Please join Humane Society International at the Society of Toxicology’s annual meeting for a breakfast session focused on global collaboration for non-animal safety assessment. Breakfast is included.

Tuesday, March 12
6:30 AM–8:00 AM
Hilton Baltimore
Room: Peale A-C
401 West Pratt St, Baltimore, MD


There has been significant progress globally over recent years in advancing the science to underpin non-animal cosmetic safety assessment.  This has facilitated legislative change within some countries; however, to achieve a global ban on the use of animals in cosmetic safety assessment there is still more to do. Today we are announcing the launch of a collaboration between Humane Society International (HSI), industry partners, and other interested groups to help shape future cosmetics legislation and share the decision-making approaches which are being applied to assess safety without animals. The associated investment in education and training will ensure that there is the ongoing ability to meet regulations which require non-animal safety approaches.

In this interactive session, we will share the overall objectives of this collaboration and highlight opportunities to join, present examples of non-animal safety approaches, and discuss priorities for education and training. Join us find out more and/or share your thoughts.


6:30     Welcome & introduction – Catherine Willett, Humane Society International

6:50     ICCR framework & NGRA case study- Paul Carmichael and Gavin Maxwell, Unilever

7:10     Cheminformatics and toxicogenomics to support toxicity assessment – George Daston, Procter & Gamble

7:30     Round Table – Priorities for education & training*

7:50     Audience input – Voting on Education & Training (mentimeter)

*Round table participants:

  • Rebecca Clewell, Principal Consultant, 21st Century Tox Consulting, LLC
  • Chris Barber, CEO, Lhasa
  • Jay Ansell, PCPC Vice President Cosmetics Programs
  • Warren Casey, Director of the U.S. National Toxicology Program’s Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM), National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Learn more about the collaboration »