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Green Toxicology Information Day

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Friday, November 22, 2013
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street, Feinstone Hall #E2030
Baltimore MD 21205

Overview: Green toxicology is the application of the principles of toxicology to chemicals with the specific intent of deriving design protocols for hazard reduction. The twelve principles of green chemistry outline a strategy to reduce hazard through molecular and process design. Reducing toxicity is at the core of green chemistry and sustainability, therefore the input of toxicologists early in the chemical enterprise is essential to inform the choices of molecular designers in selecting less hazardous design strategies. Information derived from mechanistic and computational toxicology combined forms the nexus between toxicology and green chemistry. Each group is trained to examine, understand and describe aspects of the structure hazard relationship from a narrow perspective. This conference will provide a forum for collaboration among scientists working in complementary fields to discover common ground in the quest for safer chemicals. 

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Program

8:00-8:50
Continental Breakfast

8:50-9:00
Introduction

9:00-9:30
Why Good Products Fail: When Chemistry and Toxicology Collide
Pamela J. Spencer, DOW Chemical Company (invited)

9:30-9:40
Discussion

9:40-10:10
A Framework to Design Safer Chemicals 
Nicholas D. Anastas, US Environmental Protection Agency R-1

10:10-10:20
Discussion

10:20-10:45
Break

10:45-11:15
Design Rules for Making Safer Chemicals
Stephen DeVito, US Environmental Protection Agency HQ

11:15-11:25
Discussion

11:25-11:55
In Vitro and Alternative Assessments for Biobased Products
Alexandra Maertens, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

11:55-12:05
Discussion

12:05-12:15
Summary Discussion

12:15-1:15
Lunch

1:15-1:45
An Approach to Developing Novel “Green Plasticizers”
Bernard Robaire, McGill University

1:45-1:55
Discussion

1:55-2:25
Mechanistic Toxicology and Safer Chemical Design
Russell Thomas, National Center for Competency Testing/US Environmental Protection Agency

2:25-2:35
Discussion

2:35-3:05
Twenty First Century Toxicology and Safer Chemical Design
Thomas Hartung, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

3:05-3:15
Discussion

3:15-3:25
Summary of the Day

3:25-3:30
Closing Remarks – Alan Goldberg, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Registration Information

Registration deadline: November 15, 2013
Registration fee: $100
Academics: Free with pre-registration
Students: Free with pre-registration
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