Humane Society International (HSI): Global collaboration for non-animal cosmetic safety assessment (NACSA)

Breakfast Meeting, 2019 Society of Toxicology (SOT) Conference

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 AM–8:00 AM

Venue: Hilton Baltimore; 401 West Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21201; Room: Peale A-C


Humane Society International (HSI) will be hosting a breakfast meeting to share further insights on the global collaboration for non-animal cosmetic safety assessment (NACSA), of which Unilever is a partner.

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.  Come along to find out more and/or share your thoughts.


Time Title Speaker
6:30 Welcome & Introduction Catherine Willett, Humane Society International
6:50 Applying ICCR Principles to Next Generation Risk Assessment (NGRA) Paul Carmichael and Gavin Maxwell, Unilever
7:10 Cheminformatics & Toxicogenomics to Support Toxicity Assessment George Daston, Procter & Gamble
7:30 Priorities for Education & Training Round Table:

• Jay Ansell, PCPC Vice President Cosmetics Programs

• Rebecca Clewell, Principal Consultant, 21st Century Tox Consulting, LLC

• Chris Barber, CEO, Lhasa

• Warren Casey, Director, National Toxicology Program’s Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM), National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

• Clive Roper, Charles River

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