Toxicology for Chemists Workshop

Event Information
Event time: 
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Event Location: 
ACS Headquarters, Marvel Halls See map
1155 16th NW
Washington, DC 20036

We live in times of converging trends where chemists and toxicologists are learning to work together to understand the toxic effects of chemicals and how to apply this towards molecular design strategies. While significant progress has been made to explain how chemicals impact human health and the environment, there is still a lack of proper training among chemists to understand how toxicology can be incorporated into curriculum such that it prepares the next generation scientists for this transdisciplinary career in designing chemical products and processes that have reduced impacts on humans and the environment.

This hands-on workshop will gather toxicology and green chemistry experts to provide faculty and practitioners with background and cutting edge information on toxicology and related topics. The workshop will specifically focus on:

  • the myriad of tools and educational modules which enable chemistry faculty a seamless integration of these important concepts into their existing curricula
  • recognition of core toxicology concepts and linking them to green chemistry through practitioner tools
  • key computational tools for predicting hazard and toxicology endpoints

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Work through problem sets which they can incorporate in their classrooms, including the materials generated by Molecular Design Research Network (MoDRN) that support the integration of chemistry and toxicology and teach safer chemical design.
  • Explore, discuss and assess product safety and greenness using available practitioner tools

Workshop Speakers and Leaders: