[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 164 (Wednesday, August 24, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52954-52955]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-21688]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Workshop: Advancing Research on Mixtures; New Perspectives and 
Approaches for Predicting Adverse Human Health Effects

AGENCY: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 
National Institutes of Health.

ACTION: Announcement of a workshop.

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SUMMARY: The NIEHS is hosting a workshop entitled ``Advancing Research 
on Mixtures: New Perspectives and Approaches for Predicting Adverse 
Human Health Effects'' on September 26-27, 2011 at the Sheraton Chapel 
Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. This workshop is organized to include plenary 
sessions and small group breakout sessions on specific topics. It is 
open to the public to attend as observers. For more information and to 
register for this workshop, please visit http://tools.niehs.nih.gov/conferences/dert/mixtures/. The deadline to register for this workshop 
is Monday, September 12, 2011. Registration is limited to 85 observers 
based on available space.

DATES: The workshop will be held September 26-27, 2011, and begin each 
day at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time

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and end at 5:30 p.m. on September 26 and 4:15 p.m. on September 27. 
Registration for observers will close September 12, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Sheraton Chapel Hill, 1 Europa 
Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27517. Meeting information is available at http://tools.niehs.nih.gov/conferences/dert/mixtures/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Danielle Carlin, Program 
Administrator, Division of Extramural Research and Training, NIEHS, 
P.O. Box 12233, MD K3-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, (telephone) 
919-541-1409, (e-mail) danielle.carlin@nih.gov or Dr. Cynthia Rider, 
Toxicologist, Division of the National Toxicology Program, NIEHS, P.O. 
Box 12233, MD K2-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, (telephone) 919-
541-7638, (e-mail) cynthia.rider@nih.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The NIEHS is hosting a workshop to identify and address key issues 
in mixtures research. For this workshop, the term ``mixtures'' refers 
to combined exposures. The NIEHS will use the results from the workshop 
to inform the development of an intramural and extramural mixtures 
research strategy. This workshop will also provide input to the 
scientific community for advancing mixtures research.

Preliminary Agenda and Workshop Objectives

    The preliminary agenda and other information are available on the 
workshop Web site (http://tools.niehs.nih.gov/conferences/dert/mixtures/). The meeting is organized with plenary talks and breakout 
groups for in-depth discussion. The public is invited to attend the 
breakout groups as observers.
    The objectives of this workshop are to:
     Identify and prioritize the knowledge gaps and challenges 
in mixtures research specific to each of the following disciplines: 
toxicology, epidemiology, exposure science, risk assessment, and 
statistics
     Obtain advice on integrating multidisciplinary 
capabilities to address critical topics in mixtures research
     Provide recommendations for research on key topics
     Inform the development of a long-term NIEHS mixtures 
research agenda
     Foster collaborations between extramural and NIEHS 
scientists

Registration

    This workshop is open to the public for attendance as observers. 
Registration is available on-line (http://tools.niehs.nih.gov/conferences/dert/mixtures/). The registration deadline is September 12, 
2011; however, registration will close sooner if the 85 spaces for 
observers are filled. At that time, persons wishing to attend the 
workshop will be placed on a wait list.
    Individuals with disabilities who need accommodation to participate 
in the workshop should contact Dr. Danielle Carlin at 919-541-1409 or 
danielle.carlin@nih.gov. TTY users should contact the Federal TTY Relay 
Service at 800-877-8339. Requests should be made at least 5 business 
days in advance of the event.

    Dated: August 16, 2011.
Linda S. Birnbaum,
Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and 
National Toxicology Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-21688 Filed 8-23-11; 8:45 am]
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