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Toxicology Forum

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Nonprofit organization "devoted to conducting open dialogues among various segments of society concerned with problems in toxicology" will hold its 35 annual summer meeting July 12-16 at the Given Institute in Aspen, Colorado. Research Institute for Fragrance Materials' Anne Marie Api, VP of human health sciences, will chair half-day session entitled "Quantitative Risk Assessment for Dermal Sensitization: What's An Acceptable Exposure?" Panel discussion will involve Procter & Gamble's Carsten Goebel, who will speak on the scientific principles of dermal sensitization risk assessment, as well as dermatologist Donald Belsito of the University of Missouri, who will provide a medical perspective, and the Consumer Products Safety Commission's Joanna Matheson, who will offer a regulatory view. Linda Katz from FDA and Alan Andersen, scientific director of the Cosmetic Ingredient Review, also will participate. Other sessions planned for the Toxicology Forum's July meeting include "Manufactured Nanoscale Materials: Carbon Nanotube Toxicology," "NAS Report on Phthalates and Cumulative Risk Assessment: The Task Ahead," and "Can Carcinogenicity Be Predicted by 6- or 12-Month in vivo Toxicology Data? Results from Analysis of a New Pharmaceutical Database.

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