In his final President’s Message, Dr. Hines previews programs being piloted during the 2020 Annual Meeting, such as childcare and the TOX Presentation Corner. He also reviews the new Code of Conduct policy and provides updates on other Strategic Plan priorities.
This article provides insight into the current thinking of the SOT Scientific Program Committee regarding the balance of speakers from different sectors of toxicology in Annual Meeting Scientific Session proposals. Hint: the standard is not as rigid as some believe it to be.
Debuting during the 2020 Annual Meeting, the TOX Presentation Corner will feature a varied roster of “mini-sessions” pertaining to Training, highlighting Opportunities, and fostering eXchanges of science and ideas. The schedule of mini-sessions is available in the Event App and Online Planner.
Wen-Xing Ding, PhD, has received the 2020 SOT Leading Edge in Basic Science Award for his recent contributions to advancing the fundamental understanding of liver toxicology and his breakthrough research on autophagy and mitophagy.
With the 2020 Annual Meeting to take place in the coming weeks, SOT is monitoring the reports and recommendations from the US CDC related to the 2019 novel coronavirus. Per the update on February 7, the immediate health risk to the general American public is considered low.