Talks and Webinars


From Free Radicals to Key Characteristics. Celebrating Research to Action – Past, Present, and Future

Meeting hosted by Martyn Smith, UC Berkeley Superfund Research Center and OEHHA, CalEPA. June 10, 2022. Berkeley, CA.



28th International Symposium on Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH 2021). From the Workplace to the Population: Exposure and Prevention

Webinar. October 25-26, 2021

  • Mary Schubauer-Berigan and Kathryn Guyton, IARC. Symposia: S-145 Use of mechanistic evidence from occupational studies in cancer hazard identification: the experience of the IARC Monographs Programme. Abstract

Conducting Evaluations of Evidence that are Transparent, Timely and Lead to Health-Protective Actions

Feb 8-11, 2021. Virtual workshop organized by Brunel University, UK.,

  • Martyn Smith, UC Berkeley: Application of Key Characteristics approaches. Invited speaker and discussant.
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  • Kate Guyton, IARC Monograph Program, IARC, WHO: The key characteristics of carcinogens – IARC perspective. Invited speaker and discussant.
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SOT 2020 59th Annual Meeting (virtual)

March 15-19. Platform Session: Cancer

  • Stanley Atwood, Integrated Laboratory Systems (ILS): Use of the 10 Key Characteristics of Carcinogens and Evidence Integration in National Toxicology Program Cancer Hazard Assessments. Abstract co-authors: G. Jahnke (NTP), A. Wang (NTP), S. Atwood (ILS), P. Schwing (ILS), S. Mehta (NTP), S. Garner (ILS), and R. Lunn (NTP).
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Exposures and Latent Disease Risk: Session II – Identifying Hallmarks and Key Characteristics

May 28. Webinar sponsored by: NIEHS Superfund Research Program

  • Martyn Smith: The key characteristics (KCs) approach to hazard identification
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  • Michele La Merrill, UC Davis: Using the key characteristics of endocrine disruptors to organize mechanistic support of the developmental basis of endocrine disruption
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Food Packaging Forum Webinar

May 7. Webinar hosted by The Food Packaging Forum Foundation, a science communication organization that provides independent and balanced information on issues related to food packaging and health to stakeholders including business decision makers, regulators, media and communication experts, scientists and consumers.


Converging on Cancer Workshop

April 29-30, U.S. EPA, Washington DC. Hosted by NTP.


Environmental Carcinogenesis: Potential Pathway to Cancer Prevention

AACR Special Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, June 22 – 24.

  • Martyn Smith: Key Characteristics of Carcinogens
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IUTOX 15th International Congress of Toxicology

Honolulu, Hawaii, July 18.

  • Martyn Smith: Key Characteristics of Carcinogens
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Key Characteristics: A New Approach to Identifying Potential Toxicants, with Martyn Smith

Podcast in The Researcher’s Perspective series, Environ Health Perspectives, hosted by Ashley Ahearn on July 22.


Key Characteristics Approach: Female and Male Reproductive Toxic Hazard Identification

Webinar by Collaborative on Health and the Environment Webinar on Sept 18

  • Ulrike Luderer, UC Irvine, and Gail Prins, University of Illinois at Chicago
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Collegium Ramazzini Days

Carpi, Italy, October 25.

  • Martyn Smith: Key Characteristics Approach to Hazard Identification
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Consensus on the key characteristics of endocrine-disrupting chemicals as a basis for hazard identification

Webinar by Collaborative on Health and the Environment on December 10

Michele La Merrill, UC Davis
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Strategies and Tools for Conducting Systematic Reviews of Mechanistic Data to Support Chemical Assessments

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Workshop, Washington, DC., December 10-11

  • Martyn Smith: The key characteristics approach to evaluating mechanistic data in hazard identification and risk assessment


WikiPathways Summit 2018, Gladstone Institutes, San Francisco, CA, October 8-10, 2018.

Linda Rieswijk, UC Berkeley: Using the Key Characteristics of Human Carcinogens in a Data-Driven Approach to Improve Carcinogenicity Prediction and Chemical Prioritization



National Institute of Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan, December 18 (Invited Speaker)

  • Martyn Smith: Key characteristics of carcinogens as a basis for organizing data on mechanisms of carcinogenesis
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