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.ICTXIII Final Report