The Australasian College of
Toxicology & Risk Assessment

15th Annual Scientific Meeting and Continuing Education Days

29 August to 1 September 2023 
Parmelia Hilton Perth

Annual Scientific Meeting

Themed Chemicals and Cancer: What’s New in Toxicology and Risk Assessment?, this conference will focus on the current state of knowledge of chemical carcinogenicity including new and emerging risk assessment tools.

Presentation themes include:

  • An overview of chemical-induced carcinogenesis, the widely accepted paradigm of carcinogenesis
  • Regulation and risk assessment of carcinogens and relevance to Australian regulatory and advisory agencies
  • How chemical carcinogenicity is determined and how this information is used to set regulatory guidelines and standards
  • Australian regulatory and advisory agencies rely primarily on IARC cancer classifications to assess risk. The IARC cancer classification system and process are explained
  • Perspectives on elimination of animal assays in assessment of carcinogenicity
  • Integrating computational tools into carcinogenicity assessments
  • How risks are managed in the workplace and for public health
  • The IARC model for assessing chemical carcinogenicity is critically appraised
  • The USEPA and EFSA systems for determining and classifying carcinogenic pesticides
  • Review and discussion of the carcinogenic potential of PFAS and nitrates
  • Approaches for quantitative assessment of skin cancer risk from soil contamination: a benzo(a)pyrene case study.

Continuing Education Days

This year for the first time, ACTRA will be offering two Continuing Education days and sessions will include:

  • How to prepare a witness statement and prepare for giving evidence in court and State Administrative Tribunals
  • General principles of environmental health risk assessments with case studies in water quality, air quality and contaminated sites
  • A full day workshop on the science of risk assessment as envisioned by the RISK21 collaboration. The goals of this workshop are to:
    • communicate the overarching principles of the RISK21 approach
    • provide an introduction to the roadmap and visualisation matrix; and
    • to conduct hands-on case studies to educate participants on the application of the RISK21 roadmap in risk assessment.

More information on the program and how to register