Abstract Submissions Encouraged in Education, Ethics, Legal, and Social Issues Category

By Teresa Dodd-Butera posted 08-17-2012 13:32


The Education Committee, Undergraduate Education Subcommittee, and K–12 Subcommittee are encouraging toxicologists to contribute 2013 SOT Annual Meeting abstracts for the topic “Education, Ethics, Legal, and Social Issues.” The goal is to have as robust a poster session at the 2013 Annual Meeting as we have had at the previous two meetings.Toxicology serves a pivotal role in society. We would like to acknowledge the impact of toxicology relative to scientific, ethical, legal, and social issues and the importance of education related to toxicology at the Annual Meeting.

Toxicologists can provide insight and scholarly information that may not be a result of hypothesis-driven experimentation. For example, you might use innovative teaching methods with demonstrated successful outcomes, or perhaps you have a model outreach program to share. Lessons learned in developing model outreach programs with accompanying theoretical and applied techniques for success would enrich the educational experience at the upcoming meeting. Community and campus partnerships that contribute to learning about and application of toxicology in the context of social and public health are other examples of appropriate submissions.

For this type of abstract, the impact on the practice of toxicology, risk assessment, education at all levels, or public health shall be described. Subject matter that fosters discourse relevant to the evolution and improvement of the field of toxicology and toxicological education is encouraged. In the abstract, implications for stakeholders should be articulated. The purpose, research methods, and assessment approach should be described; and the abstract should also include an explicit summary of either qualitative or quantitative findings along with conclusions. Care should be taken to distinguish between statements that are based on documented facts rather than opinions. A literature review or descriptive background materials are not sufficient content for a poster. Remember that the abstract submission deadline is October 3, 2012.

For further information or to discuss your potential abstract, contact Teresa Dodd-Butera  of the Undergraduate Education Subcommittee or Dan E. Arrieta of the K–12 Subcommittee.