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Webinar: (Zebra)Fish Embryo Acute Toxicity Test to predict short term toxicity to fish (and beyond)

Event details
Apr 14, 2015
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
The Web
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Organizer: EURL ECVAM, PETA International Science Consortium, Chemical Watch

Information on alternative methods and testing strategies that could be used to meet REACH requirements

Four EURL ECVAM scientists provide stakeholders and the general public an opportunity to get updated information on alternative methods and testing strategies that could be used to meet REACH information requirements on aspects of toxicological hazard of registered chemicals. A free webinar series (six seminars) has been organised, running from October, 22, 2014 to April 2015.

The last one will be held on April 14, 2015:

Webinar 6 of 6:  (Zebra) Fish Embryo Acute  Toxicity Test to predict short term toxicity to fish (and beyond)

April 14, 2015 - 4:00pm- 5:00pm GMT/11:00am -12:00pm US EST

  • Dr. Marlies Halder, EURL ECVAM
  • Dr. Thomas Braunbeck, University of Heidelberg
  • Dr. Scott Belanger, Procter & Gamble

 

In this webinar Dr Halder will begin by describing the REACH data requirements for short term toxicity testing on fish and the OECD acute fish toxicity test (OECD TG 203). She will then describe the Fish Embryo Acute  Toxicity Test (FET), which was adopted by the OECD in 2013 as Test Guideline 236 and is recommended by the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing as a possible alternative to the acute fish toxicity test. Dr Belanger will provide an assessment of the correlation between the OECD acute fish toxicity test and the fish.

The seminars, co-organised by Chemical Watch (CW) and the PETA International Science Consortium, Ltd, may be of interest to industry toxicologists, those registering chemicals for the first time, companies who would like to know more about validated non-animal tests that are available and how companies are using them and REACH consultants.

See also full details of the past seminars, including presentations and video recordings.