Educating Future Toxicologists and Communicating with the Public—Share Your Education Innovations through a Poster in Salt Lake City

By Robert Roth posted 10-12-2023 12:37 PM


If you have been involved in formal or informal education, your innovations and experiences could make for a discussion-worthy poster at the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. The abstract submission category “Educating Future Toxicologists and Communicating with the Public” includes educational topics, issues, and modalities at any level (K–12, undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate) as well as the public. The abstract submission deadline is November 13, 2023.

Educational activities take time, effort, and creativity to develop, implement, and evaluate. Your efforts and insights could benefit others involved, or hoping to become involved, in toxicology education. The “Educating Future Toxicologists and Communicating with the Public” category is an opportunity to share valuable experiences and original information in toxicology education in the broadest sense. Topics of potential interest include learning objectives and teaching strategies for courses, science outreach, partnerships with schools, risk communication strategies, affordable toxicology laboratory activities, summer research experiences for high school and undergraduate students, active learning and problem-based learning in toxicology, career development training programs, translating toxicology to the public, and more.

Abstracts for this Poster Session have a slightly modified set of instructions since they are “studies that do not describe laboratory or field experiments.” Please follow the SOT abstract directions for posters and pay attention to the “Tips for Non-laboratory or Non-field Studies” section.

As for all abstracts submitted for presentation, the SOT Scientific Program Committee reviews and makes acceptance decisions. To write an effective education-related abstract, we recommend that you:

  1. identify the activity and its connection to toxicology
  2. describe how the activity informs, or is informed by, literature or calls to action
  3. define the population(s) being served
  4. state the learning outcomes/objectives for the activity and how the results can inform other educators
  5. explain how the effectiveness of the activity has been evaluated, if applicable

Please note that SOT allows a person to be presenting author on only one poster during the SOT Annual Meeting. Accordingly, if you are already the presenting author on a different poster, consider including a graduate student or colleague as the presenting author of your poster for this session.

If you would like comments before you submit, please contact me, Bob Roth, Co-Chair of the SOT Faculty United for Toxicology Recruitment and Education (FUTURE) Committee.