Early Bird Registration Deadline March 10: Practical Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Course - May 8-12, 2017

Practical Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Course - May 8-12, 2017

Hosted by the Teratology Society and American College of Toxicology,

in collaboration with

the Thomas Jefferson University College of Biomedical Sciences

Just Announced: FASEB MARC Travel Awards Available. Applications due March 31.

Course Description

This joint Teratology Society/American College of Toxicology 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.

Course Schedule

Monday, May 8 (8:15 AM-5:00 PM)

Female Reproductive Biology/Toxicology, Aileen Keating, Iowa State University

Male Reproductive Biology/Toxicology, Justin M. Conley, US Environmental Protection Agency

Embryology: from Fertilization to Neural Tube/Somite Formation, E. Sid Hunter, US Environmental Protection Agency

Cellular and Molecular Analysis of Development, Rocky S. Tuan, University of Pittsburgh

PK/ADME of Xenobiotics/Chemicals during Pregnancy/Lactation and in Fetus/Newborn, Hugh A. Barton, Pfizer Inc.

Please join us for a reception following the class on Monday, May 8. This light-fare reception, which is included in the registration fee, allows for fellow course attendees, course organizers, and speakers to interact and network in a casual atmosphere. Hors d’oeuvres, plus drink tickets will be provided.

Tuesday, May 9 (8:15 AM–4:15 PM)

Principles of Abnormal Development, Gerald B. Gunwald, Thomas Jefferson University

Normal and Abnormal Development of the Musculoskeletal System and Limbs, John M. Rogers, US Environmental Protection Agency

Normal and Abnormal Development of the Nervous System, Charles V. Vorhees, University of Cincinnati

Normal and Abnormal Development of Head and Neck, Kathleen Sulik, University of North Carolina

Wednesday, May 10 (8:15 AM–3:45 PM)

Normal and Abnormal Development of the Respiratory and Digestive Systems, John M. DeSesso, Exponent

Normal and Abnormal Development of the Cardiovascular System, John M. DeSesso, Exponent

Normal and Abnormal Development of the Urogenital System, Michael Hsieh, George Washington University

Developmental Immunotoxicology, Michael Hsieh, George Washington University

Overview of Regulatory Reproductive Toxicology, Alan M. Hoberman, Charles River

Thursday, May 11 (8:00 AM–4:15 PM)

Male/Female Fertility Testing, Donald G. Stump, Charles River

Developmental Toxicity Testing, Christopher J. Bowman, Pfizer

Pre- and Postnatal Development/Multigeneration/Extended 1-Generation Testing, Susan L. Makris, US Environmental Protection Agency

Data Interpretation, Alan M. Hoberman, Charles River

Future of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity Testing, Thomas B. Knudsen, US Environmental Protection Agency

Friday, May 12 (8:00 AM–11:15 AM)

Juvenile Animals Toxicity Testing, Susan B. Laffan, GlaxoSmithKline

Risk Assessment for Pharmaceuticals, Melissa S. Tassinari, Independent Consultant

Risk Assessment for Agricultural and Industrial Chemicals, Anna B. Lowit, US Environmental Protection Agency

Daily continental breakfast, snack breaks, and lunch are provided as part of the registration. Detailed course handouts will be provided electronically. Participants must bring personal computer to view materials.

Course Organizers

Kok Wah Hew, PhD, DABT, ATS, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Chair
Elaine Z. Francis, PhD, Sandcastle Toxicology Associates
Alan M. Hoberman, PhD, DABT, ATS, Charles River Laboratories
Christopher Lau, PhD, US Environmental Protection Agency

Online Registration

Registration Fee Chart

  By Mar. 10 Mar. 10–April 21
ACT/Teratology Society Member $1,295 $1,395
ACT/Teratology Student and Postdoc Member $ 995 $1,095
Nonmember $1,595 $1,695
Government $1,295 $1,395
ACT/Teratology Society Member Group Rate
(3 or more from same company)
$1,145 $1,245
Nonmember Group Rate
(3 or more from same company)
$1,445 $1,545


Refund Policy:
$75 Processing Fee will be charged before 2/21/17; 50% refund if canceled before 3/21/17; After 3/21/17 no fees will be refunded.

Location / Housing / Transportation

Please visit the Course website for details.



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