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Member Society Spotlight: Health and Environmental Sciences Institute

Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI)The Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) is a non-profit institution, founded in 1989, whose mission is to engage scientists from academia, government and industry to identify and resolve global health and environmental issues. HESI provides the structure, credibility, and management necessary for successful collaboration amongst scientists from academia, government, research institutes, foundations, and industry to identify and resolve global health and environmental issues. Our scientific programs are conducted by multi-sector committees that organize, support, and execute projects, including collaborative laboratory research programs, workshops, conferences, literature reviews, the development and analysis of databases. These committees have substantial participation from academic and government scientists, and disseminate the products of their activities through peer-reviewed journals, monographs, and other print- and web-based publications.

The Immunotoxicology Technical Committee (ITC) was formed in 1992, and is one of HESI's longest standing committees. The mission of the ITC is to identify and address scientific issues related to the development and application of immunotoxicology to public health and human health risk assessment; promote the understanding and appropriate use of immunotoxicologic data to protect human health; and contribute substantively to the scientific decision making processes relative to the development of guidelines and regulations for immunotoxicologic testing at the local, national, and international levels.

The goal of the ITC's Clinical Immunotoxicology Workgroup is to provide a forum to share information on human immune monitoring that bridges the gap from nonclinical to clinical evaluations.

Member Society Representative: Connie Chen, PhD and Prof. Herman Autrup, Board of Trustee Chair

Short Term Objectives

  • Expand workgroup participation by presenting clinically relevant topics at a bi-monthly discussion seminars
  • Explore synergies and with FOCIS and their member societies in the area of clinical immunology monitoring

Long Term Objectives

  • Provide ITC members with clinical immune monitoring resources in the form of the work group members and website information
  • Engage clinical work group members to identify data or research translation gaps that could be explored as a future ITC supported project

Upcoming Events:

  • October 20-21: Workshop on Immunomodulators and Cancer Risk Assessment (Silver Spring, MD)

Please contact the HESI program manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the HESI website for additional information.

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