I would like to take this opportunity to thank SOT members for renewing their membership for 2020. SOT member commitment to the Society is the core pillar that supports all that we do to advance the science and increase the impact of toxicology. Your commitment is especially appreciated during these uncertain economic times and helps support our efforts to offer the 2020 SOT Virtual Meeting after the cancellation of the SOT 2020 Annual Meeting. Thank you.
If you have not renewed your membership, I encourage you to renew today. The Society continues to provide valuable services to the toxicology community, particularly through the 2020 SOT Virtual Meeting sessions, opportunities to learn about exciting scientific advances, engagement with one of Society’s 55 Component Groups, and activities to increase the Society’s influence through science communication. Renew today to continue increasing your involvement in SOT activities.
SOT members are the foundation of the Society’s success, supporting the organization through their membership and volunteering to serve in various leadership roles. From the SOT Council and Graduate Student Leadership Committee to SOT-hosted meetings and programs, every facet of the Society is enhanced through the efforts of member volunteers from every career stage.
Please note that you may request Retired status or a dues waiver if you meet the following criteria:
- Retired membership: SOT members who have retired from active work in toxicology and earn less than 50% of their total income from toxicology-related work can send a letter of request for Retired member status to SOT Council. Retired members do not pay dues but may choose to subscribe to the SOT journal at the member rate.
- Dues waiver requests: Any SOT member in good standing whose employment is temporarily interrupted may apply for a waiver of dues for one year. A written request including a description of the most recent employment history should be submitted to the SOT Executive Director, Tonia Masson. Requests are treated confidentially. Members granted dues waivers will continue to receive all the benefits appropriate to their membership category, including an electronic subscription to the SOT journal.
Membership Dues Assistance Program for Student and Postdoctoral members from developing countries: SOT encourages international membership and recognizes that toxicologists are active in areas of the world where even reduced SOT dues payments may present a technical challenge or financial concern. A written request explaining why it is difficult to pay your SOT dues should be submitted to SOT Executive Director Tonia Masson.
If you need assistance renewing your membership or have questions about how you can engage more with the Society, please contact Membership Services or call 703.438.3115.
We value our members and look forward to another year of working together to advance the science of toxicology!