5th International Conference on Developmental Neurotoxicity Testing (DNT)

7 - 10 April 2024 in Konstanz, Germany

About the Conference

Exposure of the developing human nervous system to chemicals can cause delayed and lasting neurological deficits (=DNT).

DNT5 will host symposia, interactive workshops, keynote speakers, and poster sessions, to discuss with the most important experts of the DNT field:

- Understanding of human disease mechanisms
- Application of ‘Novel Approach Methods’ / animal-free testing strategies
- Linking epidemiology to testing and regulations
- Novel screening strategies and projects
- Regulatory and risk assessment strategies

Registration is now open.

This conference will bring together diverse stakeholders from around the globe, including research scientists, regulators, industry representatives, academics, and pediatricians to discuss the actions to take for:

•    improving the development of time- efficient and human-relevant predictive in vitro DNT methods, and;

•    boosting their use for risk assessment and regulatory decision-making.

Please find here the tentative conference program.

Steering Committee

Marcel Leist (CAAT-Europe)
Ellen Fritsche (IUF)
Thomas Hartung (CAAT, CAAT-Europe)
Lena Smirnova (CAAT)
Helena Hogberg (US-NIEHS)
Tim Shafer (US-EPA)