Toxicology Webinars – January to April 2014

Below is a list of Webinars scheduled to be held between January and April 2014. The purpose of all these webinars is to improve your ability to understand, interpret and use toxicological/ecotoxicological data in your daily work and life – including unravelling the mysteries of CLP!

Previous attendees have come from varied background which includes global Regulatory Compliance (especially REACH), Medicine, R&D, Product Stewardship and business managers involved in Regulatory Compliance/consortia meetings, trade associations, etc.

CPD CERTIFIEDI also regularly run bespoke in house training courses (and webinars) for companies so if this is of interest to you please contact me. Please note that two of the courses listed below (Introductory and Intermediate Toxicology) are CPD registered and certificated.

PLEASE NOTE: I am able to arrange Webinars based on the topics listed below to suit the time zones of different regions of the world. If you are interested please do contact me.

 

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INTRODUCTION TO TOXICOLOGY – FOR NON TOXICOLOGISTS
29th January 2014 or 13th February or 23rd April 2014  (1000-1130 UK time) or (1500-1630 UK time)

Toxicology is the cornerstone of risk assessment and without correct and appropriate toxicological data it is impossible to make an expert judgement regarding the risks associated with the use of a particular chemical. But more than that, toxicology is actually part of our everyday life; even though we may not be aware of this. If you work in Regulatory Affairs, Product Safety, HSE, Medicine, Forensics,R&D,Occupational hygiene or in a  Product Stewardship role or any other area where you need to understand more about how chemicals can cause harm to health then this short Webinar will be of great use to you. No prior knowledge of toxicology or science degree is required for this introductory course.

This short Webinar will cover the following:

  • Hazard and exposure
  • Dose response effects
  • Acute and chronic toxicity
  • Local and systemic effects
  • Common toxicological effects

The Webinar will last 90 minutes. During the Webinar there will be the opportunity to ask questions you may have. A full set of lecture notes and a copy of the slides accompanies this Webinar.

£89+ VAT per attendee. Limited to 8 attendees. CPD CERTIFICATION IS  AVAILABLE FOR THIS COURSE
For further details email: Toxicologyconsulting@gmail.com or telephone +44 (0)7985 923707.  Alternatively register now -

“The Basics for Non-Toxicologists Webinar was a superb introduction to toxicology for a regulatory affairs professional like me who has only a chemistry background…” B. Beck, Research and Development Director, USA

INTERMEDIATE TOXICOLOGY – FOR NON TOXICOLOGISTS
30th January or 6th March or 24th April 2014  (1000-1130 UK time) or (1500-1630 UK time)

This Webinar builds upon the introduction to toxicology course with specific focus on the systemic effects. That is, acute toxicity and also longer term effects such as repeated dose toxicity, reproductive and developmental effects and carcinogenicity. For each of these endpoints common testing strategies that are used will also be covered.

Areas covered,

  • Review of dose response concept.
  • Introduction to toxicokinetics.
  • Acute toxicity – theory.
  • Repeated dose toxicity – theory.
  • Carcinogenicity – theory.
  • Reproductive/developmental effects – theory.
  • Common testing strategies (Q)SAR, human evidence, in vitro and in vivo tests.

A basic knowledge of toxicology is useful in order to gain maximum benefit from this course.

The Webinar will last 90 minutes.  During the Webinar there will be the opportunity to ask questions you may have. This course is designed for someone who has a basic knowledge of toxicology.A full set of lecture notes and a copy of the slides accompanies this Webinar.

£89+ VAT per attendee. Limited to 8 attendees. CPD CERTIFICATION IS  AVAILABLE FOR THIS COURSE
For further details email: Toxicologyconsulting@gmail.com or telephone +44 (0)7985 923707.  Alternatively register now -

 “I found Advanced Basics for Non-Toxicologists to be a very useful and effective use of 90 minutes.  The presentation helped me to bring together various ‘bits and pieces’ of toxicology that I’d picked up over time and connect them into a cohesive and logical package.  After this course I feel fully ready to tackle the more advanced topics in detail.” O.B. Regulatory Affairs Manager, Belgium

ADVANCED TOXICOLOGY: HUMAN HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT     NEW COURSE!

5th February or 13th March or 30th April 2014 (1000-1130 UK time) or (1500-1630 UK time)

If you are trying to fathom out the meaning & application of DNEL, RCR, and risk assessment in general, this is the course for you. This Webinar will take the principles of toxicology and show how it is used in human risk assessment. In particular it will cover aspects related to REACH, but the basics are also relevant to other country specific legislation related to this topic.

This Webinar will cover the following,

What is risk assessment?

  • The relationship between risk, hazard and dose
  • The information that is required for risk assessment

No Observed Adverse Effect Levels

  • How NOAELs are derived and what they mean (including worked examples)

The Derived No Effect Level (DNEL)

  • Definition and types of DNEL
  • How DNELs are derived and used (including worked examples)

Exposure Assessment

  • Types of exposure assessment (measured and modelled)
  • How this information is used

Risk characterisation   

  • Definition and types
  • How risk characterisation is used and communicated to users

In order to benefit from this Webinar it would be useful to have at least an intermediate level of toxicology (or attended the Intermediate Toxicology Webinar). This Webinar will last for 90 minutes with opportunity for questions throughout the session. Worked examples will be used throughout the session so a pencil and paper will also be useful! Full lecture notes (in the form of a manual) are included together with a copy of the presentation slides.

£89+ VAT per attendee. Limited to 8 attendees. 
For further details email: Toxicologyconsulting@gmail.com or telephone +44 (0)7985 923707.  Alternatively register now -

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IRRITATION, CORROSION & SKIN ALLERGY – A TOXICOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

7th February or 12th March 2014  (1000-1130 UK time) or (1500-1630 UK time)

This short Webinar will de-mystify  common skin disorders arising from chemical exposure in the chemical industry; namely irritation, corrosion and skin allergy. The Webinar will cover the following,

  • Structure and function of the skin
  • Irritation and corrosion – what is the difference?
  • Acute irritant dermatitis
  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Skin cancer
  • Common testing methodology used to establish skin effects caused by chemicals

The Webinar will last 90 minutes. During the Webinar there will be the opportunity to ask questions you may have. This course is designed for someone who has a basic knowledge of toxicology.A full set of lecture notes and a copy of the presentation accompanies this Webinar.

£89+ VAT per attendee. Limited to 8 attendees.
For further details email: Toxicologyconsulting@gmail.com or telephone +44 (0)7985 923707.  Alternatively register now -

INTRODUCTION TO CARCINOGENICITY AND MUTAGENICITY: A TOXICOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

19th February or 27th March 2014 (1000-1130 UK time) or (1500-1630 UK time)

 

This Webinar will cover the following,

    • Introduction to DNA and basic gene structure.
    • The aim of genetic toxicity testing.
    • The types of genetic effects that are studied.
    • Why a battery of test approach is commonly used (and what these are in more detail, both in vitro and in vivo).
    • Other strategies that can be considered for assessing genetic toxicity.
    • Important considerations that should be taken when reviewing results.
    • Introduction to carcinogenicity.
    • Chemical carcinogenesis – genotoxic and non genotoxic carcinogens.
    • Stages to cancer development.
    • Causes of cancer and problems in their identification.
    • How to identify carcinogens (Q)SAR, human evidence, in vitro and in vivo studies.

This webinar provides an introductory background to carcinogenesis and genetic toxicology. It will cover basic gene structure and the types of genetic effect that are studied. It will also cover the approach that is taken to assessing both genetic as well as carcinogenic effects.

In order to gain maximum benefit from this webinar an introductory/basic toxicology background would be of use. The webinar will last for 90 minutes with opportunity for questions throughout the session. A full set of lecture notes and a copy of the presentation accompanies this Webinar.

£89+ VAT per attendee. Limited to 8 attendees.
For further details email: Toxicologyconsulting@gmail.com or telephone +44 (0)7985 923707.  Alternatively register now -

CHEMICAL ALLERGY

7th March or 28th March 2014 (1000-1130 UK time) or (1500-1630 UK time)

 

This Webinar will cover the following,

  • Introduction to the immune system
  • Mechanism in the development of an allergy
  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Respiratory allergy (and occupational asthma)
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Other immunotoxicological effects.
  • Common testing methodology and rationale.

This Webinar provides a more in depth introduction into one of the most common and potentially serious chemical related injuries that can occur in the workplace; the development of an allergic reaction. An introductory/basic toxicology background would be of use for this particular Webinar.

The Webinar will last for 90 minutes with opportunity to ask questions throughout the session.A full set of lecture notes and a copy of the presentation accompanies this Webinar.

£89+ VAT per attendee. Limited to 8 attendees.
For further details email: Toxicologyconsulting@gmail.com or telephone +44 (0)7985 923707.  Alternatively register now -

ECOTOXICOLOGY AND CLP (1272/2008)

31st January or 10th April 2014 (1000-1130 UK time) or (1500-1630 UK time)

 

This introductory Webinar will cover the following,

  • Introduction to the environment
  • Environmental transport and fate
  • Environmental compartments (with focus on the aquatic environment)
  • Biodegradation, persistence & bioaccumulation
  • Common testing methodology and rationale.
  • How the results are used for classification under CLP

This Webinar provides an introductory course to Ecotoxicology & the environment. The session will also cover the testing strategy and rationale together with how the results are used for classification under CLP for substances. Although the focus will be on Regulation 1272/2008, the principles will also apply to GHS. The Webinar will last for 90 minutes with opportunity to ask questions throughout the session.A full set of lecture notes and a copy of the presentation accompanies this Webinar.

£89+ VAT per attendee. Limited to 8 attendees.
For further details email: Toxicologyconsulting@gmail.com or telephone +44 (0)7985 923707.  Alternatively register now -

Many thanks to you for this very good training session (Ecotoxicology & CLP). The training materials are very good and well presented.” E.C.  Scientific & Technical Affairs Manager, Belgium

TOXICOLOGY AND CLP (1272/2008): SUBSTANCES (1272/2008)

27th February or 10th April 2014 (1000-1130 UK time) or (1500-1630 UK time)

 

This Webinar will cover the following,

  • Basic review of the toxicological endpoints and testing methodology used
  • Local effects – irritation and corrosion
  • Systemic effects
    • Acute toxicity
    • Sensitisation
    • Repeated dose toxicity
    • Reproductive and developmental effects
    • Carcinogenicity
    • Genotoxicity (germ cell mutagenicity)
  • How to classify for substances for each of these endpoints  (STOT-SE and STOT-RE) will be covered.

This Webinar will focus on the classification approach that is needed for toxicological endpoints under CLP. An initial review of the toxicological endpoints will be covered during the session together with the testing strategy that is commonly used. This will then be followed by use and interpretation of the criteria for classification of substances under CLP for each of these toxicological endpoints.

NOTE: This Webinar will use worked examples by way of illustration. In addition classification questions will be set during the session in order to practice the theory. (So you will need pencil, paper and a calculator!)

In order to gain maximum benefit from this webinar it would be useful to have attended the Introductory Toxicology Webinar or have a similar level of knowledge.

The Webinar will last for 1 hour and 30 minutes with opportunity for questions throughout the session. Full lecture notes (in the form of a manual) are included together with a copy of the presentation slides.

£89+ VAT per attendee. Limited to 8 attendees.
For further details email: Toxicologyconsulting@gmail.com or telephone +44 (0)7985 923707.  Alternatively register now -

  • TOXICOLOGY AND CLP (1272/2008): MIXTURES (1272/2008)

28th February or 11th April 2014 (1000-1115 UK time) or (1500-1615 UK time)

This Webinar will cover the following,

  • Basic review of the toxicological endpoints and testing methodology used
  • Local effects – irritation and corrosion
  • Systemic effects
    • Acute toxicity
    • Sensitisation
    • Repeated dose toxicity
    • Reproductive and developmental effects
    • Carcinogenicity
    • Genotoxicity (germ cell mutagenicity)
  • How to classify for mixtures for each of these endpoints (STOT-SE and STOT-RE) will be covered.

This Webinar will focus on the classification approach that is needed for toxicological endpoints under CLP. An initial review of the toxicological endpoints will be covered during the session together with the testing strategy that is commonly used. This will then be followed by the use and interpretation of the criteria for classification of MIXTURES under CLP for each of these toxicological endpoints.

This Webinar will use worked examples by way of illustration. In addition classification questions will be set during the session in order to practice the theory. So you will need pencil, paper and a calculator!  In order to gain maximum benefit from this Webinar it would be useful to have attended the Introductory Toxicology Webinar and Toxicology & CLP (substances) Webinar, or have a similar level of knowledge.

The Webinar will last for 1 hour and 30 minutes with opportunity for questions throughout the session. Full lecture notes (in the form of a manual) are included together with a copy of the presentation slides.

£89+ VAT per attendee. Limited to 8 attendees.
For further details email: Toxicologyconsulting@gmail.com or telephone +44 (0)7985 923707.  Alternatively register now -

 

  • TARGET ORGAN TOXICITY (I) 

12th February or 9th April 2014 (1000-1115 UK time) or (1500-1615 UK time)                   

This Webinar will cover the following,

-       Introduction to target organ toxicity

THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

-       Structure and function of the respiratory system

-       Airborne chemicals and the respiratory system: gases, vapours, aerosols, mists and particulates (Inhalable and respirable fractions)

-       The respiratory system as a target organ (Irritation, immunological reactions, bronchitis, pneumoconiosis, cancer)

THE LIVER

-       Structure and function of the liver.

-       The liver as a target organ. (Fatty liver, necrosis, cirrhosis and cancer)

-       The common indicators of liver injury.

THE KIDNEY

-       Structure and function of the kidney.

-       The kidney as a target organ.  (Damage to glomeruli, damage to tubules & other effects)

THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

-       Structure and function of the immune system

-       The immune system as a target organ (including allergies, autoimmune disease and immunosuppression)

This Webinar provides an introduction into target organ toxicity and will cover both structure and function of key target organs as well as the common toxicological effects that occur.

The Webinar will last for 90 minutes with opportunity to ask questions throughout the session. Full lecture notes (in the form of a manual) are included together with a copy of the presentation slides. Note, an introductory/basic toxicology background would be of use for this particular Webinar.

£89+ VAT per attendee. Limited to 8 attendees.
For further details email: Toxicologyconsulting@gmail.com or telephone +44 (0)7985 923707.  Alternatively register now -

 

  • TARGET ORGAN TOXICITY (II) 

14th February or 16th April 2014   (1000-1115 UK time) or (1500-1615 UK time)                           

This Webinar will cover the following,

-       Introduction to target organ toxicity.

THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

-       Structure and function of the nervous system

-       The nervous system as a target organ (including Neuropathy, myelinopathy, axonopathy, effects on neurotransmission, etc.)

THE SKIN

-       Structure and function of the skin.

-       The skin as a target organ (including allergies, acne and folliculitis)

THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM AND BLOOD

-       Structure and function of the cardiovascular system.

-       Function and composition of blood.

-       Blood as a target organ

-       The cardiovascular system as a target organ.

This Webinar provides an introduction into target organ toxicity and will cover both structure and function of key target organs as well as the common toxicological effects that occur.

The Webinar will last for 90 minutes with opportunity to ask questions throughout the session. Full lecture notes (in the form of a manual) are included together with a copy of the presentation slides. Note, an introductory/basic toxicology background would be of use for this particular Webinar.

£89+ VAT per attendee. Limited to 8 attendees.
For further details email: Toxicologyconsulting@gmail.com or telephone +44 (0)7985 923707.  Alternatively register now -

 

ABOUT YOUR TRAINERLaura Robinson, toxicologist and trainer

Laura Robinson has worked as a toxicologist both in industry and in consultancy for over ten years. She has extensive experience in chemical risk assessments, occupational exposure issues, assessment and interpretation of toxicological data. Laura has also worked as an Expert Witness on a number of legal cases involving chemical exposure. Laura is a qualified teacher, a CPD Registered Trainer and has designed and delivered numerous training courses (both Webinar style and face to face, to a wide range of audiences,including in collaboration with Chemical Watch, Peter Fisk Associates & ReachCentrum.  In addition Laura has written two books, Toxicology and Ecotoxicology for the Pulp and Paper Industry (Blackwell Science 2001); Toxicology and Ecotoxicology in Chemical Safety Assessment (Blackwell Publishing 2005).

We thought your Advanced Toxicology training course was excellent! It enabled our group of “non-toxicologists” to understand how toxicology is used to classify and label chemical substances. Well done and we are looking forward to working with you again in the future.” Dr B.D. Podd

Laura has recently delivered training in Toxicology, Hazard Communication and Handling Chemicals at our Stockport site. All the members of staff who attended were very impressed with the content and how the course was delivered. As a company we would have no hesitation in recommending Laura and also plan to use her skills again soon.” Paul Carolan, Health & Safety Officer, Apollo Scientific Ltd

“I had the opportunity to sit through Laura Robinson’s Introductory Toxicology Webinar and I found it to be very helpful.  I am not a toxicologist, but I am involved heavily with chemical substance regulations, and I found the material that Laura presented to be a terrific introduction to toxicology.  Laura covered elementary tox concepts and terms, to which I had been exposed in the past but had not understood.  I’m very much looking forward to the advanced webinar.” B. Beck, Research and Development Director, USA

“Thank you so much for the Toxicology Webinar. I found it highly informative and relevant.Laura paced the content very well, she was clear,interesting, and demonstrated not only the facts but how they are then applied in practice.I enjoyed it very much”Dr.Sue Elton M.R.C.G.P

“I found Advanced Basics for Non-Toxicologists to be a very useful and effective use of 90 minutes.  The presentation helped me to bring together various ‘bits and pieces’ of toxicology that I’d picked up over time and connect them into a cohesive and logical package.  After this course I feel fully ready to tackle the more advanced topics in detail.” O.B. Regulatory Affairs Manager, Belgium

“The Basics for Non-Toxicologists Webinar was a superb introduction to toxicology for a regulatory affairs professional like me who has only a chemistry background.  The materials were well chosen and organised to give an easy-to-understand introduction to the essential concepts and explanation of terms that I often come across in my work.  The knowledge has given me more confidence in understanding better such information.  

I particularly welcome the learning opportunity via the internet as it’s simply not easy for me to get this type of training locally and on a budget.  The small-class, interactive style, together with Laura’s interesting toxicological facts of some well-known chemicals sprinkled throughout her presentation made the materials much more relevant, easy to remember and understand, and definitely a very enjoyable learning experience.” C.L. Regulatory Affairs, Hong Kong

Many thanks to you for this very good training session (Ecotoxicology & CLP). The training materials are very good and well presented.” E.C.  Scientific & Technical Affairs Manager, Belgium