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 past meetings, 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…

It It is a given that budgets are tight.  So, then how might you convince your boss to send you to TRAC 2020, April 20-23, 2020, 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, both from the US and international organizations, who share a focused interest in occupational, environmental, and military safety and health
  • Cost and amount of continuing education for the most recent TRAC meeting (2018)
  • 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 2018 there was a maximum possible of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 CME, 24.8 contact hours CNE, 2.8 CEUs, 26 Category I CECH, or 30 AAVSB/RACE CE available through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Past continuing education offerings are not assurance of future accreditation. Please check back for the CE status of TRAC in the spring of 2019.

Registering early can save on fees for TRAC 2020. Early registration date is pending. 

Highlights of the most recent TRAC Meeting (2018)

  • About 180 attendees from Federal agencies, industry, and academia, with US and international colleagues, participated in the plenary and main sessions and workshops for TRAC 2018.

  • The plenary session on “Models, Methods, and Emerging Concerns in Toxicology and 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 Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS):
    • Understanding Risks from Exposures to Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS): Current Science and Research Needs
    • Ongoing Risk Assessment Efforts for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
  • The main days’ agenda consisted of eight technical sessions, with four day-long 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 on an every other year calendar with the next two meetings in 2020 and 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio:




The Toxicology and Risk Assessment Conference

April 20-23

Proposed April 25-28


Sunday, April 12

Sunday, April 17


Wednesday, April 8 – Thursday, April 16

Friday, April 15-Saturday, April 23

Tax Day

Wednesday, April 15

Monday, April 18

Society of Toxicology (SOT)

March, 15-19

March, 27-31

American Occupational Health Conference (ACOEM/AOHC)

May, 3-6

May 1-4

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN)

April 5 - 8


American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA/AIHCe)

May, 30-June, 24

May 23-25