Invitation to Attend the 2023 British Toxicology Society Annual Congress

By Brian Lake posted 7 days ago


This blog is being shared as part of a blog exchange between the British Toxicology Society (BTS) and SOT. Prof. Brian Lake is the BTS President.

The 2023 British Toxicology Society (BTS) Annual Congress will be held at the Park Regis Hotel, Birmingham, United Kingdom, April 17–19, 2023.

The Congress this year has a rich and varied scientific program, representing the breadth of interests of our membership, supported by workshops and networking events.

The Continuing Education program, which precedes the main Congress, will discuss the future of regulatory toxicology across a variety of sectors including food, drugs, agrochemicals, and chemicals.The Congress program includes eight Symposia, oral and poster communications, a Panel Discussion on the role of toxicologists on scientific committees, a Study Directors’ Workshop, our Specialty Sections’ roundtable discussions, and Prize/Award Lectures. The Symposia topics include:

  • Dose-response relationships in chemical risk assessment
  • Increasing predictive power and exploiting current knowledge to advance preclinical testing
  • A clinical toxicology workshop, jointly hosted by the British Pharmacology Society and the BTS
  • Applications of in vitro methods for mechanistic understanding and decision-making
  • Nanotoxicology
  • Innovative approaches supporting the toxicological evaluation of agrochemicals
  • PBPK modeling
  • Increasing the use of cross-species extrapolation to support decision-making.

The Prize/Award Lectures include:

  • A Plenary Lecture on “Toxicological Aspects of Nano- and Microplastic Particles” presented by Dr. Todd Gouin (TG Environmental Research)
  • The Malcolm Blackwell Award and NEST (Network of Early-Stage Toxicologists) Lecture presented by Prof. Matthew Wright (University of Newcastle, United Kingdom)
  • The Frank Sullivan Award and Early-Career Prize Lecture (recipient to be announced)
  • The BTS Barnes Prize Lecture on “Carcinogenesis: DNA Reactivity, Cell Proliferation, and Human Relevance” presented by Professor S. M. Cohen (University of Nebraska Medical Center, United States)
  • The Hot Topic Lecture on “Sebomics—Potential Applications in Toxicology” presented by Professor Perdita Barran (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)

Full details of the Congress are available on the BTS website. The deadline for early-bird registration is March 3, 2023.