November 30, 2021
10 am - 1 pm EST
Alternative approaches in Developmental Neurotoxicity - a farewell symposium for CAAT’s deputy director Helena Hogberg
There is a paucity of information concerning the developmental neurotoxicity (DNT) hazard posed by industrial and environmental chemicals, drugs and consumer products. New testing approaches will most likely be based on batteries of alternative and complementary (non-animal) tests. This symposium has the objective to discuss and present the status of DNT and honor Helena Hogberg for her 12 years working at the Center for Alternatives to Animal testing and moving further to NICEATM at NIEHS.
10 am Helena Hogberg – Open remarks
10:15 Alan Goldberg and Pamela Lein – “DNT—How it all began”
10:30 Lena Smirnova – “DNT journey of CAAT research”
10:45 Ellen Fritsche – “The Current DNT In Vitro Testing Battery - An Evolutionary Venture”
11:00 Iris Mangas - The DNT programme in EFSA, past, present and future.
11:15 Tim Shafer - "DNT NAMs are already being used"
11:30 Magda Sachana - “OECD DNT project: seeing the light at the end of the tunnel”
11:45 Marcel Leist - "DNT Europe"
12:00 Anna Price – “Future of DNT testing: evaluation of effects induced by mixtures using NAMs”
12:15 Mamta Behl - “Beyond DNT- A great colleague and a wonderful friend”
12:30 Thomas Hartung – Director remarks
12:45 Helena Hogberg - Closing remarks