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

Public Comments:  Slots are now available for making public comments at the workshop; availability is on a first come, first serve basis.  Public comments should be relevant to the agenda topics; please note that the workshop is not a forum to debate the value of the IRIS program.

If you would like to make a comment, contact: jwolfman@nas.edu