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EPL Pathologists Attend STP Regional Meeting on Juvenile Toxicology

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Seven EPL pathologists attended the STP’s Regional Meeting on juvenile toxicology. This one day event was hosted by the National Toxicology Program and held on the campus of National Institute of Environmental Health and Safety, in Research Triangle Park, NC on March 13th, 2015. The meeting was entitled Juvenile Toxicology: Relevance and Challenges for Toxicologists and Pathologists.

A diverse group of eight speakers presented on a wide variety of topics. The morning session included a unique perspective from a pediatric immunologist on how clinicians might use non-clinical safety data in their risk assessments for treating patients. Also covered were topics on the challenges of designing and interpreting juvenile toxicity studies. A speaker from the FDA provided an invaluable regulatory agency perspective.

In the afternoon session, pathologists presented a brief juvenile rodent histology atlas and discussed the challenges in interpreting toxicity studies in rodents when tissue changes are rapidly occurring in the test population. Speakers also highlighted the postnatal development of the kidney and unique histology of juvenile non-human primates.

Over 60 participants from academia, government, and industry attended.

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