Conference on the State of the Science on Development and Use of NAMs

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Conference on the State of the Science on Development and Use of NAMs

This conference highlights the state of the science in reducing the use of vertebrate animals in chemical testing.

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Online

About this event

EPA is prioritizing ongoing efforts to develop and use New Approach Methods (NAMs) to test chemicals for health effects. Using NAMs will help reduce the use of Vertebrate Animals in chemical testing while ensuring protection of human health and the environment.

The definition of NAMs has evolved over time. Currently, it is a broadly descriptive reference to any non Vertebrate Animals technology, methodology, approach, or combination thereof that can be used to provide information on chemical hazard and risk assessment. NAMs are functionally equivalent to “alternatives" to mammal testing.

In 2019, EPA committed to developing and implementing a work plan to reduce the use of vertebrate animals in chemical testing while ensuring protection of human health and the environment. To report progress on these activities, EPA hosts regular conferences to provide updates and solicit input from interested stakeholders. The conferences highlight the state of the science on the development and use of NAMs for chemical safety testing.

The conference will be held virtually and there will be limited seating in-person at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC.

2022 Draft Agenda