Upcoming Regional Chapter Events — October and November Edition

The Society of Toxicology (SOT) Regional Chapters hold Annual Meetings and webinars to provide a scientific forum for their members and the greater scientific community in their locale. Below are a number of upcoming Regional Chapter events that may be of interest to you.

October

Northland: The Northland Regional Chapter (NLSOT) meeting will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at the Mayo Auditorium on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The meeting will be a Communicating Science Workshop and speakers will cover topics including Risk Communication, Communicating Science to Skeptical Audiences, and Scientific Storytelling. Registration will include a light breakfast and lunch. For more information, please visit ToXchange.

Central States: The Central States Regional Chapter (CSSOT) meeting will be on Thursday and Friday, October 8–9, 2015, at the Beller Conference Center on the University of Kansas Medical Center Campus in Kansas City, Kansas. The keynote speaker will be SOT 2014–2017 Councilor Aaron Barchowsky, PhD. The meeting also will include presentations from postdoctoral and graduate students. More information can be found on the Central States website.

Southern California: The Southern California Regional Chapter (SOCAL) meeting will take place on Monday, October 12, 2015, at Isis Pharmaceuticals in Carlsbad, California. This year’s topic is “The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease: A Toxicological Perspective.” Experts in their fields from academia and industry will speak specifically on the toxicological relevance of the human microbiome. For more information, please visit the Southern California website.

Mid-Atlantic: The Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter (MASOT) will hold its meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at the Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center in Edison, New Jersey. The title of this meeting is “Device and Drug Combination Product Toxicology, Past Present and Future.” In addition to the engaging agenda, a special session on communicating science will be given by Melissa Marshall. More information on this meeting can be found on the Mid-Atlantic website.

Southeastern: The Southeastern Regional Chapter (SESOT) will hold its meeting on Thursday and Friday, October 15–16, 2015, at the University of South Florida College of Public Health in Tampa, Florida. Platform and poster presentations will be presented in two half day formats. Postdoctoral and Student awards also will be presented. More information can be found on the Southeastern website.

Northern California: The Northern California Regional Chapter (NorCal) will hold its meeting on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at the South San Francisco Conference Center in South San Francisco, California. The theme of this meeting is “A Tail of Two Fields: Reproductive & Juvenile Toxicity, and Public Health & Risk Assessment.” The meeting will include "Lunch with Experts" between the morning and afternoon sessions. More information can be found on the Northern California website.

Lone Star/South Central: The Lone Star (LSSOT) and South Central (SCCSOT) Joint Regional Chapter meeting will be held Thursday-Saturday, October 22–24, 2015, at the Sheraton Suites Houston Near The Galleria in Houston, Texas. Registration includes breakfasts, a luncheon, snacks during the meeting, and the Welcoming Reception/Mixer. More information can be found on both the Lone Star website and South Central website.

North Carolina: The North Carolina Regional Chapter (NCSOT) meeting will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at the NIEHS Main Campus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The meeting theme is “Mouse vs. Man: Where the Differences and Similarities Lie in Today’s Toxicological Research.” A Career Panel Discussion also will be held during this meeting. For more information, visit the North Carolina website.

Northeast: The Northeast Regional Chapter (NESOT) will hold its meeting Friday, October 30, 2015, at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Boston, Massachusetts. The topic of this year’s meeting will be "Toxicology of Biotheraputics." The keynote speaker will be Lisa McKerracher, PhD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BioAxone BioSciences. More information on the meeting can be found on the Northeast website.

November

Ohio Valley: The Ohio Valley Regional Chapter (OVSOT) meeting will be held on Friday, November 13, 2015, at the Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky. This year’s meeting will feature a keynote lecture by Elaine Faustman, PhD, DABT, ATS. The meeting also will include student and postdoc platform and poster presentations, "Lunch with an Expert," and exciting information about the K–12 activities. More information can be found on the Ohio Valley website.

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