Last Call for Contestants‒2023 Tox Showdown

By Cynthia Rider posted 01-12-2023 12:40


Grab your moment of fame!

SOT is gearing up for the annual Tox ShowDown, the toxicological quiz game par excellence where members test wits against members during the 2023 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. Volunteer as a contestant NOW!

We only need a few more contestants and alternates to assist with the ShowDown, so it’s your last chance to be a part of the fun that will take place on Tuesday, March 21, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in Nashville, Tennessee! Participating in the Showdown is way less pressure than your average doctoral defense, slightly less dangerous than locking yourself in a walk-in freezer, and definitely equivalent to winning a Nobel Prize. There is a statistically significant chance that you will have an amazing time and a one-in-three possibility that you will be on the winning team!

Please send expressions of interest post haste (i.e., right away) by email, phone, or telepathy; by signing up online (log in to ToXchange first); or by contacting me, Cynthia Rider, 2023 Tox ShowDown Captain.

For those less familiar with the Tox ShowDown, three teams of three players each—the Endocrine Disruptors, the Free Radicals, and the Toxic Metabolites—battle each other to answer questions entirely, partly, or remotely related to toxicology. Topics cover the gamut, including the often-surprising roles of toxicology in history, current events, arts, culture, and society, not to mention science. Returning distinguished judge, Judy Zelikoff, has agreed to impartially dispense her wisdom (but is reportedly open to some light bribery).

We are an equal opportunity game, and everyone is welcome to apply, although we lean toward the uninitiated (i.e., contestants who haven’t yet experienced the unadulterated joy of participating in a ShowDown). Shockingly, there is no application process involved. We’re just looking for nine trivia-loving contestants and two or three alternates who are planning to be in Nashville on Tuesday, March 21.