Unlock Leadership Opportunities: Volunteer as Chair for Platform or Poster Sessions at the 2024 SOT Annual Meeting!

By Laurie Haws posted 10-19-2023 16:43


Assuming the role of a Chair for an SOT Annual Meeting Platform or Poster Session is an exceptional opportunity to cultivate leadership skills. It not only allows you to forge meaningful connections with fellow researchers but also enables you to extend valuable support to your colleagues and the presenters.

Eligibility for serving as Platform and Poster Session Chairs is open to all SOT members. The SOT Scientific Program Committee (SPC) extends a warm invitation for you to consider volunteering for this pivotal Annual Meeting roll. The 2024 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo is scheduled for March 10–14 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The time commitment expected from Platform and Poster Session Chairs is relatively modest, typically ranging from one to three hours on-site during the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. While the specific responsibilities vary slightly between the two session types, Chairs for both share two fundamental tasks:

  • Familiarize themselves with all abstracts in their session to facilitate meaningful engagement with each presenter.
  • Ensure the seamless and punctual execution of their session.

For a comprehensive understanding of Chair responsibilities, delve into the Platform Session Chair and Poster Session Chair guidelines available on the SOT Annual Meeting website.

To express your willingness to serve as an SOT Platform or Poster Session Chair, please complete the Chair Volunteer Form. Take note that Chairs are often chosen to oversee sessions related to their expertise, so be sure to review the “Category List” in this blog before completing the Volunteer Form. If selected, you can anticipate an invitation to serve as a Chair, along with additional instructions, by mid-January 2024.

Category List


Air Pollution Toxicology

Air Pollution: Ozone

Air Pollution: Particulate Matter

Animal Models





Cardiovascular Toxicology/Hemodynamics

Chemical Threats and Bioterrorism

Climate Change and Effects

Clinical and Translational Toxicology

Computational Toxicology and Data Integration

Developmental and Juvenile Toxicology

Developmental Basis of Adult Disease

Drugs of Abuse


Educating Future Toxicologists and Communicating with the Public

Endocrine Toxicology

Epidemiology and Public Health


Ethical, Legal, Social, Historical Issues

Food Safety/Nutrition

Genotoxicity/DNA Repair

Human Exposure Assessment/Biomonitoring




Liver: In Vitro

Liver: In Vivo

Mathematical Modeling

Medical Devices



Nanotoxicology: In Vitro

Nanotoxicology: In Vivo

Natural Products

Neurodegenerative Disease: Parkinson’s Disease

Neurotoxicity: Developmental

Neurotoxicity: General

Neurotoxicity: Metals

Neurotoxicity: Neurodegeneration

Neurotoxicity: Pesticides

New Approach Methods: Computational

New Approach Methods: General

New Approach Methods: In Vitro

Ocular Toxicology

Oxidative Injury and Redox Biology

Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS)

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)



Reproductive Toxicology

Respiratory Toxicology

Risk Assessment

Safety Assessment: Non-pharmaceutical

Safety Assessment: Pharmaceutical-Drug Development

Safety Assessment: Pharmaceutical-Drug Discovery


Skin Sensitization

Stem Cell Biology and Toxicology

Systems Biology and Toxicology

Tobacco and ENDS Toxicology