Introduction to Toxicology for the Non-Toxicologist

Tuesday 4th February 2020    Available times: 1000hrs – 1130hrs (UK time) OR 1400hrs – 1530hrs (UK time) 

Early bird discounted course fee/attendee = £170.Full fee/attendee  = £220.[*Applies for up to 10 days prior to the scheduled course date]

Please reserve your place with an email to: [email protected]
Or book directly here: Online Booking

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


Improve your understanding of toxicology!

The beauty of this webinar is that it does not matter which chemical regulations you are working with/or where in the world you are located, toxicology is toxicology, which means that this introductory webinar is applicable to all global chemical control regulations. It is also highly relevant to our everyday lives – as we all use chemicals in some shape or form!

During the session, we cover the principles of toxicology together with toxicological endpoints and an explanation of common terminology (e.g. LD50, NOAEL, etc). We also look at the most-often used testing strategies which are employed.

This webinar is particularly useful if you write safety data sheets or undertake classification and labelling work (CLP/GHS). But also for those of you who work in HSE, occupational hygiene, registration departments, etc.

The material covered is suitable for those with little to no knowledge of toxicology, and attendees are actively encouraged to ‘raise their hand’ and put questions forward throughout the training – just as you would in a live classroom environment.


What the webinar covers

    • Introduction to toxicology – What is toxicology and why is it important?
    • Back to basics – Homeostasis, adaptation and cell injury, adverse effects, acute and chronic toxicity.
    • Risk, hazard and exposure – what these mean and how we use them in our everyday work.
    • Dose-response and dose-effect relationships – internal and external/exposure dose, thresholded and non-thresholded effects, NOAEL and LOAEL.
    • How chemicals cause harm (local effects) – irritation and corrosion (skin, eyes, respiratory tract).
    • How chemicals cause harm (systemic effects)– target organ effects, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, reproductive toxicity, and developmental effects, skin and respiratory sensitisers.
    • Basic toxicokinetics – absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion.
    • Assessment of toxicological effects – use of animal and non-animal alternatives, In vitro, in vivo, ex vivo and in silico methods.
    • Introduction to human health risk assessment – how toxicology is used in risk assessment work.

Who should attend?

    • Technical/scientific staff who work in a regulatory department
    • Authors of safety data sheets (SDS) and/or extended safety data sheets (eSDS)
    • Staff involved in classification and labelling under EU CLP/ GHS
    • Occupational hygienists
    • HSE staff
    • Dangerous Goods safety advisors
    • Occupational health advisors
    • Chemical risk assessment professionals

“I recently attended the Toxicology for Non-Toxicologists course. Laura was an  excellent trainer. Very knowledgeable but explains the subject very well to ensure that those non-technically trained, would understand. Would highly recommend”. Kirsty Ostle – Managing Director Advena Medical Ltd


Training resources included

    • Training handbook complementing the webinar.
    • Toxicology glossary containing a handy list of essential toxicology terms for your review.
    • Copy of all slides used during the training.
    • Copy of the live recording.
    • Certificate of attendance (if required).

“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


Introduction to Toxicology for the Non-Toxicologist 

Tuesday 4th February 2020    Available times: 1000hrs – 1130hrs (UK time) OR 1400hrs – 1530hrs (UK time) 

Early bird discounted course fee/attendee = £170.*  Full fee/attendee  = £220.

[*Applies for up to 10 days prior to the scheduled course date]


Testimonials 

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

         “I recently attended the Toxicology for Non-Toxicologists course. Laura was an  excellent trainer. Very knowledgeable but explains the subject very well to ensure that those non-technically trained, would understand. Would highly recommend”. Kirsty Ostle – Managing Director Advena Medical Ltd

“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

 

ABOUT YOUR TRAINERLaura Robinson, toxicologist and trainer

Laura Robinson has worked as a toxicologist both in industry and in consultancy for over 15 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 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.

In addition, Laura has written three books, Toxicology and Ecotoxicology for the Pulp and Paper Industry (Blackwell Science 2001); Toxicology and Ecotoxicology in Chemical Safety Assessment (Blackwell Publishing 2005), and has recently published her third book ‘A Practical Guide to Toxicology and Human Health Risk Assessment‘ (John Wiley & Sons, Inc, November 2018)