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ISRTP NEWS ISRTP Annual Businesss Meeting
December 3, 2014
Outgoing Council President Diane McColl (right)
accepts plaque from incoming President Sue Ferenc
DIANE B. McCOLLPresident of ISRTP for 2013 and 2014
From the Council members,
in appreciation of her firm hand,
sound and considered leadership, and continuing dedication
to the advancement of ISRTP.
The Council of the International Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology
December 3, 2014
PRESIDENT’S ANNUAL MESSAGE
I am pleased to report that despite the ongoing resource and competitive challenges facing ISRTP, we completed a successful workshop on GRAS determination that increased awareness of the value of the Society as an effective forum for promoting sound science as the basis for regulatory decisions. Administratively, we completed the second phase of our archive project for the Society’s files, moving one step closer to preserving institutional memory for future Councils.
As you may recall, we compiled the Society’s paper files in March of 2013 and began converting them into electronic files so that they may be preserved, easily searched and transferred as needed in the future. Over 255 files, equaling 1.26 Gigabytes of data, were retrieved from the Executive Secretary, Sallie Carr, and delivered to Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. (HPM). HPM’s interns, information technology staff and my assistant, Fred Rivera, scanned and indexed the files, converting them into searchable electronic records. The final phase, scheduled to be completed by the 2015 Annual Meeting will be implementation of a system for routine scanning, storage and backup of the Society’s files.
The Society’s Workshop on GRAS determinations held on October 13-14, 2014 was well-received and resulted in additional members and heightened interest in the role of ISRTP for promoting sound science in regulatory decision making. Instead of one or two major sponsors, the GRAS Workshop was sponsored by seven (7) individual associations representing the majority of the food manufacturing, food ingredient supply and food contact plastics industries. Specifically, ISRTP received sponsorship funding for the Workshop from the American Frozen Food Institute, the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association, the Grocery Manufacturers Associations, the Calorie Control Council, the Society for Plastics Institute, Enzyme Technical Association and the International Food Additives Council. In addition, HPM and Keller and Heckman sponsored the GRAS Workshop. The publicity resulting from this effort bodes well for the Society. The speakers have agreed to prepare manuscripts for publication in the Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology Journal, the official journal of the Society. Erik Janus kindly volunteered to spearhead the follow-up publication. I wish to extend my sincere thanks to all who participated in the planning and execution of the GRAS Workshop.
You will also be pleased to hear that the RTP Journal continues to enjoy robust subscriptions, no doubt driven in large part by the significant contributions of Dr. Gio Gori.
The Society also managed to maintain steady membership rolls in 2014. Its expenditures for 2014 fell below the expected range. As always, we extend our gratitude to Ms. Carr and Ms. DeGraff for their loyal support throughout the year.
In closing, it has been an honor to serve the Council as Vice-President and then as President. I look forward to continuing to support the Society and its role in promoting sound science in regulatory decision making during my upcoming term as Past President.
Thank you and best wishes for 2015.
The 29th Annual Meeting of the
British Society of Toxicological Pathology (BSTP)
Joint ESTP/BSTP Meeting
22nd - 25th September 2015 (date to be confirmed)
University of Surrey, UK
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Module 4 - Respiratory System
Wednesday 9th - Friday 11th December 2015 (date to be confirmed)
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