Workshop: State of the Science on Alternatives to Animal Testing and Integration of Testing Strategies for Food Safety Assessments

College Park, MD, USA
February 28, 2017
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
FDA Building, Wiley Auditorium

Co-hosted by U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and the ILSI North America Technical Committee on Food & Chemical Safety

This workshop will bring together scientists from government, academia and industry to discuss the advances in testing strategies to reduce animal testing and the need for the development of a standardized approach for use of these alternative methodologies in food safety assessment.


There is no fee to attend the workshop but, registration is required by Tuesday, February 21. Please register for the workshop using this link: Workshop Registration

Webcast Registration
Register for webcast here: webcast registration
Webcast participants can submit questions online during the event. These will be answered as time allows.


8:30-8:40 am: Welcome Suzanne Fitzpatrick, FDA Mansi Krishan, ILSI North America

Introductory Remarks
Dennis Keefe, FDA
Heidi Bialk, ILSI North America Member Scientist

Integrated Testing Strategies in Food Safety
Alan Boobis, Imperial College London [30 mins + 10 mins Q & A]

State of the Science on High Through-Put Screening (HTS): Food Safety Perspective
Nadine Bewry, FDA

Case Studies to Describe the Limitations of Using HTS data in Food Safety Assessment
Rebecca Clewell, ScitoVation

11:10 -11:50am
Identify and Translate Learnings from On-Going Assay Validation Efforts into Standard HTS Testing Practices
Richard Judson, EPA

12:50- 1:30pm
Read Across Approaches: Chemical Structure and Bioactivity Profiling Applicable to Food Safety
Grace Patlewicz, EPA

FDA Perspective on Read Across Approaches
Tim Adams, FDA

2:10-2:50 pm
Organ on a Chip Technology
Daniel Levner, Emulate

3:05- 4:30pm
Panel Discussion Moderator: Suzanne Fitzpatrick, FDA

All speakers, Thomas Hartung, Johns Hopkins University and Katya Tsaioun, Johns Hopkins University

Concluding Remarks
Suzanne Fitzpatrick
FDA Mansi Krishan, ILSI North America