Scientific Programme

Keynote speakers:

Alfonso Arias - University of Cambridge (UK)

Richard Frackowiak - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Switzerland)

Session 1: Bridging DNT4 and DNT5

Chairs:

Helena Hogberg - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (USA)

Ellen Fritsche - Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine Duesseldorf (Germany)

Speakers:

Marcel Leist - University of Konstanz (Germany)

Kevin Crofton - Environmental Protection Agency, EPA (USA)

Francis Bailey - Health Canada (Canada)

Andrea Terron - European Food Safety Authority, EFSA (Italy)

Bennard van Ravenzwaay - BASF (Germany)

Session 2: Regulatory Implementation of in vitro Tests

Chairs:

Thomas Hartung - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (USA)

Magdalini Sachana - OECD (France)

Speakers:

Kathleen Raffaele - Environmental Protection Agency, EPA (USA)

Ellen Fritsche - Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine Duesseldorf (Germany)

Susanne Hougaard - National Food Institute (Denmark)

Andreas Kortenkamp - Brunel University London (UK) - (tbc)

Mamta Behl - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIEHS (USA)

Session 3: Human Translation and Impact

Chairs:

Sandra Ceccatelli - Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)

John Talpos - Food and Drug Administration, FDA (USA)

Speakers:

Roberto Lucchini - Mount Sinai School of Medicine (USA)

Brenda Eskenazi - UC Berkeley School of Public Health (USA)

Tim Nawrot - Hasselt University (Belgium) - (tbc)

Jennifer Freeman - School of Health Sciences at Purdue University (USA)

Mark Zylka - University of North Carolina - (USA)    

Greet Schoeters - University of Antwerp (Belgium) - (tbc)

Session 4: Novel Approaches to Test Methods

Chairs:

Mamta Behl - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIEHS (USA)

Barbara Viviani - Universita’ degli Studi di Milano (Italy)

Speakers:

Michael Schwartz - University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) – (tbc)

Lena Smirnova - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (USA)

Sue Marty - DOW chemicals (USA) – (tbc)

Robert Tanguay - Oregon State University (USA)

Tom Knudsen - Environmental Protection Agency, EPA (USA)

Session 5: Application of ‘Adverse Outcome Pathway‘ and ‘Mode of Action’ Frameworks

Chairs:

Martin Paparella - Innsbruck University (Austria)

Kevin Crofton - Environmental Protection Agency, EPA (USA)

Speakers:

Stephanie Melching-Kollmuss  - BASF (Germany)

Oddvar Myhre - Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Norway)

Anna Price - Joint Research Center, EURL-ECVAM (Italy)

Session 6: DNT case studies and projects

Chairs:

Michael Aschner - Albert Einstein College of Medicine (USA)

Susanne Hougaard - National Food Institute (Denmark)

Speakers:

Tanja Waldmann - University of Konstanz (Germany) – (tbc)

Aldert Piersma - National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) (The Netherlands)

Sandra Coecke - Joint Research Center’s European Union Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing, EURL-ECVAM (Italy)