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HESI Annual Meeting - THE SCIENCE OF IMPLEMENTATION

The HESI Annual Meeting "THE SCIENCE OF IMPLEMENTATION" is taking place June 12-13, 2018, at the Fairmont Washington DC Hotel in Washington, DC (USA)
Implementation is all about aligning research design with action to protect human and environmental health.  This meeting provides an exciting opportunity to learn from and connect with outstanding scientists who are achieving this goal via HESI’s collaborative scientific programs and other research centers and coalitions. Topics include the future of health wearables, aflatoxin risk assessment in rural Africa, the role of ‘impact investing’ in biomedical progress, enhancing cancer patient quality of life, and more.  
Scientists from the biomedical, environmental, and food safety fields as well as those with interest in how to effectively design and conduct collaborative, interdisciplinary science to meet contemporary public health challenges should attend. Registration is open to all and there is no registration fee for HESI members or non-member delegates from Government, Academia, Research Institutes or Foundations.
For the full programme and to register visit http://hesiglobal.org/hesiannualmeetings/ 

 

PhD opportunities in lung toxicology

The Research Training Group “Targets in Toxicology - Deciphering Therapeutic Targets in Lung Toxicology” is a newly founded structured Ph.D. program which brings together twelve research partners in the Munich region in Germany. The Research Training Group will recruit highly talented graduates of life sciences or medicine, starting from September 2018.

The structured Ph.D. program (Ph.D. in Medical Research) will implement specialised training in lung pathophysiology and the whole discipline of toxicology by an internationally renowned faculty. 

Detailed information and a link to the application website can be found at
http://www.grk2338.med.uni-muenchen.de/index.html 
and 
http://portal.graduatecenter-lmu.de/ocgc/grk2338

 

Application for fellowships for ERT courses in 2018

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EUROTOX is pleased to once again offer the opportunity to apply for fellowships to attend comprehensive training courses in toxicology (ERT courses), and for cross-border exchange of teachers on such courses. The deadline for applications concerning the first half of 2018 is 15 December 2017.

Full details regarding eligibility and application process can be found here (for course attendees) and here (for teachers) 

Note New Deadlines for applications:

  • 15 December 2017 for courses between 1 January and 30 June 2018
  • 31 May 2018 for courses between 1 July and 31 December 2018

For more information, please contact fellowships@eurotox.com

 

EUROTOX supports GRC scholars

Scholars awarded a bursary from EUROTOX to attend the Gordon Research Conference on Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity at Proctor Academy, USA. 

Present Left to right:

Ruth Roberts (Apconix), Andrew Gibson (University of Liverpool, award recipient), Heather Wallace (president-Elect of EUROTOX), Yanan Tian (Chair of GRC), Thomas Hammond (University of Basel, award recipient and John Richburg (vice-chair GRC).

 

ERT Guidelines for Registration 2016 are now in force

Following the formal adoption by the Executive Committee during the Seville EUROTOX 2016 Congress in September 2016, the "European Registered Toxicologist (ERT) Guidelines for Registration 2016" are now in force. 

The text of the Guidelines, together with annexes, can be found on this website under the heading ERT. These Guidelines replace the 2012 version.

The changes compared to the former version are a more precise description of the procedures and the requirements for registration and re-registration. The addition of annex 1, which describes the foreseen learning outcomes of the core themes in toxicology, will be instrumental in determining the required level of theoretical knowledge for being a ERT. 

Annex 2 describes a procedure for the recognition of teaching activities (courses etc.) and provides guidance for course providers who wish to obtain recognition by EUROTOX for courses as part of the comprehensive theoretical training for registration of toxicologists or continuing professional development (CPD) for the purpose of maintaining ERT registration.