More than 6,100 scientists participated in the SOT 57th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, held March 11‒15, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Scientists traveled from Europe, Africa, Asia, Canada, and every corner of the United States to participate in the largest toxicological meeting in the world.
The series of SOT FDA Food Safety Colloquia continues with the March 27 session “Can Alternatives Inform Risk Assessments of Mixtures in Food?” Chaired by A. Wallace Hayes and co-chaired by Suzanne Fitzpatrick.
On March 8, I spent the day visiting the Connecticut congressional and senatorial offices as part of the FASEB Capitol Hill Day. More than 60 representatives from 27 FASEB member societies and 32 states met with lawmakers to discuss increasing funding for research.
As the various online repositories of toxicological information accrue and high-throughput screening technology creates billions of data points as a matter of course, the problem of data analytics and interpretation looms large for toxicologists used to traditional toxicity studies.
It’s important for scientists on any level to master an “elevator speech.” During a 2018 Scientific Session, experts and early career scientists provided useful tips and advice on how to make a good first impression by improving your cadence and body language, as well as examples of what not to do.