The HTPC and the American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology are coordinating two Ancillary Workshops on Adverse Outcome Pathways at the Society of Toxicology’s Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

“AOPs 101: The How and Why of Development and Use” will compliment several presentations on Adverse Outcome Pathways at the SOT meeting, and is intended for those scientists who are not yet familiar with the AOP concept but would like to learn to apply it to their own work or to become involved in ongoing projects.  An overview of “what, why, and how” will be given according to the latest existing international guidance, and several experts will present case studies for AOPs that have been or are currently being developed through a variety of approaches.

Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 50 E Adams St.
Tuesday, March 25, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Ballroom A

“Development of a Knowledge Base for Quantitative Modeling of Adverse Outcome Pathways: Stakeholder Input Sessions” will be offered in three interactive, participatory sessions intended to elicit a wide variety of stakeholder input (industry, regulatory, academic, or non-profit sectors) on the required characteristics of tools currently being developed to capture and model quantitative elements of Adverse Outcome Pathways in a visual, “wiki” platform. The AOP-KB will incorporate the existing AOP Wiki developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the EC Joint Research Centre along with Effectopedia, which was originally conceived for this purpose by the International QSAR Foundation; its further development and integration into the AOP-KB is currently being planned and will be executed in 2014 and 2015.  All levels of experience with AOPs are welcome in these sessions.

Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 50 E Adams St.
Monday, March 24, 5:00 – 6:30 pm, Borein Room
Tuesday, March 25, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Cassidy Room
Thursday, March 27, 8:00 – 9:00 am, Remington Room