LRI co-sponsors workshops and conferences with scientific societies, international organizations, and governmental agencies that are designed to focus on timely issues of mutual interest to these groups and to policy makers. The primary goals are to foster interactions among researchers and stakeholders, to stimulate discussions that can improve the scientific basis for policy-making and to support consensus building that can advance the risk assessment process.
Workshops and Conferences
Recent Workshop Reports
Reports are available from the workshops that LRI and its International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) partners organize to foster interactions among researchers and stakeholders, stimulate discussions that can improve the scientific basis for policy-making and support consensus building to advance the risk assessment process.
Advancing Chemical Risk Evaluations Through Use of New Approach Methods (NAMs): Challenges and Opportunities
Yokohama, Japan | 20-21 June 2022
The workshop was co-organized with the Japanese National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) and hosted by the Japan Chemical Industry Association. This hybrid workshop fostered participation and meaningful interactions of the more than 350 registrants from 26 countries/regions. This workshop facilitated sharing of information on NAMs, including pilot applications for specific decision contexts. Discussions explored the challenges and opportunities for future research to accelerate the development and application of NAMs to improve the efficiency and relevance of chemical safety assessments.
QSAR 2021: From QSARS to New Approach Methodologies
Virtual Conference | 7-9 June 2021
This 19th International Workshop on (Quantitative) Structure-Activity Relationships in Environmental and Health Sciences was co-organized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology (ASCCT), and the International Council of Chemical Associations’ Long-Range Research Initiative (ICCA-LRI). More than 300 scientists from across the globe participated in presentations and discussions on development and application of QSARs and NAMs as transformational tools for advancing chemical safety science.
ICCA-LRI & JRC Workshop: 21st Century Approaches for Evaluating Biological Activity, Exposures, and Risks of Complex Substances
Regina Palace Hotel, Stresa, Italy | 19-20 June 2019
This workshop explored challenges, successes, strategies, and next steps in utilizing modern methods to evaluate complex chemical substances and mixtures. This workshop was co-organized by the International Council of Chemical Associations’ Long-Range Research Initiative (ICCA-LRI) and the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC).
ICCA-LRI, Health Canada & USEPA Workshop: Demonstrating 21st Century Methods and Critical Tools for Risk-Based Decisions
ICCA-LRI & JRC Workshop: Fit-For-Purpose Exposure Assessments For Risk-Based Decision Making
Sheraton Lake Como Hotel, Como, Italy | 21–22 June 2017
This workshop focused on understanding the opportunities and challenges faced in accelerating the use of advanced fit-for-purpose exposure science tools for risk assessments of chemical products. This workshop was co-organized by the International Council of Chemical Associations’ Long-Range Research Initiative (ICCA-LRI) and the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC).