HESI Annual Meeting

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The 2020 HESI Annual Meeting will be moving to a virtual meeting format in response to COVID-19. 
Times listed on the agenda below are in Eastern Standard Time. Click here to register for the 2020 HESI Annual Meeting virtual sessions.

HESI Annual Meeting
9-10 June 2020

Tuesday 9 June 2020

11:00 AM

Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Martin van den Berg, Utrecht University, Incoming HESI Chair of Board

11:10 AM

HESI CITE Lecture: Machine Learning for Environmental Toxicology: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities
Dr. Thomas Miller, Brunel University London

11:50 AM

HESI CITE Lecture: Transforming Biopharmaceutical Research with AI: From Target Identification and Validation to Designing Better Compounds
Prof. Jackie Hunter, BenevolentAI

12:30 PM

Panel Discussion: What are the greatest hurdles to implementing AI approaches to improve human and environmental health protection?
Dr. Thomas Miller, Brunel University London, and Prof. Jackie Hunter, BenevolentAI

1:00 PM


Wednesday 10 June 2020

12:00 PM

New Scientific Programming at HESI: What, How, and Why?
Dr. Syril Pettit, HESI Executive Director, and Dr. Ronald Hines, HESI Emerging Issues Committee Chair

12:10 PM

Emerging Issues Proposal: Building Novel Methods and Science for Ototoxicity Detection and Prevention
Dr. Laura Maurer, ExxonMobil

12:45 PM

Newly Launched / Proposed Projects Seeking Participation

Agricultural Chemical Safety Assessment 2.0: Integrated Human Health and Environmental Risk Assessment
Dr. Douglas Wolf, Syngenta, Dr. Marco Corvaro, Corteva Agriscience, and Dr. John Doe, Liverpool John Moores University

The Botanical Safety Consortium: A Public-Private Partnership to Improve Botanical Safety
Dr. Stefan Gafner, American Botanical Council, and Dr. Cynthia Rider, National Toxicology Program

2:00 PM



Click here to register for the 2020 HESI Annual Meeting virtual sessions.


Please email Ms. Cyndi Nobles (cnobles@hesiglobal.org) for additional information.


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