From: The Honorable Earl Blumenauer
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Date: 9/12/2016

Alternatives to Animal Testing: Emerging Uses and Policy Implications

Tuesday, September 13

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

340 Cannon House Office Building

Dear Colleague,

By now, you should have received an invitation to a briefing hosted by the American Chemical Society & the Congress Project and John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health on advances in non-animal based science and technologies for toxicology and safety testing.

The briefing will update members, staff, and interns on new developments in technologies to effectively test chemicals, while using fewer live animals. There will also be a discussion about what public policies are needed to ensure regulatory frameworks
can adapt appropriately to bring these technologies online.

The event’s moderator will be Pamela Frasch, J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School.

The events panelists will include:

  • Warren Casey, Ph.D., NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

and the HHS National Toxicology Program

  • Paul A. Locke, J.D., Dr.P.H., Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
  • Amy Clippinger, Ph.D., PETA International Science Consortium Ltd.
  • Pamela J. Spencer, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., Scientific Director of Toxicology and Environmental Research & Consulting, The Dow Chemical Company

Lunch will be provided.  RSVP to



Earl Blumenauer Ken Calvert
Member of Congress Member of Congress