ASPIS Open Symposium 2022

The symposium presented the latest work of the ASPIS cluster formed by the three Horizon 2020 consortia: ONTOX, PrecisionTox, and RISK-HUNT3R and focus on the implementation of New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) for chemical risk assessment.

The objectives of the ASPIS Open Symposium were:

  • To highlight relevant technologies for improving chemical safety assessment and the regulation of hazardous substances;
  • To increase confidence in the use of NAMs and to broadly promote their applications for effective risk management;
  • To identify barriers and provide solutions for the reduction, refinement and replacement of animal testing (the 3Rs principle);
  • To promote early career researchers and create a network of next generation decision makers;
  • To facilitate communication among ASPIS and international stakeholders.
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The ASPIS Open Symposium was kindly hosted by the 21st International Congress of the European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV), a bi-annual appointment aiming to create a forum of scientists in a unique atmosphere for discussions and knowledge exchange focusing on the development of in vitro and in silico approaches.

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24 November 2022:
10.00-20.00 CET

25 November 2022:

8.30-16.00 CET


Melia Hotel
08870 Sitges, Barcelona


Barry Hardy
– Edelweiss Connect

Bob van de Water
– University Leiden

Elisabet Berggren
– Joint Research Centre, European Commission
– ASPIS regulatory forum coordinator

Erwin L. Roggen
– 3Rs Management and Consulting ApS (3RsMC)

Florian Caiment
– Maastricht University
– ONTOX, working group leader

Gerhard Ecker
– University of Vienna
– RISK-HUNT3R, working group leader

Christian Desaintes
– Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

John Colbourne
– University of Birmingham
– PrecisionTox, coordinator

Jonathan Freedman
– University of North Carolina
– PrecisionTox, working group coordinator

Marcel Leist
-University Konstanz

Mark Cronin
– Liverpool John Moores University
– RISK-HUNT3R, working group leader

Mathieu Vinken
– Vrije Universiteit Brussel
– ONTOX, coordinator

Mirjam Luijten
– National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)

Nicole Kleinstreuer
– National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Nynke Kramer
– Wageningen University
– ONTOX, working group leader

Patience Browne
– Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Stefan Stolz
– Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
– PrecisionTox

Thomas Steger Hartmann
– Bayer AG


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