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This webinar series will discuss the advances being made with chemical-induced asthma and the role of clinical, toxicological, and epidemiological research in regulatory and hazard characterization approaches. The webinars are free, but registration is required.

  • Session 1:
    Current Clinical Perspectives in Evaluating Chemical Induced Asthma, or "What Caused My Asthma?"
    February 25, 2016
    Jon Bernstein 
  • Session 2:
    The role of toxicology in asthma hazard assessment
    April 28, 2016
    David Basketter
  • Session 3:
    Environmental contributions to asthma prevalence: Assessing the link between exposure and disease
    June 17, 2016
    Judy LaKind
  • Session 4:
    Setting Exposure Limits for Chemical Allergens: Understanding the Challenges
    August 26, 2016
    Scott Dotson (NIOSH)
  • Session 5:
    Asthma-specific hazard characterization approaches: A novel approach to a complex problem
    October 21, 2016
    Andy Maier and Panel Discussion

Advancing the Science Webinar Series:
Chemical-Induced Asthma

Asthma-specific hazard characterization approaches: A novel approach to a complex problem

October 21, 2016
Webinar content will be made available to registrants

A discussion of ongoing hazard characterization guidance developments specific to asthma that account for gaps in toxicological, epidemiological, and exposure information.

This 30 minute webinar will be followed by an hour-long round-table discussion with each of our previous speakers.

Learning Objectives:

  • To describe the current gaps in toxicological, epidemiological, and exposure information that limit robust risk assessment
  • To describe alternative approaches in hazard and risk characterization for chemical induced asthma
  • To identify high priority research needs and promising new developments for asthma safety assessment

Dr. Maier holds a Ph.D. in toxicology from the University of Cincinnati and a M.S. in industrial health from the University of Michigan. He is certified in both industrial hygiene (CIH) and toxicology (DABT). His research focuses on occupational risk assessment methods and tools. Specific areas of interest include: developing and applying methods for setting exposure limits for acute and chronic occupational and community exposures; improving cumulative risk models that consider multi-pathway exposures to chemicals in occupational and non-occupational settings; and developing biological markers for mixed stressor exposures in the workplace and community.

Dr. Andy Maier

FREE Webinar, Registration is REQUIRED.

Certificate of Completion for 5 Continuing Education hours available for attending all 5 webinars and completing the surveys.

Webinar series sponsored by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), in collaboration with the Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) Center, University of Cincinnati & endorsed by the Society of Toxicology (SOT) and the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

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