Hawaii Convention Center
July 15–18, 2019
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 in 1995, Paris 1998, Brisbane 2001, Tampere 2004, Montréal 2007, Barcelona 2010, Seoul 2013, Merida, Mexico 2016, and Honolulu, Hawaii 2019 ).
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 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:
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 decide on the host Society by secret ballot. All such invitations must be received by the General Assembly at least six months in advance of the General Assembly at which they are to be considered. The decision will be taken at the General Assembly about six years before the date of the International Congress of Toxicology, thus allowing ample time for planning. IUTOX has prepared these notes as guidance to the National Society responsible for the organization with the objective of achieving a healthy relationship between the National Society and the IUTOX Executive Committee and General Assembly.