Hotel Monaco, Old Town Alexandria, VA 
480 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


Driving Directions 


Organizing Committee:

Red Arrow Daniel Bagley, Colgate-Palmolive Company
Red Arrow Rodger Curren, Institute for In Vitro Sciences
Red Arrow G. Frank Gerberick, The Procter & Gamble Company
Red Arrow Thomas Hartung, Johns Hopkins University/ CAAT
Red Arrow Robert Landsiedel, BASF
Red Arrow Ann De Smedt, Johnson & Johnson

Conference Contact: 

Erin Hill 
Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc.       301-947-1281

 2010 In Vitro Alternatives Forum 

October 18 & 19  -  Old Town Alexandria VA, USA

The emergence of new national and international programs mandating increased toxicological safety testing of products and ingredients is a major driving force for the development of a “new toxicology.” From the REACH program in Europe to the reauthorization of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in the US, new legislation is making faster, and more reliable testing methods essential. Non-animal, human focused, in vitro approaches are foreseen as the only realistic way to provide the required information. The National Academy of Sciences’ report: Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and Strategy, clearly outlines why scientists need to understand the availability and application of in vitro test methods.

Join us for the 2010 In Vitro Alternatives Forum to learn about upcoming toxicity testing challenges and the current activities designed to meet them. In addition to presentations on a number of in vitro and in silico approaches, special emphasis will be placed on integrated testing strategies to identify skin sensitizers – an extremely important area of toxicity testing covered by the European Union’s 7th Amendment to the Cosmetics Directive.

This meeting will offer useful information including:                                          

  • Overview and comments on TSCA reauthorization
  • Advancements in the area of 21st Century Toxicity Testing
  • Activities of international organizations (e.g. ECVAM, COLIPA)
  • Approaches to identify skin sensitizers
  • New in vitro approaches utilizing 3D tissue models

Registration Fee:

Registration fee inlcudes cocktail reception on day 1, breakfast and lunch on Day 2. It does not include travel or hotel accomodations. A limited number of rooms have been held at Hotel Monaco until September 24 for a rate of $209 per night (excluding tax). Use Group Code 701413 to make reservations at hotel.

Red Arrow Full Registration: $1350
Red Arrow 20% Discount until September 15: $1080
Red Arrow Academic/Gov/Non-Profit: $250