Important Tips, Contacts, and Deadlines for Pre-Review of SOT 2019 Session Proposals

The development of proposals for the Society of Toxicology (SOT) 2019 Annual Meeting is underway with deadlines for pre-review by Specialty Sections (SS) in mid-April to early-May 2018 and deadline to submit proposals online to SOT on May 15, 2018. The SS Collaboration and Communication Group (SS-CCG), which represents all SOT SSs, has compiled a list of individuals serving as contacts for Session Proposal Pre-Review for the 2019 SOT Annual Meeting.  As stated on the SOT webpage about preparing proposals for SOT 2019 found here, proposals that have undergone the pre-review process prior to submission tend to receive higher scores and ranks during the review. A pre-review also allows you to gauge the level of interest of the SS as a potential endorser. Below is a list of contacts with their email addresses and deadlines by which your submission should be provided for this pre-review process. Please be advised that a session pre-review is not a guarantee that the session proposal will be endorsed by the SS. In addition, some SS will continue to review after their deadline, but may not guarantee a timely response.

The SS-CCG has a special mission to support sessions that are cross-cutting and represent collaboration efforts across different sections.  If you are putting together a 2019 SOT Scientific Session Proposal that spans interests of 3+SSs, you may send pre-submission inquiries to the SS-CCG by May 5, 2018, to Abby Li (abbyli@exponent.com).

Examples of cross-cutting sessions that have been identified by SS leaders for 2019 are as follows:

  1. Big data: Standards and quality criteria for in vivo and in silico data (includes issues of reliability within and across labs); and Approaches to mining molecular/in vitro data to be predictive of functional human health outcomes (includes relevance of short-duration assays to toxicity taking years to become observable in whole animal or human studies).
  2. Oxidative stress: What is an adverse effect?
  3. Particle-mediated toxicity from medical devices
  4. Social media as an opportunity for responsible communication of toxicology

 

Specialty Section

Pre-Review Contact

Position

Deadline for 
Pre-Review Requests

Biological Modeling

Jeffrey Fisher

Vice President

5/4/2018

Biotechnology

Kelly Flagella

Vice President-Elect

5/4/2018

Carcinogenesis

Timothy Fennell

Vice President

5/5/2018

Carcinogenesis

Udayan Apte

Vice President-Elect

5/5/2018

Carcinogenesis

Zemin Wang

Councilor

5/5/2018

Clinical and Translational Toxicology

Donna Mendrick

President

5/5/2018

Clinical and Translational Toxicology

John-Michael Sauer

Vice President

5/5/2018

Clinical and Translational Toxicology

Jennifer Burley

Vice President-Elect

5/5/2018

Comparative and Veterinary

Jennifer Duringer

Vice President

5/4/2018

Computational Toxicology

David Woolley

President

5/9/2018

Dermal Toxicology

Jeffrey Klein

Vice President

5/1/2018

Drug Discovery Toxicology

Howard Mellor

Vice President

4/27/2018

Ethical, Legal, Forensics, and Societal Issues

John Norman

Vice President

5/4/2018

Ethical, Legal, Forensics, and Societal Issues

Marusia Popovech

Vice President-Elect

5/4/2018

Exposure

Barbara A. Wetmore

Vice President

5/4/2018

Food Safety

Mansi Krishan

Vice President

5/1/2018

In Vitro and Alternative Methods

Pamela Spencer

Vice President

5/4/2018

Inhalation and Respiratory

Matthew Campen

Vice President-Elect

5/4/2018

Mechanisms

Donna Zhang

President

5/4/2018

Mechanisms

Rhiannon Hardwick

Vice President

5/4/2018

Mechanisms

Brian Day

Vice President-Elect

5/4/2018

Medical Device

Whitney Christian

Vice President-Elect

5/4/2018

Metals

Mirek Styblo

Vice President

5/1/2018

Mixtures

Danielle Carlin

Vice President-Elect

5/1/2018

Molecular and Systems Biology

Shaun McCullough

President

5/4/2018

Molecular and Systems Biology

Dana Dolinoy

Vice President

5/4/2018

Nanotoxicology

Flemming R. Cassee

Vice President-Elect

5/8/2018

Neurotoxicology

Michelle L. Block

Vice President

4/27/2018

Occupational and Public Health

Amanda Persad

President

4/20/2018

Occupational and Public Health

Leslie Beyer

Vice President

4/20/2018

Ocular Toxicology

Mercedes Salvador-Silva

President

5/4/2018

Ocular Toxicology

Kathleen Krenzer

Vice President

5/4/2018

Regulatory and Safety Evaluation

Robert Budinsky

Ad-hoc, Chair of the program review committee

5/5/2018

Risk Assessment

Elaina M. Kenyon

President

5/1/2018

Stem Cells

Timothy O'Toole

Vice President

4/30/2018

Stem Cells

Patrick Allard

Vice President-Elect

4/30/2018

Toxicologic and Exploratory Pathology

Angela Wilcox

President

5/4/2018

Toxicologic and Exploratory Pathology

Chidozie Amuzie

Vice President

5/4/2018

 

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