Upcoming IUTOX Congresses:
The XIV International Congress of Toxicology (ICTXIV)
The XV International Congress of Toxicology (ICTXV)
Executive Committee Nominations
The election process for the Executive Committee concludes with elections at the IUTOX General Assembly at the International Congress of Toxicology. The election process is set out below as defined by days before the IUTOX General Assembly:
ICTXIII (13th International Congress of Toxicology) 2013
The 13th International Congress of Toxicology (ICTXIII) was held June 30–July 4, 2013 in COEX, Seoul, Korea. The host organizers from the Korean Society of Toxicology (KSOT) selected a state-of-the-art venue for this important meeting titled, Translational Toxicology from Basic Science to Chemical and Environmental Outcomes.
To Congress Chairs Dr. Byung-Mu Lee and Dr. Sang Geon Kim, IUTOX is very grateful for the successful organization of an outstanding scientific program and international event attracting over 1,600 scientists from at least 50 nations. The Scientific Program Committee organized an excellent slate of presentations featuring talks by many leading toxicology researchers from around the globe including 286 invited lectures and 980 presented poster abstracts. Scientists were also able to interact with 185 exhibitors displaying current products and technology.
The Korean Society of Toxicology also entertained guests with a stunning social program including the Opening Ceremony, Welcome Reception featuring a welcoming address from the President of KSOT, Gala Dinner with a Fusion Drum Performance and awards presentations, and the Closing Ceremony with the presentation of fellowship awards to our deserving Junior and Senior Fellows and Trainee Awards winners.
The General Assembly of the International Union of Toxicology was held Wednesday, July 3, 2013. The General Assembly included representatives from numerous IUTOX Member Societies and was the platform to hold elections of Executive Committee members to serve for the 2013–2016 term, selection of the 2019 ICTXV venue, and adoption of proposed bylaws amendments.
The Danish Society for Pharmacology, Toxicology and Medicinal Chemistry and the Society of Toxicology proposed bids to host the ICTXV meeting in 2019 in Copenhagen and Honolulu, Hawaii respectively. IUTOX is very grateful for the time and effort each Society dedicated to submitting excellent proposals and following compelling presentations by Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-Jørgensen (Danish Society of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Medicinal Chemistry) and Lois D. Lehman-McKeeman (Society of Toxicology [USA]), at the General Assembly, the electorate selected the Society of Toxicology to bring the Aloha spirit to ICTXV in Honolulu, Hawaii.
2013 Merit Award Recipient
During the 13th International Congress of Toxicology, IUTOX was proud to present Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol to receive its highest honor, the Merit Award. This award was presented during the Opening Ceremony of ICTXIII in Seoul on Sunday, June 30, 2013.
With this award, the IUTOX Executive Committee is proud to recognize numerous contributions to the development of toxicology and risk assessment training programs in the Asia-Pacific region, especially in South East Asia. IUTOX also recognizes Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol’s seminal role in the establishment and development of the Chulabhorn Research Institute in Bangkok and significant work in the field of environmental toxicology, which led to the establishment of a UNEP Centre of Excellence for Environmental and Industrial Toxicology at CRI. IUTOX also applauds and honors the tireless efforts to provide advanced educational opportunities in the region by creating the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute, and developing long distance learning tools to make risk assessment coursework available to students and scientists in developing countries.
Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol, founding President of the Chulabhorn Research Institute, is the youngest daughter of Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit of Thailand. As a qualified scientist, she has always attached the greatest importance to the role of science in social and economic development, and accordingly originally conceived the idea of creating a national institute to assist in the development of Thailand.
The Twelfth International Congress of Toxicology was held from July 19–23, 2010, in Barcelona, Spain. The congress had 1,816 registered participants, 1216 abstracts presented (1083 published in Tox Letter and 133 in addenda), 50 sessions (6 plenary lectures, 28 symposia, 7 workshops, 3 days posters in 27 sections, 6 training courses), 150 exhibitors from 64 companies/entities (6 nonprofit entities), 180 invited speakers/chairs/course-teachers. The prestigious Deichmann Lecture was delivered by Manel Esteller, Bellvitge Institute for Biomedical Research (IDIBELL), entitled “Epigenetics: The Last Frontier Beyond Genetics.” Prior to the start of ICTXII, there was a day of continuing education courses. In addition, there was a commercial exhibition and an extensive number of social events were enjoyed. Downloadable details of all relevant Congress information may be found on our website.
For further information, please visit the Congress website or contact the Secretariat.
ICT Meetings: IUTOX organizes the largest and most prestigious International Congress on Toxicology (ICT) every three years, offering the opportunity to learn the latest developments in toxicological science and regulation through general scientific sessions and continuing education classes. On a personal level, it provides the opportunity for you to present your own work to this, the largest and most diverse audience of toxicologists, allowing you to network with others in the same field. And, of course, it provides an opportunity for social activities at the conference in different parts of the world (Seattle 1995, Paris in 1998, Brisbane 2001, Tampere 2004, Montreal 2007, Barcelona 2010, Seoul 2013, and Merida, Mexico 2016).
Every three years, during the International Congress of Toxicology, the General Assembly of IUTOX votes for the site of an International Congress of Toxicology. The ballot at the General Assembly takes place six years in advance of the date of the International Congress, thus allowing ample time for planning and preparation. In the General Assembly, all national and regional IUTOX Member Societies in good standing have the right to vote. A Member Society in good standing means a society that has paid i its membership fee. The voting power of each society depends on the number of individual members in the Society. If a Member Society fails to pay its membership fee in due time, it loses its right to vote in the General Assembly.
Only proposals from IUTOX Member Societies can be considered for a venue for an International Congress of Toxicology. Proposals from Member Societies to host an International Congress must be sent in the form of a proposal to the Secretary-General of IUTOX who will report the proposal to the Executive Committee for evaluation. The President of IUTOX will submit valid proposals to the General Assembly, which will then decide the Host Society by secret ballot.
All invitations to host an International Congress should be received by the Secretary-General at least six months prior to the General Assembly at which they are to be considered. Each IUTOX Member Society bidding for the International Congress has the possibility to shortly introduce the bid to the General Assembly. The following issues should be considering when preparing a proposal for the General Assembly.
How to Organize an International Congress of Toxicology
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