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Scientific Roadmap for the Future of Animal-free Systemic Toxicity Testing Workshop

May 30-31, 2013
U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Wiley Building
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, Maryland 20740


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    Option 1 – when prompted. “Meeting ID”  Enter:  2171 followed by the # sign.

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Systemic toxicity testing includes a diverse array of assessments, such as testing for carcinogenicity, reproductive effects, and skin sensitization, as well as the effects of  repeated dosing and the pattern of toxicokinetics. The scientific challenges of developing non-animal approaches to systemic toxicity testing are formidable. These challenges have taken on greater urgency in the context of the recently enacted mandate that cosmetics marketed in Europe should be free of animal testing, including for systemic endpoints.  We believe the time is ripe to advance a forward-looking strategy to accelerate the development of the science for systemic toxicity testing of cosmetics and others products. We strongly believe that such a focused effort applies to regions outside of Europe and to products and industries outside of cosmetics.

Join us for a presentation and discussion of a scientific roadmap for the future of animal-free systemic toxicity testing, at a workshop on May 30-31, 2013 at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Wiley Building in College Park, Maryland.  

The scientific roadmap was the product of an October 2011 workshop held under the auspices of the transatlantic think tank for toxicology (t4). Five whitepapers on systemic toxicity were prepared for workshop, taking a broad perspective on how to make further progress. The outcome was published as "A roadmap for the development of alternative (non-animal) methods for systemic toxicity testing," by Basketter et al. in January 2012 issue of ALTEX. The roadmap was favorably reviewed and discussed at a follow-up open meeting in Brussels in March, 2012, co-organized by numerous organizations and attended by some 150 experts.

The May 30-31 workshop will provide a similar forum but in a US setting. The program includes ample opportunity for public discussion of the roadmap, as well as its possible updating in light of more recent developments. The co-organizers of the College Park workshop are listed below. The US FDA is kindly hosting the event.

The workshop is free-of-charge and the venue is convenient to the Washington, DC-area Metro system. For security purposes, pre-registration is required. Deadline for registration is May 22nd.


  • Mel Andersen, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences
  • Leon Bruner, Grocery Manufacturers Association
  • Warren Casey, US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Rodger Curren, Institute for In Vitro Sciences
  • Suzanne Fitzpatrick, US Food and Drug Administration
  • Francis Kruszewski, American Cleaning Institute
  • Sue Leary, Alternatives Research and Development Foundation
  • Jessica Sandler, PETA International Science Consortium
  • Nigel Skinner, Agilent
  • Martin Stephens, Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
  • Kristie Sullivan, American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • Clare Thorpe, CropLife America
  • Maria Trainer, CropLife Canada
  • Kate Willett, Human Toxicology Project Consortium and The Humane Society of the United States

REGISTRATION- Deadline extended to May 22, 2013

To register, please  email the following information to Marilyn Principe.  Pre-registration is required.

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Directions to CFSAN's Headquarters Office:

From: Ronald Reagan National Airport, 1 Aviation Circle, Washington, D.C. 20001. Contact the airport at (703) 417-8600. Accessible by METRO. Take Yellow Line to L'Enfant Plaza. Change to Green Line in the direction of Greenbelt. Exit at College Park-U. of Md. METRO Stop.

From: Baltimore/Washington International Airport, 7062 Friendship Road, BWI Airport, Maryland 21240. Telephone Number: 1-800-435-9294. Start out going northwest on Friendship Road toward Airport Exit. Friendship Road becomes Airport Exit. Stay straight to go onto I-195 West. Merge onto MD-295 S via exit number 2B toward Washington, D.C. Take the exit toward MD-193 (Greenbelt/NASA Goddard). Take the ramp toward MD-193 (College Park/University of Maryland/Glenn Dale/NASA). Turn left onto Southway. Take the MD-193 West ramp toward College Park/University of Maryland/Greenbelt Park/U.S. Park Police/Campground. Turn slight right onto MD-193 West (Greenbelt Road). Merge onto Kenilworth Avenue (MD-201 South via the ramp on the left). Turn right onto Paint Branch Parkway.

From: Dulles International Airport, 45020 Aviation Drive, Sterling, Virginia 20166. Telephone Number: (703) 572-2700. Start out going east on Aviation Drive. Turn left onto ramp. Merge onto Dulles Airport Access Road. The Dulles Airport Access Road runs directly into the Capital Beltway - no toll. Merge onto I-495 North/Capital Beltway via exit number 18 toward Baltimore/Bethesda Maryland. Take the MD-201/Kenilworth Avenue exit, number 23, toward Greenbelt/Bladensburg. Take the ramp toward Bladensburg. Merge onto Kenilworth Avenue/MD-201 South. Turn right onto Paint Branch Parkway.


While we do not recommend any particular housing accommodation, for your information provided are the names, addresses, and directions of several nearby places to stay while visiting CFSAN. You may wish to contact these locations directly for updated accommodation prices.

Comfort Inn & Suites
Address: 9020 Baltimore Avenue
College Park MD 20740
Directions: I-495/I-95 North Ex. 25B, or I-95 South Ex. 27 to 25B. Take 25B to US Route 1 South 1.5 miles. Hotel is on right.
Telephone: (301) 441-8110
Rate: $79.00 to $109.00 nightly

Clarion Inn College Park
Address: 8601 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
Direction: 1.6 mile south of I-95 Exit 25B on US Route 1; about 1 mile north of University of Maryland
Telephone: (301) 474-2800
Rate: Standard $69.00 to $119.00 nightly
Suite $149.00 to $179.00 nightly

Holiday Inn
Address: 10000 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
Direction: I-95 / I-495 & US Route 1 at exit 25A
Telephone: (301) 345-6700
Rate: Standard $129.00 nightly
Suite $350.00 nightly

Super 8 Motel
Address: 9150 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
Directions: I-95 / I-495 Exit 25, south on US Route 1
Telephone: (301) 474-0894
Rate: $55.69

Quality Inn
Address: 7200 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
Direction: I-495 / I-95, exit 25 US Route 1, 3 miles south to hotel
Telephone: (301) 864-5820
Rate: $75.00 to $129.00 nightly

Howard Johnson Express Inn
Address: 9113 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
Telephone: (301) 513-0002
Rate: $70.00 + nightly

Hampton Inn
Address: 9670 Baltimore Avenue
College Park MD 20740
Telephone: (301) 345-2200
Rate: Standard $105.00 +nightly
Suite $135.00 +nightly

Econo Lodge
Address: 9624 Baltimore Avenue
College Park MD 20740
Telephone: (301) 474-0003
Rate: $75.00 nightly

Days Inn
Address: 9137 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
Direction: I-95 Exit 25B to College Park, after 1 mile Days Inn is located on the left.
Telephone: (301) 345-5000
Rate: $68.00 - 75:00 + nightly

Marriott Greenbelt
Address: 6400 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Direction: Take US Route 1 North to I-95 North/Baltimore. Take 95 N to Exit 23-Kenilworth Avenue. Bear right off exit & take 2nd left, Ivy Lane.
Telephone: (301) 441-3700
Rate: Weekdays - $139.00 to $169.00 nightly
Weekends - $109.00 to $119.00 nightly

For additional places to stay and/or visit while in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, contact the Convention and Visitors Association at 1212 New York Avenue, N.W., #600, Washington, D.C. 20005-3992. The telephone number is (202) 789-7000; fax (202) 789-7037.

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