Volunteer as a Session Chair during the 2020 SOT Annual Meeting

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We hope you will submit an abstract of your most recent research results for the 2020 SOT Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California. In addition to submitting an abstract, you are encouraged to consider volunteering to serve as a Chair for the Poster or Platform Sessions that will be programmed.


Poster Sessions

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, authors must display their posters on their assigned poster boards during ToxExpo hours, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Presenting authors will not be asked to stand by their posters all day; rather, presenting authors are committed to standing by their posters and presenting their work during one of three assigned 1.75-hour Poster Session times. Up to three Chairs per Poster Session may be selected, with at least one Chair who is an SOT member.   


Platform Sessions

Strong abstracts on a particular topic may be assigned to a Platform (oral) Session. Platform Sessions are 165-minute sessions and contain no more than nine abstracts. No posters will be presented; instead, the material will be shared through slide presentations prepared by the authors. Platform Sessions require two Chairs, with at least one Chair who is an SOT member.



If you are interested in volunteering to chair a session, please familiarize yourself with the procedures by visiting the 2020 SOT Annual Meeting website to review the Poster Session Chair and Platform Session Chair guidelines.

To volunteer to serve as an SOT Poster or Platform Session Chair, use this form to provide your information, including the topic(s) of interest. If selected, you will be sent an invitation in early December requesting your assistance.

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Category List

Categories in which authors can submit their abstracts are listed on this blog post. During the Scientific Program Committee review, these broad session topics are broken down into subtopics related to these categories. The listed categories are used by the Scientific Program Committee to group abstracts focusing on similar subjects as well as for session programming:

  • Air Pollution Toxicology
  • Air Pollution: Biomass
  • Air Pollution: Ozone
  • Air Pollution: Particulate Matter
  • Alternatives to Mammalian Models
  • Animal Models
  • Autoimmunity/Hypersensitivity
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological Modeling
  • Biomarkers
  • Biotransformation/Cytochrome P450
  • Carcinogenesis
  • Cardiovascular Toxicology/Hemodynamics
  • Cell Death/Apoptosis
  • Chemical Threats and Bioterrorism
  • Climate Change and Effects
  • Clinical and Translational Toxicology
  • Computational Toxicology and Data Integration
  • Developmental and Juvenile Toxicology
  • Developmental Basis of Adult Disease
  • Disposition/Pharmacokinetics
  • Drugs of Abuse
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Education, Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Endocrine Toxicology
  • Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Epigenetics
  • Exposure Assessment/Biomonitoring
  • Food Safety/Nutrition
  • Gene Regulation/Signal Transduction
  • Genotoxicity/DNA Repair
  • Immunotoxicity
  • Inflammation
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Medical Devices
  • Metals
  • Mixtures
  • Nanotoxicology, General
  • Nanotoxicology, In Vitro
  • Nanotoxicology, In Vivo
  • Natural Disasters
  • Natural Products
  • Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Neurodegenerative Disease: Parkinson’s Disease
  • Neurotoxicity, Developmental
  • Neurotoxicity, General
  • Neurotoxicity, Metals
  • Neurotoxicity, Pesticides
  • Nonchemical Stressors and Cumulative Risk Assessment
  • Ocular Toxicology
  • Oxidative Injury and Redox Biology
  • Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS)
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  • Pesticides
  • Receptors
  • Regulation/Policy
  • Reproductive Toxicology
  • Respiratory Toxicology
  • Risk Assessment
  • Safety Assessment: Nonpharmaceutical
  • Safety Assessment: Pharmaceutical—Drug Development
  • Safety Assessment: Pharmaceutical—Drug Discovery
  • Skin
  • Stem Cell Biology and Toxicology
  • Systems Biology and Toxicology
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