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Toxicology and Environmental Health Committee

Souleiman El Balkhi

Chair

Souleiman El Balkhi
Limoges University Hospital, France

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Toxicology and Environmental Health Committee

Antoine Dupuis

Vice-Chair

Antoine Dupuis
University & Teaching Hospital of Poitiers, France

Purpose of the Committee

Committee objectives:

  • To promote and disseminate research in environmental health toxicology.
  • To bring together scientists and enhance collaboration and communication among groups working in the field.
  • To establish recommendations in the field (bioanalytical validation).
  • To educate IATDMCT members on advances and opportunities in the area.

Scope of the Committee:

  • Assessment of human exposure to environmental contaminants through the use human biomonitoring.
  • Optimization of human biomonitoring targets through the development of biomarkers, bio-analytical methods, toxicokinetics and toxicokinetic modeling (physiologically-based toxicokinetic modeling).
  • Potential linkage of exposure to environmental contaminants and clinical effects and application to laboratory medicine.
  • Exposome assessment for health promotion and health risk assessment.

Committee Initiatives Currently in Progress (2021)

  • Support the program for the 2021 conference in Rome with 1 symposium and 1 roundtable.
  • Contribution to COMPASS.
  • Finalizing the Guideline on bioanalytical validation in Environmental Toxicology.
  • Proposal for a joint symposium with Society of Toxicology.

Committee Initiatives & Activities

  • 18th International Congress of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology, Sept 14-16 2019, Virtual Congress
    Symposium: Non-conventional but Critical Sources of Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDC)
  • 17th International Congress of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology, Sept 22-26 2019, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
    Symposium: Environmental pollutants and health outcomes: an overview of recent evidence
    Morning Session: Lead poisoning in the 21st century
  • 16th International Congress of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology, Sept 16-19 2018, Brisbane, Australia
    Symposium: Alternative matrix for the determination of human exposure to environmental pollutants
  • 15th International Congress of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology, Sept 24-27 2017, Kyoto, Japan
    Symposium: Assessing human exposure to environmental pollutants

Scientific Contributions

  • Contributions to Compass
    • Venisse N. What’s new about the exposome? The IATDMCT Compass, 19 (3), 2020.
    • Venisse N and Dupuis A. GLYPHOSATE EXPOSURE IN THE GENERAL POPULATION. The IATDMCT Compass, 18 (3), 2019.
    • Amy MacDonald and David Kinniburgh. THE ALBERTA BIOMONITORING PROGRAM. The IATDMCT Compass, 17 (4), 2018.
    • Dupuis A, Venisse N, Cambien G, Binson G. WHAT ABOUT BIOANALYTICAL METHOD VALIDATION GUIDELINES IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH? The IATDMCT Compass, 17 (3), 2018.
    • Haddad S. REPORT OF THE 2018 SOCIETY OF TOXICOLOGY (SOT) ANNUAL MEETING IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. The IATDMCT Compass, 17 (2), 2018.
    • Venisse N. A NEW SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE HAS BEEN CREATED WITHIN IATDMCT. THE COMMITTEE IS DEDICATED TO PROMOTING ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TOXICOLOGY. The IATDMCT Compass, 16 (4), 2017.