcinogenesis, the widely accepted paradigm of carcinogenesis
• Regulation and risk assessment of carcinogens and relevance to Australian regulatory and advisory agencies
• How chemical carcinogenicity is determined and how this information is used to set regulatory guidelines and standards
• Australian regulatory and advisory agencies rely primarily on IARC cancer classifications to assess risk; the IARC cancer classification system and process are explained
• Perspectives on elimination of animal assays in assessment of carcinogenicity
• Integrating computational tools into carcinogenicity assessments
• How risks are managed in the workplace and for public health
• The IARC model for assessing chemical carcinogenicity is critically appraised
• The USEPA and EFSA systems for determining and classifying carcinogenic pesticides
• Review and discussion of the carcinogenic potential of PFAS and nitrates
• Approaches for quantitative assessment of skin cancer risk from soil contamination: a benzo(a)pyrene case study.
The full program is available on ACTRA’s website. Invited overseas speakers Drs Doug Wolf, Mark Cronin and Angelo Moretto are each internationally recognised for their expertise in new approach methodologies for carcinogenic risk assessment.
This year for the first time, ACTRA will be offering two Continuing Education days and these sessions will include:
• How to prepare a witness statement and prepare for giving evidence in court and administrative tribunals
• General principles of environmental health risk assessments with case studies in water quality, air quality and contaminated sites
• A full day workshop on the science of risk assessment as envisioned by the RISK21 collaboration.
The goals of this workshop are to:
o communicate the overarching principles of the RISK21 approach
o provide an introduction to the roadmap and visualisation matrix; and
o to conduct hands-on case studies to educate participants on the application of the RISK21 roadmap in risk assessment.
You can register now to attend the conference, or gather together two of your friends or colleagues and attend on one-day each. Places are filling up quickly, and we wouldn’t want you to miss out!
I look forward to meeting with you in person, in Perth.
Dr Andrew Harman
ACTRA Conference Local Organising Committee Chair email@example.com
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