Course Catalog

Toxicology for Chemists Online Short Course

This revised and updated course covers major concepts and terminology used by toxicologists as applied to health risk assessments. Participants will gain tools for communication so as to contribute effectively with teams responsible for product safety and safe environments.

Course Details

Key Topics

  • Derivations of health & ecological risk estimates – relevance & application of toxicity data
  • Basic concepts in toxicology – dose/response relationships
  • Chemical properties associated with toxic exposures and effects
  • Means for development of toxicity data – collaboration with test laboratories
  • Biological targets and biological reactions leading to toxicity
  • Bonus recorded session (Ecotox)

Information

This course covers the major concepts and terminology used by toxicologists. Participants will learn to communicate and contribute effectively in teams responsible for product safety and safe environments.

Who Should Attend

Chemists, regulatory, and other technical professionals who need to understand the process of chemical health and environmental risk assessment, and the process for chemical safety determination in product development.

Benefits

  • Obtain understanding of terminology, concepts and practices used in chemical safety.
  • Learn how toxicologists apply animal data for predicting risks to the environment and human health.
  • Develop knowledge of basic physical and chemical properties of chemicals linked to toxicity.

Agenda

Topics

  1. Overview of toxicology field
    1. Toxicological subdisciplines
    2. Terminology & basic concepts
    3. Why is toxicology needed? Role of chemistry in toxicology
  2. Chemical exposures – contact with consumer products & the environment
    1. Chemical properties & reactivity – absorption through membranes/into tissues
    2. Chemical distribution in the body
    3. Evidence of chemical exposures
    4. Units of chemical dosing
    5. Computerized estimation of chemical properties associated with toxicity
  3. Metabolic transformation of chemical structures
    1. Pathways to bodily clearance of chemical
    2. Pathways to increased toxicities of chemicals
    3. Examples of chemical transformations & its impact on toxicity
  4. Toxicity testing – screening chemicals for adverse effects
    1. Goals/guidelines/outcomes for testing of chemicals
    2. Types of testing (e.g., lethality, neuro, reproductive, carcinogenicity)
    3. Newer test methods for reduced animal use
  5. Molecular mechanisms of toxic action
    1. Means by which chemicals induce adverse effects (e.g., liver damage, cancer)
    2. Use of mechanistic data to impact regulatory status of chemicals
  6. Risk assessments
    1. Three types of chemical risk assessments
    2. Employing animal tox data to estimate human risks from chemical exposure
    3. Regulatory guidelines for cancer & non-cancer risks

 

Lectures include descriptions of case histories and examples of toxic episodes

Course Locations

Date

April 5 - May 10, 2018

This course will meet online for 6 sessions from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET on the following dates:
Thursdays
April 5
April 12
April 19
April 26
May 3
May 10
Attendance at scheduled class times is NOT required. Registered participants can attend the course by viewing session recordings.

Register Online Register Via Mail

Venue

Online

Each person attending must register individually for this course

The course fee includes a electronic access to the course materials.

Four for three! Register three people for one course, one person for three courses, or any combination in between, and the fourth registration is free! This offer can only be used in conjunction with online registrations and cannot be combined with any other offer. All courses must be completed in the same calendar year. All four registrations must be received by our offices on the same day. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax, mail or phone and mention this discount.


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Standard $895 per person $1,095 per person

Attendance at scheduled class times is NOT required. Registered
participants can attend the course by viewing session recordings.

System Requirements
You need a high-speed connection to the Internet and an up-to-date
version of your web browser. The audio portion of the live session
will be provided via VOIP and US toll-free conference call. VOIP is
dependent on the quality and speed of your internet connection so
a high-speed connection is strongly recommended. Those choosing to
use VOIP should also have a headset or microphone in order to
interact with the instructor. If not, we recommend you choose
the telephone option, or contact us
to purchase a headset for $5.

Date

October 11 - November 15, 2018

This course will meet online for 6 sessions from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET on the following dates:

Thursdays
October 11
October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8
November 15
Attendance at scheduled class times is NOT required. Registered participants can attend the course by viewing session recordings.

Register Online Register Via Mail

Venue

Online

Each person attending must register individually for this course

The course fee includes a electronic access to the course materials.

Four for three! Register three people for one course, one person for three courses, or any combination in between, and the fourth registration is free! This offer can only be used in conjunction with online registrations and cannot be combined with any other offer. All courses must be completed in the same calendar year. All four registrations must be received by our offices on the same day. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax, mail or phone and mention this discount.


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Standard $895 per person $1,095 per person

Attendance at scheduled class times is NOT required. Registered
participants can attend the course by viewing session recordings.

System Requirements
You need a high-speed connection to the Internet and an up-to-date
version of your web browser. The audio portion of the live session
will be provided via VOIP and US toll-free conference call. VOIP is
dependent on the quality and speed of your internet connection so
a high-speed connection is strongly recommended. Those choosing to
use VOIP should also have a headset or microphone in order to
interact with the instructor. If not, we recommend you choose
the telephone option, or contact us
to purchase a headset for $5.

Date

July 26 - August 30, 2018

This course will meet online for 6 sessions from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET on the following dates:
Thursdays
July 26
August 2
August 9
August 16
August 23
August 30
Attendance at scheduled class times is NOT required. Registered participants can attend the course by viewing session recordings.

Register Online Register Via Mail

Venue

Online

Each person attending must register individually for this course

The course fee includes a electronic access to the course materials.

Four for three! Register three people for one course, one person for three courses, or any combination in between, and the fourth registration is free! This offer can only be used in conjunction with online registrations and cannot be combined with any other offer. All courses must be completed in the same calendar year. All four registrations must be received by our offices on the same day. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax, mail or phone and mention this discount.


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Standard $895 per person $1,095 per person

Attendance at scheduled class times is NOT required. Registered
participants can attend the course by viewing session recordings.

System Requirements
You need a high-speed connection to the Internet and an up-to-date
version of your web browser. The audio portion of the live session
will be provided via VOIP and US toll-free conference call. VOIP is
dependent on the quality and speed of your internet connection so
a high-speed connection is strongly recommended. Those choosing to
use VOIP should also have a headset or microphone in order to
interact with the instructor. If not, we recommend you choose
the telephone option, or contact us
to purchase a headset for $5.

Date

October 12 - November 16, 2017

This course will meet online for 6 sessions from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET on the following dates:

Thursdays
October 12
October 19
October 26
November 2
November 9
November 16
Attendance at scheduled class times is NOT required. Registered participants can attend the course by viewing session recordings.

Register Online Register Via Mail

Venue

Online

Each person attending must register individually for this course

The course fee includes a electronic access to the course materials.

Four for three! Register three people for one course, one person for three courses, or any combination in between, and the fourth registration is free! This offer can only be used in conjunction with online registrations and cannot be combined with any other offer. All courses must be completed in the same calendar year. All four registrations must be received by our offices on the same day. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax, mail or phone and mention this discount.


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Standard $895 per person $1,095 per person

Attendance at scheduled class times is NOT required. Registered
participants can attend the course by viewing session recordings.

System Requirements
You need a high-speed connection to the Internet and an up-to-date
version of your web browser. The audio portion of the live session
will be provided via VOIP and US toll-free conference call. VOIP is
dependent on the quality and speed of your internet connection so
a high-speed connection is strongly recommended. Those choosing to
use VOIP should also have a headset or microphone in order to
interact with the instructor. If not, we recommend you choose
the telephone option, or contact us
to purchase a headset for $5.

Date

February 1 - March 8, 2018

This course will meet online for 6 sessions from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET on the following dates:
Thursdays
February 1
February 8
February 15
February 22
March 1
March 8
Attendance at scheduled class times is NOT required. Registered participants can attend the course by viewing session recordings.

Register Online Register Via Mail

Venue

Online

Each person attending must register individually for this course

The course fee includes a electronic access to the course materials.

Four for three! Register three people for one course, one person for three courses, or any combination in between, and the fourth registration is free! This offer can only be used in conjunction with online registrations and cannot be combined with any other offer. All courses must be completed in the same calendar year. All four registrations must be received by our offices on the same day. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax, mail or phone and mention this discount.


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Standard $895 per person $1,095 per person

Attendance at scheduled class times is NOT required. Registered
participants can attend the course by viewing session recordings.

System Requirements
You need a high-speed connection to the Internet and an up-to-date
version of your web browser. The audio portion of the live session
will be provided via VOIP and US toll-free conference call. VOIP is
dependent on the quality and speed of your internet connection so
a high-speed connection is strongly recommended. Those choosing to
use VOIP should also have a headset or microphone in order to
interact with the instructor. If not, we recommend you choose
the telephone option, or contact us
to purchase a headset for $5.

About the Instructor

  • Dr. Philip Leber

    has 25+ years experience in toxicological and ecological assessments of chemicals in research, industrial & academic organizations. Dr. Leber teaches Ecological Impact of Chemicals (on demand) and the webcast course Toxicology For Chemists.