Advances in Causal Understanding

Event Date: 
Monday, March 6, 2017 to Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Event Type: 
Non-NEHA Event
Event City: 
Washington D.C.,
Event State: 
and Webcast

New molecular and bioinformatic approaches have advanced understanding of how molecular pathways are affected by exposure and the molecular networks involved in disease. However, these advances are often not yet deemed sufficient to establish causality for public health risk assessments; regulators still rely primarily on traditional apical endpoints, such as those endpoints observed in animal studies.

Join a workshop on March 6-7, 2017, hosted by the Standing Committee on Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions, to discuss the current thinking surrounding causal models, how novel approaches and tools are relevant for environmental health, and how they can be incorporated into the decision making process.

Held in Washington, DC and webcast, this free, 2-day workshop will bring together leading environmental health experts, toxicologists, statisticians, sociologists, epidemiologists, regulators and experts from other fields that utilize different data streams for establishing causality in complex systems.

Please register today!

Please visit the workshop website to register to attend and for more information, including the preliminary agenda:


Contact Name: 
Aanika Senn
National Academy of Sciences
202 334 3947