In response to a membership-expressed desire to include more timely research in our Annual Meeting, the Society of Toxicology (SOT) will be building on the pilot conducted during the 2018 Annual Meeting and will be offering at least one Hot Topic Session at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Baltimore.
The 2018 Hot Topic Session on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) was organized by SOT Council in collaboration with the Scientific Program Committee. This session was very well attended and paved the way for the potential of one, or two, Hot Topic Sessions in Baltimore. For consideration for the 2019 Annual Meeting, Hot Topic proposals are due by Friday, January 4, 2019.
The Hot Topic Session(s) will be programmed for 90 minutes on Tuesday afternoon. Proposal topics should focus on toxicology-related issues that have either arisen since the deadline for regular session proposals (May 15, 2018) or have peaked with regards to interest on the part of the scientific community and/or public. As with other 90-minute sessions, proposals should include the names and affiliations of the session chair and two or three presenters (no more than three presenters), an abstract describing the overall session, and abstracts for each presentation topic.
Presenters who are members of the SOT will not be eligible for travel support; up to two non-members will be eligible for support. Proposals should be submitted by email to David Rossé as an MS Word document and will be evaluated by the Scientific Program Committee in January. The Hot Topic Session offers an opportunity for the presentation and discussion of the timeliest toxicology-related science at the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo.
If you have any questions on the Hot Topic proposal process, please email David Rossé.