Is It Time to Upgrade Your SOT Membership?


By Kimberly von Brook posted 11-13-2014 15:25


By becoming a member of the Society of Toxicology (SOT), you have demonstrated your commitment to creating a safer and healthier world. The SOT is proud to partner with you on this mission. Membership in the Society is offered on several tiers so that we may best include and serve toxicologists from varying backgrounds and levels of experience. Pictured below are SOT members v3SOT_14_bg_1003.jpgat every career level networking at the SOT 2014 Annual Meeting Welcome Reception.

 •Postdoctoral Members hold a PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g., MD, DVM), have an interest in toxicology, and are under the direction of a research mentor.

 •Associate Members are qualified individuals who are engaged in professional activities in toxicology.

 •Full Members have a continuing professional interest in toxicology, have conducted and published original research, and/or are generally recognized as expert in some aspect of toxicology. Associate Membership is not a prerequisite for Full Membership.

We encourage you to upgrade your membership as you progress through your career in toxicology, when you have reached a milestone such as completing a doctoral degree program, or have achieved a number of years or publications in the field to qualify for Full membership.

SOT membership at any level provides distinction and recognition among your peers, as well as members-only access to the SOT website and ToXchange, the SOT Job Bank, Mentor Match, and important communications about your society and discipline. As a member, you receive discounted registration for the SOT Annual Meeting and reduced rate access to Toxicological Sciences. You also are eligible for many prestigious awards, grants, and fellowships offered by SOT and its Endowment Fund, Regional Chapters, Special Interest Groups, and Specialty Sections.

As a Postdoctoral Member, you are included in the Postdoctoral Assembly, which is a great resource for scientific growth, networking, and career advancement. You are eligible to serve as a representative for a Regional Chapter, Specialty Section, Special Interest Group, or SOT Committee, and you receive membership in one Specialty Section and one Special Interest Group at no cost.

As an Associate Member, you are eligible for leadership opportunities on many of SOT’s appointed committees that foster the development of the strategic initiatives of the Society. You may serve in the President or Treasurer chain of a Regional Chapter, Special Interest Group, or Specialty Section, and you may chair sessions at the SOT Annual Meeting.

As a Full Member, you have all the membership benefits of an Associate Member plus increased opportunity to help shape the future and direction of the Society. You are eligible to hold leadership positions including elected membership on the SOT Council. You also receive voting privileges and the ability to sponsor applicants for SOT membership.

We value all of our members and encourage active participation in the Society. The process to upgrade your membership is quick and easy using the online membership application. Additional information is available on the SOT website.

Applications are reviewed in January, May, and September. Complete your application by January 1, 2015 in order for your upgrade to be considered in the next review cycle. Approved candidates will be notified prior to the SOT 2015 Annual Meeting.

For more information, please contact Rosibel Alvarenga at SOT Membership Services or 703.438.3115.