UNC Computational Toxicology Tools Workshop at Health Canada

UNC Computational Toxicology Tools Workshop at Health Canada

June 25, 2013 (staff report)

Carolina Center for Computational Toxicology members conducted a hands-on workshop at health Canada in Ottawa, Canada today. Drs. Ivan Rusyn, Fred Wright and Alex Tropsha spent a day engaged with Health Canada regulators and scientists in a day-long workshop and hands-on training session presenting several computational toxicology tools for Next Generation risk assessment.

“We learned a great deal that I'm sure will be put into practice soon, we really appreciate the time and effort that all of you put into your instruction! The tools look fantastic and I'm excited to see what we can do with them,” said Dr. Carole Yauk, Research Scientist at Health Canada, a co-organizer of the training workshop.

“This was also a very informative experience for all of us, as we learn a great deal form such interactions. The real-world perspective that practitioners provide is always extremely useful to us as we refine our current work and develop new ideas,” said Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, Director of the Carolina Center for Computational Toxicology and Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill.

“We greatly appreciate the excellent presentations and interactive sessions on the developing tools. We found it very interesting and will certainly have follow up discussions here to investigate areas where these platforms may facilitate and support our work under the Chemicals Management Plan,” concluded Dr. Tara Barton- Maclaren, Manager, Hazard Methodology Division, Existing Substances Risk Assessment Bureau, Safe Environments Directorate, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada.

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