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Project Title: Review of Advances Made to the IRIS Process

PIN: DELS-BEST-17-03         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Board on Environmental Studies & Toxicology

RSO:
Mantus, Ellen

Subject/Focus Area:
Environment and Environmental Studies


Review of Advances Made to the IRIS Process: A Workshop
February 1, 2018 - February 3, 2018
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution NW
Washington D.C. 20148


If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Ellen Mantus
Email: emantus@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-2347
Fax:


Agenda:

OPEN SESSION AGENDA

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018

9:30 PURPOSE OF OPEN SESSION AND INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Jonathan Samet
Chair, Committee to Review Advances Made to the IRIS Process
Dean, Colorado School of Public Health

9:45 INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW OF IMPROVEMENTS TO THE IRIS PROGRAM
Tina Bahadori
Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Kristina Thayer
Director, Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

10:45 DISCUSSION WITH NATIONAL ACADEMIES COMMITTEE

11:30 OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS TO NATIONAL ACADEMIES COMMITTEE

12:00 LUNCH BREAK

1:00 SESSION 1: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW IN THE IRIS PROGRAM – EVIDENCE IDENTIFICATION

EPA Panel Presentations and Discussion with the National Academies Committee on the Following Topics:

Scoping, Problem Formulation, and Protocols

Literature Searching, Screening, and Inventories

2:00 OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS TO NATIONAL ACADEMIES COMMITTEE


2:15 SESSION 2: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW IN THE IRIS PROGRAM – EVIDENCE EVALUATION

EPA Panel Presentations and Discussion with the National Academies Committee on the Following Topics:

Evaluating Individual Studies: Reporting Quality, Risk of Bias, and Sensitivity

Evaluating Confidence in a Body of Evidence: Evidence Synthesis and Integration to Reach Hazard Conclusions

3:15 OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS TO NATIONAL ACADEMIES COMMITTEE

3:30 BREAK

3:45 SESSION 3: DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF SPECIALIZED TOOLS FOR SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

EPA Panel Presentations and Discussion with the National Academies Committee

4:30 OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS TO NATIONAL ACADEMIES COMMITTEE

5:00 BREAK


5:30-7:00 – Poster Session and Demonstrations, West Court


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018

8:30 WELCOME AND RECAP FROM FIRST DAY
Jonathan Samet
Chair, Committee to Review Advances Made to the IRIS Process
Dean, Colorado School of Public Health

8:45 SESSION 4: STUDY SELECTION FOR DEVELOPING TOXICITY VALUES, AND ADVANCING RESEARCH ON QUANTITATIVE ANALYSES FOR EVIDENCE INTEGRATION AND DOSE-RESPONSE ANALYSES

EPA Panel Presentations and Discussion with the National Academies Committee

10:00 OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS TO NATIONAL ACADEMIES COMMITTEE

10:15 BREAK

10:30 COLLABORATIONS, TRAINING, AND FINAL THOUGHTS
Tina Bahadori
Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Kristina Thayer
Director, Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

11:00 DISCUSSION WITH NATIONAL ACADEMIES COMMITTEE

11:45 OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS TO NATIONAL ACADEMIES COMMITTEE

12:30 ADJOURN


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:


Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: