From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] EPA"s HHRA Program Update: November 2015
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 18:41:29 -0500
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NAS Inorganic Arsenic Meeting, Systematic Review Workshop Update, Model Averaging Workshop

National Academies of Science Inorganic Arsenic (Phase 2) Meeting 1 Public Session

Notice: As part of its ongoing project, Guidance for and Review of EPA‰??s IRIS Toxicological Assessment of Inorganic Arsenic, the National Research Council (NRC) is hosting a 4th meeting of the committee formed to peer review the draft IRIS assessment of inorganic arsenic, on December 2-3, 2015. EPA has released the background materials and overview information it submitted to the National Research Council, including a revised assessment development plan and overview presentations. For more information on the NRC project, visit the project webpage. To review the meeting materials, visit the EPA inorganic arsenic meetings and webinars page.

Advancing Systematic Review Workshop ‰?? Preliminary Agenda Released

Update: EPA‰??s National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is hosting a workshop on Advancing Systematic Review for Chemical Risk Assessment in Arlington, VA on December 16-17, 2015. EPA has released a preliminary agenda containing additional meeting details including information on workshop sessions, subject matter experts, dates, and times. In-person registration is open until December 11, 2015. For more information, visit the workshop website.

Model Averaging Webinar Workshop Announcement

Notice: EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is hosting a public workshop on model averaging methods for dose-response analysis. The workshop will be held via webinar in two half-day increments (12:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST) on December 10-11, 2015. Meeting registration is now available.

The purpose of this workshop is to obtain expert peer consultation on model averaging methods for dose-response analysis. To facilitate the workshop, EPA will provide invited workshop consultants with background and support materials for consideration, including a document describing methods that are consistent with published recommendations and software that illustrates how those existing methods could be implemented. The workshop will provide EPA with peer input to consider for the identification of the model averaging method(s) that offer(s) the greatest potential for the development of chemical health assessments. Interested parties are invited to register for the workshop and prepare a brief presentation (‰?? 5 minutes) to be presented to the workshop consultants. The workshop will be open to attendance by interested public attendees and/or speakers on a first-come, first-served basis up to the limits of the webinar room.

For more information, including information on registering for the webinar, visit the workshop website.

Other Recent Announcements:

Ongoing Improvements to EPA's Website

Notice: Recently, EPA launched a redesigned website to help the general public find information faster and easier. This redesign includes the IRIS website, which now provides a more user-friendly interface, easier navigation, and improved content for IRIS users, including chemical-specific webpages. As part of the redesign, historical information and documents are being pulled from various information management systems within the Agency. If you identify what you believe to be an error on one of the chemical-specific web pages, please contact us using this link. For more information about the improvements to the EPA website, click here.

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