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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Open Session Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Progress Toward Transforming the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program: A 2018 Evaluation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25086.
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Appendix B

Open Session Workshop Agenda

COMMITTEE TO REVIEW ADVANCES MADE TO THE IRIS PROCESS

SECOND MEETING

Open Session: February 1-2, 2018
National Academies of Sciences, Lecture Room
2101 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20418

OPEN SESSION AGENDA

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
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Open Session Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Progress Toward Transforming the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program: A 2018 Evaluation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25086.
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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 Com ments 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
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Open Session Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Progress Toward Transforming the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program: A 2018 Evaluation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25086.
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11:00 Discussion with National Academies Committee
11:45 Opportunity for Public Comments to National Academies Committee
12:30 Adjourn
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Open Session Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Progress Toward Transforming the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program: A 2018 Evaluation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25086.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Open Session Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Progress Toward Transforming the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program: A 2018 Evaluation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25086.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Open Session Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Progress Toward Transforming the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program: A 2018 Evaluation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25086.
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Over the past several years, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been transforming the procedures of its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), a program that produces hazard and dose‒response assessments of environmental chemicals and derives toxicity values that can be used to estimate risks posed by exposures to them. The transformation was initiated after suggestions for program reforms were provided in a 2011 report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that reviewed a draft IRIS assessment of formaldehyde. In 2014, the National Academies released a report that reviewed the IRIS program and evaluated the changes implemented in it since the 2011 report.

Since 2014, new leadership of EPA’s National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) and IRIS program has instituted even more substantive changes in the IRIS program in response to the recommendations in the 2014 report. Progress Toward Transforming the Integrated Risk Information System Program: A 2018 Evaluation reviews the EPA’s progress toward addressing the past recommendations from the National Academies.

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