The Australasian College of
Toxicology & Risk Assessment

Join the Australasian College of Toxicology & Risk Assessment (ACTRA) in a unique webinar series that commenced in June 2020! The webinar series will cover two overarching themes in relation to toxicology and risk assessment in Australia:

  1. Lessons learnt from case studies.
  2. Practical applications of theoretical concepts.

These sessions will provide you with an opportunity to gain insight from Australia’s most accomplished and experienced toxicologists and risk assessors, and more importantly encourage an open forum for questions and discussion.

Attending webinars counts towards your continuing education credit points at the rate of one point per webinar.

If you’re new to the ACTRA webinar series here is a taste of what to expect:
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ACTRA is pleased to present this webinar on “What currently keeps the OECD Test Guideline Programme busy?” by Anne Gourmelon, on 7 March 2024.

What currently keeps the OECD Test Guidelines Programme busy?
The OECD Guidelines for the testing of chemicals are a collection of the most relevant internationally agreed testing methods used by governments, industry, and independent laboratories to assess the safety of chemicals. They are used in regulatory safety testing and subsequent chemical notification and registration.

The priorities of the Test Guidelines Programme reflect member countries’ priorities, thus most ongoing projects are based on non-animal models and have a strong basis reflecting human biology when it comes to human health protection. In the last few years, much progress has been achieved, particularly with non-animal methods for several hazard endpoints.

In this webinar, you will learn how the OECD Test Guidelines Programme functions and where are the opportunities to engage in projects and activities; you will learn what the interactions are with other OECD Programmes; you will discover what the most exciting and challenging projects are and how the resulting products can be used for regulatory work.

About the Presenter – Anne Gourmelon
Anne Gourmelon is the principal administrator of the Test Guidelines Programme, within the Environment Directorate at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Anne started working at the OECD in 2002, initially on projects related to endocrine disrupters testing and assessment methodologies. She also worked for the OECD Cooperative Chemicals Assessment Programme. She took over the lead of the Test Guidelines Programme in 2013. Over the last two decades, many Test Guidelines using alternatives to animal testing have been developed to meet evolving regulatory needs and address ethical questions, but many challenges remain to improve chemical safety and ensure sufficient protection of human health and the environment. Prior to OECD, she worked at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome from 2000 to 2002. She has a Master degree in environmental sciences from the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands obtained in 1999.

WEBINAR DETAILS
ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #31
Topic: “What currently keeps the OECD Test Guideline Programme busy?
Date: Thursday 7th March 2024
3:00PM – 4:00PM AEDT (Melb/Syd time)
Presenter: Anne Gourmelon
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Fees per session (incl. GST)
• ACTRA Members – $25
• Non-Members – $50
• Student members – $15
• Organisation – $200 (maximum of 10 log ons)

Registration Deadline: By 3pm, Wednesday 6 March 2024 (24 hours before webinar starts)

CPD POINTS (For ACTRA Registration Scheme): Earn up to 1 CPD Point per session.

Level of previous experience required: Basic to Intermediate


PAST WEBINARS

Recordings of each of the webinars listed below can be purchased via the following link:
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Pro tip: Please take note of the number of the webinar which you would like to purchase from the list below (1-30). This will make the purchase process much easier.

The Fees for purchasing past webinars are:
ACTRA Members: $30 per webinar
Non members: $60 per webinar

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #30
Topic: “Human health exposure from legacy gold mining sites using bioaccessibility, bioavailability and speciation”
Date: Thursday 2nd November 2023
3:00PM – 4:00PM AEDT (Melb/Syd time)
Presenter: Farzana Kastury

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #29
Topic: ‘The new wave synthetic opioid abuse, trends, trafficking, and the road ahead for public health professionals’
Date: Thursday 5th October 2023
3:00PM – 4:00PM AEDT (Melb/Syd time)
Presenter: Paul Newell


ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #28
Topic: “Guess who’s back – or maybe they never left?
Date: Thursday 6th July 2023
4:00PM – 5:00PM AEST (Melb/Syd time)
Presenter: Dr Carolyn Brumley (FACTRA)

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #27
Topic: “Health effects associated with aircraft cabin air quality (“aerotoxic syndrome”)”
Date: Thursday 4th May 2023
3:00PM – 4:00PM AEST (Melb/Syd time)
Presenter: Adjunct Professor Brian G. Priestly

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #26
Topic: “Risk communication for PFAS – Learnings from community events for high profile sites”
Date: Thursday 2nd March 2023
3:00PM – 4:00PM AEDT (Melb/Syd time)
Presenter: Ruth Jarman (RACTRA)

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #25
Topic: “WA Guidelines and the Assessment of Asbestos Contaminated Sites” 
Date: Thursday 2nd February 2023
3:00PM – 4:00PM AEDT (Melb/Syd time)
Presenter: Pierina Otness

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #24
Topic: “Outdoor air pollution and cancer
Date: Thursday 1st December 2022
3:00PM – 4:00PM AEDT (Melb/Syd time)
Presenter: John Frangos

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #23
Topic: “So many issues, so little time: the lost art of risk ranking”
Date: Thursday 20th October 2022
3:00PM – 4:00PM AEDT (Melb/Syd time)
Presenter: Victor Kabay

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ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #22
Topic: Ecological Risk Assessment Approaches
Date: Thursday 7th July 2022
3:00PM – 4:00PM AEST (Melb/Syd time)
Presenter: Katie Richardson

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #21
Topic: Human Health Risk Assessment Approaches
Date: Thursday 2nd June 2022
3:00PM – 4:00PM AEST (Melb/Syd time)
Presenter: Katie Richardson

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #20
Topic: Human Health Screening Approaches
Date: Thursday 5th May 2022
3:00PM – 4:00PM AEST (Melb/Syd time)
Presenter: Katie Richardson

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #19
Topic: Exposure Science tools and case studies (Session 2)
Date: Thursday 7 April 2022
Time: 3:00PM – 4:00PM AEST (Melb/Syd time)
Presenter: Dr Len Turczynowicz

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #18
Topic: An introduction to Exposure Science (Session 1)
Date: Thursday 3 March 2022
Time: 3:00PM – 4:00PM AEDT (Melb/Syd time)
Presenter: Dr Len Turczynowicz

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #17
Topic: Risk assessment – Remember, Exposure is Important!
Thursday 4 November, 2021
3:00PM – 4:00PM AEST (Melb/Syd time)
Presenter: Dr Jackie Wright

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #16
Topic: The Chicken, the Egg and the Holy Grail – Serum PFAS Levels Following Access to Cholestyramine, Plasma Donation or a Combination of Cholestyramine and Plasma Donation
Thursday 7 October, 2021
3:00PM – 4:00PM AEST (Melb/Syd time)
Presenter: Dr Ian Delaere

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #15
Topic: Risk assessment of emerging contaminants – Theory and Practice
Thursday 9 September, 2021
3:00PM – 4:00PM AEST (Melb/Syd time)
Presenter: Victora Lazenby

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #14
Topic:  An Introduction to Biomarkers of Lower Urinary Tract Toxicity Plus Case Study
Thursday 5 August, 2021
Presenter: Dr Rhian Cope

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #13
Topic: An Introduction to Biomarkers of Renal Toxicity Part 1
Thursday 1 July, 2021
Presenter: Dr Rhian Cope

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #12
Topic:  An Introduction to Biomarkers of Hepatotoxicity Part 2
Thursday 3 June, 2021
Presenter: Dr Rhian Cope

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #11
Topic: An Introduction to Biomarkers of Hepatotoxicity Part 1
Thursday 6 May, 2021
Presenter: Dr Rhian Cope

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #10
Topic: Bioavailability – Case studies and worked examples
Thursday 8 April, 2021
Presenter: John Frangos

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #9
Topic: Key concepts of Bioavailability
Thursday 4 March, 2021
Presenter: John Frangos

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #8
Topic: Dose Response Assessment within standard setting and HHRA
Thursday 4 February, 2021
Presenter: John Frangos

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #7
Topic: Application of TTC in Risk Assessment
Thursday 3 December, 2020
Presenter: Roger Drew

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #6
Topic: History and Derivation of TTC Values
Thursday 5 November, 2020
Presenter: Roger Drew

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #5
Topic: Aspects of Risk Communication
Thursday 1 October, 2020
Presenter: Dr Peter N Di Marco

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #4
Topic: Principles of Human Health Risk Assessment
Thursday 3 September, 2020
Presenter: John Frangos

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #3
Topic: Environmental regulation and guidance
Thursday 6 August, 2020
Presenter: Professor Brian Priestly

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #2
Topic: Product based regulation
Thursday 9 July, 2020
Presenter: Professor Brian Priestly

ACTRA Webinar Series with Q&A – Session #1
Topic: Substance and/or process-based regulation
Thursday 11 June, 2020
Presenter: Professor Brian Priestly


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