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In response to a membership-expressed desire to include more timely research at the Annual Meeting, SOT is seeking proposals for Hot Topic Sessions for the 2022 Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in San Diego. The Hot Topic Session(s) will be programmed as a 90- or 165-minute session. Proposal topics should focus on toxicology-related issues that have either arisen since the deadline for regular session proposals or peaked in interest to the scientific community and/or public. For the 2022 Annual Meeting, Hot Topic proposals are due by Friday, February 11 . As with regular Symposium and Workshop Session proposals, Hot Topic proposals should include: ...
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Chat with an Expert during the 2019 SOT Annual Meeting The Graduate Student Leadership Committee (GSLC) is extending an invitation to participate in the 2022 Chat with an Expert (CWAE) program . This program provides the opportunity for trainees to meet with expert toxicologists and current postdocs* during the 2022 SOT Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 27–31, 2022. Participation in this program is a wonderful opportunity to make a positive impact on toxicologists in the early stages of their careers. Feedback from participants is very positive every year, and we highly encourage your engagement. We are looking for (1) expert toxicologists (from ...
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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 January 31, 2022, 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 was authored by Emily Ford and Larissa Williams. One key goal of SOT and the Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate Recruitment and Education (FUTURE) Committee is to engage undergraduates in toxicology early with the hope that they will continue to study and work in the field. One important way SOT supports undergraduate students exploring toxicology is by providing funding for summer research programs. This allows undergraduates the opportunity to experience toxicology research in a robust and hands-on way. In 2021, we were thrilled to fund 12 programs, including two new sites, for a total of 27 students. The FUTURE Committee invites SOT ...
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During the SOT Council meeting in November, a new SOT Issue Statement on nanoscience and advanced materials was approved. The statement is posted on the “SOT Statements” web page and others on the SOT website. Please feel free to share this statement freely with colleagues and others. Thank you to the writing team of Flemming Cassee, PhD, Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu, Netherlands; Alison Elder, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center; Mary Gulumian, PhD, National Institute for Occupational Health, South Africa; and Timothy Nurkiewicz, PhD, West Virginia University School of Medicine, for creating this statement. Your yearlong efforts ...
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As part of its community memberships and affiliations with other organizations, SOT is often approached to co-sign letters to government agencies to solicit support for scientific research through funding initiatives. SOT recently signed two such letters. On November 15, 2021, a letter developed by the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research was sent to the leaders of the US Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Appropriations. The letter urged the Committees to approve at least $46.3 billion for the NIH base as part of the FY2022 spending package so that “the nation can continue to accelerate the development of life-changing cures, pioneering treatments ...
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The December 2021 issue of Toxicological Sciences , Volume 184, Issue 2, is now available and contains leading articles in the areas of developmental and reproductive toxicology, environmental toxicology, and more. Two Tox Spotlights also are featured in the December issue: “ Paternal Cannabis Exposure Prior to Mating, but Not ∆9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, Elicits Deficits in Dopaminergic Synaptic Activity in the Offspring ” “ Hepatocyte-Specific Deletion of Yes-Associated Protein Improves Recovery from Acetaminophen-Induced Acute Liver Injury ” Also published in ToxSci this month is a Forum article , which provides commentary on the interface between ...
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SOT is a member association of the International Union of Toxicology. I am pleased to share this announcement on behalf of our IUTOX partners. The International Union of Toxicology is hosting a webinar on December 7, 2021, at 9:00 am (ET) exploring “ Toxicology in Drug Development .” This event continues an IUTOX webinar series featuring the expertise of the IUTOX Executive Committee and extended network. During this webinar, IUTOX Treasurer Mary Ellen Cosenza will review the history of toxicology in drug development, the overarching principles of regulatory guidance, and current best practices. The different types of studies and how they are evaluated to ...
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We are excited about the opportunity to meet in person in San Diego for the 2022 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. The health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, staff, and other meeting personnel, especially those in vulnerable populations (e.g., aged 65+, immunocompromised), are our highest priority. With this in mind, those attending the 2022 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in person in San Diego must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals who are unable to attend because of travel restrictions or choosing not to be vaccinated are invited to join the SOT meeting remotely via livestreams of most of the Scientific Sessions and on-demand viewing ...
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The deadline to submit an abstract for consideration for a Platform or Poster Session presentation during the 2022 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo is rapidly approaching: Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 11:59 pm (ET) . If accepted, your abstract will join the timely and cutting-edge scientific program that the Scientific Program Committee (SPC) and session Chairs and Co-Chairs are assembling. Your abstract also will be published in The Toxicologist , a digital-only official supplement to Toxicological Sciences , the Society’s journal. Individuals who have abstracts accepted for the 2022 SOT Annual Meeting have the opportunity to present their research ...
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Less than two weeks are left to submit your video proposal for an InTOXicating Science Talk! Through InTOXicating Science Talks, a new SOT program, selected participants will deliver a presentation during the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in San Diego, California, that will be captured live on video. These videos will then be shared across the SOT communication channels (social media, website, etc.) to showcase toxicology to an SOT and non-SOT audience. Unlike a traditional scientific lecture, these presentations are intended to be less formal and will eschew the podium and other standards. The language and presentation materials should appeal to and be ...
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Faculty and those involved in informal education have been innovative in meeting the challenges imposed by pandemic conditions. Others can benefit from your novel approaches if you share during the SOT Education, Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (EELSI) Poster Session during the 2022 SOT Annual Meeting . The abstract submission deadline is December 1. Toxicological education happens at multiple levels. Toxicology can be taught or shared in a formal classroom or seminar setting, in virtual recordings that are disseminated to broad audiences, and in hands-on settings. These educational activities take time, effort, and creativity to organize and implement. ...
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This blog was crafted by the Communications Subcommittee of the Graduate Student Leadership Committee. It has become increasingly common in toxicology PhD programs, and in life science programs more broadly, to have an initial year curriculum accompanied by lab rotations. These lab rotations are generally 12 to 16 weeks and offer the opportunity to see how one fits into the lab dynamic. Choosing the right lab is an easy task if you have a dead-set career path and research area in mind. Unfortunately, for most of us there is a lot of uncertainty regarding our futures, making this a daunting decision. This blog will therefore outline pertinent factors and strategies ...
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This blog was authored by Joshua Gray, Jodi Flaws, Mindy Reynolds, Wilson Rumbeiha, and Larissa Williams. Undergraduate faculty and those interested in undergraduate learning may support SOT activities by contributing their expertise through two opportunities, with dates in November and continuing. SOT NCABR Toxicology Curriculum Discussion The next session in the SOT NCABR Undergraduate Toxicology Curriculum Webinar Series is November 22 at 12:00 noon (ET). The series of seven webinars is a discussion of how to employ the SOT Toxicology Learning Framework in undergraduate toxicology and a variety of other courses. Participants are encouraged to ...
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SOT has contracted with KiddieCorp to provide childcare during the 61st Annual Meeting and ToxExpo . KiddieCorp is a premier provider of children’s program services during events. The Childcare Program will be located at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina and will provide care for children ages 6 months through 12 years old. This program is for children accompanying registered attendees to help maximize the meeting experience for registrants traveling with children. The cost for the childcare program is $12.00 per hour, per child. Children must be registered for a minimum of two consecutive hours per child for each day registered. The advance registration ...
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The November 2021 issue of the Society’s official journal, Toxicological Sciences , features leading toxicology research in areas such as biomarkers, carcinogenesis, and environmental toxicology. Among this cutting-edge science are two Tox Spotlight articles: Iodoacetic Acid, a Water Disinfection Byproduct, Disrupts Hypothalamic and Pituitary Reproductive Regulatory Factors and Induces Toxicity in the Female Pituitary Children with Amalgam Dental Restorations Have Significantly Elevated Blood and Urine Mercury Levels To explore these featured articles, as well as those on organ-specific toxicology, reproductive and developmental toxicology, ...
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Quick Facts Who: SOT members, exhibitors, and other scientists What: 70+ Scientific Sessions 250+ Exhibitors 60+ Social Events When: March 27–31, 2022 Where: San Diego Convention Center SOT Returns to San Diego! Ocean breezes, warm sunshine, and in-person scientific discussions—these are just a few of the attractions of the SOT 61st Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, taking place March 27–31, 2022. SOT cannot wait to host registrants, exhibitors, and guests at the San Diego Convention Center in California. The Society was last in San Diego in 2015, and the Convention Center is ideally located, ...
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Do you like speaking better than writing? Do you want to talk about your work in a new way? Apply for the new SOT program, InTOXicating Science Talks. SOT envisions InTOXicating Science Talks as an innovative way to highlight toxicology by capturing short (15 minutes or less) talks on video about the motivation behind and importance of the work being conducted by SOT members. These will not be scientific presentations, but an exploration of science through storytelling and relatable experiences. Essentially, SOT wants to showcase its members’ passion for toxicology! This opportunity is open to all SOT members, including students and trainees, who are attending ...
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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 December 31, 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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SOT and the US Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (US FDA/CFSAN) cordially invite you to join us for our December 1 colloquium , “Arsenic and Children’s Health.” There is no charge for this webcast. The SOT FDA Colloquia are an update on toxicological science rather than a public forum for discussion of toxicology regulatory issues. The Co-Chairs of this session are Aaron Barchowsky, University of Pittsburgh, and Brenna Flannery, US FDA. Arsenic is a naturally occurring element found in low concentrations in foods worldwide, including those commonly consumed by young children and pregnant women. Because arsenic occurs ...
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