TRAC Toxicology and Risk Assessment Conference Cincinnati, Ohio


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This page includes information on how to convince your boss to send you to TRAC, the cost of the continuing education for TRAC, highlights from the previous meeting, why TRAC is in Cincinnati, Ohio, the status of organized social events at TRAC, and future conference dates.

Convince your Boss to send you to TRAC…
Cost of continuing education for the most recent TRAC meeting
Highlights of the most recent TRAC meetings
Why is TRAC in Cincinnati, Ohio?
Social events at TRAC
Future Conferences

  • Convince your Boss to send you to TRAC…

It is a given that budgets are tight.  So, then how might you convince your boss to send you to TRAC 2018, April 23-26, 2018, in Cincinnati, Ohio?

The conference is an investment that will yield benefits both in the short and long term for you as a professional or researcher and for your business, organization, or agency.  After attending, you will be able to:

  • Increase your work efficiency and productivity by gaining knowledge that can be applied to problems of toxicology and risk assessment in the research, industry, or academic setting.
  • Improve problem-solving in professional and/or research activities related to occupational, environmental, and/or military safety and health by obtaining a greater understanding of basic and translational toxicology and risk assessment issues.
  • Use this greater knowledge and problem-solving ability to enhance your impact in the workplace, share what you have learned with other colleagues and workers, and become a stronger leader in toxicology, risk assessment, and safety and health in your specific work context.
  • Network with professional and research colleagues from Federal agencies, industry, non-governmental organizations, and academia who share a focused interest in occupational, environmental, and military safety and health.
  • Check back for final continuing education accreditation, which is pending for this program.


  • Cost of continuing education for the most recent TRAC meeting (2016)
    • The total cost (registration, travel/stay, per diem) of the continuing education (CE) was about $60-70/unit of CE, depending on the profession/type of CE.
    • In 2016 there was a maximum possible of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME, 22.4 contact hours CNE, 2.5 CEUs, 23 Category I CECH, or 27 AAVSB/RACE CE available through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There was also 12.25 MOC hours available through the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

      Registering by noon, EST, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 can save on fees for TRAC 2018. 

  • Highlights of the most recent TRAC Meeting (2016)
    • About 180 attendees from Federal agencies, industry, and academia participated in the plenary and main sessions and workshops for TRAC 2016.
    • The plenary session on “Perspectives on Evolving Alternatives and Managing Toxicological Data Gaps in Risk Assessment” was well attended and well received with several attendees commenting on the high quality of the program on evaluations.
    • A special feature was an integrated day of sessions on epigenetics:
        1. Epigenetics I - Current landscape of epigenetics: Relevance to risk assessment
        2. Epigenetics II – Risk assessment and policy issues
      • The main days’ agenda consisted of nine technical sessions, with seven workshops rounding out the program

  • Why is TRAC in Cincinnati, Ohio?

    A majority of the agencies involved in TRAC have a strong toxicology and/or risk assessment presence in the Cincinnati-Dayton-Columbus, Ohio location.  These agencies include the US Air Force, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the US Navy. The US Army and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry are also heavily involved in the planning of TRC.  Drawing upon these resources in southwestern Ohio is an efficient use of this regional Federal and field technical expertise to bring a high quality scientific program to toxicology, risk assessment, and safety and health professionals and researchers in an effective manner.

  • Social events at TRAC
    No formal social events are planned for TRAC at the present time.  
  • Future TRAC Conferences –

    TRAC is now on an every other year calendar with the next two meetings in 2018 and 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio:





The Toxicology and Risk Assessment Conference

April 23-26

April 20-23



Sunday, April 1

Sunday, April 12

Sunday, April 17


Friday, March 30 – Saturday, April 7

Wednesday, April 8 – Thursday, April 16

Friday, April 15-Saturday, April 23

Tax Day

Tuesday, April 17

Wednesday, April 15

Monday, April 18

Society of Toxicology (SOT)

March 11-15

March, 15-19


American Occupational Health Conference (ACOEM/AOHC)

April, 29-May 2

May, 3-6


American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN)

April, 16 -19

Mid-April pending


American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA/AIHCe)

May 19 – 24

May, 30-June, 24