SOT provides endorsement and support to various toxicology-related meetings, workshops, symposia, etc. on a quarterly basis. The following meetings are all endorsed and supported based on their relevance to contributing toward advancing the SOT Strategic Plan. For more information on competitive meeting support and endorsement provided by SOT, please visit the “SOT-Sponsored Meetings” web page.
For more information on these and other upcoming toxicology-related meetings, please visit our user-submitted Calendar of Events.
2019 Annual Meeting of the International Societies of Exposure Science and Indoor Air Quality and Climate
August 18–22, 2019; Žalgirio Arena, Kaunas, Lithuania
The central theme for this conference is “the built, natural, and social environments: impacts on exposures, health, and well-being,” with an emphasis on both pollutant exposures and research improving our understanding of interactions between the numerous and complex factors affecting health. There are many sessions of interest to SOT members, with topics including:
- Emerging exposures of concern
- Exposure resources, such as models, sensors, simulations, and tools
- Biomonitoring and biological responses to toxicants and other stressors
- Exposure, hazard, and risk assessment
- Exposure control strategies and practices
- Exposure perception, communication, and policy
- Community-engaged research and community involvement in research
Preventing Benzene’s Adverse Health Effects: Considerations in Occupational Exposure Limit Development
September 11, 2019; Crowne Plaza Helsinki Hesperia, Helsinki, Finland
The Aromatics Producers Association, a sector Group of CEFIC, is organizing a free symposium on the development of an occupational exposure limit (OEL) for benzene. The goal of this symposium is to share insights on ways to interpret benzene epidemiology studies for deriving a safe exposure level. There will be presentations on reliability assessment of epidemiology studies, on how the Risk Assessment Committee of ECHA and industry developed an OEL for benzene, and on how the overall available information led to a recommendation for an OEL in the EU. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion. For additional details and to register, please visit the symposium web page.
Dose-Response Assessment Boot Camp
October 21–25, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA
Hosted by Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA), this course is a five-day intensive, hands-on training in hazard characterization and dose-response assessment. Both beginners and expert toxicological risk assessors will learn advanced methods and enhance their understanding and skills in the basics. Course lectures will be supplemented with daily hands-on application exercises. For more information and course registration, please visit the TERA website.
Assessing and Communicating Risk for Toxicologists and Risk Assessors
November 5–8, 2019; Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Society of Toxicology of Canada is partnering with experts for an interactive, hands-on workshop that will boost your skills in both areas. Gain a deeper understanding of risk assessment methods. Maximize the value of toxicology studies in characterizing risk. Encourage the use of sound science in risk-based decision-making. Apply practical tools for communicating your results to nontechnical stakeholders. Interested? Get on the list to receive updates and save 10% on your registration. No commitment is necessary now, but we need your feedback by August 16. This workshop will proceed only if there is enough interest. Limited to 50 participants! More information is available on the meeting website.
Gordon Research Seminar: Oxygen Radicals—Redox Processes from Chemical Reactivity to Their Role in Health and Disease
February 1–2, 2020; Ventura Beach Marriott, Ventura, CA, USA
This meeting will include four sessions to highlight the advances in our understanding of how oxidative processes regulate cell biology and disease pathogenesis, including a keynote lecture focusing on the role of reactive oxygen species in health and diseases as well as a career development session. Talks and a poster session by young investigators from selected abstracts also will take place. For more information about the meeting and to submit an abstract, please visit the seminar website.