Participants from as far away as New Zealand attended the Society of Toxicology’s 51st Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. International attendees accounted for 20% of the attendance at this five-day meeting, which continues to be the largest gathering of toxicologists anywhere in the world.
The scientific program featured five scientific themes including Aberrant Gene Expression in Toxicity and Disease—Epigenetics and microRNAs, CharacterizingToxic Modes of Action and Pathways to Toxicity, Clinical Toxicology from Bedside to the Bench and Back, Influence of Global Climate Change on Environmental Health Issues, and Regulatory Science: Bridging the Gap between Discovery and Product Availability. Thematic sessions continued to enhance the scientific program, allowing toxicologists to gain a depth of analysis that is difficult to findanywhere else.
The CE Committee identified two target areas that highlighted ground-breaking areas of research, new and exciting toxicological developments, cross-cutting activities in support of science, technology, and education. The two CE target areas were Drug Metabolism and Noncoding RNAs and Their Role in Biology and Toxicology. More than 90 scientists were involved in the organization and presentation of 13 Continuing Education (CE) courses that drew 2,438 attendees. CE course topics ranged from computational toxicology and alternative toxicology testing, to stem cells and Green Chemistry. Many of the courses will be available in an online format through the SOT CEd-Tox program as well as sessions from previous meeting For more information on CE opportunities, please visit the SOT website. With significant input from the SOT Specialty Sections, Special Interest Groups, and Committees, the program was structured into more than 190 sessions that included both featured and special lectures that accounted more than 3,000 presentations during the Annual Meeting.
With significant input from the SOT Specialty Sections, Special Interest Groups, and Committees, the program was structured into more than 190 sessions that included both featured and special lectures that accounted more than 3,000 presentations during the Annual Meeting.
SOT’s ToxExpo, which is the largest exhibition of its kind anywhere in the world, included more than 344 exhibiting companies. The ToxExpo featured 46 Exhibitor Hosted Sessions over the three-day show period. The exhibition included 62 first time exhibitors, 73 international companies from 22 countries: Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mauritius, Netherlands, Poland, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States. A total of 271 US companies exhibited from 39 states.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2013 SOT Annual Meeting in San Antonio, March 10–14, 2013.