This July, SOT and its members will host delegates from six continents for four days of discovery about “Toxicology Solutions for Global Public, Environmental, and Personal Health” during the IUTOX 15th International Congress of Toxicology (ICTXV)—and I hope you will join us from July 15 to July 18 in Honolulu, Hawaii!
Early-bird registration savings for ICTXV end April 15, so register now to join SOT and IUTOX for this exciting scientific opportunity.
In 2013, SOT submitted a bid to host ICTXV because the Society felt the congress would align with its mission and guiding principles of fostering lifelong learning, supporting toxicologists from diverse backgrounds and circumstances, and advancing the impact and reach of toxicology. By co-hosting this congress, SOT would be able to help expand the educational and capacity-building opportunities for toxicologists around the world, including scientists from developing and less-developed countries, by providing expertise and travel support to attend a scientific conference inclusive of the needs of scientists from these underserved areas.
Six years in the making, the inclusive and diverse program for ICTXV will highlight excellence in science and the practice of toxicology around the world through 20 Symposia, 8 Continuing Education courses, and 4 Keynote Lectures. Sessions were selected from nearly 100 submissions to ensure timely discussions and to provide a balance of the interests of different countries and world regions. Nearly 60% of the ICTXV speakers are from outside the United States, representing 22 different countries.
The ICT meetings are forums for scientists in academia, government, and industry from around the world to learn about the latest developments in toxicological science and regulation. In addition, this meeting will fulfill an unmet need to provide information and training to toxicologists from both regional and developing countries around the world. Of the almost 800 abstracts received through regular and late-breaking submission, developing-country presenters represent nearly one-third of the presentations to be seen in Honolulu, offering an opportunity for presenters to inform their peers of toxicological challenges and solutions that are applicable to their own countries and regions.
As an academic scientist who has worked closely with students and senior scientists from around the world, I know you will find this meeting meaningful. I look forward to meeting you all, and it will be my pleasure to help make your visit a worthy experience.