Join a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop on November 20-21 that will bring together scientists, policymakers, risk assessors, and regulators to explore key factors that influence how new science is incorporated into the decision making process.
Advances in the environmental health sciences – from high-throughput cell-based in vitro studies to tissue chips to environment-wide association studies – have led to new approaches for understanding the toxicity of chemicals in humans. These new approaches are faster, less expensive, and potentially more comparable to real-life human exposures than legacy animal toxicity testing approaches. However, many questions remain about whether—and how—to make the paradigm shift to using these new data streams as the basis for research, policy, and regulatory decisions.
Held in Washington DC and webcast, this free, 2-day workshop will draw on expertise from the social sciences on issues such as the type and quantity of data that is “sufficient” for decision making, and trust in decisions influenced by new data streams. Participants will investigate case studies that illustrate examples of how the environmental health community has used these new approaches for decision making.
Sponsored by NIEHS and organized by the Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions committee, this workshop is part of a series that bring together participants from government, industry, nongovernmental organizations, and the academic community to explore the potential for new methods and approaches to advance our understanding of environmental impacts on human health.
This workshop is free and open to the public but registration is required to attend. A link to registration and more information about the workshop can be found at the workshop website: http://nas-sites.org/emergingscience/meetings/paradigm-shift-in-decisions.