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SOT is a member-led organization that relies on the contributions of dedicated members who volunteer to create resources and run programs that benefit the full membership and help the Society advance its mission. All members are invited to express interest in participating in the Society’s myriad volunteer opportunities, including serving on a Committee or in a leadership role for a Component Group (Regional Chapter, Special Interest Group, or Specialty Section); contributing to SOT communication activities; or volunteering during the SOT Annual Meeting . Express your interest in serving by completing the SOT Volunteer Form (note: you need to log in to ...
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The Toxicology Mentoring and Skills Development Training ( ToxMSDT ) leadership team is recruiting educators and those interested in the education of undergraduates to assist in (1) the development of 10 new modules to provide toxicology content to undergraduates and (2) the enhancement of existing learning modules with active learning elements. Those selected for the development teams will receive a $1,500 stipend per new module developed and a $500 stipend per module reviewed and updated. Members of the ToxMSDT content development team will receive a stipend of $2,000 per year of participation. This three-member group will define the parameters for the content ...
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SOT has secured complimentary meeting space at two hotels, conveniently located near the San Diego Convention Center, that can be used to host events during the 2022 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, March 27–31, 2022, in San Diego, California. The meeting request system is now open, and meeting space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to complete one form per function. SOT Headquarters must approve all requests, and only SOT Global Partners, exhibitors, supporters, or organizations otherwise affiliated with SOT may host an ancillary meeting. Ancillary Meetings may not take place during the blackout periods designated by ...
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This blog is being shared as part of a blog exchange between the American College of Toxicology and SOT. The American College of Toxicology (ACT) would like to invite all SOT members to join us online November 10–19, 2021, for the virtual ACT 42nd Annual Meeting . Registration is now open! This gathering brings together a community of toxicologists in an environment conducive to the exchange of ideas, professional networking, and continuing education. The Annual Meeting will include a wide-ranging scientific program with distinguished plenary speakers, Symposia and Workshops, Continuing Education courses, a Poster Viewing Session, “Talking Tox” webinars ...
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The scientific program for the 2022 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo will begin with an exploration of how molecular, clinical, and epidemiological data can inform diagnostics, therapeutics, and drug efficacy during the Opening Plenary Session by Atul Butte, of the University of California San Francisco, on Monday, March 28, 2022. Happening live in San Diego from March 27 to March 31, 2022, the 61st SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo will feature 70 Featured and Scientific Sessions alongside dozens of additional activities and events. Other Featured Sessions from the scientific program include: The Plenary Keynote Medical Research Council Lecture on “Genetic ...
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Postdoctoral Scholars: New Experiences in Toxicology (NEXT) Program SOT Postdocs, the Education and Career Development Committee invites you to apply for the New Experiences in Toxicology (NEXT) Program by October 29, 2021 . SOT recognizes that toxicology-related training experiences facilitate the successful transition of postdoctoral scholars into a professional position in toxicology. The New Experiences in Toxicology (NEXT) Program provides funding up to $1,000 to cover costs associated with additional training related to toxicology that will broaden a postdoc’s expertise and prepare them for the competitive job market. Applicants will identify ...
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Each year, with assistance from several SOT groups, including the Specialty Sections and Special Interest Groups, which share in the responsibility of reviewing the Annual Meeting proposals, an impressive scientific program is developed that provides attendees with an opportunity to learn about emerging fields and gain access to cutting-edge research in toxicology. We hope you will submit an abstract of your most recent research results for the upcoming 2022 SOT Annual Meeting in San Diego. In addition to submitting an abstract, the Scientific Program Committee (SPC) would like to invite you to consider volunteering to serve as a Chair for the Platform and ...
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This blog was crafted by the Communications Subcommittee of the Graduate Student Leadership Committee. For graduate students, conferences are among the best places to network and share research with a wide range of potential collaborators, employers, and mentors. The first step to presenting at a conference is submitting your abstract. Additionally, you want your abstract to be accepted and read and to compel attendees to visit your poster or talk. Your abstract can even win awards! Abstract submissions for the 2022 SOT Annual Meeting are due December 1. Let’s get started! Follow directions! Look up the abstract guidelines and follow the assigned ...
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The October 2021 issue of Toxicological Sciences , the Society’s official journal, contains leading research in toxicology in areas such as biotransformation, toxicokinetics, and pharmacokinetics; computational toxicology and databases; and environmental toxicology. The issue opens with a Contemporary Review entitled, “ Bisphenol A and Male Murine Reproductive System: Finding a Link between Plasticizer and Compromised Health .” Additionally, two Tox Spotlight articles are included in this month’s issue: “ Dictyostelium discoideum : An Alternative Nonanimal Model for Developmental Toxicity Testing ” “ A Sulfonyl Azide–Based Sulfide Scavenger Rescues ...
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As we’ve all experienced, the global pandemic has informed many new ways that we effectively engage to share science. This is especially true in the event space for our meeting. I am pleased to announce some enhancements that we are making to the 2022 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo that will enable SOT to present the best research available to as wide an audience as possible. First, the abstract submission deadline is being extended to Wednesday, December 1, to allow more time for research completion. We have decided to make this new deadline the deadline that we take forward for future years because giving our community more time to submit can maximize ...
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The Nominating Committee for Honorary Members invites SOT members to nominate a candidate for Honorary membership . Since 1962, the Society has recognized nonmembers who embody outstanding and sustained achievements in the field of toxicology and/or allied disciplines with Honorary membership. Candidates are nominated by two Full or Associate members of the Society. Nomination materials include a letter of nomination, a seconding letter of nomination, and the candidate’s abbreviated CV (10 pages maximum). Nomination materials should highlight information regarding the candidate’s career achievements in toxicology. Honorary members will be elected by a two-thirds ...
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In addition to SOT Awards, fellowships, and Supported Awards with an October application/nomination deadline, other SOT Committees, Regional Chapters, Special Interest Groups, and Specialty Sections confer many awards throughout the year to recognize the achievements of toxicologists, particularly graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Awards with upcoming deadlines through November 30, 2021, are listed here. Please consider applying for any of these awards as appropriate, nominating individuals you feel are worthy, and/or informing a qualified student, postdoctoral scholar, or colleague about these awards. For full details and contact information for ...
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This blog is being shared as part of the SOT roles and responsibilities assigned to the author based on the leadership position held. The viewpoints and expertise expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints and expertise of the listed author. A draft SOT Issue Statement on nanoscience and advanced materials is available for review and comment by the SOT membership. The audience for this statement is SOT members that do not specialize in the covered topic and other scientists. Comments and feedback on this statement will be accepted until 8:00 am (ET) on Monday, October 18. Provide your feedback via email to the SOT Communications ...
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As part of the SOT commitment to supporting diversity and inclusiveness, as well as to help promote dialogue and understanding, the Society presents this recurring blog series, dubbed “Making Connections.” This series contains summaries of articles, reports, and other resources that offer professional development insights and capture the state of the larger scientific community in relation to topics such as diversity, inclusion, support for early career researchers, and more. “African Languages to Get More Bespoke Scientific Terms” A Nature news article discusses the lack of scientific terms in African languages and how science researchers are aiming ...
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Students learn about toxicology during the Undergraduate Diversity Program. This blog was co-authored by Larissa Williams and Kymberly Gowdy. The SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in San Diego, taking place March 27–31, 2021, is a fantastic opportunity for undergraduate students to learn more about toxicology and to present their research. SOT provides travel support to undergraduates through two programs. Both have an application deadline of October 15. The Undergraduate Diversity Program Student Travel Award supports travel to the SOT Annual Meeting and participation in the three-day Undergraduate Diversity Program . Students with a minimum ...
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Joshua Gray, as a co-facilitator, joins me in inviting anyone teaching undergraduates, or interested in teaching undergraduates, to connect with the group participating in free monthly webinars discussing how toxicology concepts can be incorporated into various courses. Scheduled for 3:00 pm (ET) on September 29, the next webinar will explore how the SOT Undergraduate Toxicology Learning Framework concept of evolution can be integrated into undergraduate courses. Jed Goldstone of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who explores the functional and evolutionary relationships of cytochromes P450, will co-facilitate. You can register for the series and ...
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Postdoctoral members, on behalf of SOT, I would like to recognize you and the entire Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA) as we celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week. The SOT postdoctoral community provides valuable scientific perspectives that contribute to the advancement of toxicology. I am proud of our postdoctoral community, which enhances the Society through expertise, enthusiasm, and engagement brought by the nearly 500 postdoctoral scholars within the Society. I hope you are taking advantage of the activities and events organized by the PDA. The PDA is designed to support and meet the needs of our postdoctoral community, including providing opportunities ...
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2018–2019 Best Postdoctoral Publication Award recipients (from left to right) : Drs. Haixia Yang, Brita Kilburg-Basnyat, Samantha Snow, and 2019 PDA Board Vice Chair Melanie Abongwa Every year, the Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA) not only proudly acknowledges the contributions of our postdoctoral scholars to the science of toxicology, but also recognizes the outstanding toxicological research published by SOT Postdoctoral members through the Best Postdoctoral Publication Award . The PDA is pleased to announce the availability of the 2022 Best Postdoctoral Publication Award, recognizing outstanding postdoctoral researchers who have recently published ...
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The Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists (HOT) was founded in 2004 and became an SOT Special Interest Group in 2006. The main goals of HOT are to contribute to the dissemination of toxicological information and issues as they relate to Ibero-American communities and to promote the careers and education of Hispanic/Latin/Brazilian/Portuguese/Spanish toxicologists in the United States and the international Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking scientific communities. HOT also provides support to SOT on its outreach in global toxicology. To reach its goals, HOT organizes annual activities: Quarterly publication of the Toxenlaces newsletter, which includes ...
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This blog is being shared as part of a blog exchange between the Safety Pharmacology Society and SOT. The Safety Pharmacology Society (SPS) would like to invite all SOT members to join us online October 4–8, 2021, for a full program on topics covering all areas of safety pharmacology, drug discovery, toxicology, and regulatory updates. Scientific Sessions on Toxicology Topics The SPS meeting includes a variety of sessions that may be of interest to SOT members, and all sessions will be available live and on-demand : A Clinician’s View of Safety Pharmacology Studies Keynote Seizure-Liability Session Role of Safety Pharmacologists in Consortia—Driving ...
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