Around the World of Toxicology: April 2023 Partner Activities Update

By James Luyendyk posted 04-13-2023 15:38


Each month, SOT provides an update on activities and events of importance to through the release of the this “Around the World of Toxicology” blog. To submit an event, opportunity, or information for consideration for inclusion in the monthly “Around the World of Toxicology” blog, complete the special submission form for “Around the World of Toxicology” items. Please note that only activities by societies and professional associations (i.e., nonprofits) will be considered. If you are an organization or company seeking to promote an event, please submit your activity to the SOT “Calendar of Events.”

American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT)

Abstract submissions are open for the 2023 North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT 2023), taking place September 29–October 1 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The abstract submission deadline is May 8.
Review the AACT “Call for Abstracts” for more information >>

AACT also is seeking members to run for the AACT Board of Trustees. The upcoming election will fill the role of Secretary and four Trustee positions. Interested individuals should submit their CV and letter of interest by June 30.
Review the AACT announcement for more information >>

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

On May 2, AAAS is hosting a webinar titled “First National Primary Drinking Water Standards for Six PFAS.” This webinar features two SOT members, Jamie DeWitt of East Carolina University and Linda Birnbaum of NIEHS and Duke University, as panelists. The webinar is free to attend.
Visit the webinar web page for more information >>

American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT)

ACMT is soliciting proposals for plenary sessions, panels, professional development opportunities, and workshops for the 2024 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting that will be held April 12–14, 2024, in Washington, DC. Topics of particular interest to the 2024 meeting organizers are diversity, equity, and inclusion within medical toxicology; occupational and environmental toxicology; toxicology and public health, and toxicology in the news (MedTox and current events). Proposals are due May 5.
Review the ACMT “Request for Proposals” for more information >>

Americans for Medical Progress (AMP)

AMP is hosting a webinar on May 2 titled “Post-COVID Challenges, Hurdles and Solutions in Lab Animal Care Settings.” After a panel discussion with senior lab animal experts, audience members will be invited to share their experiences and ideas.
Visit the webinar registration page for more information >>


EUROTOX has extended the abstract submission deadline for EUROTOX 2023 to April 17. Also, the early-bird registration deadline for the Congress is May 15.
Visit the EUROTOX 2023 website for more information >>

International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX)

The next IUTOXtalks webinar is being held May 24 at 8:00 am (US EDT, UTC -4). It will feature Mathieu Vinken, PhD, PharmD, ERT, speaking about “Adverse Outcome Pathways as the Basis for In Vitro Prediction of Chemical-Induced Liver Toxicity.”
Visit the webinar web page for more information >>

IUTOX and the Sociedad de Toxicologia de Chile are soliciting proposals for scientific sessions, symposia, workshops, and keynotes for the 12th Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries (CTDCXII). The Congress is taking place April 15–18, 2024, at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile. Proposal submissions are due May 31.
Visit the CTDCXII website for more information >>

Japanese Society of Toxicology (JSOT)

JSOT has extended the abstract submission deadline for JSOT 2023 to April 17. This year marks the 50th anniversary of JSOT Annual Meeting, which will take place June 19–21 at the Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan. Also, the pre-registration (i.e., early bird) deadline for the meeting is April 19.
Visit the JSOT 2023 website for more information >>

National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR)

NABR is hosting a webinar on April 25 titled “Why IACUCs Are Not—And Should Not Be Allowed to Become—Ethics Committees.” With some groups advocating that institutional animal care and use committees (IACUCs) should assess the ethical appropriateness of animal research projects, this webinar “will explore why turning IACUCs into ethics committees would make it impossible for IACUCs to do what they do best, would impede serious consideration of ethical issues in animal research, and would threaten continuing progress in animal research itself.”
Visit the webinar registration page for more information >>

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

NIEHS is working on its strategic plan for 2024–2028 and is requesting stakeholder input. Specifically, NIEHS is looking for “comments on current goals we should retain or discard, gaps in the original scope we should address, new trends or topics from the last five years, or anything else you might care to comment on, related to environmental health sciences.” Comments are due April 20, 2023.
Visit the “Strategic Plan 2024–2028” web page for more information >

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors is holding a public meeting via webcast on May 4. The main agenda topic is a working group report on a draft “State of the Science Monograph” and “Meta-Analysis Manuscript” of the neurobehavioral health effects from exposure to fluoride during development. The deadline for submitting written or oral comments is April 28.
View the Federal Register announcement for more information >>

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

NIOSH recently published its American Indian and Alaska Native Worker Safety and Health Strategic Plan. The 10-year plan contains research, information, and actions needed to help prevent injuries, illnesses, and fatalities among American Indian and Alaska Native workers.
Visit the NIOSH Strategic Plan web page for more information >>

US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA)

The US FDA is hosting a two-day workshop April 20–21 on “Considerations for and Alternatives to Comparative Clinical Endpoint and Pharmacodynamic Bioequivalence Studies for Generic Orally Inhaled Drug Products.” This workshop can be attended in person at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland, as well as virtually. There is a $425 fee to attend in person.
Visit the workshop web page for more information >>

The US FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee is meeting on April 26. The agenda for the meeting includes an overview of the research programs in the Division of Hemostasis, Office of Plasma Protein Therapeutics Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls, Office of Therapeutic Products, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. Oral and written comments are due April 25.
Visit the meeting announcement web page for more information >>

Save the Dates for These Annual Events

2023 British Toxicology Society (BTS) Annual Congress
April 17–19, 2023
Park Regis Hotel, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Meeting Website >>

2023 National Postdoctoral Association Annual Conference
April 21–22, 2023 (in person); May 11–12, 2023 (virtual)
Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Meeting Website >>

JSOT 2023: The 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Toxicology
June 19–21, 2023
PACIFICO Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
Meeting Website >>

EASL Congress 2023
June 21–24, 2023
Messe Wien Exhibition Congress Center, Vienna, Austria
Meeting Website >>

63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention (BDRP)
June 24–28, 2023
Charleston Marriott, Charleston, South Carolina
Meeting Website >>

STP 42nd Annual Symposium
June 25–28, 2023
Red Rock Resort, Summerlin, Nevada
Meeting Website >>

10th International Congress of Asian Society of Toxicology (ASIATOX-X)
July 17–20, 2023
National Taiwan University Hospital International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Meeting Website >>

12th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences
August 27–31, 2023
Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, Canada
Meeting Website >>

EUROTOX 2023: 57th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology
September 10–13, 2023
GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Meeting Website >>

2023 North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT)
September 29–October 1, 2023
The Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Meeting Website >>