Below is the introduction to a report by Silvia Barros on the 9th Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries and XIX Brazilian Congress of Toxicology that was held November 7‒10, 2015, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. A link to the full report also is below. The meeting received support from the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Global Initiative Funds described on the SOT website.
"On behalf of the Brazilian Society of Toxicology (CBTOX), I am pleased to report on the CTDC9/XIXCBTOX meeting: Advancing Toxicology Science in Developing Countries. Set in the beautiful beach community of Natal, this was the first time the Brazilian Society of Toxicology hosted an IUTOX Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries (CTDC) and the 19th meeting we’ve organized for our own members. Of note: the very first CTDC meeting was held in Argentina in 1987 and was the only other one held in Latin America. Prof. Dr. Jose Alberto Castro, the organizer of the CTDC meeting in Argentina and one of the original creators of the CTDC concept, served as the Honorary President of our meeting in Natal and provided the keynote address at the Opening Ceremony highlighting the ongoing need to have an international congress devoted to toxicological issues in developing countries." To read more about this meeting attended by more than 380 participants from 38 countries, see the IUTOX newsletter. To learn about upcoming meetings, visit the IUTOX website.